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Education and Technology

Big Brand Game Companies See New Audience in Youngest Gamers

Robin Raskin | Posted 05.25.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Choosing to design themselves as either a dog or a cat, the child's character learns to interact with a group of fanciful on-screen animals in socially acceptable ways. For example, there's a scene where you hold your breath rather than get angry.

These 5 Apps Improve Grammar and Composition

Brad Spirrison | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

Ah, grammar and writing! Impossible for most to master, this subject will be key throughout your child's life. Being skilled at writing and knowing grammar rules as they apply helps bolster essays (particularly on standardized tests!).

Pedagogical Progress Isn't an Either/Or Proposition

Dr. Dianne Lynch | Posted 05.03.2013 | Impact
Dr. Dianne Lynch

I am pretty sure Sugata Mitra isn't hanging out with the same eight-year-olds I am. In the world Mitra describes, eight-year-olds are self-motivated and self-realized. The eight-year-olds I know, on the other hand, are downright goofy. Even the most focused and ambitious of them have pretty sketchy attention spans.

The Equity and Economic Educational Imperative

Noël Harmon | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education
Noël Harmon

As more African American and Hispanic students are failed by America's education system and drop out of school, they are also missing out on the opportunity to be full participants in society and the workforce.

Technology Doesn't Teach, Teachers Teach

Bill Goodwyn | Posted 11.06.2012 | Education
Bill Goodwyn

No matter how far we evolve from the little red schoolhouse, we cannot afford to sacrifice the foundation of education that is built upon the unique relationship between teacher and student.

'A' Is for App

Charyn Harris | Posted 11.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Charyn Harris

The AutoRap app has the capacity to take anything that can be spoken and create patterns that are stretched into a rhtyhmic grid. Could the integration of AutoRap revolutionize basic learning, audio and cognitive skills as well as increase GPAs across the board?

What Silicon Valley Executives Keep Getting Wrong About Education

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 04.26.2012 | Technology
Dr. Keith Devlin

Successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who clearly understand the importance of understanding the market and testing how effective their products are seem to leave those important instincts at the door when they comment on K-12 education.

Top 10 Stories in Education in 2011

Meredith Ely | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education
Meredith Ely

As 2011 comes to a close, the time has come to reflect on how innovation and perhaps failure have shaken up the education system.

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.

Tell Us: How Has Steve Jobs Inspired You In Education?

Posted 12.06.2011 | Education

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