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The Payoffs and Pitfalls of Flagging ‘At-Risk’ Kids in Early Grades

The Payoffs and Pitfalls of Flagging ‘At-Risk’ Kids in Early Grades

| June 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

To help kids graduate from high school, educators may need to start looking data as early as middle school.

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25 Books That Diversify Kids’ Reading Lists This Summer

25 Books That Diversify Kids’ Reading Lists This Summer

| June 7, 2014

In children’s books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color. Here are 25 books with minority characters and authors to help diversify summer reading.

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Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

| June 5, 2014 | 8 Comments

Learning to write by hand has learning benefits that could be neglected if too much focus is put on keyboarding.

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Four Ways to Move from ‘School World’ to ‘Real World’

Four Ways to Move from ‘School World’ to ‘Real World’

| June 5, 2014 | 15 Comments

Knowledge has become increasingly abundant, giving educators the opportunity to make the school world look more like the real world.

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Could Minecraft Be the Hook to Get Girls Interested in Coding?

Could Minecraft Be the Hook to Get Girls Interested in Coding?

| June 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

Girls love to play Minecraft as much as boys, a fact educators would like to use to interest them in coding more generally.

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Three Awesome Games That Help Kids Make Games

Three Awesome Games That Help Kids Make Games

| June 4, 2014 | 20 Comments

Summer break presents the perfect opportunity for students to dig into games and build skills that’ll reap huge rewards when they return in the fall. Game making can be one of the best ways to get students thinking creatively while cultivating useful technical literacies, and there’s a ton of absorbing tools that students won’t tire of over the long break. Here are three options to choose from depending on the type of technology students have at home.

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What Can Educators Learn From the One Room Schoolhouse Model?

What Can Educators Learn From the One Room Schoolhouse Model?

| June 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

The old one room schoolhouse model offers good lessons on valuing each learner and true personalization.

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Instead of Framing ‘Failure’ As a Positive, Why Not Just Use Positive Words?

Instead of Framing ‘Failure’ As a Positive, Why Not Just Use Positive Words?

| May 28, 2014 | 33 Comments

The importance of positive language within how society conceptualizes learning is evident for the growth of student potential and learning.

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10 Jobs of the Future You’ve Never Heard Of

10 Jobs of the Future You’ve Never Heard Of

| May 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

People love to speculate about what the future will look like, including the kinds of skills and knowledge people will need to find well-paid work. That’s a big question in the field of education right now, as many states shift to a new set of standards meant to highlight skills over content.

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Reflection: What Makes Learning Stick

Reflection: What Makes Learning Stick

| May 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Even taking just fifteen minutes to reflect on what was learned during the day could significantly affect how well students retain the information.

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