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7 Unique eLearning Sites to Learn Something Different

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Education Technology

The company behind the SAT finally admits what everyone knew: You can game the test

A score on the US college entrance exam known as the SAT is meant to be an indicator of a student’s overall academic prowess—but in reality, as many counselors and teachers already know, it’s more a reflection of how hard they studied for the SAT.<p>After decades of denying that the scandal-ridden, …

College & University

Ditch Facebook And Make Yourself Smarter With These 10 Hottest Learning Sites

The average person spends nearly two hours every day on social media.1<p>Think about it, what will we achieve when we spend these two hours on something …

Secret Teacher: Fidget cubes need kicking out of class

The popular fidget aids are supposed to help individual pupils concentrate, but instead they are distracting my entire class<p>I was relieved to find the bottle-flipping phenomenon had passed when I returned to school in January. Having already endured many teenage fads (I still find the “let’s try to …

Teaching

“Legends Of Learning” Is New Game-Based Site That Lets Teachers Create Free (For Awhile) Virtual Classrooms

<b> <br>Note: After a closer look, it appears the site is free for a month or so after registration (longer if you have fewer students) and then you have to</b> …

Education Technology

Jailers and the Jailed: 7 Books on the History of Imprisonment

Siberian Exile Under the Tsars<p>In the Soviet Union, being sent to Siberia for an offense against the state was an all-too-common occurrence. But this was not a state policy that was created from nothing when the Bolsheviks took power; far from it. Daniel Beer’s comprehensive history looks at the …

This map shows what America might look like if states were redrawn based on commuting patterns

Dartmouth College scholar Garrett Dash Nelson and co-author Alasdair Rae of the UK’s University of Sheffield created an illuminating map of America …

I took a class on human behavior at the No. 1 college in the US — and now I know how hard it is to make a 'rational' decision

Nearly every student who'd showed up to the Princeton University lecture that day was clacking away on a laptop — I'd come non-ironically armed with a legal pad and Bic pen.<p>And while I'd done all (okay, most) of the assigned readings for that day, the material was still hard to understand. When, …

Critical Thinking

California teacher shortage worsens, especially in cities

The teacher shortage across California is getting worse, hitting urban districts hardest, but pinching even rural and suburban schools as well, according to a survey released Wednesday.<p>As a result, students are seeing a revolving cast of substitutes, canceled courses and less qualified teachers in …

Education

How Emerging Technology in Education Is Enhancing the Classroom Experience

In the 2016 K-12 Horizon Report, the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) explore short- and long-term trends …

Education Technology