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10 Best Documentaries for Teaching Science
posted by: Melissa | March 16, 2017, 08:34 am   

We’re starting a series this week on documentary films. While teachers are encouraged to make lessons engaging and active to help with retention, the fact remains that there are just some topics that a single teacher can’t adequately explain. Sometimes, students need to see something to understand it and documentaries give students that opportunity when it might otherwise be impossible. Also, don’t underestimate the power of a team of professional writers when it comes to breaking down complex topics into something both understandable and fascinating.

 
Rethinking Recess
posted by: Melissa | March 10, 2017, 04:12 pm   

There are a lot of issues that arise during the school day which teachers and administrators need to think seriously about. Few people consider recess to be one of them; however, Playworks is asking educators to do just that.

 
Legos & Learning: A Match Made in Heaven
posted by: Melissa | March 07, 2017, 10:50 am   

Nothing entrances children as much as a pile of Lego pieces. These simple, interchangeable blocks do not move, make sounds, or light up like so many children’s toys do, but it’s this very simplicity that allows for endless possibilities and captures children’s imagination and creative sense. It’s exactly for these reasons that many teachers are using the blocks in their classrooms.

 
What Students Can Learn by Writing for Wikipedia
posted by: Melissa | March 02, 2017, 08:28 am   

Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. But for the world's largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it's nothing new.

 
Five Sites You Can Use To Create Classroom Videos
posted by: Melissa | February 28, 2017, 10:58 am   

The key to any good lesson is great content, and in the modern classroom, more and more that means videos. Videos can spice up a dull topic or allow you to flip your classroom by introducing students to the content at home. From TED to YouTube to Khan Academy, many sites post premade videos that are ready for teachers to show in class or to assign for student use.

 
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