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K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. If you have any thoughts or comments about these blogs, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares a simple but powerful model for integrating tech in elementary classrooms.
How teachers can use Zynga's Farmville as an educational tool in the classroom.
Wireless schools, a laptop per child, and online classes and assessment tools are just the tip of the technology iceberg when it comes to the future of learning.
If your students struggle with motivation when it comes to writing, give them authentic reason -- an audience.
Student-Centered Learning Strategies: Guest blogger Paul Bogdan shares strategies for teaching kids how to learn
Education journalist and blogger Suzie Boss points out that teachers need to see more examples of student work that put 21st-century skills to use.
Andrew Marcinek shares how collaborative assessment can be applied in a digital classroom.
Rebecca Alber February 15, 2011
Formative assessments matter because teachers make important instructional decisions based on the data they provide. (Updated 01/2014)