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a boy sketching a frog in school

Sketchnoting brings power of brain science to the classroom

04/10/2020

Topics: Learning sciences, Sketchnoting

In 2016 Nichole Carter attended a session on sketchnoting at the ISTE conference, and it changed her teaching forever. That pivotal moment also sparked a passion…

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Two girls playing Minecraft in school

Playing Minecraft at school results in 'collateral learning'

03/15/2020

Topics: ISTE Expert Webinars, Minecraft

Scott Merrick clearly remembers the moment he realized Minecraft Education Edition was working in his classroom.

“I looked around the room – a computer lab with 30 computers – and every kid was engaged…

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two elementary school boys watch a video on on iPad

4 tips for creating awesome classroom videos – so you can spend more time teaching!

02/28/2020

Topics: Online learning, Video

As a new teacher, Josh Stock often found himself stretched thin as he raced around his classroom trying to answer student questions.

“I was bouncing all around the room and it was getting overwhelming…

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a person takes a picture of the night sky with a smartphone

Touring the heavens with NASA through the lens of a smartphone

02/13/2020

Topics: citizen science, NASA, NSSEC, STEM

Sten Odenwald likes to get the public involved in citizen science projects by using one of the most…

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A student at a laptop stares out the window

Video poems add digital literacy to creativity and expression

01/16/2020

Topics: Creativity, ISTE Standards for Students, STEM & STEAM

As an artist, Tim Needles has always written poetry. So, as an art teacher, it was a natural for him to merge words with visual arts in his classes. One result is video poetry.

But what Needles has…

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A student examines a solar system model

Hello?Jupiter? NASA project allows students to eavesdrop on faraway planets

12/05/2019

Topics: citizen science, NSSEC

Radio Jove, a NASA citizen science project, provides a way for students and other everyday Earthlings to…

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Nadia Abuisnaineh, a Solar System Ambassador for NASA, teaches students about space.

NASA program brings space exploration down to Earth for students

09/10/2019

Topics: NASA, NSSEC, STEM

Do you want your students to learn about NASA’s plans to return to the moon or its efforts to find extraterrestrial life? Or how scientists plan to grow food on extended space missions or the latest…

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Students code a dance routine.

How to incorporate music and dance into lessons

09/03/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics, dance, music

Many students love music and dance, and research indicates that learning through music and structured movement is good educational…

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A student raises his hand in class.

Level up learning with retrieval practice

06/14/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

Even without directly observing your classroom, I can guess that you use a version of retrieval practice with your students. Every educator does. Retrieval practice is essentially remembering information we…

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An educator tried sketchnoting.

Mythology and the magic of dual coding

06/14/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, Sketchnoting

In the fast-paced field of education and educational technology, sometimes it feels like if we don’t keep up with the pack on the latest strategies and technologies, we’ll get left so far behind that we might…

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