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Minecraft: Researchers urge teachers to embrace game as tool to teach maths, art, geography

Teachers should use the hugely popular children's digital game Minecraft to help teach maths, design, art and geography, research from the Queensland …

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Deeper Learning in Practice

6 Categories of Deeper Learning Skills<p>What does this type of learning look like in practice? Educators across the country are using the deeper …

Pedagogy

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Researchers investigated 13 schools in Hewlett's Deeper Learning Network and compared them with nearby schools with similar demographics. To …

Steve Hargadon: Escaping the Education Matrix

The system’s fundamental design also leads to a host of unintended consequences, including bullying. “We’re placing kids in an artificial …

Literature for Teaching Math - Math Coach's Corner

Today, I have several resources you can use to incorporate literature into your math instruction. And don’t think literature is just for the primary …

Teachers Really Need to Work with Families

Relationships are built when children know that caring adults are on their side. If teachers team up with parents and families, they can help create …

A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor

a ton or they're doing a bunch of research, if they just look kind of upset, if they look like they are not enjoying themselves, then there is …

Finding the Most Creative Ways to Help Students Advance At Their Own Pace

In biology, Bernasconi has moved away from requiring all students to demonstrate their knowledge in the same way. Her students write essays, take …

Based Professional Development For Schools

<b>Get easy access to expertise & PD resources</b><p>Access PD resources, research and model videos from experts and other professionals. Use these to underpin …

Why CRA. - Math Coach's Corner

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

There's plenty of evidence on the long-term importance of preschool. But why math? Morris says that a 2013 study by Greg Duncan, at the University of …

A Beautiful Visual On The Impact of Technology on Today's Classrooms

April 28, 2015<br>We just came across this beautiful visual on the impact of technology on classroom learning and teaching and wanted to pass along some …

The Creative Classroom: Why America Depends on Schools That Think Differently

Education reform is one of the most troubled areas of U.S. domestic policy. As politicians on both sides debate the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind, they should keep in mind that some of the most vexing problems they struggle to solve are caused by the very strategies for reform they are …

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

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 …

Hack your classroom: flexible physical learning environments - Innovation: Education

Flexible learning environments have a physical component — and effect<p>CC BY 2.0: “Old school desk” by flickr user SandtoGlass, cropped. Original image …

Education Technology

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Creativity can seem like an abstract concept, but having a definition can give a learner the power to practice it on a regular basis.<br>[[ This is a …

How to Create a State of “Flow” in the Classroom

What is flow? It is a term and concept you’ve probably heard before. It’s also a feeling or state that you’ve had many times in your life. We often …

7 Ways Finland Gets Education Right

Ever since the results from the 2000 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) revealed Finland’s educational superiority, Americans have …

Education

20 Things Educators Need to Know about Learning Spaces

<b>20 Things Educators Need To Know About Learning Spaces</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces.<p>The idea …

The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen

At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed …

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Sir Ken Robinson on creative schools, transforming education - CBS News

Sir Ken Robinson on creative schools, transfo...

10 Ways to Practice Multiplication Facts

Getting your students to practice multiplication facts can be a challenge. I have complied 10 ways to practice multiplication facts, that my students …

Journal Jar

I found a creative way to introduce children to writing and reinforce writing skills and I can't wait to share it with you- <b>journal jars!</b> Aren't these …

Feedback on writing

Why is feedback important and how do you give feedback on writing? In this post you will find information about feedback, self- assessment and peer …

Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

Which Neural Network Do We Activate?<p>To help students learn to maintain focused attention, we can guide them to wire their brains for staying the …

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This perspective, known as “embodied cognition,” is now becoming a lens through which to look at educational technology. Work in the field shows …

For Learning, Pencil-and-Paper Beats Laptops

Taking notes by hand helps students learn more and it's up to teachers to impose anti-screen policies in the classroom as a pedagogical …

Teaching

The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment by Terry Heick For in-person professional development from TeachThought on how to …

Pedagogy

What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning?

“Anybody growing up today without access to the internet and to this learning opportunity, I kind of equate it to growing up 40 years ago without a …