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What 'They' Forgot to Tell You When Flipping the Classroom

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The “Flipped Classroom”, it’s what everyone is talking about and for good reason.   

I jumped into this flipped classroom with two feet, full steam ahead.  I thought, “Here is the answer to my problems of students missing class due to illness, sports or school assemblies.”  I reasoned,  “I’ll get more teaching time and then I can do the activities with my students that will help them really ‘get’ the concepts they need to master this topic”.  

But then there are those things ‘they’ forget to tell you about, like: curation of all that data, the time it takes to make all those videos, and  what if the students don’t watch the lesson?” Here are some things to consider before you jump into the flipped classroom pool.


Real World Learning: A Student's Perspective

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For those of you who have been following along, the CK-12 Foundation recently hosted a math and science competition for students to apply math and science concepts to the real world. Today's guest blogger, Hannah, participated in the Get Real Competition. Her team from Mirror Lake Middle School in Chugiak, Alaska took 3rd place last May.

5 Tips for High School Students Who Plan on Going to College

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If you know you want to attend college following high school graduation, it’s important that you start planning now. The more planning you do beforehand to ready yourself for the big day will put you in a better position to attend the college of your dreams and to find success after graduation.


CK-12 Teams Up with Microsoft

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CK-12 announced a global collaboration with Microsoft to provide students and teachers using Windows with access to a rich library of K-12 STEM content to use, at no cost, in their daily learning and teaching. We’re very excited about the potential of providing millions of deserving K-12 students with a high-quality education.

Top Resources for Essay Writers

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All stages of essay writing for any subject, including math and science, can be tricky, from the choice of a proper topic to the organization of the paper to the actual writing.


Creating, Editing and Developing Interactive Lessons

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How do you create a more engaged class?

Join us today as Texas math teacher, Renee Scott walks you through creating a more engaged class using interactive lessons built on the CK-12 platform. Learn tips and tricks from Renee's math classroom that you can apply to your science or math classroom today.

Join us!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
5:00pm PST

Use password "webinar" when joining


How PRINTS Accomplished Project-Based Learning with the Get Real Competition


As a Montessori Middle School, Pacific Rim International School's (PRINTS) philosophical approach to all aspects of our curriculum – not just science – is to establish the relationships between things; to convey the interconnectedness of ourselves in relation to the universe. We find that teaching details often brings confusion and does not allow for the space for students to make their own discoveries.  We are a very small private school and our technology resources are limited. So, when we heard about the Get Real Competition, the first thing we did was talk to the students about the idea of making a video because we knew they would be very motivated by the idea of being able to win iPads for the science classroom!

OER: Why it's Time to Switch


How can OER help you? Open educational resources (OER) are great tools for educators and in most cases, can even replace traditional textbooks.

Do any of the following apply to your school?

  • We can't afford new textbooks
  • Our textbooks are more than 3 years old
  • We have eletronic devices, but do not use them effectively
  • We don't have additional resources for students to go beyond the lesson
  • Our textbooks do not align to standards

Algebra Help: 5 Websites to Check Out

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Algebra is not an easy subject for everyone. It's important to know where you can go for help when you need a reminder of an algebraic equation or want to see a step-by-step solution to a problem. 

Below you will find a list of websites that will provide algebra help when you get stuck and provide additional resources to learn and get ahead in your algebra class.


How to Teach Middle School Students to Get As

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Every teacher wants their students to do well. That's a fact. But sometimes a middle school teacher will get a student who just doesn't want to learn. We want to challenge you to see this type of student as an opportunity rather than a weight on the rest of the class, and your time.

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