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Turn Twitter into a learning tool

Turn Twitter into a learning tool

03/25/2015

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Michele Haiken's eighth grade English language arts students are required to read an outside book every quarter. She who are eager to earn an " "A" " can read two outside books per quarter. For the students, that might mean a lot of extra reading and homework time, but for Haiken, a teacher…

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5 virtual worlds for engaged learning

5 virtual worlds for engaged learning

05/04/2015

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Maybe you’ve heard of Minecraft. Or World of Warcraft, or Second Life. Maybe you’ve even heard that there are a few brave educators who are using them in their classrooms, with — gasp! — students. These educators know that 3D virtual learning environments are far more than mere games and that…

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8 ways to prevent cheating in the digital age

8 ways to prevent cheating in the digital age

05/05/2015

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For as long as there has been school, there has been cheating. And in many ways, the advent of the digital age has made plagiarism and stealing answers even easier. Some teachers will tell you that trying to prevent cheating is an exercise in futility. While it’s true that you can’t police all…

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Create learning environments that drive engagement

Create learning environments that drive engagement

05/11/2015

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There’s a Golden Rule when it comes to creating or reinventing a learning environment: The environment’s design must support student engagement.

Sounds easy enough, but educators must be aware of the pitfalls – like incorporating technology into the environment and then focusing…

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A sketchy approach to learning

A sketchy approach to learning

08/05/2015

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Adult coloring books are the latest fad for a stressed out workforce looking to zone out with some easy creativity. Before that, it was smashbooking, or the craft of randomly layering photos, mementos and memories into a notebook on the spot. The recent Bible journaling trend isn’t as messy…

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Wanna flip? Math class is logical place to start

Wanna flip? Math class is logical place to start

08/11/2015

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So you want to try flipped learning but don’t know where to begin? One subject that lends itself well to the adjusted pace and additional practice time that flipping offers is math.

In fact, one expert calls flipping math “the world’s biggest no-brainer.”

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Get your students on the road to digital citizenship with a digital driver' 's license

Get your students on the road to digital citizenship with a digital driver's license

12/28/2018

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As more schools go 1:1 and embrace bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives, the need to teach students — and educators — about digital citizenship is intensifying. In fact, the U.S. Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act emphasize the…

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Virtual reality in the classroom just got affordable

Virtual reality in the classroom just got affordable

11/27/2015

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What could your students learn if you took them to the Great Wall of China? To the bottom of the ocean? To Mars? Or inside the human body?

With advancements in virtual reality (VR) technology, it’s not only possible to experience such places in precise 3D detail, it’s…

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Three students work on coding project

Turn screen time into learning time

08/19/2019

Topics: ISTE Standards, Screen time

Screen time gets more bad press than a Hollywood star in rehab. But the fact is, not all screen time is the same. Screen time is like food: Some of it’s bad for you and some of it’s good for you, and moderation…

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Infographic: Create a school makerspace in 3 easy steps

Infographic: Create a school makerspace in 3 easy steps

12/29/2015

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This is an updated version of a post that published on June 24, 2014.

As maker education gains steam, many educators are looking for ways to incorporate making and tinkering into…

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