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Coding with the kindergarten crowd

Introducing coding to kindergarten students helps them reflect on their own learning as they develop 21st-century skills such as problem solving and creativity, experts say. Coding has emerged as one of…

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The MaKey MaKey might change the game

Tell me if this sounds familiar... You want to increase student buy-in on a project by designing a challenge with a connection to the "real world." You want your students to…

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3 ways technology buoys at-risk students

Interactive learning and other technology-enabled strategies can increase engagement and significantly improve achievement among at-risk students, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) and the…

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The key to PreK-2 blended learning success

Implementing blended learning in the earliest grades can have an incredibly positive impact on students if educators follow a "transitional" blended learning model that focuses on active and intentional technology…

Students receive innovation grants for games and apps

At a special luncheon in Washington, D.C., 20 students from across the United States received awards from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Entertainment Software Association as Leaders on the…

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edX turns attention to high school MOOCs

High school students now have access to massive open online courses (MOOCs) through a new effort from MOOC platform edX, which says it intends the courses to help students prepare…

App of the Week: Identify the disease

Can you identify the disease in the latest outbreak?…

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October: 5 STEM and learning grants you don’t want to miss

School funding continues to present a challenge to school leaders, with budgets seemingly stretched to the limit. Many educators and administrators rely on school grants to fund important projects and…

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Report urges support for girls’ leadership roles

Creating a pipeline of girls who are interested in leadership roles in school is one of the most important steps in cultivating confident female leaders both in and out of…

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10 ways to boost brain power for young students

Research into neuroscience and brain power is among the most fascinating due to its impact on education. And when it comes to young learners, strategies for optimizing brain development are…