October 23, 2014

Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

By Katrina Schwartz, Mind/Shift Magazine Digital classroom tools like computers, tablets and smartphones offer exciting opportunities to deepen learning through creativity, collaboration and connection, but those very devices can also be distracting to students. Similarly, parents complain that when students are required to complete homework assignments online, it’s a challenge for students to remain on  read more…

Fashion and Technology

By Dinna Soliman (Fashion Enrichment) Being a fashion designer today has changed so much from the days of couturiers. A vital part of our industry is the use of computers and technology and its impact on how clothing and accessories are made. Not only are designers who are entering the industry expected to know how to sew and drape, they need to  read more…

Working Your Way Through Shakespeare

by Marie Kent (English and Essay Coaching) “To be or not to be? That is the question…” Actually it is more like, “To read or not to read?” when it comes to the Bard and highschoolers. Not long ago I had the pleasure of sitting down and reading passages of William Shakespeare’s perennial tragedy, Hamlet, with  read more…

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Math–What’s the Answer?

By Neer Asherie (Physics, Math, and Chemistry) When I am discussing a physics problem and a student interrupts me to ask for the answer, I sometimes wait a moment before replying. Not because I don’t want the student to know the answer. On the contrary, I am pleased if he or she can get it right  read more…

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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

by Holly Korbey, Mind/Shift Online Mark Pennington’s students often read on their laptops. Pennington, who’s a reading specialist in Elk Grove near Sacramento, Calif., sees a need to teach kids how to read digitally and stay engaged, and thinks that digital reading will eventually catch up to what kids can do reading print. When asked  read more…

18 SAT (and Studying) Hacks

By Jimmy Leach, from The Daily Genius There are, of course, just the two certainties in life – death and taxes and all that – but if there’s a third, then it’s that, at some point, we’ll have to take exams. So what’s the harm in a little nudge in the right direction? A little  read more…

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