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What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED?

Do Now | August 28, 2015 | 108 Comments

What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED?

Would you consider earning a high school equivalency certification instead of a high school diploma? What, if anything, does the high school experience offers versus the potential “shortcut” of a GED? How well does high school fit your learning needs?

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KQED’s Top Takeaways from #DML2015

Digital Tools | June 18, 2015 | 3 Comments

KQED’s Top Takeaways from #DML2015

The KQED Education team headed to foggy Los Angeles last week for three days of inspired conversations and workshops about using technology to address educational opportunity gaps in today’s digital world. The largest national gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, DML links theory, policy, research, and practice. Here are our top 5 takeaways.

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Do You Learn Better Through Making?

Arts | June 2, 2015 | 107 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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Should Teachers Get Paid More Money? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Should Teachers Get Paid More Money? Students Weigh In

For many teachers long hours, high demands, and challenging working conditions are a harsh reality. Read what students had to say about the teachers that influenced them, and if teachers should get paid more money for their hard work.

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Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Do Now | May 8, 2015 | 36 Comments

Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Teaching is by no measure an easy job. The hours are long, the demands are high, the working conditions are often challenging … and the pay? Let’s just say, you don’t go into teaching for the money. Should teachers earn more money?

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What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED? Students Weigh In

In 2013, nearly 750,000 took the GED. View what students had to say about the value of earning a GED versus graduating from high school.

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What is the Value of a High School Diploma?

Do Now | April 24, 2015 | 255 Comments

What is the Value of a High School Diploma?

For thousands of students across the country, high school graduation day is approaching—but for others, certain roadblocks can make it difficult to obtain a degree. What does high school graduation mean to you?

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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 | 232 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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