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What Does Your School Know About You?

What Does Your School Know About You?

| January 27, 2012 | 5 Comments

In the information age, data will follow us from the time we first walk into kindergarten to well past retirement. As data is used to guide us in making all kinds of decisions, from what we consume to what health plan we follow, it’s also becoming a powerful tool in education. As more schools and […]

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With Media, Parents and Kids Learn More Together

With Media, Parents and Kids Learn More Together

| January 20, 2012 | 7 Comments

Most of what we read about kids and screen time revolves around whether or not it’s good for them. But one aspect of media use with kids that’s worth examining closer is how co-viewing affects their experience. Whether kids are watching TV, creating digital media, reading, searching, or playing video games with parents, siblings or […]

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12 Education Tech Trends to Watch in 2012

12 Education Tech Trends to Watch in 2012

| January 3, 2012 | 38 Comments

Getty Looking ahead at some of the education technology trends we’ll likely see in 2012, many are already underway. But here are 12 areas where we believe we’ll see significant adoption and innovation in the coming months. MOBILE PHONES: Mobile learning is hardly a new trend, but we have now reached the point with near […]

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Books and Band Saws: the Future of Libraries

Books and Band Saws: the Future of Libraries

| December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Flickr:Toolstop By Jon Kalish, NPR As information becomes more digital, public libraries are striving to redefine their roles. A small number are working to create “hackerspaces,” where do-it-yourselfers share sophisticated tools and their expertise. The Allen County Public Library, which serves the city of Fort Wayne, Ind., has a modest hackerspace inside a trailer in […]

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Great New Apps for Music, Middle School, Math, And More

Great New Apps for Music, Middle School, Math, And More

| October 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

Continuing our monthly Educational Apps series, here are some of the new iOS, Android, and Web-based educational apps that caught our eye this month: THE WORMWORLD SAGA The Wormworld Saga is an online graphic novel about Jonas Berg, a young boy who enters an alternative fantasy world through a magical painting. Author and artist Dan […]

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Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy?

Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy?

| October 17, 2011 | 3 Comments

TB By Aran Levassur “When people learn to play video games,” said James Paul Gee, “they are learning a new literacy.” This is one of the reason kids love playing them: They are learning a new interactive language that grants them access to virtual worlds that are filled with intrigue, engagement and meaningful challenges. And […]

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What’s Behind the Culture of Academic Dishonesty

What’s Behind the Culture of Academic Dishonesty

| October 11, 2011 | 7 Comments

B. Gilliard You’ve heard the stories: Cheating in Atlanta, Georgia. Cheating in Washington, DC. Cheating in Long Island, New York. Academic dishonesty, plagiarism, and cheating are hardly new. And as the history of the banking industry and baseball demonstrate, cheating scandals aren’t just limited to schools. With numerous incidents making headlines in recent months, however, […]

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“Gaming” the College Admissions Process

“Gaming” the College Admissions Process

| September 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

Dave Herholz For many high school students, the fall semester means it’s time to get serious about the college admissions process. While some graduating seniors have a good idea of which school they’d like to attend, many don’t. And even if the student has a stellar academic record and hopes to score an acceptance letter […]

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Quick Look: Foldit Game Leads to AIDS Research Breakthrough

Quick Look: Foldit Game Leads to AIDS Research Breakthrough

| September 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Incredible news from the gaming world: “video gamers were able to do what biochemists have been trying to do for a decade: decipher the structure of a protein called retroviral protease, an enzyme that is key to the way HIV multiplies. Being able to see how this protein builds will likely help scientists develop drugs […]

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With Pictures, Puzzles and Games, Students Create Transmedia Stories

With Pictures, Puzzles and Games, Students Create Transmedia Stories

| August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Laura Fleming and John Connell Until just a few years ago, stories we were told mostly through  a single medium – it might be a book, a movie, a radio program, a cartoon. Today, we can tell stories across a wide variety of media, all at the same time. That’s the premise behind the […]

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