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Groundbreaking: We can predict cognitive styles, and here’s how

While the education field’s acceptance of learning styles is helping students receive more options for learning, students are often lumped into one category without any explanation of why they prefer to learn a certain way. However, a new cognitive matrix is about to change education’s perspective once again. According to a work-in-progress cognitive matrix developed by noted psychologists and neuroscientists, a student’s learning style occurs for a reason—and can be predicted for the future. Using a wide range of available evidence on cognitive styles, researchers were able to synthesize cognitive styles as proposed by different theories in one comprehensive and accessible framework. “This...

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One startling fact about flipped learning

Flipped learning has been on education’s radar for the last two years, with many schools experimenting with a teaching and learning style well-suited for 21st Century learning. But…

Questions to answer after high school

According to a new report, there are basic questions postsecondary data, with access to college and university data, need to be able to answer—not only for higher-ed institutions,…

7 intriguing facts about the brain

When it comes to student learning, many stakeholders focus on important learning supports, such as classroom technology, reliable high-speed internet access in schools, and educators who use technology…

Best and worst states for the subject every school should be teaching

In the midst of our country’s slow climb to economic recovery, there’s been an outpouring of support from communities to teach today’s students the one subject that could…

5 new findings about early childhood data use

A new survey reveals that most states cannot answer the most basic questions about early childhood care and education, including whether young children up to age 5 are…

INFOGRAPHIC: The influence of apps in education

From lists to websites specifically devoted to app lists, and from using apps for school staff management to teaching eager students how to code, education is one of…

The best and worst states for teacher policy

Teacher quality has been a hot, if polarizing, topic in education recently, with many states making what some perceive to be progressive steps in teacher policy. One new…

3 startling misconceptions about student testing

A new report is shedding light on what the nation might not know but teachers have known for a while: Time spent on testing depends on district requirements…

FETC 2014: This is how you take mobile to the next level

Would you buy a car without knowing how well it could perform on the road? No? The same principle applies to purchasing mobile apps for the classroom, argue…

School principals beg for help with Common Core

It’s no surprise that schools across the country are gearing up for implementation of Common Core, with many teachers and school principals fully aware of what the standards…

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Empowering Literacy Through Technology

Empowering Literacy Through Technology

The definition of “literacy” is evolving in the 21st century. Not only does it involve fluency in reading and writing, but it also implies an ability to think…

How to Make Flipped Learning Work

Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to apply what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. But there are…

Using Data to Improve Student Achievement

While schools now measure their students’ progress more frequently throughout the year, using this information to target instruction more effectively still poses a challenge. Turning data into higher…

Reinventing the Classroom

Technology holds great promise to transform teaching and learning: It allows for more personalized instruction, higher levels of student engagement, and instant assessment of students’ skills—giving educators real-time…

Choosing the Right Devices for Your Schools

iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, Android devices, or Windows 8 tablets: School leaders today have a wide variety of mobile learning options to choose from. When rolling out a digital learning…

Transforming Language Instruction

A growing number of K-12 leaders believe that exposure to world languages and culture—even at a very early age—is critical to students’ competitiveness in the 21st century. But…