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10 ways to boost brain power for young students

10 ways to boost brain power for young students

Students ages 0-5 go through immense and critical brain development Research into neuroscience and brain power is among the most fascinating due to its impact on education. And when it comes to young learners, strategies for optimizing brain development are essential for educators and parents.Young students up to age 5 are...

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Brain-scans research delivers lessons on how kids learn

Brain-scans research delivers lessons on how kids learn

What can brain scans tell researchers about how young children learn?On a recent afternoon, a 10-year-old girl with long, blond, curly hair, gave University of Washington researchers a…

A new alternative to college and career readiness exams

A new alternative to college and career readiness exams

Bucking the national assessment trend, Alabama and others are using a new exam from ACT Aspire to make sure students as young as third grade are on a…

Discovery Ed hosts virtual field trip on Oct. 3

Discovery Ed hosts virtual field trip on Oct. 3

The Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3, 2014, with an…

8 ways school leaders can support the digital transition

8 ways school leaders can support the digital transition

As schools make the shift to digital learning, how are school leaders supporting progress?Administrators at the local, district, and state levels are essential to leading and supporting the…

Blended learning and the paradox of the experienced teacher

Blended learning and the paradox of the experienced teacher

The move to blended learning can be threatening, even for good teachers. Being aware of their possible concerns is vital for those leading change in organizations.Assuming a good teacher…

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Build learning networks with eduClipper

Build learning networks with eduClipper

eduClipper is born out of the educational need for teachers and students to have a better platform to explore, share, and contribute resources and materials to help enhance…

Interactive U.S. history series for tablets

Interactive U.S. history series for tablets

As the new school year begins, the Library of Congress invites students everywhere to touch, draw on and explore some of its most valuable treasures—all via a new…

Help families learn, creatively, together

Help families learn, creatively, together

Technology pervades all aspects of our lives and young people are growing up playing, learning, and connecting with technology. However, parents, especially those with little to no background…

Teacher leaders meet in online community

Teacher leaders meet in online community

The U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards today unveiled Commit to Lead, a new online community that makes it easy for educators…

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Transforming Instruction Using Video

Video is a powerful tool to help students learn—and a growing number of educators are integrating video into their instruction, either by using pre-existing video assets or by…

Don’t make these mistakes with flipped learning

Don’t make these mistakes with flipped learning

From stale practices to no accountability, even flipped learning can fail studentsFlipped learning has taken off in classrooms across the country, but what many educators are realizing is…

10 must-watch videos for flipped learning

10 must-watch videos for flipped learning

From STEM videos to history lessons, YouTube can be a one-stop shop for flipped learning If must-implement educational trends were narrowed down to a small group, flipped learning…

With flipped learning, how to make sure students are doing the work

With flipped learning, how to make sure students are doing the work

Stacey Roshan has found that flipping her math class leads to more powerful classroom interactions.In the three years that my advanced math classes have been flipped, I…

Try these free resources for the flipped classroom

Try these free resources for the flipped classroom

The flipped classroom is an education trend that has generated a lot of buzz, but some educators have struggled to create or find videos that are both short…

Teachers: Involve parents in the flipped classroom, too

At the beginning of each semester I spend time speaking to my students about what the flipped classroom is: a significant change over the way students have previously…

How TED-Ed is helping to amplify instruction

Technology can extend a talented teacher’s reach to thousands or even millions of kids around the world, said Chris Anderson, curator of the nonprofit TED project—and during an…

The truth about flipped learning

A flipped classroom is all about watching videos at home and then doing worksheets in class, right? Wrong! Consider carefully the assumptions and sources behind this oversimplified description.…

How to implement the ‘flipped classroom’

(Editor’s note: Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to practice what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. This…

How to make videos your students will love

(Editor’s note: Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to practice what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. This…

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