Education

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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 …

Language Learning

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 …

Digital Citizenship

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 …

Chrome Web Store

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 …

Pedagogy

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 …

Mathematics

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

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

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13 Appian Way | Cambridge, MA 02138<p>Contact Us<p>Directory<p>Maps/Directions<p>Store<p>Harvard University<p>©2017 President and Fellows of Harvard College<p>Linked …

Harvard

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> …

Magnetism

What's changed: Ten reflections on ten years of technology use in education

Earlier this month, the Korea Education Research & Information Service (KERIS) hosted the tenth annual Global Symposium on ICT Use in Education in …

Education

The Global Search for Education: Have you Heard About the TeachUps?

<i>"With TeachUps, educators will fully reap the benefits of the 21st century's most touted model of instruction, 'blended learning', and seamlessly navigate offline and online learning for themselves as well as their students."</i><p><i>-- Niccolina Clements Mangroo</i><p>Technology is quickly and forever changing. …

Teaching

Google Is Closing The Gap On Apple In The Classroom

The classroom is one of the most hotly contested frontiers in the tech war, and a new survey suggests that Google is closing the gap on Apple.<p>A bigger slice of a market that is worth around $68 billion, according to technology analysts Gartner, is clearly a strong motivation for the tech giants to …

Education

Creativity is Based on Knowledge

Reading Time: 3 minutesCan creativity be cultivated in our current school system? I’ve been watching more and more TED talks lately, and what

TED Talks

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

How people actually use Blackboard, according to Blackboard

How do instructors and learners use learning management systems? Blackboard shared some interesting stats about what people actually do with their …

Learning

The future of education: We don’t need to teach our kids to code, we need to teach them how to dream

Technology is changing life faster than ever and the pace of this change is accelerating. When you look at the change to the world in the last 10 …

Education

Stop Selling Math For Its Usefulness

One of the fall outs of children not understanding mathematics and the associated failure which often follows at some point in their 500 hour tour of …

Mathematics

Teaching in higher education – there isn't enough evidence to tell us what works and why

Do I deliver this unit online or face to face? How should I arrange my lesson? Do I incorporate pre-class and post-class activities? What methods …

Research

Put the Learning Back in e-Learning — Making it Meaningful, Relevant, and Engaging

A hush fell over the auditorium when the question was asked. The distinguished panel of learning and performance experts sitting on the dais also …

Learning

South African universities say academic year is in peril

South African protesters lob rocks at security guards at one of the continent's leading universities. Police fire rubber bullets at students on another campus. Vice chancellors warn that students might not be able to finish the academic year if a national dispute over financing higher education is …

Education

An Excellent Rubric for Science Teachers

In today's post I am sharing with you an excellent rubric for science teachers. This document, which is available for free download, is shared by the …

M-learning