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25 Fun (and Educational!) Games, Sites and Apps for Kids

Posted August 3, 2011 | 13:00:00 (EST)

Ansel & Clair's Adventure app features animations, quests, puzzles and games in scenic African locations.

School or no school, there's a world of learning opportunities for kids. When they're not exploring outdoors, keep kids engaged in learning throughout the...

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For At-Risk Youth, Is Learning Digital Media a Luxury?

Posted July 28, 2011 | 14:54:47 (EST)

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For schools in low-income communities, the idea of investing money, time, and energy into a digital media program or mobile-learning program might seem superfluous. Administrators and teachers already have so much to contend with -- safety issues in high-crime communities, chronic student truancies, debilitating...

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Why Parents Should Both Monitor And Empower Kids Using Social Media

Posted April 16, 2011 | 14:53:24 (EST)

With more than 500 million Facebook users across the world, it's hard to refute that the social networking site has profoundly changed the way we communicate and share information. But what is Facebook's effect on kids? When it comes to navigating the social networking world -- whether it's...

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Video Games Good For Kids' Brains?

Posted February 28, 2011 | 22:16:06 (EST)

"Your brain's important, but not all that important," said Dr. James Paul Gee, a professor at Arizona State University and a leading authority on literacy and the potential of educational games, during a talk at the Learning and Brain conference last week.

By that he means the following:...

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Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning

Posted February 8, 2011 | 17:15:25 (EST)

In today's dynamic classrooms, the teaching and learning process is becoming more nuanced, more seamless -- it flows back and forth from students to teachers. Here's a look at current trends in teaching and learning, their implications and changes to watch for.

THE THREE KEY TRENDS

1. Collaborative

If Web...

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A Day in the Life of the iPad Class

Posted January 30, 2011 | 15:11:14 (EST)

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Halfway through a year-long pilot study using iPads instead of textbooks, a San Francisco eighth grade algebra class is showing signs of every teacher's dream: the spark of engagement in her students' eyes.

Jeannetta Mitchell, a veteran teacher with 20...

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Napa New Tech High: 5 Reasons This is the School of the Future

Posted January 7, 2011 | 14:48:22 (EST)

What does the high school of the future look like? It's one that emphasizes useful, relevant skills that can be applied to college and the work world beyond. One that encourages students to be critical thinkers, responsible for their own actions. One that trains them to work collaboratively and push...

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