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Articles by Meris Stansbury

Bricolage, MOSL and 8 soon-to-be-huge ed tech innovations
Originally from Ohio, Meris graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a B.A. in English Literature. After graduating, she became the Education Program Manager for The World & I, a monthly educational publication based in D.C., and joined the eSchool News team as Assistant Editor in July 2007. Now Associate Editor at eSN, Meris covers the current issues in ed-tech. Topics she's most interested in include school reform, global education, and emerging technologies and trends. When she's not busy covering education, she's in her kitchen…setting off the smoke alarm. You can reach her at mstansbury@eschoolnews.com, or find her @eSN_Meris on Twitter.

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Bricolage, MOSL and 8 soon-to-be-huge ed tech innovations

According to education technology experts at The Open University, there are 10 pedagogical innovations currently in practice poised to take off in 2015.…

How-to
10 steps to promoting diversity in gaming

The key to successfully using games for education, say experts, is in promoting a diverse “ecosystem” of gameplay complete with codes of conduct.…

News
#Gamergate—and what it means for gaming in education

Games, but especially games for education, need to allow for gender equality and freedom of expression, say gaming experts.…

News
5 ways the Common Core could be worthless

Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 43 states and the District of Columbia, are supposed to be the ultimate indicator for a student’s college readiness. But…

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5 higher-ed skills to teach K-12 students now

While the Common Core aims to teach students critical skills that can translate to college, career and life (critical thinking, collaboration, and writing), a different set of skills can help…

TechSmith in Education

See how instructors across the country use TechSmith solutions to enhance learning.  Video in the classroom lets them reach students in new ways, providing more flexibility to teach with their…

Opinion
Op-ed: Does this new curriculum cross the line?

Unfortunately, it seems that school violence has reached an all-time high, as ‘kids will be kids’ bullying has escalated from hurt feelings to suicide, and banned items from campus have…

Opinion
5 ways Maya Angelou influenced education

When I heard about Maya Angelou’s passing today (May 28th), I was currently getting a bad cavity filled, an extremely dispassionate process framing an emotional response I wasn’t quite prepared…

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3 must-knows about teachers and copyright

Schools and districts are increasingly urging teachers to use digital content for instruction, with many teachers taking innovative steps by creating their own digital content; but when it comes to…

How do teachers use technology?

In education, it’s easy to get data from one school, district or even state. But national data, encompassing most teachers in the U.S., is no easy feat, and breaking that…

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