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6 Videos That Help Students Understand World War II

April 15th, 2013 at 4:56:21 PM
For history teachers, videos can be a powerful tool to contextualize events that seem intangible, or too far distant in the past. When it comes to World War II, specifically, this collection of...

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Some Ask: What’s the Value of Common Core State Standards?

April 15th, 2013 at 1:35:52 PM
Flickr: Horia Varlan By Claudio Sanchez, NPR At 2 p.m., it’s crunchtime for students who write for the Harbinger Online, the award-winning, student news site at Shawnee Mission East High just...

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If Robots Will Run the World, What Should Students Learn?

April 12th, 2013 at 1:39:42 PM
istockphoto Education reformers have been calling for a different type of education, one that nurtures creative and innovative thinkers. But for many, that future is hard to see and even harder to...

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Finding Solutions for Tech Troubles In Schools

April 11th, 2013 at 11:00:18 AM
With the onset of the Common Core State Standards, which teachers are expected to implement next year, and the growth of blended learning, the role of digital resources both for instruction and...

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New Science Standards Aim to Relate Concepts to Students’ Lives

April 10th, 2013 at 9:00:34 AM
Flickr: Ganesha Isis A consortium of science and education organizations has released the first set of science standards since the original set prepared by the National Research Council and the...

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Good Read: New E-Books Can Track Whether You Did Your Homework

April 9th, 2013 at 4:43:01 PM
Nine universities are testing CourseSmart technology that lets professors track their students’ progress in a digital textbook. The product goes further to package individual information about...

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Allergic or Not? Middle School Students Design App That Tells You

April 9th, 2013 at 11:00:42 AM
Hampstead Academy students Responding to worries that school is not preparing students for the jobs of the future, there’s been a concerted effort lately to emphasize the importance of learning...

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How to Stimulate Curiosity

April 8th, 2013 at 1:46:59 PM
Getty Curiosity is the engine of intellectual achievement—it’s what drives us to keep learning, keep trying, keep pushing forward. But how does one generate curiosity, in oneself or others?...

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Why Do Students Enroll in (But Don’t Complete) MOOC Courses?

April 5th, 2013 at 11:00:30 AM
TBUdacity office in Silicon Valley, ground zero for MOOCs. Less than 10 percent of MOOC students, on average, complete a course. That’s the conclusion of Katy Jordan of Open … [visit site...

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Combining Robotics With Poetry? Art and Engineering Can Co-Exist

April 4th, 2013 at 11:00:51 AM
Sue Mellon By Barbara Ray At the beginning, people thought she was nuts. Sue Mellon, gifted support coordinator for Springdale Junior and Senior High/Colfax School in the Allegheny Valley School...

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Connected Learning: Tying Student Passions to School Subjects

April 3rd, 2013 at 11:00:05 AM
Quest to Learn By Ashley Williams, Youth Radio What if your extracurricular activities weren’t just extra but a part of your academics too? New thinking on education intends to bring...

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How to Inspire Students to Design, Invent, and Make an Impact

April 2nd, 2013 at 11:00:47 AM
Scientist Profile: Inventor By Almetria Vaba Spark your students’ curiosity in engineering and technology by introducing them to the designers, inventors, and clever thinkers featured in PBS...

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10 Ways to Teach Innovation

April 1st, 2013 at 11:00:04 AM
Getty By Thom Markham One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether scientific advances, technology breakthroughs, new...

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Why Competition Can Be Healthy For Kids

March 29th, 2013 at 11:00:05 AM
Flickr: Nina Hale By Amanda Stupi Competition. The word conjures images of people pushing and shoving, trash talking, the exulted winner standing above a field of downtrodden losers. Not exactly what...

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Good Read: Harvard Asks Alumni to Donate Time to Free Online Course

March 28th, 2013 at 4:00:00 PM
This article points to an interesting experiment going on at Harvard to provide online Humanities courses with the dialogue that’s so crucial to those subjects. The question will be, is it...

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Four Meaningful Ways Students Can Contribute

March 28th, 2013 at 11:00:59 AM
Getty Bestselling author and educational expert Alan November’s new book Who Owns the Learning?: Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age compiles lessons learned over 30 years of...

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We Are All Clark Kent, With Promise of Being Superman

March 27th, 2013 at 11:00:02 AM
You will change history. That’s the core message of author Brad Meltzer’s TED-Ed talk. Even famous change-makers — like Martin Luther King — had concerns like everyone else....

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Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos

March 26th, 2013 at 11:00:56 AM
With one billion monthly users (and growing), YouTube’s popularity is a pretty clear indication that video is a powerful medium. And … [visit site to read more] Continue reading →

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How Mozilla’s Open Badges May Work In the Real World

March 25th, 2013 at 11:00:07 AM
Mozilla After 18 months in the darkness of beta world, Mozilla’s Open Badges project stepped out into the light recently with the unveiling of Open Badges 1.0. But will the concept of...

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Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix?

March 22nd, 2013 at 11:00:28 AM
Flickr: Brad Flickinger By Holly Korbey When St. Louis fifth-grade teacher Jenny Kavanaugh teaches history, she uses her laptop to look at a map, or to give kids a virtual tour of the historical...

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