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W.Va. school uses contests to engage students in learning

NCSS Smartbrief - March 11, 2016 - 1:52pm
A West Virginia elementary school is using MobyMax, a website that offers online personalized learning resources to engage st -More

5 Ways Social Studies Teachers Can Use Graphite
Find out how you can get the most out of Common Sense Graphite, a free service that helps teachers find the best edtech tools for their classrooms and learn how to use them. Learn more here!

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Where do leading presidential candidates stand on education?

NCSS Smartbrief - March 11, 2016 - 1:52pm
This article highlights the education policy positions taken by leading presidential candidates.  -More
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Committee approves, advances King's nomination to full Senate

NCSS Smartbrief - March 11, 2016 - 1:52pm
A US Senate committee voted Wednesday to advance the nomination of acting Education Secretary John King Jr.  -More
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How to use Google Docs to create grading shortcuts

NCSS Smartbrief - March 11, 2016 - 1:52pm
Teachers can create grading shortcuts using Google Documents, suggests Catlin Tucker, an author, international trainer, educa -More
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Junior ROTC service project honors activist with book drive

NCSS Smartbrief - March 11, 2016 - 1:52pm
A group of 165 junior ROTC students at a North Carolina high school was inspired to hold a community book drive after reading -More
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Why do so many cities use numbered streets?

NCSS Smartbrief - March 11, 2016 - 1:52pm
Nearly half of US cities have a system of numbered streets, per an analysis of 22,930 incorporated places.  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - March 11, 2016 - 1:52pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Don't find fault -- find a remedy.

NCSS Smartbrief - March 11, 2016 - 1:52pm
Henry Ford, industrialist -More
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Fla. students create online guide on presidential candidates, issues

NCSS Smartbrief - March 9, 2016 - 1:23pm
Advanced Placement US Government students at a Florida school, along with their teacher, recently launched an online voter gu -More
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Teacher: How to get the most out of project-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - March 9, 2016 - 1:23pm
There are several ways teachers can help set students up for success when engaged in project-based learning, writes teacher S -More
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Project-based approach has Mo. students creating history games

NCSS Smartbrief - March 9, 2016 - 1:23pm
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Mich. teachers to conduct their own PD at Edcamp

NCSS Smartbrief - March 9, 2016 - 1:23pm
Educators in a Michigan district soon will host an Edcamp to connect and share their knowledge with peers through self-direct -More
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Educator offers tips for developing true co-teaching partnerships

NCSS Smartbrief - March 9, 2016 - 1:23pm
Washington educator Tara N.  -More
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How Facebook's Zuckerberg plans to change public education

NCSS Smartbrief - March 9, 2016 - 1:23pm
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced an estimated $45 billion investment in education that experts assert c -More
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Lunchtime chess club teaches boys leadership skills, self-discipline

NCSS Smartbrief - March 9, 2016 - 1:23pm
Two Iowa middle schools have collaborated with a nonprofit to create a lunchtime chess program where adult mentors work with  -More
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Data show gender bias in some textbooks

NCSS Smartbrief - March 9, 2016 - 1:23pm
Textbooks may not include enough female characters or too often may portray women in submissive gender roles, according to da -More
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Socialism in the United States: Hidden in plain sight

NCSS Smartbrief - March 9, 2016 - 1:23pm
As the presidential campaign of democratic socialist Bernie Sanders gains momentum, it is important for students to learn mor -More
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