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How technology has changed our idea of ‘knowledge,’ and what this means for schools

How technology has changed our idea of ‘knowledge,’ and what this means for schools

While technology hasn’t transformed education to this point, it definitely has transformed learning, researcher David Weinberger argues—and this shift has important implications for educators.…

Zhao: U.S. schools focusing on the wrong skills

Zhao: U.S. schools focusing on the wrong skills

What is the purpose of our education system? If it’s to produce skilled employees, then we’re on the right path with Common Core standards and assessments, says education researcher Yong…

With flipped learning, how to make sure students are doing the work

With flipped learning, how to make sure students are doing the work

In-video quizzes can answer the question: "Who is doing their homework?" and help direct the focus of the class.…

Oral history project blends technology, tradition

Oral history project blends technology, tradition

When 21st-century skills are used to connect with 20th-century individuals, the results can be powerful.…

Creating an app programming course for high schoolers

Creating an app programming course for high schoolers

iPad integration specialist Thomas White, who hadn’t written any software code for nearly two decades, was tasked with creating an app programming class for students at his private high school.…

Don’t plan for technology; plan for learning

Don’t plan for technology; plan for learning

You never know how someone will react when you suggest that they junk their title and replace it with a new one that leads to a different focus of work—not…

Beyond ‘one-to-one computing’: Time for a new approach

Beyond ‘one-to-one computing’: Time for a new approach

Adding a digital device to the classroom without a fundamental change in the culture of teaching and learning will not lead to significant improvement. Unless clear goals across the curriculum—such…

Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians

Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians

Given the unprecedented quantity of information learners are exposed to, the librarian’s role is more important than ever. Librarians help all students gain access to, evaluate, ethically use, create, share,…

New project aims to transform the ‘first five days’ of school

New project aims to transform the ‘first five days’ of school

While there is general agreement that the first five days of school are “absolutely essential” for establishing a culture of learning that will set the right tone for the rest…

How TED-Ed is helping to amplify instruction

How TED-Ed is helping to amplify instruction

Technology can extend a talented teacher’s reach to thousands or even millions of kids around the world, said Chris Anderson, curator of the nonprofit TED project—and during an education conference…

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