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10 Resources for Addressing Anti-Asian Racism in the Classroom

04/14/2021

Topics: anti-racism

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, violence and racism toward Asian-Americans has dramatically increased, and many people of Asian descent – including students – have been bullied, harassed and attacked…

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Fine-Tuning Your PBL Projects

03/03/2021

Topics: Project-based learning

In project-based learning, students achieve better results when they receive feedback and have time to make improvements in their final products or solutions. The same is true for PBL teachers. Critique and…

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Get Your Students Creating Their Own Podcasts

03/01/2021

Topics: podcasting

Tai Poole is a ninth grader in Canada and has been hosting the podcast series Tai Asks Why? with the Canadan Broadcasting Company (CBC) since he was 11. Each…

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9 Resources for Teaching About Slavery

01/27/2021

Topics: primary sources

A report by the Southern Poverty Law Centers Teaching Tolerance project recently found that only 8% of high…

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Citizen Science: Students Find Climate Change Clues in Their Own Backyards

12/22/2020

Topics: NASA, STEM

Scientists have always been reluctant to attribute extreme weather events to climate change. Weather is different from climate, they say, and extreme variations aren’t unusual.

However, climate change…

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Adapting Learning Science for Unprecedented Times

11/18/2020

Topics: Learning sciences

Longer class times to encourage creative teaching. Fewer courses to minimize cognitive overload. More time for socializing with peers and working on passion projects.

Grounded in the most promising…

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Familiar Tools Offer New Tricks for K-12 Educators

04/29/2021

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

When the question is about making online learning engaging, Leslie Fisher has a lot of ideas. As a student, school was just something to get through. When she went to college, she discovered the joys of…

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Design Challenges Engage Students by Tapping Their Creativity

09/28/2020

Topics: STEM & STEAM

Years ago, Tim Needles quit giving homework to his art students at Smithtown East High School on Long Island, New York. Instead, he gave them optional “creative challenges.”

Such a challenge could…

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5 Reasons Why It Is More Important Than Ever to Teach Creativity

09/02/2020

Topics: Creativity

On the laundry list of skills and content areas teachers have to cover, creativity doesn’t traditionally get top billing. It’s usually lumped together with other soft skills like communication and collaboration…

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Act now: Ask Congress to fund online learning PD!

08/11/2020

Topics: Advocacy and funding

As states and districts continue preparing for the upcoming school year, national data reveal the critical need to support educators’ capacity to deliver effective and equitable online learning experiences. For…

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