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Turned Off: How Teens Respond to a No-Tech Challenge

Turned Off: How Teens Respond to a No-Tech Challenge

When students sealed up their phones in manilla envelopes for three days, they had a chance to reflect on the role of tech in their relationships and their lives.

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Teaching Strategies

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.

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School Buses add WiFi to Bring Internet to Homes of Poor Students

School Buses add WiFi to Bring Internet to Homes of Poor Students

| December 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Rural school districts find creative ways to bring Internet access to students at their homes in poor areas. One school district parks Wi-Fi enabled buses at a trailer park.

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Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Understanding what struggle can do for the brain can help learners, explains Stanford professor Carol Dweck.

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Coding Bootcamps Emerge as Fast Tracks to 6 Figure Salaries

Coding Bootcamps Emerge as Fast Tracks to 6 Figure Salaries

| December 22, 2014 | 4 Comments

Coder boot camps are poised to get bigger in the coming years, offering the skills to get six-figure salaries after 12 weeks of training. Is this a new education delivery system?

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Which Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life?

Which Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life?

| December 19, 2014 | 8 Comments

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child’s temperament matters too.

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What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

| December 18, 2014 | 4 Comments

Connecting with people through sincere positive beliefs can influence the brain and open it up for learning possibilities.

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Alternative to School Suspension Explored Through Restorative Justice

Alternative to School Suspension Explored Through Restorative Justice

| December 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Having stakeholders talk out incidents that would otherwise lead to school suspension is part of the effort to rethink school discipline.

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Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers are looking into how well “stealth assessments” embedded in video games could help measure less tangible qualities like creativity and persistence.

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How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

| December 15, 2014 | 38 Comments

Student know how to play school like it’s a game, but if teachers change the rules, they just might appreciate it.

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Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia

Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia

| December 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The girl who made making things fun on her web shows has a book explaining engineering and coding projects.

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Are Schools Taking the Right Approach to Field Trips?

Are Schools Taking the Right Approach to Field Trips?

| December 11, 2014 | 3 Comments

A study finds that culturally enriching field trips enhance learning but many schools see field trips as too expensive or not directly related to learning.

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