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BrainPOP

BrainPOP (www.brainpop.com) creates animated, curricular resources that engage students, support teachers, and bolster achievement. Used in classrooms, at home, and on mobile devices, our award‐winning offerings include BrainPOP Jr. (K‐3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL.

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ASSESS AND IMPROVE DIGITAL LEARNING

Article | February 13, 2020

Digital learning may be the latest and greatest trend in education. It has allowed for creative instructional practices, like flipped classrooms and individualized instruction. Many teachers report that their students are more engaged than ever. But do you know if digital learning is useful in helping your students learn? How can you tell? You assess it, and that should be easy. Schools are in the business of assessment. They routinely evaluate teacher efficacy and student learning, so assessing the quality and impact of digital learning should be easy. Are your digital learning assessment practices up to par? If not, what can you do to correct them? The simple act of observation can tell you a lot about the effectiveness of digital learning in your classroom.

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3D-printable cases for the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera

Article | August 26, 2020

How do we know you love it? Because the internet is now full of really awesome 3D-printable cases and add-ons our community has created in order to use their High-Quality Camera out and about…or for Octoprint…or home security…or SPACE PHOTOGRAPHY, WHAT?! We thought it would be fun to show you some of 3D designs we’ve seen pop up on sites like Thingiverse and MyMiniFactory, so that anyone with access to a 3D printer can build their own camera too!

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What’s it Like to Attend Arizona’s Best Online High School?

Article | July 10, 2020

Arizona is home to many things: the Grand Canyon, the Arizona Cardinals, and Arizona’s best online high school—ASU Prep Digital. Founded in 2017, ASU Prep Digital has quickly become Arizona’s best online high school, succeeding in bridging the gap between high school and college, equipping part-time and full-time students with the tools they need to earn their diploma, and helping them get on an accelerated path to university admission.

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What mathematical concepts are used in the game of netball?

Article | August 17, 2020

Experts suggest that 80 per cent of our future jobs will require maths. So can we ignore the fact that women are significantly under represented in professions related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics? Recent education research in New Zealand has revealed a significant difference in the way girls and boys engage with mathematics. According to a TIMSS report, more New Zealand Year 5 boys were very confident in mathematics, while more Year 5 girls were not confident in mathematics. It’s our job as educators to find ways to encourage girls to pursue mathematics and foster a love for the subject. One way to do this is by connecting classroom maths with our learners’ real-world environments, showing them that maths is relevant to the everyday activities they value and love.

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Spotlight

BrainPOP

BrainPOP (www.brainpop.com) creates animated, curricular resources that engage students, support teachers, and bolster achievement. Used in classrooms, at home, and on mobile devices, our award‐winning offerings include BrainPOP Jr. (K‐3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL.

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