Kristian Wells

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Barnard’s president on how to develop STEM-confident girls at home

My 6-year-old daughter, who is entering first grade, has a tendency to point out that certain activities are most suited for boys or girls. “The girls like the dolls,” she tells me, “and the boys like the trucks.”<p>I’m a cognitive scientist and the new president of Barnard College, a private women’s …

Parenting

Technology in the classroom can improve primary mathematics

Many parents are beginning to demand less technology use in the primary classroom due to the amount of screen time children have at home. This raises …

A Former Refugee Just Opened Afghanistan's First All-Female Coding School

Technology education and outreach provides Afghan women with leverage in their fight for social, political, and economic equality.<p>In 1996, when Fareshteh Forough was 8 years old and living in an Afghan refugee camp in Iran, where her parents had sought refuge during the Soviet Invasion in the …

A Math Framework for Multiple Grade Levels

The Lessons<p>There are 50 free, downloadable Splat! lessons. They’re sequenced in 10 levels to offer opportunities to focus on concepts ranging from …

Mathematics

Inside the mission to bring educational mobile games to children in conflict zones around the world

An estimated 2.5 million Syrian children have been displaced by the country’s ongoing civil war, according to Norad, the Norwegian Agency for …

Mobile Gaming

Why Math Instruction That Focuses On 'Understanding' Cheats Kids

Over the last several years, the press and television have publicized many parents’ frustration with how math is being taught in the lower grades. …

Primary schools are losing more and more male teachers, so how can we retain them?

The percentage of male primary school teachers in Australia has decreased in recent decades, from 30.24% in 1983 to 18.26% in 2016. Education …

Gamify Your Classroom

heathworld<p>Classcraft being used in @swagonslagley classroom @classcraftgame #hbmshawks<p>Kimberly Lang<p>Must be doing something right. I log on in the …

How to lead the digital revolution in schools

The first public website went live 25 years ago and the world has changed in countless ways since. The use of technology in schools is no exception. …

Assessment for inquiry

Inquiry maths is a model of teaching that encourages students to regulate their own activity while exploring a mathematical statement (called a …

Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

Build, code, and play with the LEGO Boost companion app for Android

LEGO must be one of the most ubiquitous toys in the world. It's hard to imagine growing up without it. Somehow, the company has managed to remain …

Teenage Whiz Kid Invents an AI System to Diagnose Her Grandfather's Eye Disease

Her AI-enabled "Eyeagnosis" system uses a smartphone app and a 3D-printed lens to diagnose diabetic retinopathy Photo: Kavya KopparapuWhen …

Machine Learning