A recent survey by the Pew Internet Project shows how pervasive technology has become in American classrooms. “Laptops and desktops are central, but … mobile technology use has also become commonplace in the learning process,” the Pew researchers write, adding that the 2,462 teachers surveyed feel “digital technologies have helped them in teaching their middle [...]
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Though student engagement seems like a tough thing to measure, Gallup recently did, calling it the education version of “the fiscal cliff” so much in the news at the turn of the year. In a survey of 500,000 students in grades 5 through 12, Gallup Education found that, while nearly 80% of elementary students its [...]
Despite their love for digital technology, 80% of kids and teens who use ebooks “still read primarily print books for fun,” a new Scholastic survey of readers aged 6-17 has found. But we are seeing a shift in the way kids read: “58% of 9-to-17-year-olds say they will always want to read books printed on [...]
Monday’s post was about two surveys of US teachers about what technology’s doing to students’ academic performance. Today, a guest commentary from Marianne Malmstrom, who teaches grades 3-8 at the Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, N.J., after I asked her what she thought of the research and the New York Times’s coverage: “At least the [...]
Earlier this year, some 40 digital tablets (the Motorola version of iPads) were packaged into two taped-up boxes with no instructions and dropped into two Ethiopian villages, each about 50 miles from Addis Ababa and each with about 20 “1st-grade-aged” children, MIT Technology Review reported. The goal in this experiment, which OLPC chair Nicholas Negroponte [...]
Here’s research showing that social-emotional programs don’t just aid resiliency and pro-social behavior, but academic success as well.
To parent, educator, and graduate student Seann Dikkers, videogaming is a great parenting, teaching, and learning tool.
The US states’ report card for innovation in education wasn’t all bad news: For example, “Massachusetts, Colorado, and Rhode Island got gold stars for their policies to promote extended learning time in schools.” But all of those states got Ds for tech innovation. The report – “Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational [...]