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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?

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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Teaching Strategies

Alternative to School Suspension Explored Through Restorative Justice

Alternative to School Suspension Explored Through Restorative Justice

Having stakeholders talk out incidents that would otherwise lead to school suspension is part of the effort to rethink school discipline.

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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 Benefits of Teaching Lessons Learned in Preschool to Older Kids

The Benefits of Teaching Lessons Learned in Preschool to Older Kids

| December 1, 2014

A new report argues that non-academic “skills for success” can and should be cultivated and assessed in older students.

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Take a Listen: How Mindfulness Could Benefit Your Teaching Practice

Take a Listen: How Mindfulness Could Benefit Your Teaching Practice

| November 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Dig in a little deeper to how teachers and students are using mindfulness to stay focused and calm at school.

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Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each student is unique and learns in different ways. There are many ways to use this diversity as a classroom strength.

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How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

| November 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

Break-out spaces and furniture on wheels can do wonders to enhance a person’s learning experience. Here are six low-cost ideas for creating those environments in the classroom.

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What Students Can Learn from Giving TEDx Talks

What Students Can Learn from Giving TEDx Talks

| November 25, 2014 | 11 Comments

Creating a TED talk can be as educational as watching one. Students and teachers are taking up this activity to grow new skills and learn more about themselves.

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Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom

Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom

| November 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

Lack of time and administrative support are just some of the obstacles to using games in the classroom.

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How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

| November 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Libraries are experimenting with some exciting ways to inspire and engage the community by creating meeting and maker spaces with old technology and new.

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How Much Performance Pizzazz Does a Teacher Need to be Effective?

How Much Performance Pizzazz Does a Teacher Need to be Effective?

| November 19, 2014

Does does a teacher’s performance distract, or does it inspire?

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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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