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Technology in the Classroom: Games that Kids Create

Technology in the Classroom: Games that Kids Create

It’s discouraging to all stakeholders that annually, about 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school. And “Pathways to Prosperity” reports that just 56 percent of college attendees complete a degree. Fingers point all directions, but nothing changes the stark truth: Something causes kids to hate learning so much that they’d rather face their future without the knowledge or skills to do so successfully.

Technology in the Classroom: Teaching Internet Skills

Technology in the Classroom: Teaching Internet Skills

Education used to focus on the 3 R’s — reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic. Without a doubt, those remain critical subjects, but these days, they are just the beginning. What about history (because those who don’t understand history are forced to repeat it) and civics (so we understand how government works)?

Teaching Strategies to Detect Fake News or Fact

Teaching Strategies to Detect Fake News or Fact

Keeping up with national and international events was a lot easier when all the news came from one of three major TV news outlets and a few newspapers like The New York Times. Now, there are dozens of channels, hundreds of newspapers, thousands of bloggers, and tens of thousands of social media journalists — all trying to get your attention with the latest apocalyptic news flash.

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap? | NEO BLOG

I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy. Recent reports have found that – not surprisingly – digital natives who have mastered Fortnight and driving while texting are far from being able to distinguish between fake and real news, or adept at mid-skill job requirements for computer literacy.

The Promise of Personalized Learning, Enabled by AI

How artificial intelligence can help achieve the promise of personalized learning (opinion)

A centuries-old challenge for teachers has been how to adapt learning materials and presentations to meet the varied backgrounds and abilities of students. Emerging technologies, Ray Schroeder writes, can help meet students where they are and customize learning for them.