Digital Notebook: E-Books for Tots, STEM Apps, and Software Questions
Here's a couple thought-provoking recent headlines from the world of educational technology:
Among its major findings were that students who read e-books with their parents were less likely to remember specific visual details than those who read print books, but that both sets of children showed an equal ability to comprehend the storyline.
• Over at OnlineUniversities.com, you can find recommendations for 50 iPad apps that are helpful for students' comprehension of science, technology, engineering, and math, also known as the STEM subjects.
• And a story in the Charleston Gazette out of the West Virginia Capital examines the states spending habits on an adaptive math software program that was found to show no significant signs of effectiveness, according to a review by the What Works Clearinghouse.
About 15,000 students in 20 of the state's districts are using Carnegie Learning Cognitive Tutor, to the tune of millions of dollars spent on the program, according to the story.