Evaluating Education
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Developing creativity and critical thinking skills should be the cornerstone of an educational system.
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Support key to brave new world of tech in classrooms

Support key to brave new world of tech in classrooms | Evaluating Education | Scoop.it
Despite the Department of Education and Skills outlining a purchasing framework for schools investing in information and communications technology (ICT), many in the education sector claim successfully integrating technology into the classroom is...
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Just like with students, modeling and support come before mastery.  Putting the technology in place is useless if educators aren't given the support to effectively utilize it.  

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Mario Kart in the classroom: the rise of games-based learning - Telegraph

Mario Kart in the classroom: the rise of games-based learning - Telegraph | Evaluating Education | Scoop.it
Family gaming expert Andy Robertson assesses the new trend of gaming in the classroom where Mario Kart power-slides past algebra and Endless Ocean glides past geography.
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Despite the view that kids are too technology dependent, or that technology is ruining attention spans, incorporating technology into classrooms has been proven to be incredibly successful.  Rather than focusing on limiting technology, we should be looking for ways to transform technology time from recreational to educational. 

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