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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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Student Power!

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

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4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

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How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms

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Building a Successful In‐District Online Program

Guest blogger Jennifer Sayre walks us through ten tips - five each for administrators and course designers - on what it takes to build and launch an online program in a public school district.

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6 Awesome Innovations in 2014

From crowdfunding to innovations in character ed, Edutopia's Director of Programming and Innovation offers some reasons to be optimistic in 2014.

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5 Steps to Foster Grit in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers 'grit' as a 21st century skill encompassing real-world qualities like determination, adaptability and reflection, and suggests five steps to foster this mindset in the classroom.

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Ownership and Agency Will Propel STEM Learning

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson presents evidence, from disappointing math and science assessment scores to Steve Wozniak's groundbreaking creativity, that the best way forward in STEM learning is by letting students lead.

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Transforming Education: The One Thing I'd Change in 2014

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar describes how engaging in authentic dialogue can strengthen school communities.

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8 EduWins of 2013

What rocked in 2013? The Edutopia blogging team weighs in.

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Does Spelling Count?

Guest blogger Shira Loewenstein, asked by her students whether spelling counts, comes back with a fascinating question of her own: why is the continuum of learning broken down into a handful of unrelated subjects?

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Linda Darling-Hammond on Creating a Collaborative Classroom
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The Collaborative Classroom: An Interview with Linda Darling-Hammond

The Stanford University education professor says social and emotional learning is a crucial part of teaching the whole child.

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George Lucas on Teaching Visual Literacy and Communications
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George Lucas: Teaching "Communication"

An interview with the founder and chairman of the George Lucas Educational Foundation on the new visual language of learning and teaching.

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Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson, in the second half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, suggests that U.S. students are losing ground because educators put access and resources ahead of knowledge and learning.

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The State of the Common Core

Vanessa Vega, Edutopia's Research Analyst, offers a work-in-progress view of how the Common Core is being implemented and assessed nationwide.

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Common Sense: An Overview of Integrated Studies
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Common Sense: An Overview of Integrated Studies

More collaboration, critical thinking, and knowledge retention are the fruits of an integrated curriculum.

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Authentic Assessment: What You Can Do in 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 months, 5 years . . .

How you can replicate authentic assessment with the resources and time that you have.

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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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