Tag Archives: project-based learning

The Adventures of Alice in Jakarta

An international school educator rekindles a passion for exploration in her students and herself. GUEST COLUMN | by Stephanie Mathews After starting the British School Jakarta, with an Apple one-to-one student laptop program, I wondered how I would manage to … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Book Creator

Putting publishing into the hands of students is what this cool tool does. With Book Creator, students aren’t doing busywork, they are creating content that they can then publish to an authentic audience. They create a finished product and are … Continue reading

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The Future of STEM

A real-world approach fosters globally connected project-based learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Richard Larson and Elizabeth Murray Learning in the classroom should be a source of excitement and curiosity, not a boring and dreaded task focused on the memorization of … Continue reading

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Lounge Lessons

Clearing up persistent teacher misconceptions on blended learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Juliana Finegan Having taught high school and middle school for almost ten years, I still have many friends who are educators and administrators throughout the country. Recently I visited … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | TCI Econ Alive! The Power to Choose

Twenty-five years ago, a group of teachers formed K-12 publisher TCI, based on the principle that the more students are actively engaged, the more they will learn. TCI’s latest offering is Econ Alive! The Power to Choose – a comprehensive, semester-long … Continue reading

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Twisting Fate

An influential music and entertainment exec with a bright view brings lessons to education. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Named one of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology (2010), Julie was most recently one of the founding members of … Continue reading

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Maker Movement

The coolest way to add project-based learning to your classroom or club. GUEST COLUMN| by Sandeep Hiremath Fire-breathing robots, LED light shows, and drone battles. This was the scene at the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire. The faire is the … Continue reading

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No Wonder

Using technology to support classroom creativity GUEST COLUMN | by Micheál Heffernan To children, everything is a wonder. Their roving curiosity leaves them free to approach the world without judgement or preconception, which makes them naturally innovative, enthusiastic and resourceful … Continue reading

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Four Steps to Success

A pioneer heading up one of the longest-running edtech entities shares his secret formula. GUEST COLUMN | by Ed Gragert Online educational programs, projects and networks often pride themselves for longevity if they are five or (gasp!) 10 years old. … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Nepris

Here’s a simple, scalable solution to bring real-world relevance to K-12 classrooms. Nepris helps companies reach teachers who need professionals either to explain real-world concepts to their students, to help with collaborative projects or for coaching and career advice. For teachers, … Continue reading

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Trends | Transforming the Education Experience

Our education system is in need of dramatic improvement. Too many students are not being adequately prepared for college, careers and life. Michael Golden has dedicated his career to solving this problem. He recognized the opportunity to leverage the convergence of … Continue reading

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Students Crash-land on Mars

Using the RITE method to learn: testing the Mars game prototype. [i] GUEST COLUMN | by Barbara Freeman The purpose of the Mars Game project is to build a game that is ‘fun’ (meaning that it is immersive and that students … Continue reading

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Trends | New Tech Funk

This school has funk. The mission of A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School is to be “an outstanding school of choice where students are engaged in project-based learning that develops 21st-century skills supported by technology that prepares them for a … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Tynker

Programming is the new literacy, the people behind this company believe, and the ability to program is what separates those who simply have an idea from those who make their ideas a reality. Tynker is a new online platform that … Continue reading

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Trends | Tips for Cultivating Innovative Thinking

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Game On

From imagination to implementation: the power of collaboration between game designers and teachers “As a teacher, you’re normally an island in a school. If you’re lucky, you have a colleague to consult with. If you’re unlucky, you’re alone in planning … Continue reading

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Rocket Fuel for Youth

GUEST COLUMN | by David Neils Authentic student work is ‘rocket fuel’ for our younger generations, says an innovative academic mentoring program’s director.  It’s humbling and inspiring to see what happens when teachers and mentors work together to encourage, support, … Continue reading

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