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What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design

What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design

At the Quest To Learn School, curriculum experts and game designers work together to reimagine what school might look like if it drew its inspiration from video games.

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Teaching Strategies

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

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

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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Is Technology Widening Opportunity Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids?

Is Technology Widening Opportunity Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids?

| June 27, 2014 | 13 Comments

The way kids interact with computers and software — and the support they get from adults — is more important to improve learning outcomes than merely having access to the technology, study finds.

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Games In The Classroom: What the Research Says

Games In The Classroom: What the Research Says

| June 27, 2014 | 16 Comments

The way we understand the expectations and promises of today’s game-based approaches will have a long-term impact on how we imagine and implement them in the future.

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Sending Mixed Message: Do Parents Value Kids’ Achievement Over Empathy?

Sending Mixed Message: Do Parents Value Kids’ Achievement Over Empathy?

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parents and educators tell kids to care for one another, but their actions often send the message that high achievement and personal happiness are actually more important.

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What’s the Impact of Overzealous Internet Filtering in Schools?

What’s the Impact of Overzealous Internet Filtering in Schools?

| June 26, 2014 | 11 Comments

Over-filtering websites at schools misses the opportunity to teach students the critical skills they’ll need to discern the good from the bad.

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

| June 25, 2014 | 198 Comments

We need to cultivate empathy in all children, but gender stereotypes — often reinforced in playrooms — risk leaving boys, in particular, with a social deficit.

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Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read

Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read

| June 24, 2014 | 17 Comments

New research shows it’s possible to pick up some of the signs of dyslexia in the brain even before kids learn to read. And this earlier identification may start to substantially influence how parents, educators and clinicians tackle the disorder.

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Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives

Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives

| June 23, 2014 | 26 Comments

Business leaders call on K-12 and higher education institutions to graduate students with the skills demanded by the marketplace.

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Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

| June 22, 2014 | 15 Comments

A neat visualization of the verbs associated with Bloom’s Taxonomy.

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Forget Summer School? A Case for Giving Kids Time for Free Play

Forget Summer School? A Case for Giving Kids Time for Free Play

| June 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Letting kids play freely this summer could be the most important thing a parent does to improve academic outcomes next year.

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Digital Games and the Future of Math Class: A Conversation With Keith Devlin

Digital Games and the Future of Math Class: A Conversation With Keith Devlin

| June 20, 2014 | 21 Comments

Devlin argues that video games are the perfect tool for teaching math: “The problems we need mathematics for today come in a messy, real-world context, and part of making progress is to figure out just what you need from that context.”

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