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30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Education

Foodini is a 3D printer for everything from burgers to gnocchi

Who wants a 3D printer for just candy when you can have one that prints a five-course dinner instead? That's the idea behind Foodini, a new 3D printer that takes fresh ingredients and turns them into a culinary masterpiece. The device can do things like make custom ravioli, your own unique crackers …

Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power The Future

In the coming years, one billion more people will gain access to the Internet thanks to drones and satellites hovering in the stratosphere.<p>And soon, we’ll be able to sit down with friends in foreign countries and immerse ourselves in experiences never previously thought possible, simply by slipping …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>The President spoke of a "different" outcome if people were armed before …

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Game-Based Learning<p>Looking for ways to gamify your classroom? We've compiled some of the best game-based learning resources and strategies on the Web.<p>…

Q&A with David Cole: Why We Need the "A" in STEAM

The push to move from STEM to STEAM continues to be a hot topic. Educators, policymakers, and industry leaders want to make sure kids learn the …

The Do-It-Yourself Movement Goes to School - Getting Smart by Guest Author - globaled, Maker Education

<i>By: Patricia Gomes</i><p><i>The Do-It-Yourself Movement Goes to School first appeared on Porvir on November 11, 2013.</i><p>Rodrigo Benoliel, 13, thinks that he wants …

Bill Gates: This Country Needs Better Teachers

In the United States, he's working on a really hard problem: improving our schools. He feels our schools are "failing," he said during an interview on Thursday in Washington, D.C., at economic think tank, the American Enterprise Institute.<p>This failure is "the greatest cause" of income inequity in …

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Students Yearn For Creativity, Not Tests

The other day as I was sitting in my office, sophomore Sarah Almeda popped into my office, as she usually does. After day three of PARCC …

5-Minute Film Festival: 8 Videos to Encourage Girls in STEM

This delightful video from USC Viterbi School of Engineering introduces us to real-life superheroes -- women in the engineering field who are saving …

Innovation in education: improvement or transformation?

Must we innovate in education? Why? What for? Are we experiencing a fad, where everything has to be innovative… also in the world of education? Or is …

Innovation

50 Digital Sources Of Free STEM Education

Colleges, online universities, and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, …

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

<b>Josie Fraser</b><b>, social and educational technologist, Leicester City Council</b><p><b>First define what you mean by digital literacy:</b> The definition I most frequently use is this one: digital literacy = digital tool knowledge + critical thinking + social engagement. Then it's worth knowing its main …

What Educational Disruption Means for Your Company

With graduation season upon us, it’s important to remember that as a manager you must often be a teacher too. A major part of your role is instruction — which means that you need to pay attention to the massive disruption going on in higher education and what it means for company learning.<p>The most …

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Google Wants To Power The Online Learning Revolution With MOOC.org

The new partnership with MIT and Harvard-founded edX will make massively open online courses even more massive and open.<p>EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative founded by Harvard and MIT, today announced a partnership with Google to jointly develop their open-source learning platform, …

Are Business Schools Failing To Prep Students For Today’s Global, Digital Economy?

A new report indicates that over the next seven years the need for highly skilled business intelligence workers in the U.S. alone will dramatically exceed the available workforce–by as much as 60%. Here’s how to fix that.<p>Are business schools preparing students for today’s global, digital economy?<p>I …

Worldwide spending on mobile game apps tripled in 2013 to $16B

Digital games was easily the biggest content category for digital content spending in 2013, according to the annual worldwide data collected by market researchers AppAnnie and IHS.<p>Mobile game apps accounted for $16 billion in spending, up 2.9 times from a year before; and spending on digital gaming …

8 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School

<b>9 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School</b><p><b>MISTAKE ONE</b> – Underestimate the power of the iPad<p>Students do not need to be taught <i>how</i> to use the iPad, …

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Elements4D - Exploring Chemistry with Augmented Reality

<i>This is a guest post from Samantha Morra of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com.</i><p>Augmented Reality (AR) blurs the line between …

iPad teaching is NOT about iPads

<b>Priority no.1 ?</b><p>I’ve covered technical and workflow ideas on this blog a lot but it’s time to properly summarise a <b>teacher’s first priority when the</b> …

Textbooks replaced by iTunes U downloads

Every pupil at the school has an iPad<p><b>The exam revision season is approaching. It's when students want as much information as possible at their fingertips.</b><p>So how about if you could touch a screen and download all the lesson materials you need?<p>Not just broadly relevant, generic materials, but the …

Education Technology

Digital Tools and Distraction in School

In a similar article, “With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking in Class?,” Holly Korbey explores research around student study …

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12<br>Shares<p>By: Ashley Flores & Lida Lewis. There can be a healthy balance struck between media intake and real-world engagement. This balance is much …

What's the point of school?

<b>For as long as there have been schools, people have been asking what is the point of them. Quite a lot of pupils have asked that question, of course. But some notable grown-ups have pondered the matter, too.</b><p>In 1947, Dr Martin Luther King gave a lecture entitled The Purpose of Education in which he …

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Wiping out the blackboard

CLASSROOMS have had computers for decades, but in the past few years the buzz about “education technology” (or edtech) has become persistent, …

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

iMotion HD (iOS: Free, Upgrade Available)<p>Your students can create a time-lapse or stop-motion film using this video app. iMotion HD lets kids make a …