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Upgrading After School Programs for A Digital Age

February 18, 2013

From The Cooney Center : Upgrading Afterschool: Common Sense Shifts in Expanded Learning for a Digital Age The Cooney Center’s Executive Director Michael H. Levine and Rafi Santo (Indiana University) have co-authored a chapter called “Upgrading Afterschool: Common Sense Shifts in Expanded Learning for a Digital Age” in the new book from the Expanding Learning &… Read More ›

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Flip a Class and Create a Movie

by John Hardison, this article first published on : Flip a Class & Create a Movie: A Dream Come True Proudly, I am a teacher and a dreamer. With all discrepancies of skills and talents set aside, I relate to Steven Spielberg in at least one area: I, too, “dream for a living.” I dream of… Read More ›

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Curriki Launches Free Interactive, Project-Based Algebra Course

By Kim Jones, CEO, Curriki Curriki has launched a free Algebra 1 course that addresses each of the Common Core State Standards. This algebra course was sponsored and funded by AT&T and developed by Curriki. The online project-based modular course pulls in students through real-world examples, engaging projects, interactive Web 2.0 tools, videos and targeted feedback. With… Read More ›

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Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Economics

“Skills have become the global currency of the 21st century. Without proper investment in skills, people languish on the margins of society, technological progress does not translate into economic growth, and countries can no longer compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global society. The OECD Skills Strategy is designed to help countries build better skills policies and turn them… Read More ›

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Case Studies make Learning Relevant to Students

This is an example of authentic learning experience in the classroom from “A Principal’s Reflections” by Eric Sheninger, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Eric is the Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. We really appreciate teaching ideas from passionate and innovative educators. ***** Use of Case Studies as a Student-Centered Approach to Learning The… Read More ›

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5 Tips to Get PBL Going at Your Schools

We’ve ever posted about Project-Based Learning is the Answer! Because authentic learnnig only happens in problem solving in real world context. That’s the meaningful purpose of education, isn’t it ? The Buck Institute for Education (BIE), founded in 1987, is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning throughout the world by creating and disseminating products, practices and knowledge for… Read More ›

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Project-based Learning is the Answer !

Just last week, Hollywood director George Lucas (best known series Star Wars) answered a question in an interview : (quoted from George Lucas On The Best Fix For K-12 Education, Q: What is your best idea for reforming K-12 education right now? Project-based learning. In today’s world, students need three fundamental skills: they need to know how to find information, how to assess the… Read More ›

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).