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Talent Box Software Updates in September & October 2019

Below are the September & October 2019 changes to the Talentbox.app Student and Teacher sites that are used by schools. Changes that only affect Empow Studios staff (internal changes) will be marked [Empow only]. Student site -- learn.talentbox.app Rubric Display [...]

Talent Box Software Updates in July & August 2019

Below are the July & August 2019 changes to the Talentbox.app Student and Teacher sites that are used by schools. Changes that only affect Empow Studios staff will be marked [Empow only]. Student site -- learn.talentbox.app Alphabetization - Tracks on [...]

6 Fun, Stress-Free STEM Projects for Teachers

Whether you’re a seasoned educator or newbie teacher, you’ve likely come to an undeniable truth concerning your curriculum: STEM-related lessons and projects are paramount to student engagement and success in the classroom.  STEM—where knowledge about science, technology, engineering, and math [...]

Talent Box Software Updates in May & June 2019

Below are the May & June 2019 changes to the Talentbox.app Student and Teacher sites (and in some cases, the Windows "Workspace" app) that are used by schools: Student site -- learn.talentbox.app New Badge-receiving process: There is no more "Reviews" [...]

Project-Based Learning: PBL Approach & Outcomes

Can adopting a project-based learning approach affect student outcomes? A research piece by Digital Promise Introduction on Project-Based Learning (PBL) In the early 20th century, education pioneers such as John Dewey advocated for active, experiential approaches that placed students at [...]

Talent Box Software Updates in March & April 2019

Below are the March & April 2019 changes to the Talentbox.app Student and Teacher sites (and in some cases, the Windows "Workspace" app) that are used by schools: Student site -- learn.talentbox.app Underneath each project, there is now a tab [...]

Talent Box Software Updates in February 2019

Below are the February 2019 changes to the Talentbox.app Student and Teacher sites (and in some cases, the Windows "Workspace" app) that are used by schools: Teacher site -- teach.talentbox.app Teachers can now see their school name in the top-left [...]

Learning About Logic Gates In Minecraft

The game of Minecraft has been exerting an irresistible pull on young players for nearly a decade now. Naturally, as parents we think “something this much fun can’t possibly be good for my kids!” We, and many other educators worldwide, [...]

STEM Learning with ISTE Standards

Computer Science is the new kid on the block, and sadly, she’s had a hard time getting enough study time with students. No one wants to kick out the old, but we can’t ignore the new. Is Computer Science really […]

How to put your technology investments to great use for better student learning

As educators, we’re all excited about the opportunity for students to learn 21st Century skills and STEM with new hardware and software technology. The possibilities are endless, but tech alone doesn’t get the job done – it takes great teachers, the right curriculum […]

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