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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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Beyond the Transcript: Digital Portfolios Paint a Complete Picture

Beyond the Transcript: Digital Portfolios Paint a Complete Picture

| February 16, 2012 | 3 Comments

By Jennifer Roland As digital portfolios become more commonly used for students to showcase their work and projects, more companies are offering their services in this realm. One of the newest onto the scene is CollegeOnTrack, which joins Zinch and College Bound — as well as the tried-and-true personal blog — in the world of […]

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Creating Students’ Survival Guide to the Web

Creating Students’ Survival Guide to the Web

| February 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

Getty By Ann Michaelson Infotention is a word I came up with to describe the psycho-social-techno skill/tools we all need to find our way online today, a mind-machine combination of brain-powered attention skills with computer-powered information filters. – Howard Rheingold Author and educator Howard Rheingold discusses the importance of teaching students how to search the […]

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How to Judge if Research is Trustworthy

How to Judge if Research is Trustworthy

| January 31, 2012 | 12 Comments

B. Gilliard [UPDATE Feb. 3, 2012: Please see additional clarification from both of the researchers of the studies cited in this article below.] Scientists are notorious for questioning the veracity of publicized research — and with good reason. They want to know: Who conducted the research? Where was it published? What were the survey questions? […]

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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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