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School Buses add WiFi to Bring Internet to Homes of Poor Students

School Buses add WiFi to Bring Internet to Homes of Poor Students

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rural school districts find creative ways to bring Internet access to students at their homes in poor areas. One school district parks Wi-Fi enabled buses at a trailer park.

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Coding Bootcamps Emerge as Fast Tracks to 6 Figure Salaries

Coding Bootcamps Emerge as Fast Tracks to 6 Figure Salaries

| December 22, 2014 | 3 Comments

Coder boot camps are poised to get bigger in the coming years, offering the skills to get six-figure salaries after 12 weeks of training. Is this a new education delivery system?

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Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers are looking into how well “stealth assessments” embedded in video games could help measure less tangible qualities like creativity and persistence.

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How Rural Schools Paid for Students’ Home Internet to Transform Learning

How Rural Schools Paid for Students’ Home Internet to Transform Learning

| December 2, 2014 | 3 Comments

A rural Alabama school district made a significant investment in universal Internet access for students and breathed new life into a dying community.

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.

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Research Shows Gains in ST Math Use

Research Shows Gains in ST Math Use

| November 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

A study of elementary school students using ST Math shows positive results on California state tests.

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How to Build a Better MOOC

How to Build a Better MOOC

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Massive open online courses have not lived up to the hype. There are, however, 50-year-old techniques to improve the experience and reach those who need education the most.

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How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

| November 7, 2014 | 6 Comments

Teachers finding the most success are good at creatively connecting the game back to the curriculum, while allowing it to maintain the qualities of a good game.

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The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video

The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video

| November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

The best student video tutorial creators are sometimes made the kids who’ve struggled the most to understand.

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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 | 4 Comments

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

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