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5 Reasons Why Girls (and Boys) Should Consider a Career in IT

Having worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, and been the only female in the room on many occasions, I can say with some certainty that we haven't…

For Students, Social Media Is Now A Matter Of Identity

Pretend for a moment you are a college admissions officer at a prestigious institution, teachthought reports. Facing a large stack of applications, the shuffle of papers and pecking of keyboards…

How, after 60 years, Brown v. Board of Education succeeded — and didn’t

The 60th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling is almost upon us and it’s a good time to take a look at whether it…

4 elements of successful learning we can learn from online games

In her spectacular TED Talk " Gaming can make a better world" researcher and game developer Dr. Jane McGonigal talked about four important features that make gamers spend a tremendous…

Arne Duncan dismisses critics: ‘Lots of drama, lots of noise’

There he goes again, the Washington Post reports. Education Secretary Arne Duncan went to New York recently and introduced state Education Commissioner John King at a function at New York…

Isaac Asimov Predicts in 1964 What the World Will Look Like Today — in 2014

When New York City hosted The World’s Fair in 1964, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, took the opportunity to wonder what the…

Gates’ ed-tech nonprofit inBloom folds over data privacy worries

It turns out parents and school districts are skeptical about companies that want to collect large amounts of data on their children, Venture Beat reports. Shocker. Faced with major public…

My Students Don’t Know How to Have a Conversation

Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene, The Atlantic reports. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones under their…

Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning

By now, you’ve probably heard the buzzwords: “game-based learning” and “gamification” are pervading headlines in education coverage, Mind/Shift reports. Video games have always been popular with kids, but now increasingly,…

Why Doesn’t the New York Times Understand the Controversy Over Common Core?

In story after story, the New York Times consistently misses the essence of the controversy surrounding Common Core, Diane Ravitch writes in the Huffington Post. Sunday's New York Times gives…

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