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Make Unique Media Mixes with Meograph

Digital Tools | November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Make Unique Media Mixes with Meograph

Meograph is a media making tool that you can use online for free in your web browser. It allows you to create unique mixes of media content, including photos and videos you find on the web, as well as your own media assets. Follow along with this video to learn how to make unique media mixes.

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Create Media Mashups with Trio

Digital Tools | November 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Create Media Mashups with Trio

Trio is a smartphone app for making multimedia mashups. Trio lets you combine your own photos and videos with existing content such as animated GIFs and Vine videos. Watch the video here to learn how to use it.

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Does Your Family’s Income Impact Your Education?

Do Now | October 31, 2014 | 211 Comments

Does Your Family’s Income Impact Your Education?

A growing number of states and school districts are increasing their focus on students who are “chronically absent” from school— often defined as missing at least 10 percent of the school year for any reason. Why do you think chronic absenteeism is most prevalent among low income students?

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Do You Learn Better Through Making?

Do Now | May 30, 2014 | 98 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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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 | 121 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 | 2 Comments

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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