Local Pittsburgh Teachers Get Slimed This Saturday
The city of Pittsburgh is a great place to be a kid. Growing up in Pittsburgh means year-round sports games, long afternoons exploring wooded parks and field trips spent in planetariums, zoos and even submarines. But our best resource of all? Our people -- especially our teachers.
4 Innovative and Inspiring Tech Tools
If you’re a part of the Spark network, you know that we’re always on the lookout for innovative tech tools. Last week, we showcased five unique tools that helped students and adults get creative in some seriously inspiring ways. This week, we’d like to shine a spotlight on four more new digital devices. From wireless […]
"Play the Election" Game Will Do for Civics What Bill Nye Did for Science Class
If there's a single tool that can get kids excited about the 2012 Presidential Election, Play the Election is it.
Can Gamification Solve World Peace? One Teacher Says Yes
Gamification can do a lot of things, but can it solve world peace? One educator seems to think so, and before you make up your mind, you may want to take a look at his innovative lesson plan.
5 Ways to Improve Your Teaching Strategies Over the Summer
Are you a teacher hoping to make the most of your summer "vacation?" If so, use one, or all, of these tips to make the next school year your most successful one yet.
Are We Teaching Creativity or Killing It?
While it's easy to compare grades to see which students are falling behind in math class, creativity is a harder thing to measure.
New Exciting Teaching Strategies — The Comic Textbook
"The Graphic Textbook" from Reading with Pictures is giving comics a greater role in education.
Are 21st Century Learners Too Focused on the Workforce?
How can we adapt teaching strategies to meet the changing needs and interests of students?
2 Teaching Strategies That Turn Distractions Into Learning Tools
Mindshift recently published an article which asked the question, “Will old teaching strategies work amidst the mobile revolution in schools?” We’d like to flip that question on its head. Instead of asking if old strategies will work with new teaching technology, we’re asking how new technology can be used to solve one of the oldest […]