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4 ways to update critical thinking skills for a massively digital world
4 ways to update critical thinking skills for a massively digital world

Faced with a flood of information, we are challenged to evaluate and make sense of what we see and read, especially in the digital world. Parents, students, educators, and employers…


App of the Week: Connecting kids to careers
App of the Week: Connecting kids to careers

Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for…


7 resources for much-needed information literacy skills
7 resources for much-needed information literacy skills

Fake information is everywhere online. After all, everyone has a Facebook friend who elicits eye rolls when he or she shares a sensational news article that is fake or from…


#1: The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer
#1: The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer

Teaching for the 21st century looks a lot different. Here's what admins -- and teachers -- need to know for job interviews and beyond.


#2: I made my classroom look like the real-world—and test scores soared
#2: 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…


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…

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