RSSTeaching Strategies

An MIT Learning Program Challenges Many Ed-Tech Assumptions

An MIT Learning Program Challenges Many Ed-Tech Assumptions

| July 17, 2014 | 5 Comments

A low-tech teaching technique used by a MIT researcher calls into questions many of the maxims about personalized, student-driven learning upheld by the education technology industry.

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From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom

From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom

| July 10, 2014 | 4 Comments

Teachers have found many different ways of using digital games in the classroom. But what kind of games are these students playing? And how are teachers incorporating them in the classroom?

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The Backlash Against the ‘Pinkification’ of Tech

The Backlash Against the ‘Pinkification’ of Tech

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Important story about the backlash against the “Pinkification” of STEM in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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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 | 45 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 | 17 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 | 19 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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