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Are math textbooks ready for Common Core?

The most visible symbols of the nation’s long-criticized, mile-wide, inch-deep traditional math standards are the 15-pound textbooks that students have been hauling back and forth from school for years, the…

10 kid-friendly Chrome apps that shine

You’ve bought a Chromebook for your kids, Yahoo! Tech reports. …

How to teach hacking in school and open up education

Whatever you may have heard about hackers, the truth is they do something really, really well: discover, OpenSource.com reports. …

A bunch of B.S.: The antidote for #EdTech negativity

At least one thing is certain about today’s educational system: change is here, Getting Smart reports.…

For cash-strapped schools, smart ways to spend limited tech dollars

For schools looking to spend limited dollars allocated for technology in smart and efficient ways, lessons learned over years of making tough decisions can be helpful, Mind/Shift reports.…

4 stages and 4 effects of learning technology

Learning changes. And learning stays the same, TeachThought reports.…

Senate panel approves changes to school grading

Since lawmakers first adopted a school grading law in 2011, the controversial process of assessing school performance with a single letter grade has undergone frequent revisions, the Deseret News reports.…

One way to help solve America’s major curriculum problem

In my January 31st post on this blog, I joined Rene Descartes, Buckminster Fuller, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Alfred North Whitehead, Felix Frankfurter, Thomas Merton, Neil Postman, John Holt, Harlan…

What would be a radically different vision of school?

There’s no shortage of different opinions about how the education system should adapt to a shifting world and a future with unknown demands, but for the most part, only two…

Europe: We don’t know what 5G is yet, but we’re damn sure going to lead the way with it

European Union vice president and digital chief Neelie Kroes is in an unenviable position, Gigaom reports.…