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Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

| September 15, 2014 | 7 Comments

Researchers hope that being able to accurately measure how well students resist digital temptations will help them learn about how “academic diligence” features in later life success.

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For Creative Problem-Solving, Why Young Kids Can Outwit College Students

For Creative Problem-Solving, Why Young Kids Can Outwit College Students

| June 30, 2014

When researchers asked young children to figure out an experiment using cause and effect, they did a much better job than young adults. That may be because their thinking is more flexible and fluid.

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Games In The Classroom: What the Research Says

Games In The Classroom: What the Research Says

| June 27, 2014 | 18 Comments

The way we understand the expectations and promises of today’s game-based approaches will have a long-term impact on how we imagine and implement them in the future.

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Benefits of Gaming: What Research Shows

Benefits of Gaming: What Research Shows

| June 13, 2014 | 13 Comments

It’s still early days in research around games and learning, but a few significant studies show important trends.

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Are Classroom Decorations Too Distracting For Young Students?

Are Classroom Decorations Too Distracting For Young Students?

| June 12, 2014 | 7 Comments

New research shows colorful kindergarten classroom walls actually hurt students’ ability to learn.

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How Are Teachers and Students Using Khan Academy?

How Are Teachers and Students Using Khan Academy?

| May 6, 2014 | 22 Comments

An SRI International report found that in general, the Khan Academy is not impacting traditional teacher directed instruction, especially when schools have limited access to computers.

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New Study: SAT Scores Not the Only Indicator of College Success

New Study: SAT Scores Not the Only Indicator of College Success

| February 19, 2014

Many students who don’t ace the SAT and ACT tests apply to schools that make standardized test scores optional. A new study shows those students do just as well in college as those who submit their scores.

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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

| October 14, 2013 | 45 Comments

Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. What seemed like on-the-fringe experiments, like game-based learning, have turned into real trends, and have gradually made their way into many (though certainly not most) classrooms.

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Surveys Synthesized: What Are Teachers’ Attitudes About Classroom Technology?

Surveys Synthesized: What Are Teachers’ Attitudes About Classroom Technology?

| October 11, 2013 | 9 Comments

This review of recent surveys highlights some of the benefits and obstacles of using different kinds of technology in the classroom, but it also raises some great questions that have yet to be explored with thorough surveys.

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How Field Trips Build Critical Thinking Skills

How Field Trips Build Critical Thinking Skills

| October 9, 2013 | 3 Comments

School field trips are on the decline in American education for many reasons. Schools are making tough choices about how to spend scarce resources, are spending more time in class preparing for high-stakes tests and have begun using field trips as rewards for doing well on those tests. Whereas school field trips used to mean […]

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