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Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

Kids create stop motion videos in class. (Brad Flickinger/Flickr)“They don’t live in Saskatoon!” a seventh-grade girl says vehemently. She’s working …

​Google Chromebooks: The most popular classroom computing device

Lost in all the buzz about Google's new Nexus smartphones and Chromecast devices was that Chromebooks are now schools' favorite computer device.<p>Once …

Navigating the Cs of Change - Educational Leadership

After thinking about Sarah, Mrs. Pomona realized it did not work that way online. No one gave students a map for Internet inquiry. Students needed a …

Front Row Education Is Changing The Way Math Is Taught In U.S. Elementary And Middle Schools

In 2013, Sidharth Kakkar and Alexandr Kurilin had the opportunity to watch children learning math in an inner-city Baltimore school. For a month, they attended school every day and worked with students. At night, they programmed to make an application that could help the students learn. In …

Teaching

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads

Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use. EdTechTeacher has been …

The future of education is teaching 5-year-olds how to be more like Mark Zuckerberg

If he can't solve it on his own, he'll enlist his friends to help untangle the thornier patches. And if no one in the group can find a solution, they go back to the drawing board, ready to start anew.<p>Joseph's iterative method of coding sounds fairly standard for a programmer. Except Joseph isn't a …

SAMR is not a ladder, a word of warning

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Is technology in the classroom good for children?

Blamed for a decline in maths test results, handwriting ability and attention spans, critics say technology in education often misses the mark<p>Technology is an increasingly important part of today’s classrooms. Globally £19bn is expected to be spent on educational technology by 2019, according to …

Education Technology

American Association of School Administrators

<i>Our View Page 14-15</i><p>The Limited Use of<p>Technology in Teachers'<p>Hands<p>BY BO YAN and MIKE SLAGLE<p>“I don’t know what else I can do to have my teachers …

Education Technology

Is Google Making Students Stupid?

Outsourcing menial tasks to machines can seem liberating, but it may be robbing a whole generation of certain basic mental abilities.<p>One of the oldest metaphors for human interaction with technology is the relationship of master and slave. Aristotle imagined that technology could replace slavery if …

Plagiarism vs. Collaboration on Education's Digital Frontier

<b>by Jennifer Carey</b><p>It’s an open secret in the education community. As we go about integrating technology into our schools, we are increasing the risk …

Should 'Regrouping' Be Taught Earlier Under Common-Core Math Standards?

The Common Core State Standards teach students the algorithm for multi-digit addition and subtraction in 4th grade. But some experts say it should be …

Mathematics

Steps to Help Schools Transform to Competency-Based Learning

It’s no longer a given that if a child spends twelve years in school, he or she will learn enough to succeed in higher education or a career. To …

Pedagogy

Assessment Through the Student's Eyes - Educational Leadership

Our evolving mission compels us to embrace a new vision of assessment that can tap the wellspring of confidence, motivation, and learning potential …

Blog | Global Digital Citizen Foundation

The children of today will be the leaders and architects of tomorrow. That's why they will need a process they can internalize to face challenges and …

Education Technology

Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning

This time around, I wanted to be better about giving students more resources to help them integrate their quotations. In the spirit of backward …

Education Technology

The Importance of Implementation

A recent NPR article entitled, 5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us in 2014, seems to have a lot of definitive answers about our currently …