"This is the first in a three part series that looks at the impact of technology on kids and teens.
As an elementary school teacher, Warren Buckleitner was quick to embrace the brand-new, intimidating tool in his 1980s classroom: An Apple II computer.
“I saw really how powerful it was for my students,” Buckleitner said. “I had a few kids who were very hard to teach, and I was able to use that computer to help them get a good report card.”
Today, Buckleitner is the founder of the Children’s Technology Review, an online resource that reviews all kinds of technology aimed at young kids. Now 55, his focus has shifted a lot from the Number Crunchers game that came on that first Apple II, but his vision hasn’t budged."
In garden 'classroom,' students surrounded by their accomplishments CTV News Barrie To keep things running smoothly, it takes a lot of work, and the students take on a lot of responsibility. But that's what they love about the class.
Using Games for Learning and Assessment Online Course 1 semester hour graduate credit Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning Tuition and Registration Summer: EDUC 646 960 July 7 - August 1, 2014 or Fall: EDUC 646 900 September 29 - October 24, 2014
Digital education could make Americans more competitive, close achievement gap The Times-Picayune In a recent report, the Broadband Commission, an international coalition of government officials and nonprofit advocates, argued that, "in the 21st...
What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see.
With increasing stridence, college students and their parents frame their educational expectations with a consumer paradigm, viewing professors as their employees, universities as consumer markets, and degrees as commodities. As a humanities professor, I have always bristled at this equation. However, I see a way to use this metaphor for good purpose. Rather than fight this flawed mentality, I present the consumer model during one of our first class sessions and engage students in an exploration of its applicability to the educational enterprise.
The grownups who make and debate education policy disagree about a lot of things, but they often take it as a given that kids love technology. And tapping into that love of gadgetry and games is a way to make students “more engaged” in learning, or so many believe. Interviews with students in the middle-income, …
As blended learning's popularity continues to grow in high schools and middle schools, KIPP Empower Academy (KEA) in South Los Angeles has taken the model a step further by introducing it to kindergarten students.
Re-imagining youth learning must begin with an understanding of the world our children and youth are stepping into. This first requires a major reality check. That’s because most of us see a very different world than the one awaiting our young people. We see the world we entered, which is [...]
Rudy Azcuy's insight:
Given the new reality for the workforce we are preparing our students for, there are implications for the learning needs of today’s youth. First, the skills needed to navigate today's world is very different from those needed in the world we grew up in. Today's world will increasingly rely on collaboration for success and contribution, we must actively help every child to master the skills that will be necessary to meet these new challenges. The world has become flatter.
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