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We Need to Teach Sex Ed at an Earlier Age

Do Now Round-Ups | February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Need to Teach Sex Ed at an Earlier Age

Last week, students across the nation discussed when and by whom sexual education should be taught to kids in our #DoNowSexEd post. We asked students Given evidence that many girls and boys are physically maturing faster than previous decades, do you think schools should start sex-ed at a younger age?

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Are Schools Teaching Sex Ed Too Late?

Do Now | February 7, 2014 | 117 Comments

Are Schools Teaching Sex Ed Too Late?

Given evidence that many girls and boys are physically maturing faster than previous decades, do you think schools should start sex-ed at a younger age? When is the right time to start talking to kids about their changing bodies, and what are the best ways to have that conversation? Who should educate kids about puberty — parents or schools or both?

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How to Build a Wall Using Padlet

Digital Tools | December 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

How to Build a Wall Using Padlet

Welcome to the video tutorial about the visual authoring tool Padlet. The basic idea of Padlet is simple, yet powerful – it gives you a blank ‘wall’ where you can assemble all kinds of visual media. It’s a great way to create visual arguments, presentations, timelines or more.

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College Needs to be More Affordable

Do Now Round-Ups | December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

College Needs to be More Affordable

Is college still worth the cost? Last week, students across the nation debated the benefits of going to college, particularly based on the current economy in our #DoNowCollege post. We asked students Given how much college costs, how much debt most students have after graduation, and how hard it is to get a good job in this economy, is college really worth it?

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The Achievement Gap Extends Beyond Gender in the U.S.

Community Voices | October 31, 2013 | 11 Comments

The Achievement Gap Extends Beyond Gender in the U.S.

Last week, students from all around the nation debated on the issue of gender equality in education in our #DoNowMalala post. We asked young folks why is it important for boys and girls to receive equal opportunities in education? What societal problems can be caused by an inequality in educational opportunities? Do you think there is inequality in educational opportunities in America? If so, what do they look like?

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Is There a Gender Gap in Education?

Do Now: Government and Civics | October 18, 2013 | 244 Comments

Is There a Gender Gap in Education?

Why is it important for boys and girls to receive equal opportunities in education? What societal problems can be caused by an inequality in educational opportunities? Do you think there is inequality in educational opportunities in America? If so, what do they look like?

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Do You Learn Better Through Making?

Do Now | May 31, 2013 | 84 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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PBS LearningMedia Educast Series: Video Tutorials

PBS LearningMedia | January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

PBS LearningMedia Educast Series: Video Tutorials

PBS LearningMedia, a digital library of media content contributed from public media producers and partners from around the country, has thousands of free assets and is a resource that can serve as a valuable tool for educators to engage students. This new series offers strategies for navigating and making use of this growing repository. Watch […]

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PD Module #2: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education (self-paced)

6 -12 Science | December 11, 2012 | 10 Comments

PD Module #2: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education (self-paced)

Today, science demands sophisticated skills not generally taught as part of standard science curricula. Ideally, science instructional strategies teach a body of knowledge and cultivate other abilities required for the practice of science. For example the scientific community values collaboration and teamwork, critical and focused observation, the use of technology for data collection, evaluation of […]

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In the Studio with Rashidi Omari

Art School | November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Rashidi Omari

Rashidi Omari is a performance artist, writer and educator at Destiny Arts Center, a violence prevention and arts education organization in Oakland. Growing up, hip-hop was an outlet that helped Rashidi deal with life’s challenges, and he works to provide today’s Bay Area youth with the same creative opportunities. We stopped by his dance studio […]

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