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How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

Games played on mobile devices allow teachers to leverage all the information on the internet along with the lived experiences of people in real life.

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Teaching Strategies

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

Studies show learning another language helps people develop cognitive advantages that improve attention.

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Hello, MindShift Readers!

Hello, MindShift Readers!

| September 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

Dear MindShift fans, It’s an honor and a privilege to be the new editor of MindShift. I’ve been a fan since the site’s inception and I’m humbled to be entrusted with this community by Tina Barseghian. I’ve spent most of my life serving public radio’s mission in broadcast and digital. I was a digital news […]

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Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

| September 26, 2014 | 24 Comments

An encouraging new report describes preliminary, first-year outcomes from a study of 3,000 middle school students that shows kids can, in fact, learn more in science classrooms that adopt a well-designed, project-focused curriculum.

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Four Activities to Jump-Start Teamwork Among Teachers and School Leaders

Four Activities to Jump-Start Teamwork Among Teachers and School Leaders

| September 25, 2014 | 4 Comments

Now, more than ever before, teachers could use creative, innovative teamwork to help them ensure success.

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How Repetition in Music Affects Your Thinking

How Repetition in Music Affects Your Thinking

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Repetition in music is surprisingly seductive.

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With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?

With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?

| September 23, 2014

A non-profit is offering a $15 million dollar prize to the private technology company that can develop a free, open-source scaleable software that children around the world can use to teach themselves reading and math.

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Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences

Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences

| September 23, 2014 | 11 Comments

Students own their struggles and strengths when they lead parent-teacher conferences.

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Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education

Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education

| September 22, 2014 | 5 Comments

Despite the focus on specialization, there’s still an argument to be made for liberal arts education.

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How Looking at Student Work Keeps Teachers and Kids on Track

How Looking at Student Work Keeps Teachers and Kids on Track

| September 19, 2014 | 5 Comments

Regularly looking at student work throughout the creation process gives teachers insight into how the project is hitting home and gives students important feedback.

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Three Tips to Focus Parent-Teacher Conferences On Creating a Partnership

Three Tips to Focus Parent-Teacher Conferences On Creating a Partnership

| September 18, 2014

Parent-teacher conferences are a great time for the adults in a child’s life to get on the same page about the student’s educational journey at school and at home.

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When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills

When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills

| September 18, 2014 | 8 Comments

Teachers find the most success integrating technology into the classroom when they have clear instructional goals.

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