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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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Three Tips to Focus Parent-Teacher Conferences On Creating a Partnership

Three Tips to Focus Parent-Teacher Conferences On Creating a Partnership

| September 18, 2014

Parent-teacher conferences are a great time for the adults in a child’s life to get on the same page about the student’s educational journey at school and at home.

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When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills

When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills

| September 18, 2014 | 8 Comments

Teachers find the most success integrating technology into the classroom when they have clear instructional goals.

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

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

| September 16, 2014 | 10 Comments

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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Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

| September 15, 2014 | 26 Comments

Researchers hope that being able to accurately measure how well students resist digital temptations will help them learn about how “academic diligence” features in later life success.

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Games in the Classroom: Overcoming the Obstacles

Games in the Classroom: Overcoming the Obstacles

| September 12, 2014 | 9 Comments

There are ways around every obstacle.

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What’s Going On Inside A Dyslexic Student’s Brain?

What’s Going On Inside A Dyslexic Student’s Brain?

| September 11, 2014 | 6 Comments

Reading can feel like decoding to some students – learn why.

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A Parent’s Message: School Is Choking the Creativity Out of Kids

A Parent’s Message: School Is Choking the Creativity Out of Kids

| September 11, 2014 | 7 Comments

A glimpse inside the education of two “unschooled” boys.

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Could Personal Videos Become the Heart of College Applications?

Could Personal Videos Become the Heart of College Applications?

| September 10, 2014

Soon Goucher’s admissions office will plow through thousands of essays, recommendations — and, for the first time, video applications.

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Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

| September 10, 2014 | 12 Comments

Dissatisfied with existing frameworks used to judge the effectiveness of classroom tech a group of instructional coaches are trying to build their own tool with help from other educators.

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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

| September 9, 2014 | 64 Comments

Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?

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