How are young children being affected by the time they spend watching and interacting with screens? That’s the big question behind a $300 million study, conducted by the National Institutes of Health at sites across the country, that’s using MRI scans to examine changes in brain structure among children who use smartphones and other screen devices.
I write a lot about teachers and teaching. This is motivated by two things: One, I’m passionate about education, and two, I’m worried about education. Lately I’ve been writing a lot more about the latter. Here’s what’s happening: Good teachers are leaving. States won’t fix the reasons why teachers are leaving.
On November 17th, educators from around the world gathered virtually to explore ideas around what it means to create at The Virtual Summit by EdTechTeam . Sessions ranged from Creating with Chromebooks to Creating Real World Problem Solvers and Creating Teacher Leaders.
Is it possible we’re about to see a big change in the way we approach curricula design? In a world where Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines can access, deliver and learn an almost infinite amount of information in a matter of milliseconds, does it really make sense to be teaching students facts and figures?
In our article 7 steps to knowledge management success we looked at how to turn knowledge into action to make it real but what does good knowledge management look like? To answer this question, once again, I called on Paul Whiffen and his two decades of experience in KM to explain.
In the opening scene of Blade Runner 2049, a flying craft navigates California over an endless expanse of solar farms and tessellated plastic fields on its way to a desolate farmstead. Watching it, I was struck by the dazzling futuristic spectacle, but also surprised to see the countryside at all in a science-fiction film.
Virtual Reality-VR-is the 2018 buzzword among students, teachers, and even parents. And rightfully deserved, VR has the ability to recreate so many of the rules that used to shape education.
Although reading something once or twice and then remembering it for life would be ideal, the reality is that much of what we learn goes in one ear and out the other. In fact, research shows that within just one hour, if nothing is done with new information, most people will have forgotten about 50% of what they learned.