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Georgia sets out to build a better teacher

How do you build a better teacher? That’s the question Georgia has spent four years and millions of Race to the Top dollars trying to answer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.…

10 Iconic Teacher Actions That Technology Should Disrupt

A little bit of technology doesn’t change much, TeachThought reports. Can make things a little easier by automating them. It could make a lesson here or there gee-wiz flashy, or…

Why Pinterest Is The Google Competitor You Weren’t Expecting

There are now nearly one billion "Place Pins" on Pinterest, the company said in an email Monday. And with that announcement, Pinterest moves one step closer to becoming a true…

The Deafening Silence of Teachers

As Americans we have always been taught that one of the greatest things about being an American Citizen is that we are protected by the First Amendment in the United…

3 Must-Know Tips For Anyone Nervous About EdTech

Dear “Nervous To Try Something New With EdTech”: You know when you spoke with me the other day and told me that that introducing more tech into my class was…

Segregation Now

Though James Dent could watch Central High School’s homecoming parade from the porch of his faded-white bungalow, it had been years since he’d bothered, ProPublica reports. But last fall, Dent’s…

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say

Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online, the Washington Post reports. Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few sentences, looks…

Google Glass targeted as symbol by anti-tech crowd

Glass, Google's high-profile entry into the world of wearable tech, may help launch a revolution if it's released later this year as expected, CNN reports. But test models already on…

Fixing Education Is Child’s Play

The LEGO Idea Conference took place April 8-10 at the LEGOLAND Hotel and Conference Center in Billund, Denmark, Forbes reports. Hosted by the LEGO Foundation (endowed by the LEGO Group’s…

Students don’t need a ‘voice.’ Here’s what they really need.

I hate the phrase “student voice.” I’ll tell you why, the Washington Post reports. People are starting to throw this phrase around a lot in discussions about education reform. “We…