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A 10-year-old designs Gunman Taco Truck with help from legendary gaming parents

Ten-year-old Donovan Romero-Brathwaite has quite an imagination, and he has applied it to designing his first video game, a whimsical title called Gunman Taco Truck.

If he was like most kids, his vision might have ended with a pat on the back after he told his parents his idea. But his folks are …

New IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative

Today is an exciting day for the open badges community! IMS Global, the leading education technology standards body, announced that they are kicking …

Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official

Three years ago, technology was going to transform higher education. What happened?

Over the course of a few months in early 2012, leading scientists from Harvard, Stanford and M.I.T. started three companies to provide Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, to anyone in the world with an Internet …

Flipboard for Educators

As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard can be helpful this school year. Since the launch of Flipboard 2.0 this past spring, our readers can collect articles and turn them into shareable magazines. We’ve found that educators …

What's your one word?

I was reading my friend Tony Sinanis’ blog and his post on “Dear Sucky Teacher”, which was preceded by “Dear Sucky Administrator“. I have had a lot …

Design Thinking

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Two Google Updates Teachers Should Know about

January 15, 2015
Over the last couple of days Google has been releasing a bunch of interesting updates to some of its services. The most important …

How Learning To Code Reached Critical Mass In 2014

ReadWriteReflect offers a look back at major technology trends, products and companies of the past year.

In December 2014, Barack Obama became the first president to write a line of code. Obama’s contribution was a line of JavaScript as part of the “Hour of Code” event to promote the global Computer …


Why You Do Your Best Thinking In The Shower: Creativity & the “Incubation Period”

“The great Tao fades away.”So begins one translation of the Tao Te Ching’s 18th Chapter. The sentence captures the frustration that comes with a lost …


Classroom Distraction: How Does Noise Affect Your Learning Environment?

Published Online: December 15, 2014


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Education Week is currently working on a story about how noise affects …

Harvard settles Title IX case with administration, agrees to revise sexual assault policies - The Washington Post

Harvard University and its law school reached a settlement Tuesday with the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, pledging to revise its sexual harassment and sexual assault policies in order to address concerns that the university had failed to adequately provide a safe campus …


President Obama's Ed-Tech Record: Sizing Up Its Impact

President Barack Obama touted the benefits of educational technology often last year, but how much influence has he actually had on moving digital …



Scott Aikin admits that he’s “a very conservative pedagogue.” That’s why the author and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University …

A new approach to creating a computing curriculum

A new approach to creating a computing curriculum

Innovative, NSF-funded project brings together teachers and researchers to rethink computer

Campus Police Officer Faces Termination For Refusing To Use Stun Gun On Student

Amid national outrage over brutal behavior by police officers, a university police officer in California received notice of termination last week because he refused to use his stun gun on a suicidal student, despite demands by other officers for him to do so. The incident, the officer's supporters …


Computer Science Education Week: Coding our Future

Posted by Abby Bouchon, K-12 Education Outreach Coordinator
“Don’t just buy a new video game — make one. Don’t just download the latest app — help

Computer Science

20 tips for putting Google's 20 percent time in your classroom

20 tips for putting Google’s 20 percent time in your classroom

2 innovative educators share tons of tips for creating innovative, inquiry-based …


Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that …


Latest Bad Sign For Tablets: Chromebooks Outship iPads In Schools

During its earnings call last April, Apple spotlighted an IDC statistic that the iPad nabbed over 95% of the education market. Half a year later, it’s apparently playing second fiddle to Google’s Chromebook.

According to IDC, more Chromebooks have just shipped to schools in the U.S. than iPads for …



By Matt Levinson

As the school year heads into the final days and weeks, now’s the perfect opportunity to gather feedback from students about their …


Florida County Uses Technology to Engage Students and Innovate in the Classroom | Progress: Teachers, Leaders and Students Transforming Education

Citrus Spring Middle School students work with their devices as part of Citrus County School District’s technology initiative. Photo Credit: Dan Koch.

Education Technology

Rolling Stone Backs Away From UVA Rape Story

The University of Virginia fraternity whose members were accused of gang raping a female student will challenge claims made in a viral article from …

PersonalizED :: A Guide to Personalizing Learning in the Classroom


Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren

HUNTER, N.Y. — For better or for worse, the third graders in Greg Fletcher’s class at Hunter Elementary School always know where they stand.

One morning in mid-October, Mr. Fletcher walked to the front of the classroom where an interactive white board displayed ClassDojo, a behavior-tracking app …

Primary Education

Open Passport: Reinventing the ePortfolio from Open Badges?

There are two possible approaches to connecting Open Badges with ePortfolios: assimilation and accommodation. Assimilation looks at Open Badges as a …


Average Student Loan Debt Rises, Tops $30,000 In 6 States

A new report on the student loan debt shows an increasing burden, but wide variation between schools and states. Find where your state ranks.


9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

Todd FinleyBack to SchoolTransformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from …


Obama Administration Explores Ways To Collect Student Loan Payments Without Middlemen

The U.S. Treasury Department soon will take some student borrowers' accounts away from private debt collectors and give them to federal workers, an ambitious new pilot project that may result in the government cutting out the student loan middlemen who have gotten rich targeting distressed …


Demystifying the MOOC

When massive open online courses first grabbed the spotlight in 2011, many saw in them promise of a revolutionary force that would disrupt traditional higher education by expanding access and reducing costs. The hope was that MOOCs — classes from elite universities, most of them free, in some cases …