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Google Glass: Vision for Future of Learning? | MindShift

Google Glass: Vision for Future of Learning? | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
This is a shamelessly promotional video for Google Glass, but it shows the possibilities this tool opens up for learners. Andrew Vanden Heuvel teaches advanced
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New Report Challenges Beliefs About the Value of AP Classes | MindShift

New Report Challenges Beliefs About the Value of AP Classes | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
By Leslie Harris O'Hanlon Enrollment in advanced placement courses has skyrocketed in recent years, and there are many reasons for this spike. Students ofte
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The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
By Justin Reich The Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around education technology. On the one
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Parents May Devote More Teaching Time to Girls Than to Boys | MindShift

Parents May Devote More Teaching Time to Girls Than to Boys | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
By Shankar Vedantam For some years now, teachers and parents have noted something about boys and girls. Starting in elementary school, young girls often scor
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Next-Generation Search: Software Bots Will Anticipate Your Needs

Next-Generation Search: Software Bots Will Anticipate Your Needs | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
The rise of intelligent software agents that will not only anticipate the information you need, but also act on that information to help manage your life.
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E-Books, Libraries and Democracy

E-Books, Libraries and Democracy | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
All of the Big Six publishers have, for the first time, agreed to make e-books available to public library users.
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Kids and Adults: How To Avert Communication Breakdown | MindShift

Kids and Adults: How To Avert Communication Breakdown | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
By Matt Levinson Kids operate in a blizzard of communication -- texts, social media, music, photography, games, and videos. They're eager to share any and
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Expert: Early Tech Exposure for Kids Raises Risk of Addiction

Expert: Early Tech Exposure for Kids Raises Risk of Addiction | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
A psychologist sees devices like "iPotties" as driving a troubling rate of tech addiction in very young children.
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The First Testing Race to the Top

The First Testing Race to the Top | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
From the beginning, teachers were under examination as much as their students.
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Are Stories the Key to Engaging Girls in Science?

Are Stories the Key to Engaging Girls in Science? | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
If we want to change the rate at which we're engaging girls in science -- and do it better -- should we mix STEM subjects with the humanities?
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Data Shows Gender Gap in Reading with Girls Ahead

Data Shows Gender Gap in Reading with Girls Ahead | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
A gender gap exists in reading skills, shows PISA data, with girls outperforming boys.
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How to Foster Collaboration and Team Spirit | MindShift

How to Foster Collaboration and Team Spirit | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
By Thom Markham Once they get to the working world, most students, in almost any job, will collaborate as a member of a team. And every student needs to be p
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Computerized Testing Monopolizes Technology Time, Resources

Computerized Testing Monopolizes Technology Time, Resources | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Computerized testing is proving difficult for schools to afford and implement, as other education technology pursuits suffer from testing demands.
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Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable | MindShift

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Educator and author Jessica Lahey reads Shakespeare and Dickens aloud to her seventh- and eighth-graders, complete with all the voices. Her students love bein
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The Internet May Not Be Doing Our Brains Much Good [Video]

The Internet May Not Be Doing Our Brains Much Good [Video] | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
The constant distractions of the Internet aren't benefiting our long-term learning processes. Time to unplug.
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Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art | MindShift

Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art  | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
While it may be easy to imagine how iPads can support classroom studies with reading, history, or science, some of the most groundbreaking -- and creative --
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Most Loved Children's Books [Infographic] | March into Literacy Month 2012

Most Loved Children's Books [Infographic] | March into Literacy Month 2012 | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
The MAT@USC is celebrating March into Literacy Month 2012 with this infographic titled, the Most Loved Children's Books.
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How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn? | MindShift

How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn? | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Using tech tools that students are familiar with and already enjoy using is attractive to educators, but getting students focused on the project at hand might
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Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading

Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home.
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State Of America's School Libraries

State Of America's School Libraries | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Providing our children with the best educational resources and empowering all our children to access, evaluate, and use information for academic and personal learning - this is the critical mission of school libraries and librarians.
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Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | MindShift

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
How to praise kids: It's a hot topic for many parents and educators. A lot of the conversation around it has stemmed from studies by Carol Dweck, professor o
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More Parents Opt Out Kids From Standardized Tests in Pennsylvania

More Parents Opt Out Kids From Standardized Tests in Pennsylvania | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
More parents opt out their kids from testing in Pennsylvania as the trend grows nationwide.
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As Testing Continues, More Parents Opting Kids Out

As Testing Continues, More Parents Opting Kids Out | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
As federal, state and city governments continue to push standardized testing, the anti-testing movement grows as more parents opt out their kids.
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In an Era of Global Competition, What Exactly Are We Testing For? | MindShift

In an Era of Global Competition, What Exactly Are We Testing For? | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Renato Ganoza/Flickr   In this era of global competition, test scores are used as the primary benchmark to call out which countries will produce "s
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States Announce Release of Next Generation Science Standards

States Announce Release of Next Generation Science Standards | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
A collaboration of states with outside funding have developed science benchmarks to guide K-12 STEM education.
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