Is Google preparing students to depend on its products to think for them?
As many students continue to work with the same teachers, the teachers themselves become invested in the success of their
Works cited: Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview, 2015, Pew Research Center, 2015. Digital Natives, Yet Strangers on
A strong digital footprint is a key to professional success in the 21st-century so that individual achievements, skills, and
This blog is sponsored by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation Another part of the negative experience with programs that
How video games affect the human brain is always up for debate. Every few years, a study comes around that trumpets the supposed detrimental effect they have -- followed by a separate study that refutes those findings.
Why Empathy and Educators Deliver the Best Edtech Products: A Chat with Jeremy Rogoff, CEO of KickUp
Education technology is quickly growing into a loud, crowded and even confusing space. However, with thousands of startups coming on board every day, how do we break through all the noise? As any teacher would tell you, the bottom line for any educational product must answer one fundamental question: Does the tool or resource help teachers make learning more effective for their students?
The constant interruptions to correct posture or to stop any sign of life arising in the children made the story unintelligible
Laurence, your students inspired you to write this book. What historical narrative on the UN were they lacking? Laurence
There is a new type of entrepreneur quickly rising in almost every city in America. They have a significant impact on the lives of many people. Do you know someone in education who is motivated, mission-driven, passionate, smart, and can create something new?
Alyssa Nucaro is a 6th grade English teacher and grade chair at Lowrance School in Memphis, TN. She is a Teach Plus Teaching
After completing an intro course, HBS could offer advanced courses like systems design, machine learning and data analytics
But educators in poorer schools also need basic supplies.
We found students with laptops wrote more frequently across a wider variety of genres. They also received more feedback on their writing. In addition, we found they edited and revised their papers more often, drew on a wider range of resources to write, and published or shared their work with others more often.
Given the accepted premise that learning computer logic such as looping can help develop critical thinking skills, whether applied to computers or not, getting kids immersed in coding early may be really wise. But does it work? Do kids get coding?
To me, primary school is memorizing times tables in the front of the classroom with a ruler in hand, painstakingly writing and rewriting cursive letters, and standing up to read passages aloud. That was 1989. Today, primary school is using mobile apps to learn.
Sometimes I wonder if the standardized testing we do in many of our schools today does just that: judges fish on their climbing ability. Many assessments evaluate unnecessary academic skills that have no basis in determining if a child is ready to move on to the next level of learning.
The classroom tech revolution is here already. That may surprise some people since there's been a steady stream of those saying the education technology revolution is coming.