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One school puts its mark on Maker Movement

One school puts its mark on Maker Movement

Something happened when technology became so cheap that getting a new TV, DVR player, heck, even new clothes--was cheaper than fixing the broken or torn one.The creative, tinkering brain atrophied, and quite logically, people began to think they couldn’t solve the problems they see in the world, says Leigh Mansberg,...

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5 strategies to align district leadership with unions

5 strategies to align district leadership with unions

Though they might appear basic, a handful of simple strategies can help superintendents and union leaders have successful relationshipsTeachers are essential to a successful digital transition, and when…

STEM contests challenge students to make a difference

STEM contests challenge students to make a difference

A growing number of STEM competitions for K-12 students aim to encourage the next generation of young innovatorsAn “eco-friendly” battery that converts carbon dioxide into electricity, solving two…

Computer science not just a game for S.F. schools

Computer science not just a game for S.F. schools

Computer science is moving from an elective to a core course in many schoolsThe second-period students in Room 124 at Balboa High School are playing Pong as their…

Easy steps to OER creation

Easy steps to OER creation

Creating and using OER isn't as complicated as some educators might believeOpen educational resources (OER) offer educators a chance to align learning materials to students' needs--and teachers can…

Project-based learning gives students ownership of their education

Project-based learning gives students ownership of their education

Students are more engaged and excited when learning is project-based, advocates sayThe suggestions came thick and fast.Decatur needs a bigger and better mall. Or an amusement and water…

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Connect students, teachers to engineering

Connect students, teachers to engineering

eGFI connected teachers with tools to help boost students' math and science skills. It also includes resources around engineering and computer science.The site features lesson plans, class activities,…

Become a Connected Educator in October

Become a Connected Educator in October

Connected Educator Month (CEM) kicked off on Oct. 1, and there are several weeks left of events, seminars, webinars, and more.Participation is free, and topics range from classroom…

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…

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…

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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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