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Why Some Teachers May Question 'New' Education Trends

Even with other "new" teaching practices and ideas, “among teachers there are early adopters, so some teachers buy into it very quickly, and then …

How To Use Technology To Increase Student Achievement Is Not a Mystery!

Being Mobile | Blog<p>In 2012-2013, at Nan Chiau Primary School, Singapore, there were more than 700 third- and fourth-grade students using smartphones …

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1. The Rush<p>Problem number one, from these contractors’ perspective, was the timeline. The iPad idea first surfaced in November as a proposal to spend …

Graffiti briefcase for stealth tagging

We’re floored by painter and engineer [Bob Partington’s] graffiti briefcase, which proves how well art and tech can complement one another. Fear not, …

Google Docs: Grading Tips Tricks

Google docs has made it possible for me to go paperless. The decision to remove paper from my life has been liberating! Whenever I train teachers, I …

Will Gaming Save Education, or Just Waste Time?

Gaming | August 2013 Digital Edition<p>Today's sophisticated digital games are engaging students and conveying hard-to-teach concepts like failure and …

Why High Schools Should Treat Computer Programming Like Algebra

And 5 other cool ideas from The Atlantic's Technologies In Education Forum.<p>The tech industry is officially out to remodel your kid's classroom -- and it feels like there's a good chance that it's going to succeed. After years of more or less resisting the pull of the web, both college and K-12 seem …

Teachers' Ultimate Guide to Using Videos

With one <i>billion</i> monthly users (and growing), YouTube's popularity is a pretty clear indication that video is a powerful medium. And kids' unrelenting …

Do BYOD Programs Encourage Bullying?

The growing popularity of BYOD is a trend that has appeared in the workplace and schools over the past few years; partly, this has been in response …

The unholy trinities of classroom technology usage

<b>The unholy trinity of student classroom technology usage</b><p>Taking notes / word processing (look, we’re using computers!)<br>• Looking up stuff (Google and …

STEMbite: An Experiment in Teaching with Google Glass

Credit: Andrew Vanden Heuvel<p>A winning tweet in the #ifihadglass contest<p>What happened next completely exceeded all expectations. Not only was I …

Can a video game encourage kids to read the classics?

Ever since tiny Game Boy consoles began colonizing students' backpacks in the 1990s, most teachers have viewed video games as the enemy of schoolwork, games as the opposite of books. That may well change next year as a New York-based education start-up rolls out the first of more than 1,000 book …

More School Districts End Ban on Cell Phones and Embrace BYOD

As recently as the 2012–2013 school year, schools in the Thomaston-Upson School System in Georgia banned the use of cell phones on school grounds. …

Message is Loud and Clear from Teachers

Don't vilify teachers, offer them support and training, and allow the best ones a place at the table with policymakers when it comes to making …

Real World Math

Welcome! Real World Math is a collection of free math activities for Google Earth designed for students and educators. Mathematics is much more than …