Digital Tools

Gone Home: A Video Game as a Tool for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Gone Home: A Video Game as a Tool for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

A video game that is classified as a storytelling experience is taking the place of traditional text in some classrooms to teach students critical thinking skills.

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Teaching Strategies

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

Librarians may be a teacher’s best resource when it comes to implementing inquiry-based teaching strategies.

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Intro College Science Classes that Support Students Instead of Weeding Them Out

Intro College Science Classes that Support Students Instead of Weeding Them Out

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Colleges are beginning to experiment with the traditional lecture to rethink how science is taught, and retain overlooked students in the process.

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Why Understanding Obstacles is Essential to Achieving Goals

Why Understanding Obstacles is Essential to Achieving Goals

| December 26, 2014 | 16 Comments

Knowing what gets in the way of accomplishing goals can be more powerful than all the positive thinking in the world.

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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 | 1 Comment

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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Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Understanding what struggle can do for the brain can help learners, explains Stanford professor Carol Dweck.

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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 | 4 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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Which Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life?

Which Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life?

| December 19, 2014 | 8 Comments

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child’s temperament matters too.

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What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

| December 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

Connecting with people through sincere positive beliefs can influence the brain and open it up for learning possibilities.

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Alternative to School Suspension Explored Through Restorative Justice

Alternative to School Suspension Explored Through Restorative Justice

| December 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

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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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 ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

| December 15, 2014 | 36 Comments

Student know how to play school like it’s a game, but if teachers change the rules, they just might appreciate it.

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