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A Balanced Look into School Social Media Policies

When discussing social media policies,  there are two major federal policies educators must consider, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998 and the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) of 2000. COPPA was enacted to protect students under 13 from having their personal information collected without the consent of a parent or guardian requiring stricter privacy measures on sites …

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Challenges & Advantages of Collaborative Learning

By: Gina Sansivero from SEEN Magazine Collaborative or active learning is a methodology that transforms the traditional lecture or teacher-focused classroom into a student or learning-centered room. Students work together to help each other understand content, solve problems or create projects and products with the instructor working as a moderator or facilitator. Collaborative spaces in education trickled down from corporate …

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STEM Education at a Living History Museum

Is it possible to present STEM education at a living history museum, a museum that re-creates life, culture and the peoples of more than 400 years ago? Located 80 miles west of Jamestown — England’s first successful American Colony — Henricus Historical Park re-creates the 1611-1622 Citie of Henricus, England’s second successful American Colony, and the nearby Powhatan Indian village …

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How Do We Teach 21st Century Students?

By: TJ Scholl from SEEN Magazine All students, regardless of where they live or their socioeconomic status and cultural backgrounds, are equally deserving and capable of responding to educational experiences and opportunities that prepare them to be globally competent. So how do we as educators continuously create opportunities and deliver instruction that affects the global competence of them all? One option …

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Designing the Perfect Classroom

By: Megan A. Fagge and Robert A. Just from SEEN Magazine Children are impressionable and the experiences they have while in school will have a profound impact on their lives. Compelling school design can inspire children and their awareness of the built environment. Simply put, the perfect school will inspire, transform and bring added value to the educational systems and …

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Georgia School Board Association MEMBER ENGAGEMENT THROUGH MOBILE  ASSOCIATION BACKGROUND              The Georgia School Boards Association represents Georgia’s 180 elected boards of education. Their mission is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services.  THE CHALLENGE In 2013, GSBA felt it necessary to add mobile communication to …

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How the Modern Classroom Influences Learning and Behavior

      What does a modern classroom look like? That depends on whom you are asking. Regardless of the differences in definitions, there seem to be some basic similarities throughout. A modern classroom utilizes a flexible layout, it is rich in technology, it supports both individual and group work, it encourages practical engagement and it is durable. These active …