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The mindset shift that has absolutely revolutionized my classroom

by Chris Burley
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Some approaches to learning are a waste of time The process of integrating technology into my teaching practices and slowly attempting to flip my classroom has had an unexpected consequence:  a complete mindset shift as to how I approach teaching.  As a Social Studies teacher, I had always assumed that it was my responsibility to […]

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Take a break, before you are broke – 5 ways to improve classroom health

by Chris Burley
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In this series we will highlight the experiences of teachers who participated in the MERIT program. Their words illustrate the impact and potential of the MERIT program to dramatically improve the quality of teaching, and the resulting learning environments for students. Ergonomic Breaks – Are we modeling them for the students? I was pleasantly surprised when my […]

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Voices of MERIT – Rachel Freed

by Rachel Freed
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In this series we will highlight the experiences of teachers who participated in the MERIT program. Their words illustrate the impact and potential of the MERIT program to dramatically improve the quality of teaching, and the resulting learning environments for students. Beyond Technology In The Classroom The MERIT program has transformed me on several different […]

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KCI Offers Coding for Kids – Share With Your Students!

by Krause Center for Innovation
Coding for Kids

The KCI is offering a Coding Camp for Kids. If you have students who are interested in coding, let them know about this 4-day camp in August.  Students will explore the world of coding in this exciting course designed for middle school aged boys and girls. Participants will actively engage in the world of computer […]

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Games to Promote Critical Thinking in Physics

by Chris Burley
Critical Thinking In Physics

Time to Get Physical Another subject that kids tend to have a hard time with is Physics. While the actual visual guides to Physics are neat and interesting, the actual equations and various formulas that come with Physics tend to not be nearly as interesting. In fact it can be pretty boring at times. That’s […]

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Countdown! 13 days until SVGives! We’ve got that giving spirit!

by Janet Davis
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KCI is participating in Silicon Valley Gives the first-ever day of giving to benefit non-profit organizations. On May 6, 2014, thousands of area residents are going to show their support for their favorite non-profit. On that day, every donation and donor KCI receives will go further to help us claim our share of thousands of […]

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Games to Promote Critical Thinking in Math

by Chris Burley
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Fun Math Games? They Exist! These math heavy games include, but are not limited to: Place Value Millionaire Walk the Plank Integers Jeopardy Coordinate Plane Game Place Value Millionaire Based on the hit television series “Who Wants to be A Millionaire,” Place Value Millionaire puts you at the hot seat and has you facing off […]

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What “They” Forgot to Tell you When Flipping your Classroom

by Gene Tognetti
Flippped Classroom in California

This post originally appeared in  the Common Core and Ed Tech blog. Here’s a guest post by MERIT 2013 graduate Cheryl Chase, Middle School Science Teacher at St. Leo the Great School in San Jose, Ca., and is all about tips and tricks to successfully flip your classroom. Thanks, Cheryl! The “Flipped Classroom”, it’s what everyone […]

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A View from Washington: The Intersection of Policy & Politics in American Education

by Krause Center for Innovation
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[Remarks of Martha Kanter, Former U.S. Under Secretary of Education (2009-2013), Microsoft/KCI 2014 Innovation Award Recognition Event Microsoft, Mountain View Campus February 27, 2014] Thank you for such a warm welcome! It’s wonderful to come home to Silicon Valley and especially to participate in the Microsoft/Krause Center for Innovation Awards ceremony! I can’t think of […]

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