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KQED

Big data, open content, mobile learning, and digital printing are the big themes represented in this year’s NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition. …

Gamification for Device Makers: Lead With Fun and Health Will Follow

Can a game be more than a distraction? Can you use gaming to create real clinical outcomes and behavior change in patients? You can, according to …

KQED

<i>What we as adults experienced in school, as educators and students, will bear little resemblance to what lies ahead. Here’s a look at current trends,</i> …

3 Strategies to Promote Independent Thinking in Classrooms

In his study of people who find satisfaction with their lives, Harvard psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defines as <b>autotelic</b> those who are …

Pedagogy

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

KQED

As more schools across the country begin to use tablets in classrooms, it’s worth taking the time to note how other countries are incorporating …

Israel’s Overwolf raises $5.3M for user-generated game add-on tools

Overwolf has raised $5.3 million in funding to design a platform where users can create their own add-on mods and utilities for games. The new investment reflects the company’s wider ambitions to provide an add-on platform to modify games.<p>The investment shows that user-generated content and …

KQED

Esteemed education advocate Sir Ken Robinson explains in this short but compelling video why creativity is crucial for learning, and why it will …

KQED

In education circles, Apple’s iPad has been stealing the spotlight the last few years, as it sweeps across the country’s schools. Los Angeles …

Teachers turn to start-ups to change education

Molly Levitt thought the only thing she would ever be was a teacher. But soon after taking charge of her first classroom in 2010, she became …

KQED

The number of students at the K-12 level who are taking an online course has increased dramatically over the past few years. The most recent figures …

Big gains for kids in expanded Head Start - Futurity

U. OREGON (US) — Preschoolers in Head Start who took part in an additional intervention …

Education data startup BrightBytes raises $2.5 million Series A

BrightBytes, a San Francisco-based education analytics company, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding, led by ed-tech-focused venture capital …

What are the barriers to creativity in education?

'Flipped' PD Initiative Boosts Teachers' Tech Skills

Published Online:<p>Published in Print: June 12, 2013, as <b>Flipped PD: Building Blocks to Success</b><p>Features<p>A Minnesota district relies on video and …

Why Grades Should Reflect Mastery, Not Speed

Commentary<p>I am the principal in a grades 7-8 school, perhaps the last venue where we try to give kids second, and sometimes third, chances. This …

The Lives of 10 Famous Painters, Visualized as Minimalist Infographic Biographies

Pollock, Dalí, Matisse, Klimt, Picasso, Mondrian, Klee, Boccioni, Kandinsky, and Miro, visually distilled.<p>For their latest masterpiece, my friend Giorgia Lupi and her team at Accurat — who have previously given us such gems as a timeline of the future based on famous fiction, a visualization of …

KQED

By Jennie Rose<p>Summer’s here and along with valuable time spent outdoors learning and embarking on adventures, kids can use downtime at home to keep …

KQED

All of us, children included, live in a three-dimensional universe—but too often parents and teachers act as if the physical world is as flat as a …

Are MOOCs An Extension of Academic Publishing into Teaching?

Over the past few months, there has been a growing backlash against MOOCs. If you aren’t familiar with the term, massive open online courses — …

Google Play for Education could kill the iPad in schools

Google released a major new education program today that organizes and manages the way teachers push apps, books, and other learning content to student tablets.<p>Technology changed the way we socialize, find new things to do, get directions, play games, date, work, read news, take pictures, and so …

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

<b>Join the maker movement!</b><br>There’s a technological and creative revolution underway. Amazing new tools, materials and skills turn us all into makers. …

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media

In the connected reading mode, we ask students to treat texts as nodes in a network of information. We ask them to quickly synthesize multiple …

Experimental Videogame Teaches Kids How to Program Java

Many videogames let you cast your very own magic spells. Usually, this involves pressing the right button on your mouse. But in an experimental game …

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, <b>John Cleese</b> (b. October 27, 1939) offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and …

Digital learning finds a bigger home in California’s state university system

SAN JOSE, Calif. — California’s colleges are facing a funding crisis, so universities are turning to massive open online education (dubbed “MOOCs”) to bolster pass rates and help students graduate on time.<p>At a press conference today, San Jose State University announced it would be expanding its …