Educators from around the country share their favorite educational apps.
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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.
A survey of African American homeschooling families found that most left traditional school to avoid racism.
Inserting longer pauses throughout classroom instruction time can help students and educators open up to greater possibilities.
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.
Studies with wooden blocks show “that children who play with blocks learn language better and have better cognition.”
Thom Markham sees an opportunity for teachers to tell stories about themselves and their profession to give more voice to what’s important to them.
Most games, including digital ones, start with a paper prototype. Students and educators can learn from the process of planning, drawing and creating a game on paper.
Many young patients resort to tv to pass the time during long hospital stays. A mobile maker project aims to ignite creativity, while helping kids solve problems they face during their visits.