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flipgrid for math class

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Flipgrid for Math Class

Math teachers are always looking for ways to increase student engagement in their classrooms. Let’s just admit it, it’s very easy for math classes to be boring without some effort on the teacher’s part to build in inquiry, discovery, and some real-world applications. Adding in some form of interactive video can make even the most …

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A Strategy for Modernizing School Curriculum in Kentucky

The post below is designed as a one-page policy briefing, focusing on the #GoOpen Initiative launched by the federal Office of Educational Technology in late 2015. Michael W. Paul, Jr. mike@pikemalltech.com (270) 505 4815 Summary The introduction of the Go Open Initiative in 2015 provided a path for school districts to use openly licensed, high-quality …

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Repairing the Breach in Education

Repairing the Breach: How to Save Education, Prepare for the Future, and Realize the Fullness of Human Potential

And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. (Isaiah 58:12, King James Version) I could start this article with a statement like, “The education …

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student engagement through growth mindset

Growth Mindset and Student Engagement: A Powerful Combination

Student engagement continues to be a topic of much discussion in the education community. A Google search for “increasing student engagement” will yield more than eight million results, including results from scholarly research articles. Teachers and administrators are continually looking for ways to engage students in learning, so much so that some teachers are creating infographics …

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Defining Brain Gain in the Modern Classroom

The idea of “Brain Gain” certainly sounds like something you could achieve after watching a Jeopardy! marathon, reading the collected works of Ray Kurzweil, or spending a day with Elon Musk. However, the concept of “Brain Gain” as developed by Marc Prensky revolves around integrating technology in meaningful ways in our schools and combining what our …

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