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Have you heard about the KaBOOM! Challenge?

posted by Alana | May 20, 2016, 02:25 pm


Kids are kids everywhere, so shouldn’t they be able to play everywhere? KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive, and they just announced the launch of the Play Everywhere Challenge - a national competition that will award $1 million in prizes for the best ideas that make cities more playable for kids and families.


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Seven Instructional Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Know, Part 2: Mixing Solved and Unsolved Problems

posted by Melissa | May 19, 2016, 12:00 am


Last week, we started a series on techniques that are available to every teacher, require only minor tweaking to teaching style, and have been identified by IES to have a significant impact on student learning. Unfortunately, these techniques are often overlooked in professional development or in teacher preparation yet they are worthy of being covered.  We started with distributing practice over time, and continue today with mixing solved and unsolved problems.


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Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments: Why Digital Writing Matters in Education

posted by Guest contributor | May 18, 2016, 11:48 am

Guest post by Paige Donahue


The importance of writing as a communicative tool has been stressed time and again – writing isn’t just a medium of communication, it’s also an essential skill that can help leverage an individual both in the job market, their personal relationships, and, primarily, in education.


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