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Infographic: Design engaging learning spaces

Infographic: Design engaging learning spaces

12/28/2018

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If you want evidence that educators care about the physical setup of their classrooms, look no further than Pinterest, where you’ll find…

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Learn one secret for flipping your elementary classroom

Learn one secret for flipping your elementary classroom

12/28/2018

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Four years ago, before the concept of flipped learning really took off, I wrote a blog post about flipping the elementary classroom. It resonated with a lot of people, and to this day it is one of the most-read blog posts…

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Google Expeditions offers stunning field trips without leaving school

Google Expeditions offers stunning field trips without leaving school

12/28/2018

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Have you ever taught a science lesson on animal adaptations and wished you could show something more compelling than a photograph or labeled diagram in a textbook? Have you dreamed of teaching about fragile coral reef ecosystems by going for a dive and really looking closely at these…

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5 resources to connect your students to real scientists

5 resources to connect your students to real scientists

12/28/2018

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A challenge that science educators face is the need to create meaningful and relevant connections between their content and the scientific community. The task is neither new nor any more important than it was decades ago. In the past, teachers organized field trips or invited class speakers…

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Start small when integrating ed tech

Start small when integrating ed tech

12/28/2018

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My sister, a first-year fifth grade teacher, just received a class set of iPads from her school district. When I heard this news, I was thrilled for her — after all, there is so much you can do! The possibilities are truly endless!

Sarah’s reaction, though, was filled with…

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Do digital learning right

Do digital learning right

12/28/2018

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We all know it’s not about the technology but about what you do with it — or more specifically, what your students do with it to bolster critical thinking, collaboration and communication.

What’s not as easy to grok is knowing how to use ed tech to achieve that deeper…

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6 ways to create a more engaging classroom

6 ways to create a more engaging classroom

12/28/2018

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Most classrooms today still share one similarity with classrooms of more than a century ago: rows and rows of desks.

“Often when I’m leading a session, I’ll show a picture of a classroom from 1950 – and then we’ll look around and realize we’re in a classroom like the one…

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Your students can create virtual reality expeditions

Your students can create virtual reality expeditions

12/28/2018

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Virtual reality (VR) is on the verge of gaining a foothold in schools thanks to affordable viewers like Google Cardboard. And with…

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Gameful lessons focus on the learning, not the product

Gameful lessons focus on the learning, not the product

12/28/2018

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Game-based learning traditionally involves either playing games, such as Minecraft, to master content or concepts, or using programs like Scratch or Gamester Mechanic to learn coding.

A third, less-talked-…

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6 tools to spark a love of story

6 tools to spark a love of story

12/28/2018

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There are dozens of digital tools that are transforming reading in the digital age — and we’re not just talking about e-readers and tablets. Innovation in literacy-focused ed tech goes far beyond the format — whether it’s a physical book, a comic book, an ebook or audio — and focuses…

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