Resetting Alaska's Education Model

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This EdTech Startup Helps Kids In The U.S. And Around The World Learn STEAM Subjects Together

A lot of people read <i>I Am Malala</i>, Malala Yousafzai’s bestselling memoir, but students in Level Up Village’s Global Conversations course did so along with kids in Pakistan. Cofounder Amy McCooe’s son was among them. “His ability to speak to a boy his age in Pakistan about their educations, and also …

Education

States to 'Go Open' with online educational materials

(iStockphoto.com)<p>Days after acting Education Secretary John King touted open educational resources during a House Education and the Workforce …

Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming

Decades before the computer revolution began to spread in earnest, science fiction’s most creative minds sketched out a future most of us never …

Robots

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Stephen Fry's new startup is a Pinterest for education

Stephen Fry has quietly co-founded a startup that bills itself as a "Pinterest for education".<p>The company called Pindex launched this month, and is a self-funded online platform that creates and curates educational videos and infographics for teachers and students.<p>Their first video is a Stephen …

Stephen Fry

Middle Schoolers Made an App That Aims To Prevent Concussions

If only the NFL were so proactive.<p>Head-injury activism has trickled down. Way down.<p><i>The Daily Dot</i> reports that a group of Florida middle schoolers have created a device that's intended to detect head impact and track concussion triggers. The system works through sensors placed in the helmet, which …

Education

Mattel Unveils ThingMaker, A $300 3D Printer That Lets Kids Make Their Own Toys

At New York’s Toy Fair trade show over the weekend, Mattel unveiled its new, $300 3D Printer, the “ThingMaker,” which will allow children to print their own toys at home. The device works in conjunction with a 3D printing app developed in collaboration with Autodesk that offers a simple interface …

Kids

What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

Two educators put the research to the test. When (and how) are iPads most effective?Popular mobile devices may come and go, but the iPad has remained …

iPad

Today’s teens are better than you, and we can prove it

“Since 1996 and 1997, we’ve gotten 75 to 85 percent reductions in smoking, especially among 12th grade students,” says Lloyd Johnston, who helps run University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future survey, which also tracks adolescent behavior. “That will have a huge effect on longevity and health of …

States consider allowing kids to learn coding instead of foreign languages

A former Yahoo executive turned Florida lawmaker is proposing allowing students to take computer science courses as an alternative to two required …

Can Checklists Improve Teacher Development?

I am lucky enough to observe lessons. I get to see the full gamut of age and experience, from trainees and NQTs to more experienced and senior …

Teaching

Rare Video: Mister Rogers Talks to Children & Adults About Violence

Soon after John Lennon was shot, Fred Rogers produced a special episode on violence that was shown as part of PBS' evening programming in 1981. …

Open Ed. Resources Secure a Spot in the Every Student Succeeds Act

Open educational resources, widely regarded as posing a challenge to the commercial content industry, have received a potentially major boost with …

Apple could be preparing a huge feature iPad users want

Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks the iPad Pro can replace your PC, but there's a major feature it lacks that all PCs have: multiple user logins.<p>The ability to log into multiple profiles, each with their own settings and configurations, is a basic tenant of nearly every desktop or laptop computer that the …

iOS

Double 2 Telepresence Robot Is Faster, More Stable

Double added lateral stability control, so the Double 2 doesn't fall over as easily when it faces an obstacle.<p>There's a new way to be in two places …

Outlook: Deluge of mobile devices

Students and teachers demand digital tools, including open educational contentKatie Kilfoyle RemisDistrict Administration, January 2016Students three …

Mobile

How School Administrators' Roles Change in the Digital Age

How School Administrators’ Roles Change in the Digital Age<p><i>Jane is the associate superintendent for instruction at Lincoln Public Schools, Neb., a</i> …

Grading the 2010 National Education Technology Plan

Policy<p>Grading the 2010 National Education Technology Plan<p>By Patrícia Gomes and Tony Wan     Dec 9, 2015<p>Shutterstock<p>My, how times have changed. Mostly.<p>…

U.S. Department of Education Releases 2016 National Education Technology Plan

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and new commitments to support …

U.S. Department of Education

Don't Freak if You Can't Solve a Math Problem That's Gone Viral

They're easier than you think.<p><i>This article was written by Kevin Knudson from the University of Florida, and was originally published by The</i> …

Mathematics

Concussion Focus Needs to Shift from NFL to Youth and High School Football

The movie <i>Concussion</i>, starring Will Smith, opens in theaters nationwide on Christmas. For anyone who cares about safety in sports this is a welcomed development.<p><i>Concussion</i> is the story of forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (played by Smith), who while conducting an autopsy of the brain of former …

High School Football

Forget Everything You Know About The Classroom: 2015 In Education

Flipped courses, collaborative learning, credit hours, and everything else shaking up how our children learn.<p>Education used to be straightforward. Students sat in rooms facing a board and tried to keep up with whatever the teacher was saying. These days, education is far more varied in its …

Survey Highlights American Teacher Demand for Bigger Role in Ed Tech Decision-Making

<i>Budget concerns often trump student outcomes among school district buyers; American teachers call for bigger role in creation and selection of</i> …

Alaska’s Campaign to Get Faster Internet to Its Most Remote Schools — Where Even Dial-Up Is a Luxury

<i>EDlection 2016 is The Seventy Four’s ongoing coverage of state-level education news, debates, headlines and votes in the lead up to 2016 elections.</i> …

Inside The Girls' Summer Camp So Cool We Wish We Could Go

<i>This story was originally published on December 11, 2015.</i><p>Despite many advances in society, girls still receive almost constant cultural messages to …

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How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher

<b>Updating Your Pedagogy: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2015 article</i><p>…

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

<b>30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>What’s trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology?<p>iPads …

How FInland is overhauling education

Finland’s plans to replace the teaching of classic school subjects such as history or English with broader, cross-cutting “topics” as part of a major …