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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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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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Infographic: Design engaging learning spaces

Infographic: Design engaging learning spaces

01/15/2016

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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

02/02/2016

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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

02/05/2016

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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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