Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
Games played on mobile devices allow teachers to leverage all the information on the internet along with the lived experiences of people in real life.
Dissatisfied with existing frameworks used to judge the effectiveness of classroom tech a group of instructional coaches are trying to build their own tool with help from other educators.
One school in Pennsylvania is using open-source tools wherever possible to keep students close to the code behind the machines they use. This stance is opposite to the very restrictive policies of many schools, but could allow students more freedom to explore what makes devices work.
A Huffington Post article, 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned, from a couple of days ago has clearly hit a nerve. The link has spread far and wide, with hundreds of thousands of social media shares. The author links to studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Canadian Society of Pediatrics, Kaiser […]
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.
One principal in an affluent Bay Area School is striving to do more than just “enhance” classroom learning with iPads.
A new study shows allowing fifth graders to use tablets at home and in class has potential to give them more learning opportunities.
Mobile technology is changing learning internationally, often without fancy gadgets. Recognizing the creative learning strategies being implemented in developing countries could help expand thinking in the U.S and inform ongoing discussions about how to best use technology to deepen learning.
Many MindShift readers were outraged that some students are missing out on valuable learning resources because of their families’ socio-economic status, while others worried that bringing mobile devices into the classroom – any classroom – invites chaos.