Makerspace teacher Sam Patterson in this blog post shares insights from a recent makerspace project. He notes that the cardboard-armor lesson supported skills such as reading, writing, math, communication and character education.
Despite enthusiasm for virtual and augmented reality technology, it has yet to catch on in K-12 classrooms, according to a report from Project Tomorrow. Researchers found about 5% of classrooms are using such technology, with the rate slightly higher among in high schools.
High-school teacher Linda Wheeler has adopted three strategies for the "thinking classroom," as introduced by Peter Liljedahl, a professor at Simon Fraser University. In this blog post, she shares how these strategies have been "an absolute game-changer" in her math classes.
Ryan Sprott, an Advanced Placement world history teacher in Texas, has partnered with a peer who is an artist and professor to develop a course that allows students to conduct in-depth study of immigration. In this blog post, Sprott describes the course, called Border-land, that helps students explore migration issues through art, dialogue and travel to border areas.
Teachers can play an important role in teaching students about positive uses of technology, digital learning specialist Kerry Gallagher writes in this blog post. She shares several ideas for using technology to help jump-start learning.
Instagram and Snapchat may be the social media platforms of choice for a majority of teenagers, according to a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey also reveals social media use trends related to race and class.
Schools and businesses in some states are working together to prepare graduates for a predicted middle-skill jobs gap. Programs to help fill the gap include onsite internships with local businesses, some of which yield college credits.
There are four steps to help schools install successful on-campus gardens, according to a new resource guide based on lessons learned from 21 school gardens. Components critical to success include establishing a garden committee and connecting gardens to learning.
The stories of black business leaders make up fewer than 1% of the cases published by Harvard Business School, and prior to this semester only two of the 300 cases studied by students in their first year featured black leaders, according to lecturer Steven Rogers. He has written 14 new case studies to highlight black executives and says he's hoping to share them with other business schools.
A California junior high school is piloting a career and technical education program that will be expanded into other schools in its district. Educators worked with counterparts in feeder high-school programs to develop after-school, career-centric classes, such as a Red Cross certified babysitting and first-aid class, video production and firefighting.
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