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Project-Based Learning

Focus on Collaboration to Kick Off New School Year

Blogger Suzie Boss shares steps for assisting secondary students with classroom collaboration.
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Assessment

Hit the Mark With Digital Media Exit Cards

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson illustrates the importance of formative assessment and suggests engaging ways of using mobile devices to enhance the tried-and-true exit slip.
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Teacher Leadership

Remake Your Class: 6 Steps to Get Started

Designer and organizational strategist Melanie Kahl suggests a six-step process to rethink and remake your classroom for more inspiring and more effective learning.
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Education Trends

Empowering Students Through Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking, Part 2

In the second of two parts, Kim Saxe, Director of the Innovation Labs at The Nueva School, describes more about the Intro to Entrepreneurship class for 7th and 8th graders.
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Technology Integration

Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)

Game-based learning scholar Kurt Squire explores how to leverage young people's interest in social networks, gaming, and new forms of media to foster deeper connections to civic and political life and greater youth involvement in the community.
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Education Trends

Building Community at Edutopia: New Tools Coming Soon!

Samer Rabadi, Edutopia's new Online Community Manager, gives a heads up about some new tools that will make us a more connected and effective community.
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Education Trends

Empowering Students Through Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking

In the first of two parts, Kim Saxe, Director of the Innovation Labs at The Nueva School, describes the Intro to Entrepreneurship class for 7th and 8th graders.
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Education Trends

Building Classroom Community Amongst the Machines

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek reviews the meaning of community to a generation growing up on social media, and offers three exercises for strengthening human interaction within a classroom full of devices.
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Education Trends

5 Steps to a Greener School

Deborah Moore, co-founder of Green Schools Initiative, offers eco-friendly suggestions and resources for a greener, healthier back-to-school.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Back to School: Goal Setting With Your Students

Blogger Maurice Elias explores 12 virtues for teachers to use when goal setting with students.
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