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Use escape rooms to deepen learning

Use escape rooms to deepen learning

10/13/2017

Topics: Gamification

One of the most popular activities for kids’ birthday parties and couples’ nights out, escape rooms also offer a way to instill deep learning.

For the uninitiated, escape room participants are locked in a room and challenged to break out by solving puzzles or completing…

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Students create tech tutorials to teach each other

Students create tech tutorials to teach each other

09/12/2017

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Empowered learner. Digital citizen. Knowledge constructor. Creative communicator. Our district has a program that helps students…

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Use sketchnoting in the classroom to get ideas flowing

Use sketchnoting in the classroom to get ideas flowing

08/02/2017

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Digital sketchnoting offers a creative way for students and educators to express their ideas and thinking about learning. But educator Manuel S. Herrera has tapped into a non-digital version of the movement to inspire collaboration in the design space he runs.

Herrera,…

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4 ways to teach students to find the gems in YouTube's perilous terrain

4 ways to teach students to find the gems in YouTube's perilous terrain

07/25/2017

Topics: Standards

Today’s students constantly seek help from the all-seeing, all-knowing YouTube oracle, much like Dorothy did in the Wizard of Oz. Therefore you, the teacher, are no longer seen as the ultimate subject-matter expert. YouTube is.

And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.…

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How podcasts are making students better researchers

How podcasts are making students better researchers

07/13/2017

Topics: Literacies

What teachers say: “Write a research paper.”

What students hear: “Google it.”

It’s no secret that today’s students conduct their research mostly through search engines. When you’ve got everything you could ever want to know right at your fingertips, why bother…

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