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What are your biggest concerns about online safety and digital citizenship in the classroom?

Do Now | August 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

What are your biggest concerns about online safety and digital citizenship in the classroom?

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What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?

Do Now | July 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?

Most agree that classrooms need to provide opportunities for students to create and engage with new media technology. However, that realization still leaves us far from the specifics needed to make it happen. What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?

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How can we use Connected Learning principles to promote 21st century learning?

Do Now | July 11, 2014 | 5 Comments

How can we use Connected Learning principles to promote 21st century learning?

Kids are learning everywhere. Today, the traditional school forms a single, albeit important, node in a larger learning environment. The model of Connected Learning acknowledges this shift in where students learn, how they learn, who they learn from, and how they express that learning.

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What is the value of social media for your professional learning?

Do Now | July 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

What is the value of social media for your professional learning?

We all know the educational landscape is shifting quickly. What is the value of social media on your professional learning?

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How Should We Address Poverty?

Do Now | June 20, 2014 | 178 Comments

How Should We Address Poverty?

Mahatma Gandhi is reported to have said, “The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members.” For weakest members, read poorest citizens. 46 million Americans — 15 percent of the population — are now counted as living in poverty. According to the US Census Bureau this poverty rate has remained roughly at this same level since 2011.

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Sexism in Science is Caused by Traditional Gender Roles

Do Now | June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sexism in Science is Caused by Traditional Gender Roles

Women have made great strides in fighting for equality in America, but are there factors that still hold women back in certain areas like science? In our #DoNowSexism post, we asked students, What do you have to say about the reasons and realities of sexism in science? What are the barriers, if any, to women in STEM careers?

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Do You Learn Better Through Making?

Do Now | May 30, 2014 | 97 Comments

Do You Learn Better Through Making?

For several years now, the practice of making things has really turned into a cultural phenomenon. Referred to as Maker Culture or the DIY Movement, self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert (aka do-it-yourself), usually involving technology and online sharing has truly exploded around us, especially in the Bay Area. Why is this happening?

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Water is a Right for Everyone

Do Now | May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Water is a Right for Everyone

Should water be free for everyone? In the past few weeks, students across the nation debated about whether or not water is a right or a commodity in our #DoNowWater post. We asked students, Should we consider water as a commodity, available only to those who can pay for it, or as a right, freely available to everyone to use (and to waste)?

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