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The surprising thing about schools with lots of technology

More time spent on technology in the classroom doesn't necessarily help kids do better in school, a new study has found.<p>In fact, above a certain threshold, an over-reliance on technology might actually detract from learning.<p>"Limited use of computers at school may be better than no use at all, but …

Education

A London school has banned all technology

Pupils aren't even allowed gadgets on holidays and parents have to commit to curtailing its use at home as well<p>An independent school in London has banned all types of technological devices – including smartphones, computers and televisions – and pupils aren’t allowed to use them even on …

Putting More Technology In Schools May Not Make Kids Smarter: OECD Report

Technology in moderation seems to be the way to go.<p>You may want to think twice before you laud your local school district for investing in technological resources. As it turns out, too much technology in schools can be a bad thing, says an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development …

Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology

Parents working in Silicon Valley are sending their children to a school where there’s not a computer in sight – and they’re not alone<p>In the heart of Silicon Valley is a nine-classroom school where employees of tech giants Google, Apple and Yahoo send their children. But despite its location in …

Silicon Valley

Why Technology Alone Won't Fix Schools

To wonder what ails American education is to open a Pandora’s box of wicked problems … but the problem is definitely not a lack of computers.<p>For about a month in the spring of 2013, I spent my mornings at Lakeside School, a private school in Seattle whose students are the scions of the Pacific …

Education

Rape Survivor & Mom of Two Confronts Obama on Guns: Why Can’t You See You’re Making Me ‘Less Safe’?

A rape survivor and mother of two confronted President Barack Obama during a Thursday town hall, asking the president why his administration favors measures that “make it harder for me to own a gun” and in turn “less safe.”<p>Kimberly Corban, who survived a 2006 rape while studying at a Colorado …

Teacher's Powerful Viral Resignation Letter Slams Broken, Harmful School System

"I will not subject my child to this disordered system, and I can no longer in good conscience be a part of it myself."<p>A teacher from Polk County, Florida, went viral for posting a jaw-dropping resignation letter to Facebook that slammed recent education reforms. Wendy Bradshaw took aim …

Pedagogy

America's embrace of Islamophobia is new – but not surprising | Rula Jebreal

A crude, cruel and calculated closing of minds – spearheaded by conservative politicians and public figures – is setting in across the country<p>America is hurting itself at home and abroad and what’s worse is that it has yet to wake up and uproot the new hatred in its midst. The crude, anti-Muslim …

Unarmed D.C. Teen Tackled By Police Considers Lawsuit For Civil Rights Violations

Jason Goolsby, who was tackled and arrested by the Metropolitan police after a woman at an ATM said she made him feel "uncomfortable," ran from the officer because he "feared for his life."<p>A lawyer for Jason Goolsby, the 18-year-old who was chased, tackled and detained by the Metropolitan police on …

Is this a truly robot-proof job?

There’s at least one place where machines will probably never replace humans.<p>Robots. They can already clean our floors, build our cars, review legal documents, check us in at hotels and serve us drinks, but will we see them sitting around the boardroom table in place of people? Are my fellow board …

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

Robotics