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What Are Flipped Classrooms?

In a flipped classroom, students engage in passive learning at home, and class time is devoted to collaborative projects and engaging material more deeply.

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A Teacher’s Guide to Long Distance Tutoring

Our guide to long distance tutoring, where students get the extra help they need and teachers can help students succeed while making extra money.

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Let’s Get Digitally Physical: Technology in Gym Class

Gym class clearly plays an integral role in student fitness and education, but how do educators keep P.E. engaging? Here are some tech tools that can help.

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Constructivist Classroom: Knowing The Wrong Answers, Too.

Many classrooms today consist of teachers correcting students in an attempt to teach them the “right” answer. Whether it’s fill-in-the-blank multiplication tables or multiple choice tests, the focus is simply on getting answers correct. But when teachers focus on students’ wrong answers, and the logic that the students applied to arrive at those answers, the […]

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When College Isn’t the Answer: Teaching Trade Skills

Higher education issues have been one of the hot topics of the current presidential race, with candidates touching on reducing student loan debt and improving college access. However, what has rarely come up is whether or not college is even the best option for each and every student. The general message in popular culture and […]

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Why Stop at Basic HTML? The Call for Coding Education in Schools

For years, students around the world took typing classes, first with typewriters then with computer keyboards. This class was designed to help students develop the real world skills they needed to thrive after graduation. However, now knowing home row is less important than understanding HTML, and an employer will be much more excited to see […]

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Play Nice! How to Promote Digital Inclusion and Stop Cyberbullying

Technological advancements have provided educators with a number of tools and opportunities they didn’t have five, 10, or 50 years ago. With live video streaming, smartboards, and dozens of other gadgets and lower-cost technology, educators are now able to reach a larger audience, with less funding, from nearly anywhere in the world. Although these innovations […]

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Oculus Rift in the Classroom

With the 2016 release of the Oculus Rift to the public, the age of virtual reality for the everyday American may be underway. Although smartphone-based VR headsets like the Samsung Gear and the simple Google Cardboard have already been on the market, the new, self-contained, high-definition Oculus Rift, which starts at $599, may mark the […]

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2016’s Presidential Candidates and the Common Core

Since the Common Core State Standard Initiative — more commonly known simply as Common Core — was first started in 2010, it has been a contentious topic for many people, from parents to politicians. The Common Core sets specific academic standards in mathematics and English for students to meet in each grade, with the goal […]

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Digital Textbook Sales Surpassing Physical Sales

The time of college students lugging thick textbooks across campus may soon be coming to an end. Many of the top textbook publishers, including McGraw-Hill Education, are seeing their sales of digital products outpace print copies for the first time ever. As the balance shifts in favor of digital textbooks, 100% adoption of electronic text […]

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The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom

Using technology in the classroom is one of those issues that makes it easy to be a fence sitter. It’s difficult to be 100% for the use of educational technology all of the time, when there are so many convincing arguments against it.  Most teachers find a happy medium with technology—it’s useful in some situations, […]

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Why Context Is Just as Important as Content in the Classroom

The concept of classroom context is rarely something we discuss, and yet understanding it is essential for creating learning environments in which every student can thrive. So just what is “classroom context,” why is it important, and how can we be cognizant of it in the classroom? Let’s take a look. What Is Context? Gregory […]

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Understanding The Top Learning Management Systems

Learning management systems may have come onto the education scene relatively recently, but they’ve come to play a huge role in many classrooms. As of 2014, the LMS industry was made up of at least 350 systems, worth over $2.5 billion. For schools and districts, that’s an overwhelming amount of choice; but there are a […]

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How to Fill Out the FAFSA

College can be expensive, and most of us look to financial aid to pay for education. Early and correct submission of the FAFSA form can help your students afford college. Bring the FAFSA application into the classroom with these ideas.   What is FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form determines how […]

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How Game-Based Learning Can Help Students of All Ages Learn

In school, kids play during recess and work during class. But some of the biggest names in psychology, including Jean Piaget and Jerome Bruner, believe that play is a child’s work. The best way to teach kids, they say, is through hands-on, active learning. But with state benchmarks and performance-based teacher evaluations hanging above our heads, it’s hard for educators […]

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