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Trust, Equity, and Student-Centered Learning With Fourth-Graders

Trust, Equity, and Student-Centered Learning With Fourth-Graders

We examine how three different teachers in three completely different communities are dealing with BYOD issues, including trust, equity, and what happens when you try to put student-centered learning in the hands of students who’ve never experienced it.

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Hacking School Computers: Cause For Celebration, Not Concern

Hacking School Computers: Cause For Celebration, Not Concern

An educator argues for letting kids tinker with the code on their school-owned devices.

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Starting From Scratch: A Public School Built on Dreams of Students and Parents

Starting From Scratch: A Public School Built on Dreams of Students and Parents

| August 20, 2014 | 4 Comments

A public school near San Diego is proving that district schools can be just as innovative as charters.

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The Poetic Dance Between Simplicity and Uncertainty in Physics

The Poetic Dance Between Simplicity and Uncertainty in Physics

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

A beautiful animated video explaining the beauty of physics in everyday life.

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

| August 18, 2014 | 9 Comments

Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.

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Shaking It Up: For-Profit University Aims to Compete With the Ivy League

Shaking It Up: For-Profit University Aims to Compete With the Ivy League

| August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A start-up university is rethinking everything about the college-experience and hoping to revolutionize higher education in the process.

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Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

| August 15, 2014 | 16 Comments

Curriculum designers are rethinking not only the textbook, but educational content delivery in general.

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Could Robo-Readers Be Valuable Teaching Tools?

Could Robo-Readers Be Valuable Teaching Tools?

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sometimes impersonal feedback can be easier for students to accept and incorporate into their writing.

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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

| August 13, 2014 | 7 Comments

Tips to make sure classroom technology is focused on asking students to be creative, collaborative and analytical.

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For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital

For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital

| August 12, 2014 | 8 Comments

Despite every best intention, the transition to digital isn’t quite here yet.

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Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture?

Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture?

| August 11, 2014

Researchers are experimenting with playable tests capable of capturing learning in action.

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Screen Time That’s Valuable For Young Kids

Screen Time That’s Valuable For Young Kids

| August 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

Most people agree that implementing game-based learning makes sense for older students, but what about really young kids?

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