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Techducation: Embracing Mobile Technology in Our Classrooms

Techducation: Embracing Mobile Technology in Our Classrooms

Phones can be the revolutionary tool that we need to transform the way we connect to each other, inside and outside the classroom.
What to Teach, Ask the Experts

What to Teach, Ask the Experts

In order to keep abreast of trends in the workplace, I constantly ask for feedback from professionals and invite them into my classroom.
Superheroes and Mathematics: Playing and Programming for the Future, Part 2

Superheroes and Mathematics: Playing and Programming for the Future, Part 2

We explore what happened when designers and programmers from educational design company GameDesk collaborated with 6th graders at the PlayMaker School in Los Angeles.
Educating Compton: Race, Taxes, and Schools in Southern California's Most Notorious Suburb

Educating Compton: Race, Taxes, and Schools in Southern California's Most Notorious Suburb

The 2010 Parent Trigger controversy provides a valuable window into the city's education history, the evolution of its Latino-African American relations, and the new political real ...
Conquering a Fear of Trying in the Classroom

Conquering a Fear of Trying in the Classroom

A teacher at South L.A.'s Foshay Tech Academy reflects on how students can build confidence through asking questions, working with each other, and checking in on a regular basis an ...
DIY Girls: Building Tech Skills at Summer Camp

DIY Girls: Building Tech Skills at Summer Camp

At a small elementary school in East San Fernando Valley, a group of young girls are spending their summer cultivating their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math ...