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With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?

With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?

| September 23, 2014

A non-profit is offering a $15 million dollar prize to the private technology company that can develop a free, open-source scaleable software that children around the world can use to teach themselves reading and math.

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What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’?

What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’?

| August 28, 2014

Google launches new tools for teachers and expands its brand among students.

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Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture?

Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture?

| August 11, 2014

Researchers are experimenting with playable tests capable of capturing learning in action.

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The Facebook Conundrum: Where Ethics and Science Collide

The Facebook Conundrum: Where Ethics and Science Collide

| July 5, 2014

The exploding field of “learning analytics” raises ethical questions similar to those arising from the recent Facebook revelations.

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College Scholarships for Video Game Players?

College Scholarships for Video Game Players?

| June 28, 2014

A private university elects to make a popular video game into an official varsity sport. Marketing ploy or sign of the future?

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Schools Fight to Skip Standardized Tests, But Keep Learning Standards High

Schools Fight to Skip Standardized Tests, But Keep Learning Standards High

| June 2, 2014

How one district is moving past standardized tests in an effort to show deeper learning.

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New Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won’t Make You Happier In Life Or Work

New Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won’t Make You Happier In Life Or Work

| May 6, 2014

A Gallup survey suggests the factors that should be guiding decisions on selecting a college are not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning — in that order.

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