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January 03, 2011

How Lady Gaga Is Helping to Teach the French Revolution

Two teachers in Hawaii have found a way to make lessons about centuries-old people and events relevant to their high school students: Teach them to the tune of Lady Gaga. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, Amy Burvall, a history teacher, and Herb Mahelona, a technology curriculum coordinat...

December 30, 2010

Administrators Tackle Cell Phone Cheating Problem

Recognizing it had a cheating problem, with students covertly texting each other answers from their pockets during a state exam, the Mississippi Department of Education paid a company to analyze tests using "data forensics," according to the New York Times. The result? Cheating went down 70 percent,...

December 29, 2010

South Korea Turns to Robot Teachers

South Korea has recently deployed 29 robots to teach in around 20 elementary schools.

December 01, 2010

Toward Digital Learning for All

A new report lays out steps policymakers can take to bring technology-based learning to every student.

November 23, 2010

Video Break: A Differently Wired Generation?

Liana's post this morning about the NY Times article on how kids today may be "hard-wired for learning differently" made me think of this video clip I came across recently (maybe you've seen it) of a kid completing not one but two Rubik's Cubes while playing Guitar Hero and, of course, hitting all ...

November 23, 2010

Should Schools Embrace iTeen Culture—or Counter It?

A somewhat polarizing article in the New York Times says there's research suggesting that kids these days—immersed in technology that rewards small doses of attention—are hard-wired for learning differently than previous generations. The piece profiles a talented 12th grader who spends lat...

November 15, 2010

Can Twitter Improve Student Engagement?

Food for thought: College students who used twitter, both inside and outside of the classroom, performed better in school than their non-twitternig peers, according to a study. The twittering students not only had higher grade-point averages but scored better on a student-engagement survey designed ...

November 05, 2010

Wikipedia Is Not a Real Source—Or Is It?

An ed-tech consultant makes the case for allowing kids to use Wikipedia for classroom assignments.

October 25, 2010

Will Students Remember How to Read Books?

Ariel Sacks ponders the connection between memory and reading comprehension, and wonders how our increasing reliance on digital technology will affect it: There are so many things I don't have to remember, because they're readily available on the internet, through my phone or computer, that I won...

October 18, 2010

New Directions in Teaching: 'Blending'

A growing number of public schools are blending traditional, face-to-face teaching with online learning environments.

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