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Project-based Learning: What It Is and How It Benefits Students

Project-based learning has proven to be one of the most effective ways to engage students and provide a practical application for what they’re learning. Rachelle Dene Poth shares her insights into what project-based learning looks like, and how it helps students master key skills as they complete each project. Read on for some tips and helpful […] ...

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A Guide to Helping Your Students Through the Writing Process

Sometimes, when you assign students a writing task, they immediately balk. For students, writing assignments can be overwhelming – there are so many components for them to keep track of that they often don’t even know how to start. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Technology makes it easier than ever for students […] ...

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Helping Students Organize Their Thoughts Before They Write

Students often find that organizing their thoughts can be one of the toughest parts of the writing process. They can find the information, jot down ideas, and even take good notes, but they struggle to arrange their thoughts into a cohesive structure that helps them communicate their ideas.   The way students organize their notes can have a […] ...

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Help Your Students Conquer the Dreaded Blank Page

For students who LOVE to write, there are few things more exciting than a blank page. They don’t see white space; they see opportunity, and they can’t wait to get started. For many students, however, the opposite is true; just the sight of all that white, empty space fills them with dread. For them, the […] ...

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Informational Speeches on Issues that Matter

We hear from our teachers that students often struggle to craft effective presentations, for a variety of reasons.   In some cases they suffer from “stage fright,” and are nervous about speaking in front of their peers.  Others have a tough time finding topics, organizing their thoughts, and presenting them coherently, while simultaneously engaging their […] ...

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How to Cite Pokemon GO in MLA Format

Ask students to have a little fun by making them cite the most recent national craze: Pokemon GO. Apps have become a ubiquitous part of modern life. Just think of how many apps you use everyday in the classroom and at home. It’s probably not a stretch to think that someday a student will also need […] ...