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'Minecraft is an education gimmick with no hard evidence to prove it helps learning'

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It’s no surprise that white working-class boys do badly at school

Their morale is likely to be lower than that of more superficially ‘oppressed’ groups and their family life more chaotic<p>There has been another report – this time from the Sutton Trust – showing that white working-class children are underperforming in schools. This is a long-established tendency. …

For the Hesitant Teacher: Leveraging the Power of Minecraft

If there’s any video game that has successfully made its way into the classroom, it’s Minecraft. There’s a small subset of teachers using all kinds …

Teaching

Steps Teachers Can Take to Keep Girls and Minorities in Computer Science Education

It’s no secret that women, African Americans and Hispanics are underrepresented in computer science classrooms and careers.Among students who take AP …

Education

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They need this skill …

University of California

Honour for software writer on Apollo moon mission

<b>An 80-year-old woman who wrote software for the Apollo space missions has been given the United States' highest civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.</b><p>Margaret Hamilton was one of 21 people awarded the medal by President Barack Obama in a star-studded ceremony.<p>It is almost 50 years …

Moon

Sats

Education secretary Justine Greening today revealed that she is abandoning the government's hugely controversial plans for Year 7 Sats resits, and …

Mindfulness: six ways to become a better principal

Recent progress in management practice is often likened to being an efficient machine: systematically processing problems, and racing to become as …

Mindfulness

Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally

Students are doing more reading on digital devices than they ever have before. Not only are many teachers using tablets and computers for classroom …

Teaching

Teach 10-year-olds about the ‘devastating’ effects of sexting, psychologists say

Children in Scotland should be taught about the dangers of sexting from P7, according to the authors of a major report, who have said that pupils …

Try Using Augmented Reality To Create A Truly Interactive Display.

In English, my class have been studying discursive writing. The topic we have focused on has been zoos and whether they should be banned.<p>During the …

Augmented Reality

A Student-Led Pokémon Go Project Transforms a School

After my students explained the game to me, they decided to create their own version of it, using mutants as the theme for their drawings. They drew …

Five(ish) awesome RetroPie builds

If you’ve yet to hear about RetroPie, how’s it going living under that rock?RetroPie, for the few who are unfamiliar, allows users to play retro …

Raspberry Pi

Is it bad to hold your pee? - Heba Shaheed

Vampires: Folklore, fantasy and fact - Michael Molina

The myth of the bloodsucking vampire has stalked humans from ancient Mesopotamia to 18th-century Eastern Europe, but it has differed in the …

Eastern Europe

From Dabbling to Doing: 6 Tools That Excite Kids About Coding

<b>By Tanner Higgin, Common Sense Education</b>It’s clear coding and computer science have become key priorities in K-12 education. From Code.org’s massive …

Education Technology

Teaching Kids to Build Computers

Teachers and schools are turning to a new hands-on course: computer building. By building computers from scratch, students are learning the …

Computer Skills

How to Raise Creative Children Who Can Change the World: 3 Lessons from Wharton Professor Adam Grant

Adam Grant, a professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has been "recognized as Wharton's top-rated teacher for five …

Google for Education Transformation Center

Explore the Transformation Center Framework<p>Every school is different. But as we've spoken to educators we've also heard a lot of common theme: that …

4 Great Google Drive Tools to Create Stunning Visual Content to Use in Class

Adding some variety to your teaching content can positively impact students learning and comprehension. Web 2.0 technologies empower teachers with …

5 Stories To Read For International Day Of The Girl

Today is International Day of the Girl. Don't know what that is? That's alright; it's pretty new. The day was created by the United Nations five years ago to spread awareness and spark discussion about the unique challenges confronting the world's 1.1 billion girls.<p>Those challenges are many, and …

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Adobe Flash

Reluctant writers in your class? Engage them with Pokemon character reports.

I recently came across this amazing art on BoredPanda. It is an artist’s vision of the anatomy of different Pokemon characters. Here is an …