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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions. Edutopia takes a look at how Metacognition Boosts Learning. OECD Pisa has completed the first-ever assessment […]

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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 maker movement has provided many teachers and students opportunities to invite creativity back into the classroom, but it’s not all plain sailing. Getting Smart share 5 ways to overcome the challenges of implementing genius hour. Susannah […]

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The secret to project-based learning is action! Remember that not having all the answers is part of the process and asking for help from others is exactly what we would want our students to do. Look for online resources and blogs that serve as resources as you get started with ideas and you begin to […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: When looking at problem-solving in a real-world context, appropriate tech use needs to be a consideration. What technologies are available that can help us find a solution and how do we determine the right strategy? edCircuit shares six […]

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We each start our PBL journey from a different set of experiences. Whether you are a first-year teacher or a twenty-year veteran, we have found Krajcik and Blumenfeld’s (2006) five key features to PBL to be a helpful starting point to approach PBL in a constructivist manner. If you do a comparison of any current […]

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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 concept of personalized learning has recently come under fire, derided as emblematic of a technological takeover of education. But teachers know that personalized learning is designed to provide children with flexibility. Edsurge says, “It’s time to […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Project-based learning can be powerful but complex. If you’ve tried implementing PBl, then you may have experienced projects losing their allure or failing to motivate students to engage in deeper learning. Expert, Frank McKay shares five pitfalls to […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: How can you teach for the future, not the test? Dr. Rod Berger talks to Dr. Kim Alexander, superintendent of Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District in Texas. Roscoe is one of the 44 Texas districts that are […]

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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 benefits of project-based learning are well documented, but even the best-designed projects can lose student’s interest. Sheldon Soper looks at how to make PBL authentic and engaging. Would you grade parent engagement? One of the largest […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Want change in education? Look beyond the usual suspects, (like Finland) urges NPR. From Tanzania to Tokyo, the world is rich with innovation. Read about the global effort that identifies important innovations in education and helps them […]

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