Computational Thinking

How do I identify the main parts of a problem?

As we roll out Project Pals, one of the things that keeps me busy is how to teach users to identify the main parts of a problem. As intuitive as it may seem, this is one of the most complicated parts of problem solving in a project setting. I thought about this problem a lot and came up with a short algorithm that trains users how to...

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21st Century Skills

Is Our K-12 Education System Successfully Preparing Students for the Workforce?

A few hundred years ago, education meant an apprenticeship under an expert, not years spent in a...

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Educational Technology

How to Obtain Administrative Buy-In for School Technology

Most adults spend much of their workday at the computer. Whether it’s teleconferencing with people...

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Deep Learning

How to Get Started with Student-Directed Learning

Project-based learning lessons build on the idea that student-directed learning is the most...

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Educational Technology Project-Based Learning

Top 7 Web Tools for Project-Based Learning

Students are tired of boring classrooms. Teachers are sick of disengaged students. It doesn’t have...

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Deep Learning Strategic Thinking Math

The Power of Problem-Based Learning for Math

It is quite typical for math to be a content outlier when it comes to Project-Based Learning (PBL),...

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Inquiry Based Learning

How to Implement Inquiry-Based Learning Lesson Plans

In a typical American classroom, students are passive recipients of knowledge. They must memorize...

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What are the Advantages of Student-Centered Learning?

Student-centered learning (SCL) might seem inconsistent with basic educational goals. After all,...

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Project-Based Learning

How to Create Project Based Learning Lessons

Most teachers know that children are more invested in learning when it’s fun and relevant. What...

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Project-Based Learning

17 Examples of STEM Project Based Learning Activities

Every teacher knows that STEM-based learning is the wave of the future. Most also know that STEM is...

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