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Makers in the Classroom: A How-To Guide

Community<p>Makers in the Classroom: A How-To Guide<p>By Aaron Vanderwerff     May 14, 2014<p>Aaron Vanderwerff<p>You see it everywhere in K-12. Kindergarteners …

5 Suggestions for Better STEM Education, From Students

Although demand for workers with STEM qualifications has only grown in recent years, a minority of students elect to pursue science, technology, …

iPad Rumors: iOS 8 to Bring Split-Screen Multitasking

The latest iPad rumor is an exciting one – the prospect of spilt-screen multitasking for the iPad in iOS 8. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman reported on what he’s been hearing on this topic yesterday:<p>iOS 8 is likely to supercharge the functionality of Apple’s iPad with a new split-screen multitasking feature, …

Apps

Why the iPad is (still) the future of Apple

Here is a surprisingly controversial statement: The iPad is going to be huge. Tablets, in general, will someday soon not merely outsell personal computers, but actually replace them, even in businesses, and in productive capacities for which people currently believe “only a PC will do.”<p>Quartz’s …

Tablets

Storyboards 3D for iPad – A Storyteller’s Dream Review

“If you build it, he will come.”<p>It’s Field of Dreams’ quadranscentennial anniversary this year, and that line continues to be (mis)quoted to this day – just last week I stumbled upon an article about a pastor using it in his sermon, who tweaked it quite nicely to fit his message. I love the line, …

To This Day

Whether it's bikes or bytes, teens are teens

If you're like most middle-class parents, you've probably gotten annoyed with your daughter for constantly checking her<p>Instagramfeed or with your son for his two-thumbed texting at the dinner table. But before you rage against technology and start unfavorably comparing your children's lives to your …

Teacher Tenure and Dismissal On Trial

<i>This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published.</i><p>On trial: California’s rules on teacher tenure and dismissal. The issue: Do the rules keep bad teachers in classrooms and doom some students to an inadequate education?<p>The lawsuit, filed by the nonprofit advocacy group …

District's 'Data Literacy' Campaign Zeroes In on Students' Written Work

Published Online:<p>Complete Coverage<p>When most people hear the term "assessment data," they are likely to think of columns of numbers and jagged trend …

STEM Hubs Emerge to Bolster Math, Science Ed.

For Emmely Briley, a high school chemistry and physics teacher, working in the rural logging community of Molalla, Ore., for the past 13 years has at …

Learning Is No Longer an Option — It's a Necessity

Throughout my career, I've met educators who have expressed a disdain for professional learning. I don't doubt that many have had experiences that …

Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

But successful flipping has one big catch -- if it's going to work, the at-home learning absolutely must happen. <i>And teachers have zero control over</i> …

Teaching

Model 'Inclusive' STEM High Schools Share Common Traits, Researchers Say

The recent proliferation of open-enrollment STEM high schools has been a "bolt of lightning" to the field of K-12 science, technology, engineering …

Studies Offer Practical Ways to Bring 'Growth Mindset' Research to Schools

<i>Philadelphia</i><p>For the past decade, researchers have accumulated a growing pile of evidence on the effectiveness of "growth mindset" interventions that …

Field-Testing of Common-Core Exams Gets Off to Shaky Start at Md. High School

<i>Rockville, Md.</i><p>At Thomas S. Wootton High School, teachers and administrators seem to be in agreement that field-testing for the common-core …

Google Amends Its Terms on Scanning User Data for Ads

In the wake of an ongoing federal lawsuit and growing public scrutiny on how it scans and analyzes the data of its users, including students, giant …

A High School That Teaches Students to Fly, and Other Innovations in 'Career Technical' Education

"A lot of problem-solving skills grow out of the experience of doing things rather than thinking about things."<p>Reinvention and resilience across the nation<p>Background: this story on Camden County High School, in Georgia, and its "career technical" academies, followed by this from readers; plus Deb …

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 …

Stop saying ‘technology’

What are the implications of the word “technology” in today’s education world?<p>I have an idea. Let’s stop using the word “technology.” I have a …

What Does the Republican Education Agenda Look Like?

The GOP’s 2014 eco­nom­ic mes­sage is mo­bil­ity. It’s an ex­ten­sion of the by-your-boot­straps ideo­logy that’s been baked in­to the party’s …

How the Texas Testing Bubble Popped: Part 1 | Dallas Morning News

When Texas public school students start their STAAR tests this week, they’ll face a far different testing and accountability system than was set at …

Rethinking Class Ranking

Determining class rank does not help students achieve more or reach higher levels of proficiency. With the possible exception of the top-ranked …

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 …

Women in Science

How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning

The reflection step in this on-going learning cycle is an essential element where assessment happens. Reflection invites students and teachers to …

5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

At TED U, Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, spells out 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do -- and why a little danger is good …

Kids

For Common Core, Khan Academy Goes High-Tech

Continuing its evolution from quirky disruptor of traditional classroom learning to mainstream player aligned with the education establishment, free …

Seven kids coding projects that crowdfunded their first steps

Kano, Play-i, Primo, Hello Ruby, Robot Turtles, ScratchJr and Craft Computer Club turned to the crowd for first funding<p>There's currently a big buzz around the idea of kids learning to code, fuelled in the UK by the fact that from September, programming will be part of the curriculum for children as …

KQED

The challenges of rural schools are many of the same (though not all) that low-income public schools face across the country: inadequate access to …

This Is Not Your Father's STEM Job

Instead of following traditional paths, women are using their science, technology, engineering, and math degrees to create new careers.<p>Much has been written about the need to encourage women to embark on careers in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—and fill the demand for future STEM …