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These Google Forms turn video from passive to active learning
These Google Forms turn video from passive to active learning

For as long as I have been a teacher, I have been showing videos in class. While not a revolutionary idea, back when I first started I would show a…


This district is using novel methods to teach familiar skills
This district is using novel methods to teach familiar skills

From gamifying popular works of literature, to pitching invention ideas in "Shark Tank" productions, school districts are rethinking how to get beyond homework and traditional lectures to engage students. Teachers…


Our research shows that when students work on projects, they learn more
Our research shows that when students work on projects, they learn more

Educators often talk about 21st-century skills and the benefits of incorporating communication, creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking into lessons. These are skills students rarely learn straight out of a…


Middleschoolers design and build STEM carts for younger students
Middleschoolers design and build STEM carts for younger students

Team by team, 50 Hampton seventh-graders recently pitched their competing blueprints for a rolling cupboard of educational aids. Their assignment: Design a cart to carry today’s tools for STEM learning…


Why every class should be cross-curricular
Why every class should be cross-curricular

Connecting one subject to another makes learning a process of discovery and teaches students the essential life skill of critical thinking.


I made my classroom look like the real-world—and test scores soared
I made my classroom look like the real-world—and test scores soared

Think about the jobs in today’s economy — the ones we’re supposed to prepare students for after graduation. Are employees evaluated using bubble-in tests to prove they know the ins…


Does the classroom of the future look more like a coffee shop?
Does the classroom of the future look more like a coffee shop?

Peek inside Brittany Horning’s second-grade class at L’Ouverture Elementary School, and you’ll see kids sprawled on large ottomans, perched atop bouncy seats, lying back on gamer-style recliners and using footstools…


The school that connects STEM, badging, and life beyond the classroom
The school that connects STEM, badging, and life beyond the classroom

One school is creating STEM scholars through a unique combination of badging and internships with local industry partners.


Students hosted a tech PD conference at their school — and Google followed suit
Students hosted a tech PD conference at their school — and Google followed suit

After middle schoolers hosted a tech-themed unconference for teachers using their Chromebooks, Google set up its own Leadership Symposium at the school.

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