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August 12, 2015

Teachers May Be Ceding Too Much Control in Quest for Student-Centered Learning

As ed tech becomes more of a factor in many classrooms, educators have started to wonder about how learning should be directed. That leads to some difficult questions around the future of the teaching profession.

April 23, 2015

Teacher Develops Curriculum to Deepen Digital Understanding

Spotting an urgent need in schools, a journalist-turned-teacher has developed a full-scale curriculum to help students better understand the digitally networked environments in which they spend so much time.

January 22, 2015

'State of STEM' Event Focuses on Women in Science

A group of high-profile scientists spoke with students at the State of STEM event, encouraging young women in particular to pursue STEM careers.

February 14, 2014

Principal: Minecraft Doesn't Have to Be a Distraction From Learning

Wisconsin elementary school principal Matt Renwick says that the game, if taken in the right context, can be seen not as a distraction, but as a resource to help students build critical learning skills.

January 28, 2014

Blogging to Become a Better Teacher

A blogging educator says that keeping a blog can help teachers reflect, discuss methods that work best and ones that need improvement, and vent their stress and anxiety.

December 03, 2013

Teachers Skeptical of L.A. iPad Rollout

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.

November 17, 2013

Expert: Deeper Learning Hinges on Content Expertise

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

Rethinking Teacher Roles in a New Networked World

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 30, 2013

Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success

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

Will Online Learning Limit Students' Creative Potential?

As more districts and schools move to blended- and online-learning models, will students collaborate less, and thus be less innovative?

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