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Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.

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Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School

Teachers at a Norwegian school use video games to teach everything from language and literature, to ethics, art, and science.

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How One Designer Bridged the Gap Between Play and Learning

An exhibit designer at the Boston Children's Museum says kids are 'natural scientists,' and she wants to create experiences that cater to them.

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A Land Where Kids Roam Free

A playground that seems dangerous to many adults provides a brand of freedom for kids to take risks through play that is gradually going extinct.

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An MIT Learning Program Challenges Many Ed-Tech Assumptions

A low-tech teaching technique used by a MIT researcher calls into questions many of the maxims about personalized, student-driven learning upheld by the education technology industry.

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How Teachers Can Use Video Games In The Humanities Classroom

What if teachers used video games as texts? How can educators teach kids to think critically about the underlying messages in commercial games and leverage video games for their ability to engage...

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