Why ask kids to take a test when they can a movie and masterfully show synthesis of many skills and content at once? AP Literature and Composition students tasked with showing their knowledge of satire create short movies to tie in technology skills, writing skills and reading skills. Peers provide feedback.
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December 19, 2014
May 18, 2014
Leading requires that we navigate today's reality in the context of the territory ahead. Planning what our schools will look like moving forward is essential. Innovation includes knowing what the barriers may be and planning around them.
April 25, 2014
Creative endeavors can be a valuable tool in motivating and inspiring students to take an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but they're often underutilized, experts say.
March 11, 2014
A new book by Anna R. Beresin examines play, recess, and creativity from several angles.
February 07, 2014
Three new titles suggest ways for incorporating graphic novels, multimedia production, and other media across the curriculum.
December 30, 2013
BookMarks' most popular posts of 2013 include book reviews, interviews, and longer pieces on graphic novels, common standards, creativity, summer reading, e-books, and libraries.
November 10, 2013
Researchers at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting say creativity is a whole-brain process—and it can highlight unusual strengths in students with emotional disabilities.
October 01, 2013
A new book explores the impact of new technology on young people's self-presentation and creative expression.
September 30, 2013
A new book by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis proposes "apps" as a framework for understanding a new generation of youth.
September 03, 2013
Perhaps in schools of the future, with experiential learning and creative problem-solving at the heart of the curriculum, kids will await the end of summer as a time to return to an experience that will so honor their needs and nature as to make the prospect of school actually seem better than vacation.