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China’s children are its secret weapon in the global AI arms race

Late on the night of October 4, 1957, Communist Party Secretary Nikita Khrushchev was at a reception at the Mariinsky Palace, in Kiev, Ukraine, when …

South Korea

Tablets have transformed teaching, says Harlow College

A decision to equip staff and students with iPads has helped transform the way that teaching is carried out at Harlow College in Essex, according to …

Teaching

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.<p>Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National …

Education

Technology Equals Results for Tamarac Students

Third-grade students utilized technology to add a special spin to traditional topics.<p><b>From Sachem Central School District:</b> During a recent mathematics …

Education Technology

Why Pure Reason Won’t End American Tribalism

If you haven’t encountered any reviews of Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker’s new bestseller <i>Enlightenment Now</i>—which would be amazing, given how many …

Mindfulness

After a digital disaster, Grade 10 students put pen to paper and write the mandatory literacy test | The Star

The literacy test comprises two booklets, and under past rules students were allotted 75 minutes for each one, with a break in between. Those …

Education

Private school parents think they are 'buying' exam success for their children, teachers' leader says

Rising fees at independent schools mean that pushy parents believe they are “buying” success for their children, a teachers’ leader has said.<p>Dr Mary Bousted, president of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said there was a growing “sense of entitlement” among parents who pay tens of …

Students

As Apple and Google fight for edtech dominance, the industry is still failing kids and teachers

Edtech is big business. Investors staked around $8.15 billion in educational technology in 2017, and Forbes predicts this will expand to $9.5 billion …

Education Technology

Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data | ZDNet

​Facebook knows a lot about you<p>Facebook knows a lot about you. And so do the third-party app makers and partners in the social network's …

Apps

13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

Parenting

Here’s all the horrifying data Facebook and Google have on you

Technical consultant and web developer Dylan Curran shared some alarming findings about how much information Facebook and Google store from their …

Human Rights

What Is the Difference Between Marketing, Advertising, and Branding? A Simple Analogy to Help Explain

To understand the differences between these concepts, simply apply them to you.<p>In my work with entrepreneurs and business students, I often hear marketing strategies explained as "having social media," "having an online brand," or "advertising a lot."<p>These explanations make me cringe because, while …

Marketing

Making Scrambled Eggs Like Gordon Ramsey Is Easier Than You Think

You’re probably thinking <i>how can anyone with half a brain screw up scrambled eggs</i>? That's because Gordon Ramsey's scrambled eggs recipe is more …

Breakfast

Ford vending machine begins dispensing cars in China

It is no longer enough simply to test-drive a vehicle by riding around the block while a salesperson gives you their well-rehearsed patter. Now, there needs to be some sort of theater around the purchase, or else how will you trick yourself into thinking that buying a car is fun? It's why Ford and …

Alibaba Group

“Tired of fighting that fight”: School districts’ uphill battle to get good deals on ed tech

When administrators in Ohio’s Mentor Public Schools were buying MacBooks during the 2015-16 school year, the local Best Buy was offering a lower …

Education

Youth must focus on 'human skills' as machine-led disruption looms: Study

​OTTAWA -- A year into its effort to help equip youth for the rapidly evolving workforce, one of the country's largest banks says enhancing young …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Logs Calls and SMS Text Messages on Android Devices

Facebook users who have decided to delete their Facebook accounts following the Cambridge Analytica scandal are finding the social network has been …

Apps

Teens And Teachers Say Fortnite Mobile Is Destroying Some Schools

For months now, teachers everywhere have heard students talk about <i>Fortnite,</i> the world’s newest obsession,<i></i> nonstop. While the popularity of the game …

Computer Science

FBI and NYPD negotiators reveal the secrets to getting your kids to behave

Why you should stop using the word ‘if’, ask more ‘how’ questions, and more<p>Agreeing to disagree isn’t always an option.<p>Any parent knows that getting …

Education
Education

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

'Teachers and parents will have to be brave – it’s time to consign most marking to the dustbin'

Some 40 years ago, driving home from school, I was stopped by a police officer. After a conversation about how the rusty corners on my battered Ford …

This Flavorful Side Dish Will Steal the Show at Your Next Dinner Party

We’re <i>still</i> obsessed with kale, but we’re often stumped about how to best prepare the oh-so-good-for-you leafy green. Sure, some simple dressing and …

Country Lifestyle

20 ways to use Pear Deck to engage students

The standard lecture has plenty of detractors, and rightfully so. Done poorly, it can be an uninspired stream of facts, delivered in sit-and-get …

Making Elementary School A Lot More Fun: Like Preschool!

In Kelly Stevens' kindergarten classroom, each day begins with circle time for what sounds like a menu of lesson options.<p>Students — or "friends" as Stevens calls them — can read at the green table, they can build boats or make things out of clay, among other options.<p>Students Marco Carias …

Education

“Free Rice” Vocabulary Game Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms

Free Rice, the venerable online vocabulary game that is operated by the United Nations World Food Programme (and has been on The Best “Cause-Related” …

How Google is Taking Over the Classroom

Have you noticed how prevalent Google is in today's academic world? Students from elementary school, all the way through high school, have taken part …

Education

Why Kids Need to be a Digital Citizen with Marialice Curran

We had the pleasure of interviewing Marialice Curran, the organiser of the first Digital Citizen Summit in Ireland recently. Hear from her what …