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Ditch the dinosaur

Break up with rote-memory-dinosaur lessons and inject interest in informational texts.

What’s trending? From absenteeism to homework, don’t miss these most-read stories.

The Editor's Choice Content Award celebrates educator-written content. Meet the winners.

Get creative with your 3D printer

Students use their new 3D printer to make VR goggles. See how.

What’s trending? From memory tips to TED talks, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Why, and how, to let students lead their learning and avoid “the traditional game of school.”

Productive portfolio discussions

Ideas to help get students reviewing, discussing and refining their digital portfolios.

What’s trending? From budget cuts to class behavior maps, don’t miss these most-read stories.

5 ways to transform your students into creators of virtual reality content

Four school leaders share what keeps them up at night and how they’re tackling those issues.

Make Twitter work for you

Two easy ways to make your Twitter feed a learning tool.

What’s trending? From troubling test scores to Title II, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Does your school designate makerspaces? Who should oversee students' creation?

Giving students more voice and offering real-world skill-building

Ed DeRoche shares some inspirational passages to prepare teachers for a new, positive year.