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9 Lifesaving Tips to Survive Homeschooling Overseas

AK Turner | Posted 12.05.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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
XPRIZE

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
XPRIZE

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 Dare | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

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.

FCC Action to Expand Broadband in Schools and Libraries Can Improve Educational Outcomes for All Students

Bob Wise | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
Bob Wise

Education in the United States took a large step into the digital age February 5 when Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler ann...

Top Learning Tools for the 21st Century Student

Zev Gotkin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Zev Gotkin

To survive in today's workplace, students need a unique skill set that oftentimes can't be acquired in a traditional, brick and mortar classroom. For many, online education is becoming the most affordable and convenient alternative.

When It Comes to Education, Let's Be The Jetsons Not The Flintstones

Gregg Behr | Posted 03.09.2014 | Education
Gregg Behr

For my daughter's sake, I hope it's true that she won't graduate from a traditional brick-and-mortar high school 16 years from now, just as I did 20 years ago.

Using Minecraft for Food System Education

Laurie Freyer | Posted 01.26.2014 | Home
Laurie Freyer

Minecraft has its own physical laws and rules; it's self-perpetuating and functions through the activity and innovation of interested parties -- it is only natural that this may translate as a tool to learn the basics of the global food system.

Technology in the Hands of a Great Teacher

Greg Schwanbeck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Greg Schwanbeck

Great teachers seek to thoughtfully leverage technology in their classes, capitalizing on all of the affordances that technology can provide. But let's not let technology replace what it can't, especially when what it can't are the hallmarks of great teaching.

Curating Games-Based Learning

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Daniel Donahoo

You have probably noticed the rise in discussions about the importance of play and games to support children's learning. While many in the educational space see this as revolutionary, play-based learning has been the foundation of our understanding of how children learn for a long time now.

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.

MOOC-Eds Bring Professional Development Into the 21st Century

Bob Wise | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Bob Wise

In a time of financial cutbacks, schools and districts have slashed professional development budgets at an alarming rate despite new education standar...

Interstates and E-rates

Bob Wise | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Bob Wise

To ensure that all students reach their education destination, it is imperative that the United States meet the goal of connecting 99 percent of the nation's students with high-speed broadband in their schools and libraries within the next five years.

'3D Challenges' for Higher Education

Mary Ellen Jukoski | Posted 11.05.2013 | College
Mary Ellen Jukoski

As I scan today's landscape of challenges and opportunities for higher education, I find it helpful to think in a "3D" way as well, though the dimensions I focus on are: Demographics, Debt, and Digital Learning.