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Guest blogger Elisabeth Stock, a K-12 digital learning expert, explains how blended learning is a construct rather than a model, and details the thinking that led her group to link personalized instruction with student-driven learning.
Guest blogger Chris Hare focuses on communication, a critical element of PBL, through the lens of the Angry Birds game and proposes different strategies for working with red, orange, black and blue birds within your group.
Guest bloggers Kelly Teng and Cameron Baker, game developers with an interest in education, suggest that the gaming world can teach educators lessons about abstract thinking, enthusiastic engagement, and creative play in pursuit of knowledge.
In the spirit of Brown vs. the Board of Education, Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias advocates that every student be intentionally and continuously exposed to programming that supports the growth of the whole child -- as opposed to solely academics.
Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, encourage us to boost students' reading retention by training them to visualize meaning as well as paying attention to the words themselves.
Guest blogger Allen Mendler compares what's expected of students in school to what will be expected of them in the real world, and suggests more realistic goals for giving them a more satisfying academic life.
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers the natural alignment between the NGSS and PBL, as both approaches focus on deeper learning - not just the science content, but also the content of being a scientist.