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    Lectures aren’t what they used to be. Back in the day, professors amassed a collection of well-researched information, partly from peers and colleagues, and partly from their own work. From these notes and selected course textbooks, they created a syllabus. Then each week, the teacher delivered the information to his or her students. Some students ...
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    Teachers need another thing to do like most students need more candy right after breakfast. That’s why educators cringe when administrators talk about new initiatives or want to pilot a new tech program. Teachers know it means playing catch up in an effort to onboard themselves and their students. Instead, schools that are serious about ...
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    Are you still reluctant to have a little fun in your classroom? Don’t be. Games motivate learners in ways that worksheets never will. That’s because gamification socializes instructional experiences and makes them collaborative events that motivate students to learn and excel. Experienced teachers have always sensed that games work well in their classrooms, but now ...
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    Imagine being locked in a room. You have no idea where you are, other than in a room containing the clues you need to escape. All you have are your wits and the friends who have joined you on this adventure. Escape rooms offer mental and physical stimulation. They immerse “captives” in a hands-on experience ...
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    It probably won’t come as a surprise to you that we spend too much time in front of a computer screen. We work in front of a computer, check our smartphones throughout the day, and relax with a tablet in the evening, either watching a show or playing digital games. Our children watch us and ...
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    There’s a lot to love about an algorithm. For one thing, it’s orderly. The procedure for solving a formula of this kind is a step-by-step progression. The nice thing is that it includes repetitive calculations, and the familiarity feels friendly. When you arrive at the algorithm’s solution, you also feel a sense of accomplishment. I ...
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