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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

| November 26, 2013 | 13 Comments

Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

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How Field Trips Build Critical Thinking Skills

How Field Trips Build Critical Thinking Skills

| October 9, 2013 | 3 Comments

School field trips are on the decline in American education for many reasons. Schools are making tough choices about how to spend scarce resources, are spending more time in class preparing for high-stakes tests and have begun using field trips as rewards for doing well on those tests. Whereas school field trips used to mean […]

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How Video Games and Social Media Fuel Students’ Passion for Art

How Video Games and Social Media Fuel Students’ Passion for Art

| August 8, 2013 | 5 Comments

The same devices that are used to consume art have also allowed students to create on their own, often with little instruction or direction. This trend of interest-driven art creation comes at a time when public schools are cutting art programming, and it offers a promising new way to reach and mold budding artists.

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Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art

Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art

| May 10, 2013 | 8 Comments

Teachers say there is value to learning to create using digital tools, especially when blended with more hands-on means of expression.

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