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By Wesley Fryer | Articles relating to teaching, learning, and/or technology shared primarily for teachers and staff at Casady School.

Why One University Requires All Freshmen To Take A Coding Course

We’re all accustomed to the typical assortment of core classes at universities: math, language, English 101. While the “real-world value” of core classes is often debated, one university is introducing a core class requirement that undoubtedly adds value to graduates’ post-college portfolios—a …

Education

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a …

Why Teachers Are Going Gradeless

Toward a future of growth, not grades<p>After years of teaching using the principles of standards-based learning and grading, I encountered two findings …

Tech Bigwigs Know How Addictive Their Products Are. Why Don’t the Rest of Us?

In late 2010, Steve Jobs told <i>New York Times</i> journalist Nick Bilton that his children had never used the iPad. “We limit how much technology our kids …

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: American teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly use drugs, including alcohol.<p>With minor fits and starts, the trend has …

Drug Use

Finding Your School's Meaningful Language

Lately, our school has been revamping, rewriting and rethinking our student/parent handbook. This has led to some really great conversations that …

To Those of Us Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Competition is in the air we breathe; from morning to night, wake to sleep, we are in constant flux with the people around us to see who has the …

Harvard

What Can a Coach's Schedule Look Like?

« What Is Professional Development for Coaches? | Main | Non-Traditional PD: Coaches Take Their Learning to the Forest »<p>A principal from Seattle …

What kind of digital parent are you?

My recent piece for The Atlantic, Parents: Reject Technology Shame, tackles the question of how to raise kids in a digital world. Data from more than …

The Path to Enduring Innovation in Schools

What new doors in teaching open if we took the lid off the schedule? It was an exciting question to ask.<p>As with all other innovations, there is no …

Flipping Algebra with Rob Huber

Rob Huber teaches 8th grade Algebra at Casady School in Oklahoma City, and has been experimenting with a variety of strategies to "flip" classroom …

K-12 Schools Embrace Anytime, Anywhere Learning

By Jacquelyn BengfortDistricts go beyond reconfiguring classrooms and prepare students to take their learning mobile.

K-12

Even tech-savvy Gmail users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that …

Flipping Algebra with Rob Huber

Rob Huber teaches 8th grade Algebra at Casady School in Oklahoma City, and has been experimenting with a variety of strategies to flip classroom …

5 things to think about before buying your child a cell phone

<b>(CNN) —</b> In households around the world, I imagine many conversations going something like this: "Mom, I reallywant a phone. Everyone has one. Can I please, please get one this year?"<p>And then, after hearing the appeals, Mom (or Dad, or both parents) edge even closer to buying a smartphone for their …

Parenting

Making “The Olin Effect” Your Own

We talk a lot about “student agency” in these parts. But to be honest, most of what we label with those words are tepid substitutes for the real …

How Do Parents Honor the Benefits of Digital Devices While Limiting Kids’ Use?

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it’s one of the things parents worry about most: How …

Teens

What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?

In my last EdSurge article, “Computer Science Goes Beyond Coding,” I wrote about the difference between coding and computer science, to help us …

Computer Science

Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

We were guaranteed a <i>free</i> press, We were not guaranteed a neutral or a <i>true</i> press. We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without …

Journalism

Grad Students Teach Digital Etiquette to Michigan Middle Schoolers

Education students at the University of Michigan have been going into a local school and teaching the middle schoolers there how to mitigate risk and …

Education

Shlenker students teach technology to grandparents

Students at a local Jewish day school became teachers for a day, guiding a group of grandparents on how to use popular communication and navigation …

Three Tips From A Neuroscientist On How To Be The Most Productive Multitasker

Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley says the human mind isn’t built for tech multitasking–but we do it anyway.<p>On the surface, Adam Gazzaley isn’t a likely suspect to say Americans multitask too much. A neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco, Gazzaley runs a lab dedicated to the …

Productivity

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

Branding 2.0

socialmediau.net<br>Branding... it is one of those words in education that generally garners one of two reactions... either educators love it and see it …

Casady Faculty at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

<b>Thank you</b> to Coach Jim Bonfiglio for setting up the day, arranging transportation with volunteer faculty drivers, breakfast and lunch from our Sage …

Digital Citizenship

A Corwin Product:Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based ApproachSusan M. Bearden. <p><strong><em>Make responsible digital citizenship part of your …

Why $40,000 to $45,000 less is spent on your kid's education than his Kansas cousin's

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