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July 30, 2014

App Aims to Boost Comprehension by Putting E-Books to Music

A startup that combines cinema-style soundtracks with the texts of popular books claims to be "transforming reading the way sound transformed silent film."

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 18, 2013

Study: iPads Help Students Grasp Challenging Science Concepts

A new study by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggests tablet-computer simulation programs can significantly boost students' grasp of difficult scientific concepts.

December 10, 2013

'Hour of Code' Aims to Get Students Programming

A new campaign for Computer Science Education Week is attempting to get 10 million K-12 students to spend an hour learning how to code.

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.

September 09, 2013

Teachers Eye Possibilities With Google Glass

Teachers are already thinking of ways to use Google Glass--taking students on virtual field trips, training students with autism to recognize emotions, and more.

July 10, 2013

Resource Watch: Interactive Lesson-Creation Tool

A new tech platform lets teachers—or anyone else, for that matter—create and share their own interactive lessons or courses.

June 07, 2013

Obama's ConnectED Plan Seeks to Improve Teacher Tech Use

The president's proposal to overhaul the e-rate program in large part prioritizes training teachers to better use technology in the classroom and providing them with more technology resources.

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

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