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A Classroom Full of Risk Takers

I asked my other son the same question and got an equally troubling answer. He never had to take a risk because his classes were too easy. That …

Collection of Javascript & HTML5 Game Engines Libraries

In this roundup, we have compiled some HTML5 & Javascript game libraries. These game libraries let you create game like the ones you have on your …

Developers reflect on a year of learning, teaching, and using Apple’s Swift

The new language has proven quite popular, though hurdles remain.<p><b>Update</b>: As expected, Apple announced Swift 2 today, and it has announced that it …

Build software like Lego with this smart new developer tool

The cardinal rule in programming is “<i>Don’t repeat yourself</i>,” or DRY. It says that developers should only implement a particular functionality within a project once. Doing otherwise is bad, because it introduces technical debt and potential inconsistencies.<p>But it only really applies within the scope …

A School Built on Personalization

Sal Khan famously got his start in education by tutoring his cousin in math over the internet. Eventually he began creating YouTube videos, which …

Tech's push to teach coding isn't about kids' success – it's about cutting wages

Today’s hi-tech wages threaten Silicon Valley’s bottom line. What better way to drive down coders’ pay than by investing in a new generation of cheap labor?<p>This month, millions of children returned to school. This year, an unprecedented number of them will learn to code.<p>Computer science courses for …

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Don’t rush into calculus. The classes leading to it are integral.

Regarding Jay Mathews's Sept. 18 Education column, "Calculus for eighth-graders? It's the differential in one school system.":<p>The rush to calculus in high schools while superficially covering or just bypassing so much interesting and essential mathematics that is not calculus continues to hinder …

How my school takes the stress off teachers

My school has found ways to reduce the workload burden on teachers – while also helping us become more effective in the classroom<p>We all know that stress is a problem in teaching, with workloads and other pressures affecting the health of many across the UK. But I’ve experienced a variety of …

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