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How Minecraft can help with Common Core math

As gaming gains steam and loses its stigma in the wake of educators who champion its engaging nature, more teachers are incorporating the strategy into their instruction. One gaming strategy involves…

Resource
12 STEM resources for all grades

In classrooms across the nation, STEM education is hailed as one of the most important concepts for today's students. After all, STEM know-how, coupled with skills such as problem solving and…

How-to
Stopping the bully in your classroom

While bullying has long existed, it has only recently been recognized as a pervasive problem in schools across the nation. According to recent studies, up to 30 percent of U.S. students…

Opinion
Why a writing workshop framework works for young authors

We all have stories to tell. Regardless if our stories are told orally, through body language, or written composition, students need to feel ownership and validation in their work.…

Resource
Why some teachers are choosing compensation over open source for lesson plans

In 2012, one kindergarten teacher defied the norm and earned over $700,000 by selling her lesson plans online. This success story was just one of many stories involving K-12 teachers…

Digital interactive classroom history, civics resources

Flexible, free digital resources help students delve into history, journalism, and more The Newseum Digital Classroom is a free, cross-disciplinary classroom resource featuring interactive timelines, archival videos and downloadable historic front…

How-to
How to create scalable solutions to address the STEM crisis

Transforming STEM education and, as a result, the U.S. workforce, will require more than homegrown or one-off localized programs. This is a national challenge that requires scalable and sustainable solutions.…

Resource
15 OER tools for educators

As educators and students clamor for relevant and engaging digital content, many are turning to open educational resources (OER)--educational materials that are free to use under a special license. These materials…

News
Shutterfly launches new education service

Shutterfly, the popular online service that enables users to create photo books, cards, and stationery and share these with their friends and family, has launched a new service geared toward…

How-to
How to graduate globally competitive students

During a recent webinar, Microsoft executive Cameron Evans discussed four key skills that students will need if they want to succeed in the new global economy.…