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How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

Games played on mobile devices allow teachers to leverage all the information on the internet along with the lived experiences of people in real life.

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Teaching Strategies

Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students

Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students

A complicated role-immersion game has a few college professors handing over control of the classroom to students who are suddenly showing more passion and interest than ever before.

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How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

| September 4, 2014 | 10 Comments

Bringing making into school classrooms is as simple as taking the first step, no matter how small.

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A Look Inside New Orleans Schools, Run Almost Entirely By Charter Companies

A Look Inside New Orleans Schools, Run Almost Entirely By Charter Companies

| September 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

What would a school district run entirely by charter companies look like? Keep an eye on New Orleans for the answer.

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One Teacher Lets Students Prove They’re Trustworthy With Devices

One Teacher Lets Students Prove They’re Trustworthy With Devices

| September 3, 2014 | 4 Comments

Meet a teacher who’s ready to shift responsibility to her low-income students.

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How do Unschoolers Turn Out?

How do Unschoolers Turn Out?

| September 2, 2014 | 67 Comments

Unschoolers weigh in on how their lives have evolved, including college, career, and overall happiness.

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Unplugging Computer Science to Spark Curiosity For Root Concepts

Unplugging Computer Science to Spark Curiosity For Root Concepts

| August 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

Students tackle tough computer science concepts by embodying the computational thinking behind them, all without ever touching a computer.

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Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider

Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider

| August 29, 2014 | 4 Comments

Understanding gaming genres can help teachers pick the right one for specific learning goals.

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What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’?

What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’?

| August 28, 2014

Google launches new tools for teachers and expands its brand among students.

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Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

| August 27, 2014 | 16 Comments

Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it.

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What Would a ‘Slow Education Movement’ Look Like?

What Would a ‘Slow Education Movement’ Look Like?

| August 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

Educator Shelley Wright argues that it’s time for a “slow education movement,” where children are allowed to learn at their own pace, but more slowly, freely and thoroughly.

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Access to Technology for Immigrant Students

Access to Technology for Immigrant Students

| August 26, 2014 | 5 Comments

How a ninth-grade teacher handles BYOD issues with a largely immigrant classroom.

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