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Dance Into More Engaged Learning

Jun 11, 2019 jjamison
Dance Into More Engaged Learning

Dance moves and choreography can be useful in boosting students’ interest in and understanding of coding and other subjects. By Jorge Valenzuela Shutterstock / Detelina Petkova Many students love to dance. How can teachers leverage this passion to motivate students and help them learn? Research shows learning through structured movement can be a fun and educational practice. Not every…

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Activities That Prime the Brain for Learning

Jun 11, 2019 jjamison
Activities That Prime the Brain for Learning

Brain breaks and focused attention practices help students feel relaxed and alert and ready to learn. By Lori Desautels ©Shutterstock/Robert Kneschke I’ve enjoyed creating and sharing brain breaks and focused attention practices here over the past few years—practices that benefit every student as their brains prepare to learn. Brain breaks create a state of relaxed alertness, while focused…

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The Powerfull Effects of Drawing on Learning

Jun 11, 2019 jjamison

The science is clear: Drawing beats out reading and writing to help students remember concepts.

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Tapping Into the News to Teach Math

Jun 11, 2019 jjamison
Tapping Into the News to Teach Math

A high school teacher leverages current events to show students how they can use math to inform their decisions about real-world problems. By Forrest Hinton June 7, 2019 ©iStock/Django “Why should the people who work hard and earn more money foot most of the tax bill?” “People at the bottom need their dollars more than those at the top.” These are snippets of a political debate that…

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Misinformation - Questions and Answers

Jun 06, 2019 jjamison
Misinformation - Questions and Answers

Renée DiResta, Mozilla Fellow on Misinformation Answers Your Questions BY MOZILLA | JUNE 5, 2019 You asked. She answered. Renée DiResta, Wired Writer and Mozilla Fellow on Misinformation offered to answer your questions about the misinformation problem in the world. Here are your questions and her answers.     How can you guarantee freedom of speech while acting…

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