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Robots & Implications For Life On Planet Earth

It's hard to know how the growth of robots and maker learning tools will all play out but three near term educational implications seem clear. It will let kids show what they know, and there will be more opportunities for interest-based learning and deeper learning.

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Helping Teachers and Schools Run Experiments

Imagine giving teachers and schools opportunities to run experiments of their own or to join larger trials. Imagine if they had access to better measures and powerful analytics. The next step in supporting teachers as scientists is an intelligence platform that combines information about best practices, formative asses...

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Combining Formal & Informal Learning To Change the World

The story of Matt Scullin, a Penn and UC Berkeley grad who found success by combining formal & informal learning to discover his passion, launch his startup, and make a big difference in energy efficiency.

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The Context-Driven Future of Learning

The future will be personalized, whether it’s online search or learning. The content-driven internet and personalized learning are in its initial stages of development. But as the tools and technology continue to improve, learning will become more accessible, more tailored, more immediate, and more powerful.

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Student Motivation Matters: 25 Tips and Strategies

A new report from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching reviews what we know about student motivation. It's a great summary of academic research on motivation, but it stops short of illuminating the path forward.

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The Foundation for Excellence in Education is igniting a movement of reform, state by state, to transform education for the 21st century economy. Excellence in Action, the organization’s flagship initiative, is working with lawmakers and policymakers to advance education reform across America.

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Blogging is Alive and Well for Leaders, Learners and Lead Generators

Blogging is alive and well. Advocates, leaders, and lead generators are using blogs more than ever to share stories and tips that promote empathy and action. What caused this resurgence of writing? We think it’s new platforms, advocacy, content marketing, and a little edu blogging.

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10 Powerful Project-Based Learning Engagement Strategies

Student engagement is key to motivation, persistence, and deeper learning. In addition to our recently featured 22 instincts that motivate a commitment of time and energy, here's 10 strategies to promote powerful project-based learning experiences.

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