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It's Not a Technology Issue

Eric Sheninger | Posted 11.25.2015 | Education
Eric Sheninger

The point here is that it is not a technology issue, but many people make it one. The behavior argument that many make is flawed. It is first and foremost a school culture issue, which falls on the shoulders of leaders. Schools and districts that have embraced technology through a shared vision and resulting plan focused on learning reinforce appropriate use.

The Connected School: How IoT Could Impact Education

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Jeanette Cajide

The Internet of Things (IoT) will soon be called the Internet of Everything (IoE). By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than 50 billion conne...

'Professor Astro Cat' Is The Educational App Kids Will Actually Want

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology

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Making the Digital Connections to Improve Education in the 21st Century

Frank Islam | Posted 10.21.2015 | Education
Frank Islam

That is a key connectedness challenge and the opportunity for the 21st century. It is being addressed and answers are being developed. Progress over the next decade will determine the adequacy of those solutions

The Largest EdTech Opportunity No One is Tackling

XPRIZE | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education

There are 36 million adults in the United States -- nearly 15% of the adult population -- who read at what are called "basic" and "below-basic" levels.

College Students Are Robots?

Dr. Philip L. Yeagle | Posted 05.31.2015 | Education
Dr. Philip L. Yeagle

While there are many problems in higher education and each of these issues deserves careful analysis, I focus here on the individual student and her/his educational experience in the electronic age.

The Future is Now: Digital Learning Day is Today

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

It isn't every day that it is DIGITAL LEARNING DAY, but today is just that: Friday, March 13, from 1 pm to 2: 15 pm EDT you will see examples of the...

The Global Search for Education: The Tech Report - From Australia

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.20.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Technology has become further integrated into the daily operations of most Australian schools. The entire teacher workforce can now collaborate nationally on innovations in practice that address the problems they encounter in implementing a new curriculum.

Blended Learning (Pt. 1): Changing the Face of Education

Arlene Karidis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Arlene Karidis

A new way of teaching and learning is making its way into some public schools that, if it gains enough traction, could turn the traditional education system on its head. "Blended learning" is not about credits or grades; it's about mastery through personalized learning. Students typically have no preset grade level.

Deflate This! On Footballs and Higher Education

Dan Butin | Posted 03.25.2015 | College
Dan Butin

We must begin to offload the transfer of information to other means and embrace our role as helping students to transform knowledge. And this transformation, in turn, may actually help us to do all those other things we claim to do.

9 Lifesaving Tips to Survive Homeschooling Overseas

AK Turner | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
AK Turner

If you can survive traveling with your kids, you can survive schooling them, as well. Here are nine tips to keep in mind when homeschooling your kids away from home.

How Universal Access to Technology Could Advance Evidence-Based Reform. Or Not.

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Even as technology's past should make us wary of unsupported claims and premature enthusiasm, the future can be different. In all areas of technology other than education, a time of tinkering yields to a time of solid accomplishment. This can happen in education, too.

7 Ways Video Games Will Help Your Kids in School

Kara Loo | Posted 01.04.2015 | Education
Kara Loo

Video games enable students to put themselves in the shoes of a character or immerse themselves in a place or culture that they are learning about in the classroom. These types of interactive experiences get students more excited about the material and support long-term retention.

"I am a Lion"

XPRIZE | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education

We were there to test our theory that children -- even those living in non-literate communities -- could teach themselves how to read and write using only tablet computers. Sound like a crazy idea? Maybe.

A Lesson in Digital Learning from Minecraft

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 11.22.2014 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

Reflecting upon my son's Minecraft experience, I could see how truly multi-dimensional and integrated his learning network was. As he learned, he developed agency. He could test and apply his learning immediately and in ways that excited him personally.

Democratizing Learning Through Technology

XPRIZE | Posted 11.22.2014 | Education

We know from hard research that literate populations have lower poverty rates, are more peaceful and add to the global economy. Therefore, the best way to create a more peaceful and prosperous world is to educate these children.

How Video Games Can Instill The Values Your Children Need For Success

Kara Loo | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Kara Loo

Today, games aren't just "fun" or "educational." There are many games that kids and teens will not only love to play, but will also instill the types of behavioral skills Heckman, Tough and Duckworth deem critical to a child's success

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.

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Brandstater | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Kitty Brandstater

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Sunnie Groeneveld

Michael Bodekaer, 30 and Mads Bonde, 29, founded Labster, an internationally focused company dedicated to the development of pioneering online tools for teaching science globally.

Learning the Real Meaning of Commencement

Stephen Marcus | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Stephen Marcus

Let us be unequivocal in stating how dangerous it is to think that you have ever finished learning. If you believe that after college, that section on your resume labeled "Education" will be checked off forever, you're wrong.

Students Understand Less When They Read From Computers, Says Research

edweek | Benjamin Herold | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. Comprehension may suffer when students read on the digital d...

College Learning and the Digital Age

Seamus Carey, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Seamus Carey, Ph.D.

Given the need for this shift in college students, digital learning presents both a danger and an opportunity. The danger of the digital world is that it closes students off from the shift that is required if students are to become serious learners.

How The New York Hall Of Science Is Building Learning Networks Worldwide

Stephen Miles Uzzo, PhD. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Stephen Miles Uzzo, PhD.

What quickly became evident as I walked through the doors of the Science Centre World Summit near Brussels last week was the diversity of cultures and perspectives that had converged on this one spot for just a few days. So how do we weave diversity into how we communicate vital STEM ideas at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)?

Listening to the Public's Concerns About Big Data

Bob Wise | Posted 05.20.2014 | Education
Bob Wise

With the advent and implementation of new technology comes the natural gathering of larger amounts of data, literally from each key stroke. Applied well, data transforms education from a standardized, one-size-fits-all approach to a true personalized learning experience for every student.