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Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble

<b>INQUIRING ABOUT INQUIRY</b><p>Lehmann said it’s important to question whether alleged “personalized,” “project-based,” or “collaborative” learning efforts …

Critical Thinking Toolbox: How to Brainstorm

<b>Prehistoric Man:</b> "I wonder why all the stars move around in the same way every night, except for just a few? Those few wander about from night to …

Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

In order to maximize the benefits of ELT for students, I looked for ways to fine tune my approach to teaching individualized learning in my English …

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning

The neuromechanisms responsible for feeling and managing the body’s physical survival and consciousness have been co-opted to also manage social …

10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom

<b>10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom</b><p>by <b>Mike Acedo</b><p>Many of us can recall instances in our lives where we found ourselves idly sitting in a classroom, …

Brain Movies: When Readers Can Picture It, They Understand It

Learning to create brain movies can help students make sense of complex nonfiction subject matter and "see" the characters, setting, and action in …

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We’re witnessing the rise of the graph in big data

GraphLab, a popular open source project dedicated to graph analysis and machine learning, is trying to capitalize on the excitement around graphs by …

One Robot Per Child? Former Googler, Apple Engineer Tackle Educational Bots.

There are apps that teach kids the basics of programming.<p>And then there are robots that get the job done.<p>That’s the vision of a group of four tech …

App Maker Kidaptive Debuts “Parent’s Pad,” A New Way To Track A Child’s Educational Development On iPad

Parents of preschoolers can finally let go of “iPad guilt” – the term that refers to that terrible feeling you get when you use the iPad as babysitter. Today, a company called Kidaptive is launching one of the most comprehensive feedback systems for parents to date, allowing them to get a hand of …

Microsoft Confirms Windows Blue Will Be Called Windows 8.1

Microsoft on Tuesday announced Windows Blue will be officially called Windows 8.1. Furthermore, the new version will arrive as a free Windows 8 update via the Windows Store.<p>The news was revealed at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, by Tami Reller, Chief Marketing …

BlackBerry announces BBM 'Channels' social platform for brands and celebrities

BlackBerry's BBM service was one of the earliest popular alternatives to text messaging, but it's become less vital amidst competition from Apple's iMessage and a variety of third-party apps. Today, BlackBerry has updated it with Channels, a quasi-social media platform. Any user can create a …

Half of Internet Traffic in North America Is Just to Watch Netflix and YouTube

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you combine everything that you do on every website besides Netflix and YouTube — reading this …