Digital Tools

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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Research Shows Gains in ST Math Use

Research Shows Gains in ST Math Use

| November 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

A study of elementary school students using ST Math shows positive results on California state tests.

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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

| November 12, 2014 | 5 Comments

One student speaks up about his experience of video games in the classroom.

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What Can Programmers and Writers Learn From One Another?

What Can Programmers and Writers Learn From One Another?

| November 11, 2014 | 23 Comments

Simple, elegant solutions work, no matter the discipline.

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How to Build a Better MOOC

How to Build a Better MOOC

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Massive open online courses have not lived up to the hype. There are, however, 50-year-old techniques to improve the experience and reach those who need education the most.

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How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

| November 7, 2014 | 6 Comments

Teachers finding the most success are good at creatively connecting the game back to the curriculum, while allowing it to maintain the qualities of a good game.

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How One Teacher Changed for the Good of Her Students

How One Teacher Changed for the Good of Her Students

| November 6, 2014 | 6 Comments

Author and educator Pernille Ripp shares the steps she took to help her students regain a love of learning.

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Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners

Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners

| November 4, 2014 | 13 Comments

Without trust, students don’t have the space to build the skills they’ll need to learn on their own.

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The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video

The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video

| November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

The best student video tutorial creators are sometimes made the kids who’ve struggled the most to understand.

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The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning”

The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning”

| October 31, 2014 | 12 Comments

A Philadelphia center puts making connections between concepts and experiences central to the creative process for student-driven learning.

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What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning

What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning

| October 30, 2014 | 5 Comments

There’s a lot of skepticism about whether or not MOOCs are “disrupting” higher education, but can they offer important learning opportunities for the institutions themselves?

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