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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum by Terry Heick “Failing Forward” is a relatively recent entry into our cultural lexicon–at least as far has headlines go anyway–that has utility for students and teachers. Popularized from the book of the same name, the idea behind failing forward is to see failing as …

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Free Explain Everything Lesson Ideas For Your Classroom

Free Explain Everything Lesson Ideas For Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff If you use Explain Everything–or you don’t but perhaps should give it a look–there’s a free iBook of lesson ideas that you might appreciate. First things first: Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that is a wonderful flipped classroom companion, allowing teachers and …

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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning by Miriam Clifford, opencolleges.edu.au This post has been republished from a 2012 post. The concept of teaching creativity has been around for quite some time. Academics such as  E. Paul Torrance, dedicated an entire lifetime to the advancement of creativity in education. Torrance faced much opposition in his day about …

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Project-Based Learning Ideas For Science: Using Machines

Project-Based Learning Ideas For Science: Using Machines If you’re looking for an interesting project-based learning idea for science, the following “Dream Fort” contest might be worth considering. Information appears below, as do the relevant images and contact information you’ll need to participate. “To promote the fall 2013 release of The Fort on Fourth Street: A …

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10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom

10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom By Jennifer Rita Nichols Teachers are incorporating more and more projects into their curriculum, allowing for much greater levels of collaboration and responsibility for students at all levels. Project- based learning is a popular trend, and even teachers who don’t necessarily follow that approach still …

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9 Writing Prompts You Can Use In Class Tomorrow

Math Defend or critique: Statistics lie. Answer: How does math support critical thinking? Respond: “The essence of mathematics is its freedom.” (G. Cantor) Science Defend or critique: Science has limits. Answer: What is most important about a scientific model? Respond: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is …

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34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom

34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom 34 Ways Ideas For Smartphones In The Classroom By Category by John Hardison first appeared on gettingsmart.com  In continuation of last week’s article, Part 1: 44 Better Ways to Use Smartphones in Class, here is a new list of thirty-six additional ideas to help leverage the power of these …

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