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3D game-based world targets language skills

Learning-based game provider JumpStart launched a 3D online world based on DreamWorks Animation’s new Penguins of Madagascar film. The World of Madagascar is a 3D online world that lets users engage…

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8 TED Talks to foster creativity

Every educator needs some inspiration now and then, and these days, such inspiration can be found online in just a few seconds. The internet brings inspiring and motivational speakers and experts…

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Amplify launches personalized PD service

A new professional development (PD) system from Amplify aims to personalize PD for educators using smart technology. Professional Learning Maps will break from the one-size-fits-all approach offered by most professional development…

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New AP course makes computing more engaging

The College Board and the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently developed Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles, a course intended to address the challenge of making computing coursework more engaging…

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5 apps for creative iPad storytelling

Narrative writing and storytelling skills are useful in nearly every discipline, from English language arts to science and history. Students that might not be able to explain their thinking one…

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Girls-only class teaches computer, welding, woodworking skills

Nationwide, at most 3 percent of trades workers are women. But in a Sherwood High School welding, computer technology and woodshop class, it's completely the opposite. Every student is female. "Imagine,…

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How U.S. schools can help make a difference for girls’ education worldwide

Kathy Hurley and Deb deVries have spent their careers in education, first as special ed teachers, and then in educational publishing, where they retired this year from the Pearson Foundation…

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What keeps girls from pursuing STEM fields?

Every student who has returned to school this fall should have the opportunity to prepare for the rapidly growing job opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math–also known as the…

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20 tips for putting Google’s 20 percent time in your classroom

Originally pioneered at places like 3M and HP, Google’s vaunted 20 percent time, which lets employees spend a full one-fifth of their time on passion projects, has spawned everything from…

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District policy change could ban selfies

Whether by design or not, a proposed Wake County school policy change could ban students from taking pictures of themselves and others in school. One of the revisions to the school…