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.
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December 18, 2013
December 10, 2013
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
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.
September 09, 2013
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
A new tech platform lets teachersor anyone else, for that mattercreate and share their own interactive lessons or courses.
June 07, 2013
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
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 04, 2013
Videos can be a great tool for introducing a lesson, engaging students, or demonstrating an elusive concept. Here's a resource that can help teachers find good video content.
January 29, 2013
Plenty of PR pitches for classroom products come our way, but this one for "bullet-resistant dry erase boards" got the office talking.