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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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 | 37 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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Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia

Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia

| December 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The girl who made making things fun on her web shows has a book explaining engineering and coding projects.

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Are Schools Taking the Right Approach to Field Trips?

Are Schools Taking the Right Approach to Field Trips?

| December 11, 2014 | 3 Comments

A study finds that culturally enriching field trips enhance learning but many schools see field trips as too expensive or not directly related to learning.

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How a Teen Knew She was Ready to Teach Computer Coding Skills

How a Teen Knew She was Ready to Teach Computer Coding Skills

| December 11, 2014 | 12 Comments

A high school junior decided to let her favorite ways to learn guide her when she became the teacher at an orphanage in Cambodia.

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Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

| December 9, 2014 | 8 Comments

A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers, one of who describes it as “a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term.”

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How Dissecting a Pencil Can Ignite Curiosity and Wonderment

How Dissecting a Pencil Can Ignite Curiosity and Wonderment

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers are studying how engaging in design thinking and tinkering can help kids feel they have agency over the lives and surroundings.

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Being Conscientious About the Buzz Around STEM Education

Being Conscientious About the Buzz Around STEM Education

| December 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

STEM, though sometimes misunderstood, has become a popular acronym to rally around, and that kind of publicity has been helpful to educators.

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What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

| December 3, 2014 | 4 Comments

Reflecting on one’s work can be instrumental to growth and improvement, but it’s an activity that’s often under utilized.

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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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