Digital Tools

No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children

No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children

Programming for young children gets pared down to its analog basics in several board games that teach sequences of commands.

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Teaching Strategies

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

Librarians may be a teacher’s best resource when it comes to implementing inquiry-based teaching strategies.

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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

| January 29, 2015

New research shows that teenagers’ brains aren’t fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.

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Why Even ‘Good’ Schools Benefit From Trying Fresh Ideas

Why Even ‘Good’ Schools Benefit From Trying Fresh Ideas

| January 29, 2015 | 4 Comments

When leaders make space for new ideas within public schools new teaching models can thrive.

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More Colleges Offer Competency-Based Degree Programs

More Colleges Offer Competency-Based Degree Programs

| January 26, 2015 | 3 Comments

A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.

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Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

| January 22, 2015 | 30 Comments

Unschooling, greater independence for the student and teacher, and getting in touch with our social and emotional selves are just some of the topics that have inspired educators and life-long learners.

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Gone Home: A Video Game as a Tool for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Gone Home: A Video Game as a Tool for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

| January 16, 2015 | 5 Comments

A video game that is classified as a storytelling experience is taking the place of traditional text in some classrooms to teach students critical thinking skills.

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In an Era of Conflict, Healing the World One Classroom at a Time

In an Era of Conflict, Healing the World One Classroom at a Time

| January 14, 2015 | 8 Comments

Thom Markham offers a set of principles to help educators see beyond immediate reforms to the education system.

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How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

| January 13, 2015 | 49 Comments

Several schools, including ones in high-poverty areas, are making art critical to the learning of more academic subjects. They’re seeing remarkable student improvement as a result of arts integration.

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Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning

Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning

| January 12, 2015 | 6 Comments

When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.

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How Educators in Rural New York got Creative with Common Core

How Educators in Rural New York got Creative with Common Core

| January 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

A small school district in Upstate New York tossed out state-developed Common Core teaching materials and let teachers create their own tools.

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What Students Can Learn From Taking Financial Risks in Class

What Students Can Learn From Taking Financial Risks in Class

| January 9, 2015 | 4 Comments

Despite the uncertain financial standing of a cooking and gardening program, students are encouraged to take risks, even costly ones, all for the sake of learning.

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