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Trust, Equity, and Student-Centered Learning With Fourth-Graders

Trust, Equity, and Student-Centered Learning With Fourth-Graders

We examine how three different teachers in three completely different communities are dealing with BYOD issues, including trust, equity, and what happens when you try to put student-centered learning in the hands of students who’ve never experienced it.

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Hacking School Computers: Cause For Celebration, Not Concern

Hacking School Computers: Cause For Celebration, Not Concern

An educator argues for letting kids tinker with the code on their school-owned devices.

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How Play Wires Kids’ Brains For Social and Academic Success

How Play Wires Kids’ Brains For Social and Academic Success

| August 7, 2014

Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say.

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What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning?

What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning?

| August 6, 2014 | 9 Comments

The digital divide is not just about access to devices — a disparity in powerful uses of technology could be even more difficult to overcome.

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A Portal to Chaos and Adventure — In a Playground?

A Portal to Chaos and Adventure — In a Playground?

| August 5, 2014

What makes a great adventure playground? Among other things, lots of freedom, stuff to build … and a zip line.

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Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest

Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest

| August 4, 2014 | 19 Comments

At Epic charter middle school in Oakland, students are immersed in a game as soon as they step into the school on the first day.

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In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital Games

In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital Games

| August 1, 2014 | 7 Comments

Teachers can use games as a supplement that enables increased one-on-one learning between teacher and student.

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Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices

Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices

| July 31, 2014 | 2 Comments

Does reading online or in digital format negatively impact comprehension?

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What Motivates Teachers?

What Motivates Teachers?

| July 30, 2014 | 10 Comments

Teachers overwhelmingly report that they love their jobs, but hate their workplaces. Teachers weigh in on why they love the classroom and how things could change to make their lives easier.

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Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience

Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience

| July 28, 2014 | 10 Comments

A Canadian college is following the K-12 education trend towards more student-centered, hands-on, and interdisciplinary teaching.

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Could the Same Genes Shape Math Skills As Reading Ability?

Could the Same Genes Shape Math Skills As Reading Ability?

| July 25, 2014

About half the genetic contribution to a child’s reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there’s still no telling exactly which genes are involved.

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Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?

Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?

| July 24, 2014 | 8 Comments

American students continue to fall behind international peers in math, but it’s not for lack of trying different teaching methods.

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