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How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning

How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Palo Alto High School teacher Esther Wojcicki shares her guidelines on creating a culture of trust, respect and independence for blended learning.

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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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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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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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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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Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education ‘Story’

Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education ‘Story’

| February 11, 2015 | 6 Comments

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.

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The Benefits of Paper Prototypes in Games and Learning

The Benefits of Paper Prototypes in Games and Learning

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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