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Here Comes 2013: The Big Themes in Learning

Here Comes 2013: The Big Themes in Learning

| January 4, 2013 | 29 Comments

Getty Here are three big stories concerning education and learning that you’ll be hearing about in the year ahead—and some pointers on how to think about them. 1. SMART USE OF TECH. Computers have been present in classrooms for a number of years now, of course, and in 2013 excitement about their potential to transform […]

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Top 10 Posts of 2012: Deep, Meaningful and Creative Learning

Top 10 Posts of 2012: Deep, Meaningful and Creative Learning

| December 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

Flickr: CriCristina It may come as no surprise that the ideas that are top-of-mind for educators, parents, and policymakers are the very topics conveyed in the most popular MindShift posts this year. Giving kids the tools to create, teachers the freedom to innovate, making students’ work relevant in the real world, giving them access to […]

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10 Awesome Outdoor Summer Learning Ideas

10 Awesome Outdoor Summer Learning Ideas

| June 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

Thinkstock By Jennie Rose Summer can be a mixed bag, a combination of relief from the stress of school, followed by boredom, the bugaboo of a creative mind. The break from school offers a chance to carve out enriching, fun projects and beat the doldrums brought about by summer loafing. The warm weather is a […]

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Can Anyone Design a Mobile Game?

Can Anyone Design a Mobile Game?

| April 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

ARIS If you’re interested in creating your own mobile games, but are intimidated about taking the first step, teacher Jim Mathews offers a few ways in. Start small. Create something simple before embarking on a more complex effort to design a game or interactive story with lots of moving parts. Experimenting with many simple (and […]

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Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?

| March 30, 2012 | 40 Comments

The first of a multi-part series exploring mobile learning, a look at what teaching practices are being used to integrate cell phones and other mobile devices into classrooms.

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On Digital Learning Day, 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology

On Digital Learning Day, 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology

| February 1, 2012 | 4 Comments

TB Today is Digital Learning Day, a national promotional effort by the Alliance for Excellence in Education to call attention to using technology in schools. More than 10,000 teachers and 1.5 million students have signed up in support to “celebrate innovative teachers and highlight instructional practices that strengthen teaching and personalize learning for all students,” […]

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The Power of Play in Learning

The Power of Play in Learning

| January 4, 2012 | 6 Comments

Flickr: Ernst Vikne By Aran Levasseur The goal of the videogame “Civilization” is to build a civilization that stands the test of time. You start the game in 4000 B.C. as a settler and, with successful gameplay, can create a civilization that lasts until the Space Age. Throughout the game, you need to manage your […]

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Your Old Mobile Phone: The Perfect Holiday Gift

Your Old Mobile Phone: The Perfect Holiday Gift

| November 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

TB Hand-me-downs have a certain stigma, at least when it comes to clothes and toys. But finding a second life for gadgets like smartphones and tech devices is easy — especially when the recipients are kids. A recent PBS KIDS survey of parents of 2- to 10-year-olds found that kids will be the gleeful recipients […]

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Libraries and Museums Become Hands-On Learning Labs

Libraries and Museums Become Hands-On Learning Labs

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

YOUmedia Earlier this month, we covered the Fayetteville Free Library‘s new Fab Lab, the public library’s plans to build a “makerspace” where library patrons could gain hands-on experience using 3D printers and other tools and could take programming and “shop” classes. It’s part of a larger movement to rethink and re-imagine what a public library […]

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Can an Online Game Crack the Code to Language Learning?

Can an Online Game Crack the Code to Language Learning?

| November 10, 2011 | 22 Comments

Practomime.com By Nathan Maton What can possibly get kids excited to learn a dead language? This was the challenge for Latin teacher Kevin Ballestrini. Ideally, he could take the entire class to Rome and walk them through the ruins, where they could practice speaking the language while learning the history. He found a way to […]

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