EdTech Research

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Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology

Students make use of technology while working in small groups. Photo: Meredith KolodnerSchool district administrators and principals are inundated …

Education

IPads 'help improve young pupils' skills'

<b>Young children's maths, English and communication skills improve if they use iPads in school on a regular basis.</b><p>That is one of the key findings of the most in-depth research of its kind ever carried out in Northern Ireland.<p>The study - Mobile Devices in Early Learning - was carried out over two …

Rise of the robot teachers: iPad apps can teach children as well as humans, says study

• <b>Study compared how well children learnt from an iPad and an instructor</b>• <b><br>There was no difference in the amount that children learnt from each</b>• <b><br>Other</b> …

Overwhelming proof? Research shows 3 ways going digital improves student performance

Multiple studies reveal that digital learning materials improve college students’ performance, leading to higher exam scores, better grades, and …

Education

1-to-1 Laptop Initiatives Boost Student Scores, Study Finds

First-of-its-kind analysis examines 15 years of data<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>Efforts by K-12 schools to give every student a …

Education

Digital Promise Puts Education Research All In One Place

As technology becomes an accepted tool in many classrooms, teachers and administrators are looking for the best ed-tech tools to advance their goals …

Education

One-to-One Laptop Initiatives Boost Student Scores, Researchers Find

A meta-analysis of 15 years' worth of research found 1-to-1 laptop programs had a positive impact on students' English, math, and science scores.

Education

Do Children Benefit from Laptops in the Classrooms?

If you have kids, you might already be familiar with computers being used as a core teaching tool in the classroom. But even if you don’t, you might …

Michigan State University

Data

The Lockport City School District in cooperation with the University of Buffalo, are reporting on the second year of a three year longitudinal study …

Education

Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

<b>The End of Isolation</b><p><b><br>Elizabeth Alderton</b><br>University of Wisconsin Oshkosh<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901 USA <br>aldertone@uwosh.edu<p><b>Eric Brunsell</b><br>University of Wisconsin …

Professional Development

The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research

« In Fla. Schools, Digital Divide Shifts From Access to Use, Research Finds | Main | iPads Can Change Math Instruction, Study Finds »<p><i>Washington</i><p>Few …

Education

Survey Finds Majority of Teachers Do Not Feel Prepared to Use Technology in Classrooms

Ridgefield Park, N.J. – June 23, 2015 –Although 90 percent of teachers believe that technology in the classroom is important to student success, 60 …

Education

The Importance of your Digital Reputation

We live in a society where online searches tend to influence – if not drive – many of our decisions. If we are looking for a good doctor in the area, …

Employment

Technology Integration Research Review

<i>Editor's Note: This article was originally written by Vanessa Vega, with subsequent updates made by the Edutopia staff.</i><p><b>Tech Research Table of</b> …

Education

The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens

Teens

Monthly Podcast Listeners Grow To 46 Million Americans 12+

In our upcoming 2015 edition of The Infinite Dial, we will be featuring an expanded section on Podcasting, a medium that we have been researching in …

Podcasting

Six New Findings on Teacher Ed-Tech Usage - Market Brief

<i>By guest blogger Sidharth Kakkar, co-founder and CEO of Front Row Education, Inc.</i><p>We spend a lot of time thinking about how teachers can effectively …

Education

Digital dependence 'eroding human memory'

Education correspondent<p><b>An over-reliance on using computers and search engines is weakening people's memories, according to a study.</b><p>It showed many people use computers instead of memorising information.<p>Many adults who could still recall their phone numbers from childhood could not remember their …

The Brain

An Educator’s Guide to the “Four Cs”

Four specific skills are most important for preparing students to succeed in the 21st Century: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and …

Education

Homework: A New User's Guide

If you made it past the headline, you're likely a student, concerned parent, teacher or, like me, a nerd nostalgist who enjoys basking in the distant glow of Homework Triumphs Past (second-grade report on Custer's Last Stand, nailed it!).<p>Whoever you are, you're surely hoping for some clarity in the …

Teaching

Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1193000/1193598_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1507725523_d309a8a78cdd5c8c0c2086b1f8a5b80e<p><b>Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils' performance, says a global study from the OECD.</b><p>The think tank …

Education

The surprising thing about schools with lots of technology

More time spent on technology in the classroom doesn’t necessarily help kids do better in school, a new study has found.<p>In fact, above a certain threshold, an over-reliance on technology might actually detract from learning.<p>“Limited use of computers at school may be better than no use at all, but …

Education

Investigating instructional strategies for using social media in formal and informal learning | Chen | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

ISSN: 1492-3831<p><b>IRRODL Co-Editors:</b><p>Journal Content <br>Browse<p>User<p>Article Tools<p>Email this article (Login required)<p>Email the author (Login required)<p>Font …

Learning

Research: 9 in 10 Teachers Don't Use Social Media in the Classroom

Nearly nine of 10 — 87 percent — of teachers have not incorporated social media into their classrooms, according to a new survey conducted by Harris …

Incorporated

Study: iPads improve Kindergarten literacy scores

Apple is pushing for iPad use in education, and several schools have taken up the charge. Now, a study of kindergarteners in Auburn, Maine has shown that students who use iPads score better in every literacy test than those who don't. The study focused on 266 children whose instruction featured the …

iPads seem to raise classroom math scores in charter school study

Earlier this year the folks who created the YourTeacher math tutoring and test prep system teamed up with KIPP Academy to gauge how well the iPad performs in the classroom. As noted by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, the results are overwhelmingly in favor of the iPad.<p>Between February 2012 and May 2012, …

Education

iPads Improve Classroom Learning, Study Finds

Tablets can help students with tough concepts like space and time.<p><b>Just how big is the universe, how small is an atom, and how long have we humans lived on Earth, compared with dinosaurs? Such answers are better learned with an iPad, according to a new study that shows just how tablets tap</b> …

Education

iPads improve special education at Coon Rapids school

The addition of a few iPads to the special education toolbox has raised the achievement bar at Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids.<p>In the third …

Education