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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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Games In The Classroom: What the Research Says

Games In The Classroom: What the Research Says

| June 27, 2014 | 18 Comments

The way we understand the expectations and promises of today’s game-based approaches will have a long-term impact on how we imagine and implement them in the future.

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What’s the Impact of Overzealous Internet Filtering in Schools?

What’s the Impact of Overzealous Internet Filtering in Schools?

| June 26, 2014 | 11 Comments

Over-filtering websites at schools misses the opportunity to teach students the critical skills they’ll need to discern the good from the bad.

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Digital Games and the Future of Math Class: A Conversation With Keith Devlin

Digital Games and the Future of Math Class: A Conversation With Keith Devlin

| June 20, 2014 | 23 Comments

Devlin argues that video games are the perfect tool for teaching math: “The problems we need mathematics for today come in a messy, real-world context, and part of making progress is to figure out just what you need from that context.”

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Before the Digital Gap Splits Further, Now is the Time for Computer Literacy

Before the Digital Gap Splits Further, Now is the Time for Computer Literacy

| June 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Computer literacy is fast becoming an essential skill for jobs in the future, making it imperative that public schools learn to teach all kids to code, or risk putting some at a disadvantage later in life.

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With iPads, a New World of Music for Kids With Learning Challenges

With iPads, a New World of Music for Kids With Learning Challenges

| June 14, 2014

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.

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Benefits of Gaming: What Research Shows

Benefits of Gaming: What Research Shows

| June 13, 2014 | 13 Comments

It’s still early days in research around games and learning, but a few significant studies show important trends.

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Can Parents Protect Their Kids’ School-Collected Data?

Can Parents Protect Their Kids’ School-Collected Data?

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parents can take action in protecting their children’s data, but it takes work and an understanding of the complicated landscape.

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Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

| June 11, 2014 | 48 Comments

Educators from around the country share their favorite educational apps.

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