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How Hands-On Robotics Brings Science Lessons to Life

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By: Katie Blagden and Barb Tennyson. Incorporating coding and engineering into earth and life science lessons engage students and inspires them to show their learning.

Podcast: Anant Agarwal on Extended Access to Education

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Today on the podcast, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Anant Agarwal, the founder and CEO of edX and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.

Getting Started with Coding: 18 Tools for Early Learners

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Looking to get your elementary and middle schoolers started with coding? These coding resources are geared toward younger students.

How the Brain Science of Games Helps Students Reach ‘Aha Moments’

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By: Nigel Nisbet. Brain science games can provide students with vehicles for inspiring more and more 'aha moments'—something that is hard to do at will.

Forward-Thinking Schools Begin With Forward-Thinking Design

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By: Larry Spang and Emily Grandstaff-Rice. Arrowstreet, a Boston-based architecture and design firm, is dedicated to accentuating schools’ missions through thoughtful and strategic design, creating customized spaces that support today’s teaching styles and emphasize educational facilities’ unique purposes.

Podcast: Rebecca Amis on Taking Student-Centered Learning Global

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The Getting Smart team talks about student-centered learning with Rebecca Amis the co-founder of MUSE School in Calabasas, California.

Creating a Makerspace That Works

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Jamie Back shares her recent learnings about setting up, maintaining, and working with students and faculty in her school’s makerspace.

Podcast: Jo Boaler On the Limitless Mind and Learning Math That Matters

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Dr. Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University talks about the limitless mind and learning math that really matters.

Podcast: Chad Dorsey on Modeling and Data Science in STEM Education

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On this week's podcast, Tom talks with Chad Dorsey, the President, and CEO of the Concord Consortium about data science and STEM education.

The Value of a STEM/Humanities Partnership

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STEM/humanities partnerships are a great way to model the importance of valuing the diversity that all disciplines bring to the table.

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