RSSTeaching Strategies

The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

| July 7, 2014 | 14 Comments

The promise of technology in the classroom has long been equal access to resources on the internet, but a digital divide still exists largely because of the other issues poverty raises in schools.

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Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

| July 2, 2014 | 42 Comments

Maker Faire has catalyzed a global interest in tinkering to understand. Is it only a matter of time before this approach to learning makes it into mainstream classrooms?

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Finding the Most Creative Ways to Help Students Advance At Their Own Pace

Finding the Most Creative Ways to Help Students Advance At Their Own Pace

| June 30, 2014 | 5 Comments

Despite a statewide competency-based learning policy, some New Hampshire high schools are focusing their energies on different kinds of innovation.

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Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

| June 22, 2014 | 15 Comments

A neat visualization of the verbs associated with Bloom’s Taxonomy.

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Step By Step, the Journey Towards Freedom From Grade Levels

Step By Step, the Journey Towards Freedom From Grade Levels

| June 19, 2014 | 6 Comments

Moving away from seat-time and towards competency-based progression isn’t easy, but educators at Sanborn High are finding it rewarding.

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Guide to the Best Homeschooling and Unschooling Resources

Guide to the Best Homeschooling and Unschooling Resources

| June 17, 2014 | 18 Comments

Learning resources can include not only online materials — courses, worksheets, videos, podcasts and the like — but also things like your local library or museum, or even your backyard. Here’s an overview of some of the types of resources to consider.

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Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Help Close the Achievement Gap?

Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Help Close the Achievement Gap?

| June 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Aerobic exercise could help narrow the achievement gap between low-income college students and their higher income peers.

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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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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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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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