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What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning

What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning

| October 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

There’s a lot of skepticism about whether or not MOOCs are “disrupting” higher education, but can they offer important learning opportunities for the institutions themselves?

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The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry

The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry

| October 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Teaching math as intellectual discipline and a creative endeavor could help a generation of students learn to love numbers.

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How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick

| October 28, 2014 | 3 Comments

Researchers say ‘drill and kill’ approach isn’t just boring — it also stunts student learning.

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

| October 27, 2014

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.

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A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators

A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators

| October 24, 2014 | 10 Comments

A simple game can bring educators together to talk about pain points and observations, and ultimately, find a solution.

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Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom

Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

A survey reports that most teachers are finding digital games in the classroom through informal means and could benefit from improved training and exposure to resources.

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How Teachers Can Motivate Students of Any Age

How Teachers Can Motivate Students of Any Age

| October 22, 2014 | 7 Comments

How can teachers promote the intrinsic benefits of learning in school systems that depend on grades as a way to measure progress?

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Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

| October 16, 2014 | 8 Comments

Neuroscientists have known for a long time that regular quizzing on information helps make it stick, but students and teachers don’t always know how to apply that research to classroom practice or study habits.

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Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change

Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change

| October 15, 2014 | 3 Comments

Awesome science videos to spark students’ interests in everything from wildlife protection to ocean acidification.

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Learning the Alphabet Through Short Stories

Learning the Alphabet Through Short Stories

| October 14, 2014 | 4 Comments

“If words make up stories,” his hand-lettered text reads, “and letters make up words, then stories are made of letters. In this menagerie we have stories, made of words, made FOR all the letters.”

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