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January 03, 2014

YouTube's 'Pop Science' Videos Gaining Popularity

The number of subscribers to educational YouTube channels tripled in 2013, according to an end-of-year NPR story. And a major contributor to that growth has been increased interest in "pop science"—or what YouTube calls "explainer"—videos.

December 23, 2013

Teacher Tech-Training Incentive: $350 Toward an iPad

St. Cloud School District will refund teachers up to $350 for the purchase of an iPad if they complete 5 hours of iPad classes.

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 11, 2013

Contest for Tech-Savvy Teachers

Today, PBS LearningMedia, a classroom-resource hub for teachers, announced its 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program.

December 04, 2013

In a Digital Age, Print Books Find Favor With Young People

A new survey out of the United Kingdom finds that, despite their apparent absorbtion in digital devices, young people still seem to like their books in printed form. Meanwhile, The New York Times examines the curious "staying power" of the book.

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 25, 2013

In Flipped Classrooms, Videos Require Attention

T.H.E Journal compiles nine tips on for teachers interested in flipping their classrooms—defined as having students watch videos lessons on their own while reserving classtime for more one-on-one instruction and active learning.

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.

November 13, 2013

Does Free Time Trump Class Time for Innovative Teens?

Reflecting on recent news about another teen software genius, a Catholic school educator wonders how schools can better support advanced students who have creative interests outside of conventional academic areas.

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