STEM educator Shawn Cornally discusses why simply pulling games into the classroom does not necessarily make for a relevant lesson, but strategically using them–for example, as a gateway into computer programming–can present excellent learning opportunities.
EdSurge discusses a Bill of Rights and Principles, newly developed by a group of people passionate about learning, serving today’s students, and using every available tool to respond better to the needs of students in a global, interactive, digitally connected world....
GETideas.org hosted this GooglePlus hangout on the future of digital content. The online discussion featured a panel of education experts, including Nicole Allen, affordable-textbooks advocate, Student PIRGS; Una Daly, communication college outreach director, OpenCourseWare Consortium; and Cable Green, director of global...
In Explaining Inequalities in School Achievement, author Roy Nash argues that a realist framework for the sociological explanation of educational group differences can, and must be, constructed. A move to such an explanatory framework will allow society to take into account the...
In Education 3.0: Seven Steps to Better Schools, renowned educator and technology expert Jim Lengel provides a refreshing and hopeful picture of what schools should look like, including a groundbreaking seven-step process for envisioning and building them that draws on the...
November 14, 2012
In this What’s Trending video, celebrity educator Bill Nye the Science Guy talks about climate change, online learning, and more with Matt Mira, Shira Lazar and Lamarr Wilson.
November 10, 2012
This short video is about cognitive ideas embedding or activating in the learner’s mind to focus and elaborate the valuable factors of self being and motivation of expanding learning skills, education, talent, and passion to build career, which as a whole matters to self and social and financial success.
November 9, 2012
Technology and Critical Literacy in Early Childhood by Vivian Maria Vasquez and Carol Branigan Felderma explores the intersection of technology and critical literacy, specifically addressing what ICTs afford critical literacy work with young children between ages three to eight. Inviting readers to enter classrooms where both technology and critical literacies are woven into childhood curricula and teaching, it brings together literacy, social studies, and science in critical and integrated ways. Real-world stories show the sights…
November 5, 2012
These web tables published by the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics provide an overview of classes taken and credits earned by a nationwide sample of first-time beginning postsecondary students based on data from the Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS) of the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study. PETS collected transcripts from all the postsecondary institutions students attended, providing a complete six-year record of students’ course taking and credit accumulation….
November 1, 2012
This video comprises the complete Infinite Thinking Machine (ITM) interview with Steve Spangler on science education. An excerpt of this interview first aired in the ITM episode Weird Science.