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Education Trends

What needs are emerging and being identified? How are forward-thinking educators meeting them? Follow the early adopters here.

Fixing Detached Schools Via Tech

If schools seem detached from the people and communities they serve, strategic uses of interactive technology, apps, and social media offer the means to reconnect.

The Future of Learning

Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.

Student Power!

If knowledge is power, and that power is now in the hands of students, shouldn't that change power relationships in schools?

5 Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem

Educational futurist Andrea Saveri describes five shifts in thinking and practice that will profoundly affect the big picture of teaching and learning.

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Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

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How to Teach Patriotism and Respect

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Student Power!

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4 Tips for Flipped Learning

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Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

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3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

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Why Serious Games Are Not Chocolate-Covered Broccoli

Teacher and edtech leader Matthew Farber talks about what Serious Gaming is (and isn't), who develops and promotes these amusing activities based on real-world concerns, and why we want our students to play them.

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Reading 2.0

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz finds that students may not be reading less, just differently, and warns that, unless we accept and encourage this shift, we may indeed be creating a generation that reads less.

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5 (Recent) Historical Events You Should Discuss with Your Students

Guest blogger Josh Work reminds us that history is alive and unfolding, and that some of our young students now require full explanations of major events that still loom large in our adult memories.

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The Classroom and the Cloud: A Bright Forecast for 2020

Guest blogger Tacy Trowbridge, group leader of Adobe's Education Programs, predicts that, by the year 2020, cloud-based apps and data will give students the flexibility and community to broaden their educational lives far beyond classroom walls.

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News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

Guest blogger Peter Adams of the News Literacy Project suggests three methods for teaching critical thinking skills and smart media consumption habits to a generation growing up in a climate of information overload.

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4 Lessons We Can Learn from the "Failure" of MOOCs

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller reflects on why the MOOC model is falling short, offering four valuable takeaways regarding the elements that still belong in online education: humanity, collaboration, feedback and blended learning modalities.

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Recent Polls: Do Educators Support the Common Core?

Are teachers are in favor of the new national education standards? Edutopia blogger Anne O'Brien presents the results from recent polls.

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A Primer on Curriculum-Sharing Sites

An overview of useful sites where educators sharing curriculum with other educators.

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6 Proposals for Improving Teacher Morale

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick reviews why low teacher morale is part of a complex cause-effect loop and offers six proposals to start breaking this cycle.

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How the Common Core Standards Tackle Problem Solving

Blogger Ben Johnson highlights how the Common Core Standards address problem solving and help prepare students for the real world.

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Project-Based Learning Made Easy

Blogger Bob Lenz suggests ideas for getting started with project-based learning in the classroom.

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Teaching with Visuals: Students Respond to Images

One math teacher has discovered that creating his own visual curricular materials helps his students.

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At the Movies: Films Focused on Education Reform

There's been quite a bit of buzz about documentary films that take a look at issues within the American education system. Whether you agree with the point of view of any of these films or not, they are sure to get you thinking.

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Social Media Guidelines

Being involved in social media allows adults, teens and kids connect with each other, learn with each other and grow together.

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