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10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

2015 is the year the focus will finally turn the corner by organizations in education and the business world to get it right: it is about the …

6 Minecraft lesson ideas for your Common Core math class

<b>2. Create your own visual, conceptual math world.</b><br>I’ve tried to use base ten blocks before because they’ve got a lot of great conceptional knowledge, …

How to Apply Design Thinking in Class, Step By Step

But in a classroom that is a space of possibility, the students have agency, and the products and processes can be moving targets. You can all this …

How Dissecting a Pencil Can Ignite Curiosity and Wonderment

“I’m moving them in a direction to question things around them and be really curious about the world around them,” Aiello said. She sees the routines …

Design Thinking, Deconstructed

At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach …

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

It. Is. Awesome.<p>Skill and Enthusiasm<p>First and foremost, student writing is improving by leaps and bounds. When I read their blogs (which, by the way, …

56 Examples of Formative Assessment

I've created a presentation (with some help from my colleagues) on different examples of formative assessment.<p>Note the definition I'm using at the …

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Make the Most of the Maker Movement

In other words, Studio H students learn by making. In the process of applying core concepts to real-world challenges, they develop a designer's eye …

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