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 29, 2012
Educational Policy in an International Context edited by Karen Seashore Louis and Boudewijn van Velzen provides a provocative examination of the interplay between political culture and educational policy. The goal is to provide a better understanding of how different countries are responding to the global exchange of policy ideas that includes “the standards movement” and “new public management” or accountability in the public sector.
November 28, 2012
This short United-Eye Productions video employs free-style animation to show five key ways that education is improved by technology: Global learning Game-based learning Virtual worlds, digital simulations, and models Mobile learning Real-time data-based decision making
November 28, 2012
This report, published by Pearson and written by the Economist Intelligence Unit, is part of a wide-ranging program of quantitative and qualitative analysis, entitled the Learning Curve, which seeks to further understanding of what leads to successful educational outcomes, both economic and social. This report itself outlines the main findings from analysis of a large body of internationally comparable education data. It also draws on extensive desk research, as well as…
November 26, 2012
Dr.Katherine Rawson, associate professor of psychology at Kent State University, questions the benefits and detriments of testing in education in this TEDxAkron video. Rawson’s areas of expertise include reading comprehension, skills acquisition, and strategies for enhancing student learning.