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Digital Divide Is 'Major Challenge' In Teaching Low-Income Students, Survey Finds

On Thursday, Pew released a report called "How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms," which surveyed 2,462 American schoolteachers about digital media use in their classrooms. Pew's most disturbing finding: Low-income students disproportionally lack access to broadband …

Achievement Gap: Persistent and Puzzling

<i>In 1974 I was old enough to know about, but too young to understand, court-ordered busing and the battles that rocked Boston and surrounding communities.</i><p><b>Achievement Gap: Persistent & Puzzling</b><p>In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned <i>Plessy v. Ferguson</i> -- an 1896 decision allowing states to …

Has Technology Killed Cursive Handwriting?

Think back to the last time you wrote in cursive — you know, that fancy penmanship you may have learned way back in grade school, complete with …

8 Must See TED Talks for Teachers

Today we have selected for you some very inspiring and informative TED talks. Check them out below.<p>When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself …

15 Inspiring TED Talks for Freshman Year

You've selected your classes and shopped for your dorm room. You've bought some new clothes and packed your favorite things. The new semester is …

Using YouTube in the ESL Classroom

YouTube and other video sites, such as Google Video and Vimeo, are highly popular, especially with young adults. These sites also provide English …

Why teachers can’t reach every child: a case study

Larry Cuban, a former high school teacher and superintendent who now teaches at Stanford University, posted two pieces on his School Reform and Classroom Practice blog that are unusual because they are about students whom he tried to reach but could not. The posts are poignant and speak broadly to …

Poll: Teachers Don't Get No Respect

People think respect has declined among teachers, administrators, students, and parents since they were in school.<p>“Anyone? Anyone?” a high-school teacher asks at the front of a classroom in <i>Ferris Bueller’s Day Off</i>. His dazed students, popping bubble gum and falling asleep, gaze toward the front of …

How to Use Technology in Education

Just remember how the book revolutionized teaching.<p>It’s hard to talk about schools today without talking about technology. Enthusiasts celebrate the …

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