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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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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 | 19 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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Screen Time That’s Valuable For Young Kids

Screen Time That’s Valuable For Young Kids

| August 8, 2014 | 7 Comments

Most people agree that implementing game-based learning makes sense for older students, but what about really young kids?

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How Play Wires Kids’ Brains For Social and Academic Success

How Play Wires Kids’ Brains For Social and Academic Success

| August 7, 2014

Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say.

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