Education

By Tina Magondo | Learning . Technology . News

Multilingualism for everyone, not just a select few

COMMENT<p>Think back to when you first started learning a foreign language.<p>I was one of those considered to be “good at languages”. Like me, though, I …

Parents as #Edtech Partners

A partnership with parents is critical to all success in our schools and classrooms; technology or not. There’s always a barrage of initiatives and …

Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

WASHINGTON (AP) — Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year.<p>Is he looking into the future or taking a gamble?<p>With college costs rising steadily and with more courses available online for free, some observers …

Education

3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

“Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now. It is something that I am obviously passionate about, hence the reason I wrote the …

Innovation

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Three Free Speech-to-Text Tools

Last week during Practical Ed Tech Live I answered a request for free speech-to-text tools. If you missed the broadcast, I suggested Dictation.io and …

Education Technology

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Make Sure to Do This (Most Parents Don't)

You give them love and make sure they do their homework. But you may be missing the most important thing.<p>Do you want your kids to grow up to be successful? Of course you do. So you send them to the best possible schools and pay close attention to make sure they're completing their homework, and you …

Parenting

Reaching Students With Emotional Disturbances

In the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the term “emotional disturbance” encompasses significant challenges in a student’s …

9 Great Search Tools Extensions for Students

April , 2017 Chrome browser has a number of interesting educational extensions to enhance your productivity and facilitate your workflow. Over the …

M-learning

What’s Better in the Classroom—Teacher or Machine?

‘Edtech’ is attracting investors, but some parents prefer traditional teaching methods<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Last fall, the public school district here in Silicon Valley’s epicenter ditched its conventional sixth-grade math curriculum for a course that relied on software.<p>Behind the new program, …

Education

2017 will be big for Math Education!

2016 was a pretty good year unless you take into account the number of celebrity deaths that occurred. However, from a mathematical education …

A top futurist predicts the largest internet company of 2030 will be an online school

Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it's a big deal when students get their own laptops.<p>According to futurist Thomas Frey, in 14 years it'll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over the internet.<p>It's not just because the technology …

Learning

Explain Everything, the digital whiteboard, raises $3.7 million to bring learning to the iPad

Should you be interested in the lifecycle of the bee or the magic of clip art and equations then Explain Everything would like a world. This Wroclaw, Poland-based company offers a sort of iPad-powered whiteboard that lets you collaboratively display drawings and text, equations, and even stamp out …

Startups

Can technology replace teachers? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Anxiety about losing your job to technology is both a rational and growing fear. Andy Haldane, the chief economist at the Bank of England, recently …

Education

Math Education

Real teacher questions about mathematics instruction, answered by faculty specialists.<p>New study shows negative effects of specialized teaching, …

Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now?

<b>Lectures remain by far the most common form of teaching in universities - right down to the way academics are called "lecturers".</b><p>But many predicted that digital technology would have killed off the lecture by now.<p>Why would you want to sit through someone telling you something, when so much more …

Learning

Fab Lab teaches children everything from coding to design and 3D printing

Educating and motivating young people aged 12- to 18-year-olds with talks, workshops and hands-on product demonstrations<p><i>WIRED 2016: Next Generation</i> …