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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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GSBA CASE STUDY

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 …

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Students Compete in App Competition to Make the World a Better Place

On Tuesday May 10, 2016. MAD about Mattering, a global project that challenges teams of middle and high school students to develop apps that tackle social problems held the project’s first finals competition. Following the quad-engineering model, students from different schools across the US were split into 13 cross school teams to virtually collaborate in the mobile app development competition. …

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Students Making Mobile Apps That Make a Difference – MAD About Mattering

Today’s generation of students are connected with technology more than any other generation. Inspiring this generation to use technology to resolve social problems is of the utmost importance. Did you know that the students in your classroom are… Spending up to 9 hours a day on social media platforms Checking social media and apps at least 100 times a day …

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Teaching Mobile App Development for Project Based Learning

Project based learning has been a staple in classrooms for decades. Educators have incorporated projects in the classroom to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving, skills that are important for college readiness. Can any project in the classroom be used in project based learning? The short answer is not so simple. Projects, of all shapes and sizes are great ways to …