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THE ABSENCE OF INTERNET AT HOME IS A PROBLEM FOR SOME STUDENTS

While it may seem like almost everyone has internet access, a shocking number of families lack fast or reliable internet connections. There are roughly 5 million households with school-age children who don’t have broadband internet access at home. That means millions of students are being left behind. There are many ways that a lack of internet access [...]

WHY DIGITAL LEARNING IS RESHAPING EDUCATION

Technology has changed just about every field, including education. Digital learning is reshaping education in unprecedented ways. The ways in which students learn are changing rapidly thanks to technology, and both students and teachers will benefit from it. There are several specific changes that we can expect to see as digital learning takes over education. [...]

ARE YOU AFRAID OF TECHNOLOGY? YOU SHOULDN’T BE!

Nary a week goes by that doesn’t see a new mainstream media story on the dangers of technology use. Just the other day I spotted one talking about how smartphones are making us dumber. Yet the original study cited in the news story is actually more about how mobile phones help us to be more intuitive than analytical, [...]

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT STUDENTS WHO USE COMPUTER OFTEN HAS LOWER GRADES IN TEST

In top-performing nations, teachers, not students, use technology For those of us who worry that Google might be making us stupid, and that, perhaps, technology and education don’t mix well, here’s a new study to confirm that anxiety. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) looked at computer use among 15-year-olds across 31 nations and regions, [...]

GROWING THE NEXT GENERATION OF DATA SCIENTISTS

Data, more than ever before is the lifeblood of every organization. From media companies to retail stores, data allows organizations to differentiate themselves from the competition. Whether used in market research or in cost reduction efforts, organizations must leverage data to be competitive, and for the most part, they now enjoy access to all the [...]

MUST HAVE IN YOUR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP CURRICULUM!

  As if teachers didn’t already have enough of a challenge in teaching the fundamentals of their subject, there is a new topic that demands attention: digital citizenship. While we sometimes incorrectly assume that today’s students, as digital natives, already know what they need to know in order to be good digital citizens, recent research [...]

ARE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DEVICES SAFE FOR CHILDREN?

Artificial intelligence has the potential to disrupt the way that kids learn. With its personalized, highly adaptive, multi-sensory nature, it can bring an immediacy to the learning experience that engages students and stimulates their memories in much more powerful ways than traditional classroom learning does. Nevertheless, many parents and educators alike worry about the safety of [...]

5 REASONS WHY I AM THANKFUL FOR EDTECH

Since edtech hit the scene many moons ago, it has been hotly debated. It’s seen as a panacea to some and the scourge of the education system to others. How do I view it? Well, I am more of a middle of the road type of guy. I see edtech as a wonderful learning tool, [...]

MEN AND WOMEN BIASED ABOUT STUDIES OF STEM GENDER BIAS

David Miller, Northwestern University In 2012, an experiment on gender bias shook the scientific community by showing that science faculty favor male college graduates over equally qualified women applying for lab manager positions. Though the study was rigorous, many didn’t believe it. “This report is JUNK science. There is no data here,” said one online commenter. Others justified the bias saying, “In [...]

10 EDTECH COST SAVING STRATEGIES

U.S. edtech ventures raised $1.2 billion dollars in 2017, an increase of twenty percent from the prior year. That’s good news for innovation of technology supporting education, but it has led to a profusion of products on the market and difficult decisions for the people responsible for making choices about what to spend money on. The [...]

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