Surveys by the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles and the United Teachers of Los Angeles reveal discrepancies in teacher and administrator reactions to the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1-billion iPad program, The L.A. Times reports.
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November 17, 2013
In an address on deeper learning at the Learning and the Brain conference in Boston this weekend, Christine Massey, the director of research and education at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania, offered a helpful definition: "We take deeper learning as the process of learning for transfer."
November 16, 2013
Author-educators Marc Prensky and Will Richardson opened up this weekend's conference with some big ideas on how technology is changing learning and the many ways schools need to adapt and catch up.
May 29, 2013
Students' exposure to so-called 21st-century skills in school correlates positively with perceived quality of work later in life, according to a new study by Gallup Inc
April 08, 2013
As more districts and schools move to blended- and online-learning models, will students collaborate less, and thus be less innovative?
January 04, 2013
A Huffington Post article says that, in a kind of backlash against the test-driven curricula that have prevailed in many schools over the past decade, there's a growing interest among educators and parents in giving kids more hands-on, experiential learning projects. One example of the reported move...
December 04, 2012
Technology teacher Mary Beth Hertz writes on Edutopia that teachers need to beware of the "dangerous" stereotype that all students these days are "digital natives."
November 19, 2012
At a locally organized TEDx conference in Costa Mesa, Calif., last month, former Los Angeles teacher Nigel Nisbet explained how he turned chocolate bars into geometry problems to get kids hooked on math.
August 30, 2012
While kids today have a seemingly innate facility with technology, they are quick to become impatient and discouraged when faced with complex tasks involving digital tools, according to the authors of an article in Scientific American.
July 24, 2012
Last month, we highlighted a story on the reported decline of grammar skills in the workplace. Now we can add Kyle Wiens, CEO of the online-repair-manual company iFixit, to the list of executives who believe this is not merely an academic issue. In a fiery post for the Harvard Business Review, Wie...