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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

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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iPads in Education: How the iPad reinforces English Classes

by Janet Davis
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Last year, we have all witnessed how Apple attempted and succeeded in dominating the educational tablet market – CNET reported that the company already locked up 94% of the total shares. Beyond the benefit of efficiency and standards, the device has gone a long way in improving collaboration and engaging students in all subjects, including […]

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Games to Promote Critical Thinking in Engineering

by Chris Burley
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Games for Future Engineers Engineering can be really hard, and sometimes going by the book and the basic lesson plans just aren’t enough. Some students do better when they are able to control something visually or take part in a simulation of sorts. That’s where engineering games come in. These type of games are used […]

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Games to Promote Critical Thinking in Life Sciences

by Chris Burley
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Making Life Science Fun School is constantly shifting and evolving the way in which it teaches students about the basic fundamentals. Lately, this shift in education has been leaning towards educational games that can easily be found on computers and other mobile devices. These games are vast improvements over the games of old and allow […]

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How Using Twitter In The Classroom Can Kill Boredom

by Chris Burley
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A New Era of Education – Twitter in the classroom Right now, the students heading into school are part of a new generation. This generation is one that has grown up on portable computers and tablets. They have watched websites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter grow exponentially as more and more people join up. They […]

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