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Turn your classroom into an active learning environment

9/3/2015 Topics: Learning spaces, Maker movement, Mobile learning

Replace rows of desks and lectures at your school with active learning spaces where students are collaborative, classrooms are comfortable and teachers inspire creativity and deep content knowledge.


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5 STEM tools you can use for any subject

9/23/2014 Topics: Maker movement, STEM

Choosing the right STEM tools for your students can be intimidating. Here’s a short guide to the factors you should consider, from grade level and subject area to cost.

Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age

10/22/2014 Topics: Digital citizenship

Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.

Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning

8/5/2014 Topics: Personalized learning

Modern classrooms are teeming with students of varying interests, backgrounds, abilities and learning needs. As educators, it’s important to understand the nuanced differences between the terms personalized, differentiated and individualized learning in order to best meet their needs.

Minecraft: A primer for teachers

11/20/2014 Topics: Gaming

Minecraft allows teachers to design collaborative projects that encourage a creative, problem-solving approach to content while drawing upon students' real-world expertise.

Flip your classroom with instructional screencasts

4/15/2015 Topics: Flipped learning, Tools, Video

Instructional videos can help you differentiate learning and flip your classroom to allow more hands-on and one-on-one time with students. It’s easy to create your own with free or paid screencasting tools!