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How Minecraft Supports Social and Emotional Learning in K–12 Education

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Many K-12 educators have enthusiastically embraced gaming as a means for building SEL skills, and Minecraft is one of the most popular options. In this publication, we explore the potential connections between classroom use of Minecraft and K-12 students’ SEL outcomes.

Smart List: 40 Coding & Computer Science, Assessment & Data Resources

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Did you know that Cause + Code = The New Impact Formula? Today, we’re taking the time to recognize and share out 40 valuable coding, computer science, assessment and data resources for students and educators.

Designing Pilot Programs for Schools and Districts

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For principals and superintendents looking to try out an innovative new practice, we think that pilot programs are one of the most reliable ways to make an informed decision based on the unique needs of the students you serve. Learn more on pilots here.

What’s Next In Language Learning?

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With the world globalizing and changing at an unprecedented rate, it is important for us to be considering how we can give students global and cultural competencies. Language learning can be a great, accessible way to provide those skills.

Smart List: 30 Great Resources for Sharing, Showing & Tracking

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Today, we are recognizing great apps for teachers to share lessons, apps for students to show what they know, core curriculum resources, and tools for tracking achievement.

Top Hat Disrupts HigherEd Content Marketplace

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Digital teaching platform Top Hat, a Toronto EdTech startup, launched an online HigherEd content marketplace today that benefits both professors and students.

Taking on the World from Idaho Falls: Integrated PBL at Compass Academy

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Compass Academy is a New Tech Network with a refreshing perspective on PBL. Here, we learn about what makes Compass Acadamy tick from their director, Matt Bertasso.

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