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The Maker Movement, Equity, and Schools: Researcher Q&A

As K-12 schools embrace maker education, researchers and practitioners are wrestling with how to ensure a focus on diversity and inclusion.

Education

What Do We Really Mean When We Say 'Personalized Learning'?

The idea of personalized learning is seductive – it implies moving away from the industrialized form of education that pumps out cookie-cutter …

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Learn how to use technology, common core and reading to create better learning opportunities for your students.

6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

1. Differentiate Through Teams<p>We all know that heterogeneous grouping works, but sometimes homogenous grouping can be an effective way to …

Robot Maker From Found Objects

Paris-based artist, Gille Monte Ruici creates robot sculptures using found objects. Each robot is unique, handmade and comes from recycled […]Read …

Sculpture

Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class

Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset has become essential knowledge in education circles. The Stanford psychologist found that children who …

Pedagogy

Fostering Student Questions: Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning

1. The Question Formulation Technique<p>The Question Formulation Technique offers a starting place to teach students how to construct questions that …

What Project-Based Learning Is -- and What It Isn't

For Terronez, the goal is to always connect classroom learning to its applications in the outside world. He's found that when the project is based in …

Cultivating Creativity in Standards-Based Classrooms

The Epicenter of Exploration and Discovery<p>We depend on our creative abilities to help us adapt and thrive in increasingly complex and uncertain …

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens

Making holds a number of opportunities and challenges for a teacher. Making, especially to educators and administrators unfamiliar with it, can seem …

Seeing Struggling Math Learners as ‘Sense Makers,’ Not ‘Mistake Makers’

In discussions of progressive and constructivist teaching practices, math is often the odd subject out. Teachers and schools that are capable of …

Teaching

5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

• Flexible Learning Environments (04:02) - Students and teachers at Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, talk about the district's …

Leadership Institute

Gold Standard PBL: Project Based Teaching Practices | Blog | Project Based Learning

April 21, 2015<br>Gold Standard PBL: Project Based Teaching Practices<p><i>Adapted from Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning: A Proven Approach to</i> …

In Conversation with Eric Mazur

How can we create classrooms full of engaged and actively learning students?<br>Eric Mazur on Peer to Peer learning<p>In this interview, Eric discusses the …

Pedagogy

5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

<b>How–And Why–We Flipped Our Teacher Staff Meetings</b>by <b>Amy Arbogash</b><i>Staff Meeting.</i>There are often no more dreaded words in a teacher’s vocabulary than …

Education Technology

How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools

Designed to be an affordable, “green” learning space with a heterogeneous student body, the school is in a racially diverse, middle-class suburb of …

How hackathons improve productivity

I’m sure we’ve all heard of the term ‘hackathon’ being bandied around, conjuring up images of developers hunched over laptops in the dead of night, pizza stains on their graphic tees, and surrounded by rolling hills of empty Red Bull cans.<p>The idea behind hackathons are that if you fill a room with …

Hackathons

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Evernote Master

Evernote is well established as the go-to app for organizing just about everything in your life. Whether it's notes for a novel or bookmarks from the …

Play

“They’re really into it especially if one of the product is a video or a website or a book for younger kids,” Fine said. “Especially for poor kids, …

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

Students described an integrated biology and art project that asked them to research the origins of a disease that had significance for them, and to …

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

By shifting from traditional subject-based teaching to teaching by topic, Finland is transforming the way high school students learn.<br>[[ This is a …

High School

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

iStock<i>The following excerpt is from “Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry,” by Larissa Pahomov. This excerpt is</i> …

How School Leaders Set the Stage for PBL Success

Whether the goal is for projects to happen occasionally or every day, in one building or across an entire school system, lasting results require …

How to Create the Learning Community Vital to Project-Based Learning’s Success

Project-based learning has become a hot topic as educators look for ways to effectively get students solving problems, working collaboratively and …

Pedagogy

Five Ways Teachers Can Limit the Fear of Creative Failure

I’m sitting at my computer right now clenching my fist. I would love to say that the problem is external – that some outside person is getting in the …

Creativity