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4 Free Sets of Flipped & Blended Learning Tutorials from Matthew Moore and the FLN – Education Article

First, let me make it clear that I work for the Flipped Learning Network (as their Community Administrator), so yes, I am a “biased” fan and advocate of their work. One of the many inspiring educators on the FLN Board is Matthew T. Moore. Matthew has been very busy these last few years, being a key player in putting together the ILFABN (Illinois Flipped and Blended Learning) conferences, writing his book, DIBs: Using Digital Instruction Blocks, and creating lots of excellent PD…

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Making Math Fun, Accessible, and Real-World Based – Education Article

Many students dread working with math and have trouble finding the fun in it. As a self-professed “math nerd,” I’m here to tell you that mathematics can be incredibly rewarding and fun when it’s done right! Whether you’re a parent who wants to help a young child find joy in learning or a college student who wants to find a job in the STEM field after graduation, there are many ways you can utilize fun and approachable tactics to take…

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The Best Resources, Sites, and Apps for Your Student Based on Their Learning Style – Education Article

While there may be growing evidence that the idea of “learning styles” is a myth, Christine from CalPac has put together a great set of resources, and gone well beyond the traditional ‘visual, audio, kinesthetic’ styles. There are some great apps here and that teachers and parents can use to differantiate learning for different types of students. – KW Every child learns differently. Some children process information as soon as they see it, while others do better when they hear it. Some…

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Bridging the Gap: Graphic Novels and Reluctant Readers – Education Article

We live in a visual world where content, including educational content, is often consumed visually in the form of infographics, short videos, and yes, comics. It’s no secret that graphic novels and comics are increasingly popular among young readers. Many readers step from “I Can Read” chapter books that include pictures to popular diary fiction and more complex graphic novels. Graphic novels fill the gap that leads to the unillustrated chapter books that students will study throughout their education. Discounting…

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Prepare Your Students to Recognize Disinformation With the “Bad News” Game – Education Article

Game Hopes to Inoculate Kids Against Disinformation as They Build Their Own Fake News Empire As much of a fan as I am of the many wonderful things the Internet and World Wide Web have made possible, I am equally disheartened by the various downsides of this invasive digital realm. Cyber attacks, malware, misinformation, astroturfing, cyber bullying, social media driven anxiety and depression, and so on. This stuff bums me out. Sometimes when I get frustrated with the bad stuff,…

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