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Guest blogger Alice Keeler introduces playsheets, gamified worksheet apps that sweeten skill-and-drill by increasing student self-efficacy through the challenge-and-reward model they associate with a gaming environment.
Guest blogger Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education, offers two strategies to help students become conscientious about and connected to the global problems they'll one day be called upon to solve.
Edutopia blogger Monica Burns proves that technology has a place in the great outdoors with her list of iPad apps to help kids identify birds and trees, navigate with maps, tie knots, and explore national parks.
Guest blogger Eileen Mattingly suggests three foreign films - 'Whale Rider,' 'Please Vote for Me,' and 'Like Stars on Earth' - as fun starting points for globally-focused summer learning activities.
Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron offers up tips for parents, such as taking museum trips, to keep their children active and learning this summer.
Science popularizer and guest blogger 'Science Bob' Pflugfelder offers parents three experiments - Blobs in a Bottle, the Exploding Lunch Bag, and Film Canister Rockets - to delight and engage young scientists over summer vacation.
Edutopia blogger Josh Block, reflecting on the prompt 'what #Teachingis,' considers some of the identities and role juggled by teachers: powerful voice, facilitator, conflict resolver, mentor, model, consultant, scholar, observer . . .
Guest blogger Tom Whitby traces the history of collaborative PD from mimeos and thermo faxes to blog posts and tweets, emphasizing the importance of teachers sharing their voices, entering the dialogue, and staying relevant.
Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar shares tips for cleaning your classroom and congratulating yourself with an appreciation letter on a year of hard work.