High-tech vs. No-Tech: Schools Take Opposite Approaches to Education

The article tells the tale of two students, one who goes to a tech-rich private school, and another who goes to a no-tech Waldorf school. From what the writer portrays, it seems as though both are flourishing, but questions about the long-term effects remain: Will the tech-using student suffer from short attention span and shallow … Continue reading High-tech vs. No-Tech: Schools Take Opposite Approaches to Education →

Websites in Different Languages Offer More Global Perspective

The wired world has made it possible for people from all across the globe to connect and learn from each other. In a few days, New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof will host a Hangout and interview United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice during school hours. In classes across the country, students are hearing about the … Continue reading Websites in Different Languages Offer More Global Perspective →

Quick Look: Move Over Harvard And MIT, Stanford Has The Real “Revolution In Education””

The writer of the article praises two Stanford professors who are proposing to “ditch the lecture.” Read why. Source: Techcrunch Lectures are often the least educational aspect of college; I know, I’ve taught college seniors and witnessed how little students learn during their four years in higher education. So, while it’s noble that MIT and … Continue reading Quick Look: Move Over Harvard And MIT, Stanford Has The Real “Revolution In Education”” →

Good Read: Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

This inspired list hardly needs an introduction. Just goes to show that a lot of what we were taught in school — whether outright or implied — is being upended. Source: Forbes Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going … Continue reading Good Read: Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School →

For Exams, is Using the Internet Considered Cheating?

Erin Scott By Ann Michaelsen Students sit in the test-taking room, with full access to computers and wireless connections. As they work on national exams, they can be seen accessing the Internet from time to time. Are the results from this test going to be corrupted because these test-takers are not isolated from global information … Continue reading For Exams, is Using the Internet Considered Cheating? →

National Teacher Day Honors the True Heroes in Our Schools

A huge thanks to the heroes in our schools, guiding and encouraging our kids on their path to learning. During Teacher Appreciation Week, we say thank you for all you do! Source: Good Today is National Teacher Day, and thanks to the #thankateacher hashtag on Twitter, America’s superhero educators are getting the public recognition they … Continue reading National Teacher Day Honors the True Heroes in Our Schools →

Quick Look: Do-it-Yourself Learning Goes to School

“There’s real value in doing these ‘making’ projects in a social setting like a school,” says Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Faire, to be held in the Bay Area on May 19-20. “It connects you to other people. You build up a social reputation as a maker. You’re building and learning from one another, learning … Continue reading Quick Look: Do-it-Yourself Learning Goes to School →

Which Device Will Win the Tablet Battle?

By Frank Catalano The future of tablets in our schools may not be coming from Cupertino. Or even the U.S. Despite the craze around Apple’s iPad, it’s only been two years since the device was introduced, and that may not be enough time to separate fad from trend over the long term in education. And … Continue reading Which Device Will Win the Tablet Battle? →

Five Great Math Apps

The market is flooded with educational apps, as we all know. To make things a little easier, the producers of the Infinite Thinking Machine have pinpointed five great math apps that draw kids into learning math concepts. The show features an app that teach fractions, algebra, geometry, a graphic calculator with a social feature, and … Continue reading Five Great Math Apps →

Changing Policies On Digital Books Wreak Havoc on Libraries

By Jenny Shank Public libraries are a major hub for Americans to gain access to e-books and other digital resources. But the nation’s recent economic troubles and the transition to digital books are creating major difficulties for these public institutions. Last month, the American Library Association released its annual State of America’s Libraries Report, and … Continue reading Changing Policies On Digital Books Wreak Havoc on Libraries →