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Getting Students to Take Control

Getting Students to Take Control

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Getting students to “buy-in” and take control of their learning starts with seeing them as individuals and understanding each of them has different motives, beliefs and goals. Here are a few ideas to consider to help them start.

A Year in Review: High-Quality Project Based Learning

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As we look back, it is evident that project-based learning not only increases student engagement, it helps students develop academic and social and emotional skills for life and careers. Over the year, we visited 8 schools where students are having HQPBL experiences, here is what we discovered.

Computer Science and the Hour of Code

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there will be 1.4 million computing jobs but only 400,000 computer-science graduates with the skills to fill them. Looking toward a future of work that includes automation, artificial intelligence and programming, there is no better time to introduce coding to your students.

Ten Education Organizations to Consider for Giving Tuesday

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While we know many love black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, our favorite “shopping day” of the year has to be today, #GivingTuesday.

Facebook For Education: Activate, Collaborate, Innovate

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With the recent launch of its new Facebook for Education microsite, Facebook is showing that innovation is not just a part of its past, it is a part of its future. Here are some of their top resources for education.

Cardboard Challenge: Promoting Creativity Year Round

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Since 2012, kids everywhere take part in the Cardboard Challenge as a way to gear up for Imagination’s Day of Play. Learn the story behind it and 5 ways to promote creativity year round.

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