Digital Tools

How Latino Families Use Educational Content and What That Means for Communities

How Latino Families Use Educational Content and What That Means for Communities

Learning more about how Hispanic-Latino families use educational content can help inform the development of content, policy and tools.

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Teaching Strategies

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.

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How Tech Enables College-Level Learning ‘Everywhere’

How Tech Enables College-Level Learning ‘Everywhere’

| March 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges’ biggest problems: costs and admissions.

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When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

| March 3, 2015 | 3 Comments

Distributed leadership is not about delegating tasks, but giving individuals ownership over outcomes and creating a culture of innovation.

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Why The Teacher’s Pet Resembles The Teacher

Why The Teacher’s Pet Resembles The Teacher

| February 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

Students who are viewed as having a lot in common with their teachers can have an advantage in the classroom.

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Teaching Kids How to Learn Without Study Drugs

Teaching Kids How to Learn Without Study Drugs

| February 24, 2015 | 17 Comments

How can parents and teachers reduce stress on the teens and young adults in their lives? One way is stop confusing rigor with workload.

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Steps for Applying Design Thinking to Build and Evolve Schools

Steps for Applying Design Thinking to Build and Evolve Schools

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Asking users about their needs can open up the possibilities of what can be addressed by schools. As a result of design thinking, one school created a separate parents’ center.

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How Neighbors Can Grow a Community-Centered School to Teach Kids and Adults

How Neighbors Can Grow a Community-Centered School to Teach Kids and Adults

| February 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

A school in a low-income neighborhood in Tampa is tapping into community members to be a part of the learning experience for the children and the adults.

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Why More African American Families Are Choosing Homeschool

Why More African American Families Are Choosing Homeschool

| February 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

A survey of African American homeschooling families found that most left traditional school to avoid racism.

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Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

| February 17, 2015 | 8 Comments

Inserting longer pauses throughout classroom instruction time can help students and educators open up to greater possibilities.

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Techniques for Unleashing Student Work from Learning Management Systems

Techniques for Unleashing Student Work from Learning Management Systems

| February 13, 2015 | 10 Comments

Learning management systems, like Blackboard and Moodle, have helped educators manage assignments. However, the LMS can be an obstacle to letting students take their work with them while connecting to the greater world.

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Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain

Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain

| February 12, 2015 | 10 Comments

Studies with wooden blocks show “that children who play with blocks learn language better and have better cognition.”

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