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Can playing a game help students—especially those with disabilities or special needs—improve their behavior, learn empathy, and increase academic performance? The founder of gaming monolith Electronic Arts thinks so, and he’s not alone.
The Future Ready effort, championed by the Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education, hopes to permanently intertwine digital connectivity and learning in schools. speakers at a recent ISTE panel discussion on the topic, “Is Your District Future Ready? offered several takeaways for education leaders.
What do you get when you have more than two-dozen leading edtech companies in a room in the Big Apple with student privacy and data protection on the agenda? A barrel-full of learnings and insights into how these companies are approaching this critical issue and what direction their privacy compass is pointing...
High school educator and TEDx speaker Ramsey Musallam recently gave readers a peek into his toolbox that helped "spark, organize and quench student curiosity" in his chemistry courses this year. On the list: video extractor SaveFrom.net, communications tool Remind, and many more.
With the popular explosion of Minecraft among middle schoolers and beyond, it’s worth noting that it isn’t the only open world virtual environment with educational value. Nor is it always the most ideal game for teaching every concept, leading other games are picking up the slack. As a result, inspired educators and students are taking notice and branching out.
Google Expeditions are field trips with a virtual reality twist. Last spring, Hector Camacho guided his high school economics class on comprehensive tours of the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve banks, and the Treasury Building. Students swept their eyes up countless Neoclassical columns before heading inside for a detailed look -- all without leaving the library of their Mountain View, California school.
I had an opportunity to experience Google’s latest virtual reality creation — Expeditions, while at ISTE 2015. It really is an engaging tool!
Michael Michalko explains that everyone is an artist and that it takes belief and persistence to nurture this quality. He offers seven principles about creative thinking that he wishes he'd known as a student.
Because Millennials and digital natives live in a creation-based world, apps like Adobe Voice, Thinglink, and Pages promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and invite real-world learning.
About 2.5 million children in the U.S. have some kind of learning disability, said Kim Hines, associate director for the National Center for Learning Disabilities. For these children, “technology has been a game changer,” she said, “and for some, it’s been life-changing. … We now know what kids areable to do, and not just what they are unable to do.”
While author Dave Eggers cautions against the ominous aspirations of tech startups in his novels, his nonprofit, ScholarMatch, uses technology to help low-income young people work towards a successful future—hopefully, one more fulfilling than in Customer Experience atThe Circle.
School’s out for summer--but the learning opportunities don’t have to stop quite yet! EdSurge has brought back their updated educator list and updated student summer opportunities list, fresh from winter hibernation.
If you think infographics are only for marketing and data visualization, think again. They’re actually really helpful for anyone building online training because they use a lot of the same elements that course designers use to design e-learning.
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