Teacher Bill Ferriter argues that the use of terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants" has "done more harm than good" in education.
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In a Huffington Post piece, two Google executives write about what they perceive as a "major flaw" in the Common Core State Standards: It doesn't address computer science.
December 04, 2012
Technology teacher Mary Beth Hertz writes on Edutopia that teachers need to beware of the "dangerous" stereotype that all students these days are "digital natives."
November 26, 2012
When Michigan students eventually take the Smarter Balanced Assessmentthe Common Core State Standards-based exam that the state has signed on to adopt in 2015they'll do so not on paper, but online. According to the Detroit Free Press, the change "marks a dramatic shift occurring in educa...
November 19, 2012
At a locally organized TEDx conference in Costa Mesa, Calif., last month, former Los Angeles teacher Nigel Nisbet explained how he turned chocolate bars into geometry problems to get kids hooked on math.
October 23, 2012
In a recent post, online-learning expert Will Richardson criticizes the "Khanification of education"the seemingly widely accepted process by which "anyone with a passion can make a video and be given 'teacher' status." But Richardson also thinks that the growing influence of Khan Academy and similar "flipped classroom" resources raises urgent questions for real teachers in terms how they define and distinguish themselves in the current education environment
October 03, 2012
PBS LearningMedia is now accepting applications for its Teacher Innovator Awards, a program it operates in partnership with The Henry Ford museum complex.
August 30, 2012
While kids today have a seemingly innate facility with technology, they are quick to become impatient and discouraged when faced with complex tasks involving digital tools, according to the authors of an article in Scientific American.
August 14, 2012
August 13, 2012
In response to what he sees as multiplying signs of public schools'and teachers'failures, David Gelernter, a professor of computer science at Yale University, envisions the rise of "local Internet schools." These, he explains in a Wall Street Journal piece, would be one-room neighborhood ...