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Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change

Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change

Awesome science videos to spark students’ interests in everything from wildlife protection to ocean acidification.

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Teaching Strategies

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Neuroscientists have known for a long time that regular quizzing on information helps make it stick, but students and teachers don’t always know how to apply that research to classroom practice or study habits.

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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 | 13 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 | 75 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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Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning

Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning

| September 8, 2014 | 4 Comments

Increasingly educators are relying on student data to make instructional decisions, but how much more useful could that information be in the hands of students themselves?

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What If Teachers Were Charged With Setting School Direction?

What If Teachers Were Charged With Setting School Direction?

| September 5, 2014 | 8 Comments

It may take awhile to come to consensus on tough issues, but teachers at Mission Hill School say the process helps them air out bad feelings that can poison the community.

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Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started

Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started

| September 5, 2014 | 10 Comments

Check your hardware, find suitable games, play and learn from colleagues – tips for getting started with game-based learning.

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How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

| September 4, 2014 | 15 Comments

Bringing making into school classrooms is as simple as taking the first step, no matter how small.

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A Look Inside New Orleans Schools, Run Almost Entirely By Charter Companies

A Look Inside New Orleans Schools, Run Almost Entirely By Charter Companies

| September 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

What would a school district run entirely by charter companies look like? Keep an eye on New Orleans for the answer.

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One Teacher Lets Students Prove They’re Trustworthy With Devices

One Teacher Lets Students Prove They’re Trustworthy With Devices

| September 3, 2014 | 4 Comments

Meet a teacher who’s ready to shift responsibility to her low-income students.

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How do Unschoolers Turn Out?

How do Unschoolers Turn Out?

| September 2, 2014 | 78 Comments

Unschoolers weigh in on how their lives have evolved, including college, career, and overall happiness.

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