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December 21, 2010

A Great Unit Plan Goes Out the Window

How much do project-based learning and independent student work presuppose a mastery or knowlege of basic content knowledge and academic skills?

December 16, 2010

Can Student Creativity Be Saved?

Educators may need to do a better job of tolerating "wrong" answers.

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 10, 2010

Making Students Experts, in Something, Anything

An education professor believes all students should become experts in a single, specific topic.

November 05, 2010

Molding Student Brains in the Tech Era

Naveen Jain argues that in today's constantly changing world, students' knowledge of content is not as important as their ability to learn.

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 12, 2010

Are We 'Right Answering' Kids to Death?

Will Richardson says schools need to put more emphasis on students (and teachers) as learners—as opposed to passive consumers of knowledge: I want so badly for my kids to be learners, not knowers first. Not that there aren't things they need to know, but I would much rather they have a yen ...

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