Digital Tools

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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Teaching Strategies

How Looking at Student Work Keeps Teachers and Kids on Track

How Looking at Student Work Keeps Teachers and Kids on Track

Regularly looking at student work throughout the creation process gives teachers insight into how the project is hitting home and gives students important feedback.

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The Poetic Dance Between Simplicity and Uncertainty in Physics

The Poetic Dance Between Simplicity and Uncertainty in Physics

| August 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

A beautiful animated video explaining the beauty of physics in everyday life.

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

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

| August 19, 2014 | 4 Comments

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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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

| August 18, 2014 | 19 Comments

Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.

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Shaking It Up: For-Profit University Aims to Compete With the Ivy League

Shaking It Up: For-Profit University Aims to Compete With the Ivy League

| August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A start-up university is rethinking everything about the college-experience and hoping to revolutionize higher education in the process.

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Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

| August 15, 2014 | 17 Comments

Curriculum designers are rethinking not only the textbook, but educational content delivery in general.

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Could Robo-Readers Be Valuable Teaching Tools?

Could Robo-Readers Be Valuable Teaching Tools?

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sometimes impersonal feedback can be easier for students to accept and incorporate into their writing.

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Hacking School Computers: Cause For Celebration, Not Concern

Hacking School Computers: Cause For Celebration, Not Concern

| August 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

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

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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

| August 13, 2014 | 11 Comments

Tips to make sure classroom technology is focused on asking students to be creative, collaborative and analytical.

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For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital

For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital

| August 12, 2014 | 11 Comments

Despite every best intention, the transition to digital isn’t quite here yet.

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Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture?

Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture?

| August 11, 2014

Researchers are experimenting with playable tests capable of capturing learning in action.

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