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Five Steps For Integrating Computer Science in the Classroom

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, (Dec. 3-9), we’re offering classroom-friendly tips and resources that you can use to introduce young learners to coding, storytelling, and creative problem-solving! 

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PBS Digital Innovators Take Students Across Miles and Time Zones: The Egg Drop Challenge

The Egg Drop Challenge is an opportunity for students to stretch their engineering minds by creating a structure that will protect a raw egg from a specifically measured fall. Throughout the process, three classrooms came together and teleconferenced through Zoom to share ideas, revelations, and to take advantage of real-time collaboration. For teachers and students, what truly stood out was the incredibly different experience of the various parties.

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War Games: Gamifying the Vietnam War and teaching 'The Things They Carried'

For my 11th-Grade American Literature students the Vietnam War was as far away from them as World War II was from O’Brien the day that he received his draft notice. I used BreakoutEDU to help students experience the feelings of separation and camaraderie caused by being drafted into, and serving in, the Vietnam War.

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Using Virtual Team Teaching to Connect Classrooms

Ready to start collaborating with other educators? Here are top 3 suggestions as you venture into the world of redefined digital collaboration.

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How Games Can Be a Centerpiece for Student-Driven Learning

Make games the driver of experiential learning in your classroom

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Foreign Language Virtual Field Trips: A Travel Guide for Beginners

Like many educators, I teach students cultural literacy in order to cultivate compassionate global citizens. In pursuit of this gain, my foreign language colleagues and I collaborate to provide a taste of the world for our students through the use of technology, including virtual reality.

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A Unique Way to Bring History to Life for your Students

Hollywood does a fantastic job of getting us when to lose ourselves in a character. Lin Manuel Miranda did it when he turned his reading of Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton into a personalized, energetic reading, hip-hop/rap song and hit Broadway musical. How can you do this in your classroom?

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Teachers Tell All: Ten Tips for Online Course Success

So, you’re thinking of enrolling in an online course?  Learning online offers a level of flexibility that many educators appreciate, and while it may feel like it as you settle in to take your course, you are NOT alone! Here are 10 tips for making the most of your first online course. 

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Virtual Reality Opens the Door to Global Collaborations

Getting middle school students fired up about Greeks, Romans, Anglo Saxons, and Ottomans can be a challenge.  But when they view those places using VR, students are excited about history and are willing to spend their own time studying it. That is transformative.

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