5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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The end of the school year is a time when both students and teachers alike are distracted by thoughts of vacation, sleeping in, and no deadlines. Many of these, educators would love to teach but “just don’t have time for “, even though they align well with broad goals of preparing students for college and career. If you’re looking for meaningful lessons to wrap up your school year, here are my top picks: Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills.

How to Build Lifelong Learners

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If there is a trait above all others that I want to imbue into my students, it is curiosity. ” The first step toward reaching that goal would be opening their minds to fascinating bits and pieces of knowledge, be they about computer games or nature. Renowned linguist, philosopher, historian, and scientist, Noam Chomsky says it this way: “ Education is really aimed at helping students get to the point where they can learn on their own.

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Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team

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You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? Busch's student tech teams have four sub-committees: the “Newcast Directors," the “iPad Consultants," the “Makerspace Mentors," and the “Cyber Squad." The Various Student Tech Team Sub-Committees.

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