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Minecraft incorporates teacher ideas in school version

NCSS Smartbrief - March 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
More than 75,000 teachers and students are using Minecraft: Education Edition in the classroom, with the game offering teache -More
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Va. library documents school integration history

NCSS Smartbrief - March 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
The public library system in Arlington, Va., is documenting how the county's schools were desegregated.  -More
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Students design, build school green space

NCSS Smartbrief - March 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
Educators at three Missouri middle schools are piloting real-world project-based learning by having students study a local wa -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - March 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committees.
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - March 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te
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Ideas for exploring news articles in class

NCSS Smartbrief - March 6, 2017 - 1:24pm
Having students choose annotated current events articles to share in class encourages them to think deeply about the news, hi -More
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Ideas for improving service-learning projects

NCSS Smartbrief - March 6, 2017 - 1:24pm
Service-learning projects are valuable experiences for students, but balancing the needs of students and community partners c -More
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14 states work to close cursive-writing gap

NCSS Smartbrief - March 6, 2017 - 1:24pm
Cursive-writing instruction in schools began declining around 2010, but that trend may be slowing, as some education leaders  -More
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"Nudge" letters yield better attendance

NCSS Smartbrief - March 6, 2017 - 1:24pm
Education leaders in an estimated 17 cities in the US are sending "nudge" letters to families when students are absent too of -More
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Games enhance digital citizenship lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - March 6, 2017 - 1:24pm
Fifth-graders at a Wisconsin school are playing online games and earning badges as part of their lessons on digital citizensh -More
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Teacher makes PBL authentic to teach empathy

NCSS Smartbrief - March 6, 2017 - 1:24pm
Michigan fifth-grade teacher Carol Gannon uses project-based learning that focuses on community service to teach students to  -More
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Should driver's education cover traffic stops?

NCSS Smartbrief - March 6, 2017 - 1:24pm
Lawmakers in several states are considering legislation that would require driver's education courses to include information  -More
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Are you a member?

NCSS Smartbrief - March 6, 2017 - 1:24pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation's
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Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

NCSS Smartbrief - March 6, 2017 - 1:24pm
Get ready for the school year by applying for a Rho Kappa charter.
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Neb. students research Underground Railroad sites

NCSS Smartbrief - March 3, 2017 - 12:59pm
Honors history students at a Nebraska high school are researching sites associated with the Underground Railroad, including s -More
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