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Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight

Author: MindShift
Posted: March 30, 2015, 1:01 pm
Never Alone, Elegy for a Dead World and Valiant Hearts are powerfully educational because they're so enjoyable to play.

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Rethinking the Role of Educator as Facilitator Amidst Tech Transformation

Author: MindShift
Posted: March 27, 2015, 1:34 pm
What does it mean for the teaching profession when so many tools are available easily and for free?

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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: March 26, 2015, 5:42 pm
Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract concepts.

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What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?

Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: March 25, 2015, 7:04 am
Leaders in this movement are working together to identify the structures that need to shift for real change to take hold.

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Four Student Data Privacy Issues Adults Should Be Aware Of

Author: MindShift
Posted: March 24, 2015, 8:08 pm
A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students.

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Tossing Out Teaching by Subject as Part of a Modern High School Education

Author: MindShift
Posted: March 23, 2015, 8:41 pm
By shifting from traditional subject-based teaching to teaching by topic, Finland is transforming the way high school students learn.

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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

Author: MindShift
Posted: March 23, 2015, 1:43 pm
Despite cautionary tales of teens and social networks, students have a lot to gain from incorporating what they learn in their personal digital space to the classroom.

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Feeling Alone as the Opportunity Gap Widens for Kids

Author: Holly Korbey
Posted: March 20, 2015, 1:57 pm
Robert Putnam, the author of "Bowling Alone," looks at how kids are experiencing the brunt of inequality and all of its missed opportunities, and what that means for learning.

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What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing

Author: MindShift
Posted: March 18, 2015, 2:01 pm
Educator Larry Ferlazzo details how to make reading and writing relevant to students lives in order to motivate them.

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Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children

Author: MindShift
Posted: March 17, 2015, 12:38 pm
Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.

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How Should Learning Be Assessed?

Author: Luba Vangelova
Posted: March 16, 2015, 1:00 pm
Amidst the outcry against standardized testing, professor Yong Zhao encourages taking a moment to re-examine other ways to assess student learning.

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Parents Struggle to Balance Screen Time Rules With Digital Homework

Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: March 15, 2015, 1:54 pm
Parents often feel caught between schools pushing for more digital skill building and their own desire to parent in the way they see fit.

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Want to Get More Girls Into STEM? Give Them Real-World Work

Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: March 13, 2015, 7:13 pm
A high school program’s combination of strong, fun female role models and hands-on learning has helped boost girls’ confidence and excitement about tech.

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What’s an Adolescent Brain’s Weakness? Other Tweens

Author: MindShift
Posted: March 12, 2015, 8:13 pm
Adolescents get a bad rep for being irrational. The bad news: It's kinda deserved. The good news: Teen brains come equipped with an internal Mr. Spock, trying to keep them safe.

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