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By Shelly Blake-Plock | All things education. Curated by the FieldResearch team at AnEstuary.com.

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and human waste by a special processor. In February, social workers and computer scientists came up with an algorithm to prevent the spread of HIV among …

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

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.<p>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 …

Gaming

New IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative

Today is an <b>exciting day</b> 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?<p>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 …

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

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

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

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

Classroom Distraction: How Does Noise Affect Your Learning Environment?

<i>Education Week</i> is currently working on a story about how noise affects students' learning process. Have you had this problem? Fill out the form below …

Harvard settles Title IX case with administration, agrees to revise sexual assault policies

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 …

Title IX

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

« Educators Weigh Merits of Chromebooks, iPads in Twitter Chat | Main | Student Data Privacy in 2014: Revelations, Legislation, Controversy »<p><i>By guest</i> …

KQED

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 | NSF - National Science Foundation

Discovery<br>A new approach to creating a computing curriculum<p><b>Innovative, NSF-funded project brings together teachers and researchers to rethink computer</b> …

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

<i>“Don’t just buy a new video game — make one. Don’t just download the latest app — help design it. Don’t just play on your phone — program it.”</i> - …

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

2 innovative educators share tons of tips for creating innovative, inquiry-based classrooms in only one day a week<p>Originally pioneered at places like …

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 …

Blogging

KQED

<b>By Matt Levinson</b><p>As the school year heads into the final days and weeks, now’s the perfect opportunity to gather feedback from students about their …

Northern California

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.<p>…

Teaching

PersonalizED :: A Guide to Personalizing Learning in the Classroom

Learning

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.<p>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 …