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July 25, 2016

Teachers Explore Uses of Pokémon Go With Autistic Students

The phenomena of the mobile game Pokémon Go has been touted for its learning possibilities. It might also have particular benefits for children with autism.

July 11, 2016

When It Comes to Grading, Is '50' the New 'Zero'?

An increasing number of schools are revamping their grading practices, including the use of 'no zero' policies.

June 27, 2016

From 'Hamilton' to Hogwarts, Teachers Are Bringing Pop-Culture Phenomena Into the Classroom

In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.

April 21, 2016

Robot Designed to Help Schools Teach Coding Unveiled by Harvard Group

"Root," a magnetic, hexagonal device that travels across a white board and performs a variety of behaviors in response to students' digital commands, is designed to get students thinking in the logic of coding.

March 27, 2016

For New Teachers, Classrooms Aren't Just Blank Slates. They're Blank, Expensive Slates

Teachers generally invest a lot of money in their classrooms. But for new teachers, a lack of guidance may lead to a lot of misspent money.

March 18, 2016

Can New App Help 'Lesson Study' Make Inroads in U.S. Schools?

As they grapple with new instructional expectations, a growing number of teachers are working to improve their practice through the "lesson study" approach to professional development.

January 15, 2016

PBS LearningMedia Calling All 'Tech Savvy' Educators for PD Program

The Digital Innovators program recognizes educators for use of technology and digital media in instruction.

December 11, 2015

To Enliven Lessons, Teachers Bring Social Justice Into Math Classes

Educator are increasingly looking for creative ways to make math applicable to the real world and more interesting for students. One of the latest trends is "social justice math."

August 28, 2015

Poetry Group Launches Weekly Poem Project for Teachers

Success of another endeavor and teachers' interest inspired the Academy of American Poets to create a program that introduces poetry regardless of discipline.

June 23, 2015

English Teacher Bases Final Exam on 'Serial' Podcast

Popular podcast series "Serial" inspired an English teacher to change up her class's final exam by asking groups of students to produce their own podcast.

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