How emerging technologies affect our schools, our children, our culture, and the economy. Seeking answers to what is good technology for education, what our kids could benefit from more of right now, and which technologies to forego or limit in educative environments.
When I attended my daughter's kindergarden Back-to-School Night two years ago, I was delighted to see a video of the classroom playing on a television in the corner. As a parent, it was exciting to see my child in the context of the classroom. My daughter's teacher had simply videotaped the...
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 (How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn?
3DPrint.com Stimulating Minds: 3D Printing Shines As A Learning Tool 3DPrint.com “We asked what role could 3D printing and design, along with modern information and communications technology (ICT), play in developing and implementing new...
Designboom google cardboard turns smartphones into a virtual reality headsets Designboom making virtual reality accessible to a wider audience, google has released a DIY, folding paper product they call 'google cardboard', which attaches to...
It has no teachers. No books. No MOOCs. No dorms, gyms, labs, or student centers. No tuition.
And yet it plans to turn out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through an intensive two- to three-year program designed to teach them everything they need to know to become outstanding programmers.
TEST The Changing Role Of The Teacher by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Ed note: This post was excerpted and mildly edited from a longer post from Grant on self-sustained learning. What does it mean to “teach”?
Reading in The Mobile Era Book shortages continue to represent a significant obstacle to literacy, worldwide. Common in areas where books are scarce, inexpensive mobile phones can bring reading material to all. UNESCO study shows effectiveness of mobile phones in promoting reading and literacy... http://elearninginfographics.com/reading-in-the-mobile-era-infographic/
"A blended learning environment means you’re mixing technology with standard teaching practices in order to enhance education. In other words, you’re mixing a little bit of tech with a little bit of in-classroom learning and you’re getting something better than the sum of its parts. Blended learning is becoming the biggest trend in education technology lately as teachers (hey that’s you!) realize technology isn’t the magical unicorn of education. It’s not enough to simply throw an iPad into a student’s hands and walk away."