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5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Every year for the past few years, I've dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year. Back on Nov. 9 though, I threw out the ones I had been working on and started over. The election of Donald Trump altered the landscape for K-12 and higher education and created greater …

Education

8 Ways Educators Help Parents Promote Powerful Learning

We spent a year listening to parents and reading their stories that took shape in blogs on The Huffington Post and GettingSmart.com. From what we …

Parenting

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Computer Model Developed to Explain how the Brain Learns to Categorize

<b>New York University researchers have devised a computer model to explain how a neural circuit learns to classify sensory stimuli into discrete</b> …

Neuroscience

Teaching Tech to the Elderly Helps Kids See the Magic

When my own kids used to misbehave on the Internet -- be it foul language, plagiarism or porn -- I would take their privileges away chiding, "Remember you weren't born with a silver URL in your mouth."<p>But, in fact, most of today's kids are born digital natives. Screens dominate their landscape. …

Kids

EdTech 10: Live from SXSWedu 2015

Events like SXSWedu serve as the bullhorn for announcements on everything from product releases to new partnerships. As common as brisket and queso, …

Education

Network theory sheds new light on origins of consciousness

Where in your brain do <i>you</i> exist? Is your awareness of the world around you and of yourself as an individual the result of specific, focused changes …

How to teach ... the brain, games in education, Google, & #EDUin30 @gCouros [5 enlaces][5 links]

Hoy traemos a este espacio para nuestra sección [5 enlaces][5 links] una selección de 5 enlaces de lugares de la red blogcitos en english que nos …

Google Maps

Collaboration: Key to Innovation

Creating curriculum, and in particular, project-based learning units, is like telling a story through lesson design. The story I have been telling …

Google Hangout

Mind-readers: Scientists crack a piece of the neural code for learning and memory

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: researchers slice a brain into thin little sections and, just by measuring the properties of specific …

The Brain

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

Distributed leadership is not about delegating tasks, but giving individuals ownership over outcomes and creating a culture of innovation.<br>[[ This is …

Innovation

3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving

<b>3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving</b>by <b>Peps Mccrea</b>, staffrm.ioThe notion of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a familiar concept these …

Professional Development

How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach …

Pedagogy

Vodafone 'Instant Classroom' is digital school in a box for refugees

The Vodafone Foundation has unveiled a portable "Instant Classroom" that it hopes will give 15,000 child refugees across Africa access to …

Education

Saga Prefecture is in big trouble as "technology in the classroom" trial fails big time

Nowadays, with online resources, textbooks, and even virtual high schools, <b>technology</b> has been making a big impact in the <b>education</b> world. School …

Education

A New Way to Discover the Best iPad Apps for Education

My son was born about a month before the debut of the iPad, and has quite literally grown up alongside touchscreen devices. As a parent and longtime app reviewer, I can tell you with conviction that most educational apps for the iPad stink.<p>That's why Appolicious created appoLearning.<p>While there are …

Apps

Stanford for everybody! Professor launches startup to make elite education available to all

Studying at Stanford no longer requires maintaining a near-perfect GPA while captaining three sports teams, running the high school newspaper, volunteering with a child literacy program, mastering the cello, serving as student council president, finding a solution to world hunger, and …

Learning

Recurious debuts Dinorama educational mobile game where the emphasis is on fun

James Miao grew up with a bunch of bad educational games that made his parents comfortable but bored him to death. To save today’s kids from such a fate, his startup Recurious has created an educational mobile game dubbed Dinorama.<p>The iPad simulation game has a dual purpose. It lets kids enjoy …

Game Development

Your Lesson's First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand

If you have ever lived with another person and come home to find them in a bad mood, how long did it take you to figure it out? Hours? Minutes? …