The importance and influence of technology grows each year, as students of all ages have broad access to the Internet, especially through mobile phones. That includes a vast, seemingly limitless array of knowledge but also hazards that can be easy to fall into.
"I have come to understand that technology is the sea in which today’s students swim. They grew up in this water. It is how they communicate and how they learn about the world. This new perspective makes it obvious to me that taking kids totally out of their ocean in order to learn, does not really make much sense."
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The question is, what will happen when teachers are systematically rewarded, or punished, based to some extent on standardized tests? If we really want our children to learn more, the design of any system must be carefully thought through, to avoid sending incentives astray.
“When you put a lot of weight on one measure, people will try to do well on that measure,” Jonah Rockoff of Columbia said. “Some things they do will be good, in line with the objectives. Others will amount to cheating or gaming the system.”
"Gone are the days of dusty slides, dimmed lights, and the sound of a shuffling projector. The digital shift has drastically changed how we study art history. Slides are now high-resolution images. Museum visits are bolstered with virtual tours. Thirty-pound textbooks are reborn as online databases. Naturally, these changes have generated tons of new resources -- not just vast databases, but also curricular resources to build lessons and engage students."
The Education Department published on its Homeroom blog a piece titled “A Different Approach to NCAA Bracketology,” which looks at which schools would come out on top if academic performance were considered for both men and women in the March Madness tournaments.
I do wonder sometimes about whether: (1) As educators, we unwittingly impose our own learning styles and beliefs on a different generation that learn differently and have different learning needs?; (2) We are clear on what the purpose of note-taking is in 2015? (3) There is a single answer to the question about whether students should take notes on paper or a computer?
Here's a collection of some great tools to use with your geometry students. Whether you're teaching explicit skills or encouraging exploration and play for conceptual development, these tools can help your students' geometric knowledge really take shape!
As a movement to reform high school gains momentum around the country, vocational education is being revived. New models are seeking to change the reputation of career and technical classes as dumping grounds for the students who can’t make it in the academic track. These new programs emphasize both careers and college, and though they tend to promise an internship or interview with partner companies that can lead to opportunities, they don’t go so far as to guarantee a job.
At schools around the globe, girls outscore boys, and bored students are better test takers than their more motivated peers. These topsy-turvy observations are the latest findings in a report from the Washington-based Brookings Institution, research that is part of a long-running series that aims to put a finger on the pulse of academics in the United States and abroad.
Emily Talmage is an elementary school teacher in Lewiston, Maine who did some research on the new Common Core tests that her students are taking this spring. In Maine, students are taking the Maine Educational Assessments in math and English Language Arts, developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of the two multi-state consortia given a total of some $360 million in federal funds to develop new exams that align with the Core standards. In this post, Talmage reports on what she found.
Since Robert Putnam's youth, America has become more racially and religiously integrated, but more segregated by class. In his new book "Our Kids," the Harvard professor -- of "Bowling Alone" fame -- argues that social immobility presents an economic problem for all Americans -- not just the poor kids.
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