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9-12 High School

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 9-12.

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12

Looking for advice on integrating iPads in high school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

Schools and the "instaself" Lives of Teens

As the app world encourages students to turn inward, schools can serve the critical role of reconnecting them to the world where they actually live. Schools and the "instaself" Lives of Teens

The Challenges of Adolescence (and How Parents and Educators Can Help)

Three recent studies show why we need to divert middle and high school students from values and behaviors that may harm them in adulthood.

Class Discussion to Encourage Critical Thinking

For high school educators, this list of resources, guides, and downloads will help you implement Socratic seminars and other classroom discussion models that encourage critical thinking.

Common Core Math: Best Resources for High School Educators

Looking for Common-Core-aligned resources for mathematics? Explore this compilation of useful CCSS math resources for high school educators.

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Challenges in Education: A Student's-Eye View

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

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Students as Designers: Game Jams!

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Life After the Hour of Code

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Students as Designers: Game Jams!

The game jam (a game about making a game) is a hands-on model for inspiring student creativity, collaboration, and sense of accomplishment.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning

Intrigued by the idea of using mobile devices for instructional purposes in the classroom? This playlist from VideoAmy will give you some tips and insights into the challenges and the promise of mobile learning.

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Design Thinking, Making, and Learning From the Heart

By reflecting on their learning and engaging their senses and empathy, students designed and built models of what they felt would be meaningful WWI memorials.

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How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

What is your school and classroom cell phone policy? Read these tips when devising an effective plan for student use of mobile phones of campus.

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"Rolling Out" a Game

Teachers have a number of options for introducing students to a new game-based lesson, including the fishbowl, playing together, and beginning with a simplified version.

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Challenges in Education: A Student's-Eye View

In response to recent findings that students' academic results are impaired by stress and self-doubt, here are three ways to help them reframe how learning works.

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7 Things Parents and Teachers Should Know About Teens

Parents and educators can become more aware of ways into the hearts and minds of teens that can make a difference.

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.

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Bell Ringer Exercises

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley presents an overview of bell work - short, focused exercises to help students make the most of valuable classroom time.

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Don’t Listen to Music While Studying

Guest blogger David Cutler, a history, government and journalism teacher, asks us to face the music about whether or not listening our favorite tunes while studying actually helps our concentration.

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6 Engaging End-of-Year Projects

Consider one of these six engaging and creative student projects to wrap of the school year.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects

Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.

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