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8 Ways to Use Technology to Engage Students Better

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 10.17.2016 | Education
Devishobha Ramanan

With the new school season, teachers are experimenting with ways to engage kids better. And parents are always looking to avoid the "pulling-out-the-hair" moments with homework. Of course, what both groups want is to make sure the kids understand the concepts and demonstrate in real-life.

Sustainable Digital Learning in Potou, Senegal

Radhika Iyengar | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Radhika Iyengar

In partnership with The Earth Institute, CyberSmart Africa has designed a sustainable and scalable platform for digital classroom learning in schools ...

Making a Digital Difference in the Classroom With Data

Jules Polonetsky | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
Jules Polonetsky

From K-12 through higher-ed, more tools and platforms are now churning out more highly detailed data than ever. Because of this new data, research is a more valuable and desirable tool than ever.

Man's Search for Meaning Revisited

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 01.03.2017 | Education
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

This is what we signed up for when we chose higher education as our vocation. Let's listen, really listen, to our students and consider their search for meaning. What is their gathering storm? What do they know that we have missed, our senses dulled by so many things?

Putting More Technology In Schools May Not Make Kids Smarter: OECD Report

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.14.2015 | Technology

You may want to think twice before you laud your local school district for investing in technological resources. As it turns out, too much technology ...

Here's How We Can Reinvent the Classroom for the Digital Age

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Vivek Wadhwa

I am not talking about the much-hyped massive open online courses. I am talking about a complete transformation of the way teaching is done, with the computer taking the role of the lecturer, the teacher becoming a coach, and students taking responsibility for their own learning.

The Most Powerful Tool in the Classroom

Sarah Wike Loyola | Posted 12.20.2014 | Education
Sarah Wike Loyola

Historically, the teacher has been the omniscient presence in just about every classroom in the world. They were the only ones who possessed the all-m...

Public Education (Finally) Speeds into Digital Age

Jane Swift | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
Jane Swift

Despite the endless partisan gridlock in Washington, a groundbreaking vote by the Federal Communications Commission to restructure how it spends taxes on mobile phones will make a real difference in America's public schools.

For the Love of Classroom Tech

Todd Felderstein | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Todd Felderstein

As today's science affects our lifestyles exponentially, many districts now have line items in their budgets that reflect the changing landscape of high-tech learning. Is it justified? Will students continue to learn using yesterday's methods in preparation for a wireless, paperless future? Can they?

Technology and Multisensory Learning: A New Twist to an Old Application

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Technology in K-12 classrooms is evolving at a rapid pace. Of K-12 teachers, 86 percent think that education technology is an essential in the classro...

What Students Really Think About Technology In The Classroom

| Sarah Garland | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

The grownups who make and debate education policy disagree about a lot of things, but they often take it as a given that kids love technology. And tap...

EdTech and the Changing Role of Teachers Puts Questions in Different Mouths

Jimmy Leach | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
Jimmy Leach

I read recently about a study in Communication Education that said that a "normal" child asks one question per subject per month. Separate research in...

The New Classroom: A Vessel for Innovation

Emily E. Smith | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Emily E. Smith

There are no textbooks, there is not one single desk, there are no stock motivational posters with children in neon eighties garb, no signs telling students to turn off their voices.

The Infrastructure Imperative: How Investing in Campus Technology Infrastructure Increases Access and Improves Learning for Students

Sean Devine | Posted 12.11.2013 | College
Sean Devine

If you take a peek inside a college students' backpack, in many cases you will find that smartphones, tablets, portable computers and e-readers have long since replaced more traditional essentials such as notebooks, pencils and textbooks.

Of MOOCs and Technology: Why True Education Is Not Content Delivery

William Astore | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology
William Astore

Today's students don't need more technology; they don't need more PowerPoint and computer-based learning platforms. What they need are enthusiastic and talented and creative teachers and professors who see education not as a job but as a calling.

Technology: The Next Giant Leap in Education?

Nancy Conrad | Posted 11.19.2013 | Technology
Nancy Conrad

Technology is evolving exponentially and is being used for far more than simply keeping in touch with friends and family on Facebook. It is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives.

Wakefield Survey Reveals Technology in Education Impacts College Students' Pocketbooks and Performance

Sean Devine | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Sean Devine

According to the National Retail Federation, total back-to-school and college spending is poised to surpass $72.5 billion this year. Topping the shop...

Things Do Not Change, We Change

Jessie Woolley-Wilson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Jessie Woolley-Wilson

Technology in today's classrooms is capable of delivering a personalized learning experience for every student, whether struggling or advanced. These nimble technologies get to know individuals through use, and shape independent learning pathways by suggesting which lesson a child should receive based on what they have demonstrated they already know.

The Rise of Mobile Technology in Higher Ed

Sean Devine | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Sean Devine

Mobile technologies are creating new ways for students to connect with their course materials, their classes and their colleagues, while also providing new ways to save money, while increasing access, productivity and flexibility.

Emotional Fuel and the Power to Motivate Students

Robert Sun | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Robert Sun

Most people think raw intellectual talent is the primary marker for academic success among children. But new insights are proving that motivation is perhaps even more important to learning than innate intelligence.

Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students

Darrell West | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Darrell West

Technology has failed to transform our schools because the education governance system insulates them from the disruptions that technology creates in other organizations.

Meet Nao, One High School's New Robot Teacher

Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

The Career and Technical Education Academy in Hutchinson, Kan., has hired a new teacher who may fit in perfectly at an institution with such a technol...

A Look at Recent Findings on Technology in the Classroom

Drew Hendricks | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

With a supportive community and teachers who are willing to be trained and embrace technology in their classes, students of every age are sure to benefit from the many tools and skills technology can offer.

An Evolution Instead of a Revolution in Higher Ed

Jeff Selingo | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Jeff Selingo

When any sector of the economy undergoes sweeping change -- just as higher ed is experiencing now -- every new development feels like a major turning point. But in hindsight, what we think of as big moments at the time often turn out to be just blips in the life cycle of an industry.

Bridging the New Digital Divide

Lori Day | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education
Lori Day

Now that most schools have basic hardware and connectivity, there is a socioeconomic division between those that have the high-speed connections that can support WiFi-dependent tablets or laptops, and those that lack these basic internal support structures for individual student devices.