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May 13, 2014

English Class Publishes E-Book (and It's Already More Popular Than 'The Odyssey')

Freshmen Honors English students at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., self-published a poetry anthology last week, believed to be the first class-produced e-book.

February 20, 2014

Project-Based Learning Finds a Champion in New Documentary

The new documentary "If You Build It" features two teachers going without salary for a year while working with students to construct a farmers market.

July 30, 2013

Program Aims to Make Students' Dreams Matter in Schools

A nonprofit seeks to connect high schools' curricula with students' dreams for themselves and the future.

January 04, 2013

Latest Curriculum Craze: Making Stuff

A Huffington Post article says that, in a kind of backlash against the test-driven curricula that have prevailed in many schools over the past decade, there's a growing interest among educators and parents in giving kids more hands-on, experiential learning projects. One example of the reported move...

January 03, 2013

Do You Really Know What Project-Based Learning Is?

Azul Terronez, an 8th grade Humanities teacher at High Tech Middle in San Diego, explains that within project-based learning, students explore and make discoveries (i.e., learn) through the project itself.

October 31, 2012

Documentary Explores 'Place-Based' Learning

I finally had a chance to watch a documentary I've been meaning to get to for several months now called "Schools That Change Communities."

October 09, 2012

One Teacher's Flip From Flipped Classrooms

While flipped classrooms are still all the rage in some education circles, teacher and blogger Shelley Wright explains why her "brief love affair with the flip has ended." Wright initially turned to the flipped model as a way to help her and her students get through "the large and sometimes burdens...

March 27, 2012

Exploring the Role of Tech in the Classroom

In a recent Education Week Commentary piece, William J. Oehlkers and Cindy DiDonato argue that, for new tech platforms like tablet computers to reach their educational potential (and not become mere classroom distractions), they must be used in the context of project-based learning: In project-ba...

May 16, 2011

New Research on Instructional Styles: Take Your Pick

The journal Science is publishing a study finding that, in an introductory college physics course, students placed in an experimental, collaborative-learning class performed significantly better on an end-of-course exam than students who were given a traditional lecture-based class.

January 12, 2011

Algebra, Reality TV-Style

A new public television multimedia project for teens combines algebra instruction with hip hop, fashion, video games, and reality television.

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