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April 21, 2016

Robot Designed to Help Schools Teach Coding Unveiled by Harvard Group

"Root," a magnetic, hexagonal device that travels across a white board and performs a variety of behaviors in response to students' digital commands, is designed to get students thinking in the logic of coding.

April 15, 2016

iPad Use Helps Teachers in Math Instruction, Study Finds

A researcher examined the effects of an iPad-based intervention, as compared to a traditional paper-pencil approach, on 2nd graders' achievement and engagement in mathematics.

March 18, 2016

Can New App Help 'Lesson Study' Make Inroads in U.S. Schools?

As they grapple with new instructional expectations, a growing number of teachers are working to improve their practice through the "lesson study" approach to professional development.

January 15, 2016

PBS LearningMedia Calling All 'Tech Savvy' Educators for PD Program

The Digital Innovators program recognizes educators for use of technology and digital media in instruction.

January 14, 2016

California Teacher Under Fire for Buying Laptops for Students

A California teacher says her job is on the line for donating laptops to her students.

June 23, 2015

English Teacher Bases Final Exam on 'Serial' Podcast

Popular podcast series "Serial" inspired an English teacher to change up her class's final exam by asking groups of students to produce their own podcast.

June 05, 2015

Teachers Don't Want More Data, They Want Better Data, Gates Survey Finds

A new survey by the Gates Foundation finds that nearly all teachers regularly use digital tools like digital gradebooks, but are unhappy with the data or the tools they have access to.

May 20, 2015

Study Finds That Cellphone Bans Lead to Higher Test Scores

A new U.K. study finds that cellphone bans in schools can have the same effect on test scores as adding a week of instructional time.

April 14, 2015

Study: Sharing iPads Beats 1-to-1 Programs for Improving Student Learning

A new study suggests that students could learn better by sharing iPads than in 1-to-1 programs, especially in early grades.

March 17, 2015

Robot Teaches Handwriting by Turning Students Into Teachers

A Swiss robot helps students improve their handwriting by having them learn by teaching.

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