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All the times Apple's CEO has sworn to defend your iPhone privacy from the U.S. government

Apple CEOs really want to defend your privacy — whether you've asked them to be your protectors or not.<p>On Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook published a …

Privacy

New Ways to Teach Young Children to Code

Even parents who don’t know programming are using games, apps to teach basic skills<p>Filip Icev, 10, writes code on his laptop at his home in Kirkland, Wash., using a visual-programming language called Scratch.<p>Annabel Clark for the Wall Street Journal<p>1 of 9<p>•••••<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The …

Kids

What Core Skills Do Teachers Need To Be Effective?

Jasmine Bankhead went to a traditional teacher prep program in the early 2000s. She took about a year’s worth of coursework that was all pretty …

Parents: let your kids fail. You’ll be doing them a favor

Your teenager has a science project due. He hates science. He hates projects (as do you). Do you:<p>A. Set deadlines for him, get the necessary materials, lay them out on the table with some homemade chocolate chip cookiesB. Ask your neighbor who is a renowned chemist to stop by and wax poetic about …

5 Secrets to Making Your Class as Addictive as Games - From Douglas Kiang on Edudemic

This post first appeared on Edudemic.<p>Game designers have mastered certain tricks that make games so addictive that people can’t stop playing them. …

Removing The Gamification In Your Classroom

<b>Removing The Gamification In Your Classroom</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Leaving the classroom and becoming whatever it is that I am now has been a humbling …

Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative

Providing a Playful Context<p>In addition to adding to the fun of the activity, having a story can provide context for student learning. When I used the …

Gamification of the Classroom

Gaming the School System

How entertainment-software designers are emerging as unlikely forces behind education reform in America<p>Paul Cross has a resume that many high-school students today would probably salivate over. When he was the lead designer at Criterion Games, he developed a series of high-speed racing games called …

Education

Personal Story Drives Game Aimed at Helping Kids with ADHD

In her pitch to convince potential IndieGogo backers to support her new racing game, Candice Hughes sketched out her now 17-year-old son’s dream: to …

The Ultimate Alternate Reality Gamified Transmedia Classroom Toolkit

<b>New to the Blog?</b><p>If you’d like to read about the implementation of the video game <i>Gone Home</i> in a high school English class, start here. Want to know …

Learning Game Market Continues Strong Growth; Questions Remain

As the Serious Play Conference continues in Pittsburgh, there have been a couple of new reports out about the projected growth of and investment in …

Breastfeeding keeps my four-year-old's ADHD at bay, so I won't stop

Vickie Krevatin discovered that the most effective method of alleviating her son's ADHD is to breastfeed him. Why not?<p>Vickie Krevatin’s four-year-old son Jessy was at a party last week that left him uncontrollable with excitement. When Vickie’s attempts to stop him knocking over drinks, shouting …

ADHD symptoms can delay autism diagnosis for years

A new study finds that the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can significantly delay the recognition of autism in children. …

Autism

10 Tips for Parents With ADHD

<b>One of the most prominent ways that my ADHD surfaces as an adult is feeling easily overwhelmed.</b><p>When I say overwhelmed, I mean at simple, everyday life-things, like a serious pile of dirty dishes, or too many errands that need to be done in one day. This is precisely why parenting with ADHD is a …

The Teacher's Guide To Twitter

Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. Whatever skill level you may be, Twitter is downright fun and …

Social Media

Social Media FOR Schools: Developing Shareable Content for Schools

<b>Interested in working with me? Consider hiring me as a consultant to coach your administration and staff to develop shareable content for your …

Teaching with Twitter Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on September 10, 2015<p>Teachers and students are turning to social media to help inform their learning. This movement – often referred to as DIY …

Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – “Dustbin”

Today’s post is highlighting Russel Tarr’s online game called Dustbin.<p>Students can very easily create a game — without registering — that requires …

6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking

For English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom, speaking English in front of others — particularly native speakers — can cause tremendous …