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Classroom Technology

A Weapon of Distraction and Numbness: Fighting Computers in Classrooms

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Ami Fields-Meyer

Few of us have a strong-willed desire not to learn. The problem? The modern classroom -- an environment that requires us to be present -- is simply no longer conducive to being present.

The Classroom of the Future

Tanyella Evans | Posted 04.16.2012 | Technology
Tanyella Evans

At the panel event it was clear that this unassuming 8th grade history teacher from White Plains was using technology her fellow well-groomed panelists hadn't even heard of -- integrating tools such as My Big Campus, Edmodo and Socrative, to revolutionize the classroom dynamic.

The Classroom Is Broken

Mike Silagadze | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education
Mike Silagadze

If you brought a teacher back from 50 years ago and put her in a university classroom today she would be able to pick up exactly where she left off. The classroom experience has barely changed. This is a pretty sad state of affairs

Defining 'Media Literacy'

Caitlin Barry | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Caitlin Barry

Few educators would argue against the importance of using media and technology in the classroom. Yet, we have made very little progress in implementing any media literacy curriculum on a national, or even statewide, level.

The Students Are All Right -- It's the Adults Who Need to Learn to Communicate

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 04.01.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

Discussions are taking place everywhere challenging the effectiveness of digital learning. Let's stop asking the same archaic questions. Technology in the classroom is not the question.

Creatively Carving Education Change

Ken Royal | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Ken Royal

The question around how to best implement technology in schools, but more importantly, how we, as educators, share best practices and turn our discussions into action will be ongoing. The key is to continue to be creative and keep carving.

An A In Tetris

Laela Zaidi | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Laela Zaidi

If someone asked me a year ago if I'd prefer a paperless campus, I would say it sounds like a dream come true. But in reality, I question the value of technology in the classroom on a daily basis.

Pay Attention in Class

Jeff Selingo | Posted 01.11.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

If students think of themselves as customers, they often view the professor at the front of the room as a performer. And just like when they go to a concert or a movie, students expect to be engaged, persuaded, or even entertained.

Are Schools Getting Too Carried Away With Technology?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

With built-in obsolescence, it's critically important that schools don't spend mindlessly on the latest cool gadget, only to abandon it for a better one a few years later.

High School Science Experiments ... In Space

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green

A new competition from YouTube is helping to promote science education and bring students closer to outer space. YouTube Space Lab, which launches thi...

iPads and Social Media in the Classroom?

Candy Spelling | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Candy Spelling

While I understand the real-time digital stream may create a safe harbor for students uncomfortable expressing themselves, it seems to me students are missing valuable lessons in real-life social skills.

What Does "Student-Centered" Learning Really Mean?

William Astore | Posted 11.04.2011 | Education
William Astore

As a society, we talk about the importance of leaders in all walks of life, but when it comes to our classrooms, many of us seem to want to empower the followers while executing the sages when the former do poorly on standardized tests.

Four Ways This Thing Could Revolutionize Education

GOOD | Liz Dwyer | Posted 11.03.2011 | Education

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Are iPads The New Textbooks?

AP | STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 11.03.2011 | Education

HARTFORD, Conn. — For incoming freshmen at western Connecticut's suburban Brookfield High School, hefting a backpack weighed down with textbooks...

7 Innovative Ways Schools Are Going High Tech

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 10.21.2011 | Technology

Many schools across the country have rules about tech in the classroom, but they’re not the rules you might think. Teachers instruct students to tak...

Does Internet Give Parents Too Much Classroom Access?

CNN | Allison Gilbert | Posted 08.02.2011 | Education

Teacher Terri Reh wants parents to monitor their children's entire educational career online. "I post all my students' responsibilities, their curren...

What Are Mobile Devices Teaching Your Kids?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.31.2011 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

Mobile learning blends traditional pedagogy with technology to reach every child. The question is not if your child should use a mobile device in school, but how to do it safely.

Technology and Schools: Should We Add More or Pull the Plug?

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Laurie David

If we encourage yet more activities that involve staring at a screen, we'll be depriving our youngsters with essential ingredients that are vital to being human.

Making 'E-Textbooks' Real -- and Really Accessible -- in Public Schools

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lisa Guernsey

Educators need better ways to evaluate and reuse the content that already exists in some digital form, with experts keeping a keen eye open for high-quality digital materials that should be easily accessible to students and teachers.

In Class, Facebook Replaces Blackboard

The Oracle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

What may be used for entertainment during one student's spare time is a learning tool for another. USF graduate student Alessandro Cesarano uses ...

Are Universities Clicking Their Way To A Better Education?

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. — The students in Michael Dubson's physics class at the University of Colorado fell silent as a multiple choice question flashed ...