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Letting Fourth Graders Solve the World’s Problems

Letting Fourth Graders Solve the World’s Problems

| July 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4′x5′ plywood board and lets his 4th-graders solve them. In this TED Talk, Hunter, who’s been named one of Time Magazine’s education activists for 2012, explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches — spontaneous, and always […]

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74 Creative Ways to Stop Summer Brain Drain

74 Creative Ways to Stop Summer Brain Drain

| July 4, 2012 | 9 Comments

Keep kids’ brain muscles flexed with fun learning exercises. This year’s Summer Learning Series features 10 Awesome Outdoor Learning Ideas, 10 Fun Indoor Learning Projects, Four Ways to Prepare for College This Summer, and to round out the numbered lists, all these ideas.

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Good Read: Want To Fix the Tech Gender Gap? Make Girls Play Video Games

Good Read: Want To Fix the Tech Gender Gap? Make Girls Play Video Games

| June 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Interesting premise: getting girls interested in video games will also lead them to learn how to they’re made. “The leap toward more advanced computing comes not only from playing games—today, 94 percent of girls are gaming, compared with 99 percent of boys—but in becoming curious about how they work and then beginning to tinker with […]

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Quick Look: Video Games to Train Middle-Schoolers’ Mindfulness, Empathy

Quick Look: Video Games to Train Middle-Schoolers’ Mindfulness, Empathy

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

If it’s true that by the time Americans turn 21, they will have spent 10,000 hours playing online video games, then this news should be welcome. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will design two educational games aimed at helping eighth-graders develop the opposite of what video games are criticized of developing: empathy, cooperation, mental […]

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Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You?

Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You?

| April 20, 2012 | 5 Comments

A new augmented reality platform is connecting students to their community and putting them in the driver’s seat of their learning experience.

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Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible

| March 26, 2012 | 4 Comments

Bao Tri Photography By Anne Collier Failure is a positive act of creativity,” Katie Salen said. Scientists, artists, engineers, and even entrepreneurs know this as adults. But in schools, the notion of failure is complicated. Salen, executive director of the Institute of Play and founder of Quest to Learn, the first public school based on […]

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Quick Look: Why Children Should Play More Video Games

Quick Look: Why Children Should Play More Video Games

| March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lots of interesting quotes in this piece, including the following: “Video games can be a wonderful pastime for children — one that families should embrace. As with more traditional aspects of parenting, though, finding success with the high-tech hobby requires leading by example. Teach kids safe, healthy, and positive computing habits, and the virtual world […]

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Game-Based Learning – Starring Homer

Game-Based Learning – Starring Homer

| March 5, 2012 | 6 Comments

By Nathan Maton Remember Math Blaster? Careening through space, shooting apple cores to learn about multiplication? That’s the most common correlation to the idea of “educational games.” But there’s a completely different way of using games for learning. Roger Travis, a professor at University of Connecticut who teaches classics and researches gaming describes it this […]

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Doomed or Lucky? Predicting the Future of the Internet Generation

Doomed or Lucky? Predicting the Future of the Internet Generation

| February 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

Looking into the proverbial crystal ball, a slew of technology experts weighed in on the Future of the Internet V survey conducted by Pew Research and Elon University, and came up with a predictably mixed scenario: It’s complicated. Asked to consider the future of the Internet-connected world between now and 2020 and to choose from […]

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What’s On the Horizon in Higher Education

What’s On the Horizon in Higher Education

| February 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

Flickr: Dexterwas How will college life be different in five years than it is today? In its recently released 2012 NMC Horizon Report on Higher Education, New Media Consortium predicts there may be more gesture-based computing, and lots of inter-connected (and Internet-connected) objects packed with useful information. Video games will become more commonplace in classrooms, […]

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