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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 | 13 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 | 24 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 | 23 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 | 51 Comments

Educators from around the country share their favorite educational apps.

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8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads

8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads

| June 10, 2014 | 3 Comments

Ask students what they think about classroom tech tools like iPads to improve their use next year.

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Surprising Insights: How Teachers Use Games in the Classroom

Surprising Insights: How Teachers Use Games in the Classroom

| June 9, 2014 | 4 Comments

More teachers are using digital games in the classroom, and they’re using them more frequently, according to a new teacher survey just released by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. But more surprisingly, the study reveals that teachers are finding that one of the most impactful use of games is for motivating and rewarding students, specifically those who are low-performing.

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Making Games: The Ultimate Project-Based Learning

Making Games: The Ultimate Project-Based Learning

| June 6, 2014 | 11 Comments

Game making is one way to create a space where students are empowered to freely experiment with their own way of framing ideas and choosing perspectives. In this way, game making is tantamount to project-based learning.

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