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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: The New York Times shares some great tips and apps for helping parents to preserve “refrigerator-door masterpieces.” “The skills I was building back then were valuable—for life and, who knows, potentially a career. My hope now for […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “The problem is that there are parents, politicians, lawmakers, and even some educators who continue to promote an educational model and prepare students for a world that no longer exists.” Reinventing education for today’s digital learners, via edCircuit. EdSurge […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: EdSurge asks “Does current K-12 education equip every student with the requisite skills to become innovators and problem-solvers, or even informed citizens, to succeed in this world with pervasive computing?” Read their argument for making computational thinking […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “It’s important to frame best practices for afterschool providers in terms of engagement and participation in the world, not simply proficiency with computers and the Internet. It’s not about having a laptop or a smart phone, it’s […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “I can’t sit back and repeat the same stale lessons year after year because it’s tradition. My students deserve more.” AJ Bianco describes why taking risks in the classroom pays off for both students and teachers. Some educators […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: A California School District exploring strength-based learning is learning that focussing on what students do well produces more significant levels of engagement and higher levels of academic achievement. The traditional way of teaching and assessing students in literacy doesn’t […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Microschools “emphasize interdisciplinary project-based learning, building social skills such as communication and critical thinking, and tailoring instruction to the needs of each individual student.” Could they be the future? The Atlantic discusses how “Mark Zuckerberg and others […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Rather than trying to choose between high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech, parents and teachers should be searching for activities that will engage children in creative thinking and creative expression.” Mitchel Resnick discusses how parents should focus on maximizing kids’ […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “The belief that we can somehow effectively educate all children with the same, uniform approach may be the single biggest reason that America has been unable to close achievement gaps.” Via The Huffington Post, Phyllis Lockett asks: […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Knowing someone cares can change a student’s life. As adults, we are placed here to be change agents for kids.” When a school in Dallas, Texas asked for volunteers for their “Breakfast with Dads” event, 600 men […]

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