These are projects that get young people and classrooms participating in the digital maker movement: Current or aspiring videogame designers and videographers have about a month to submit their creations to three different contests: The National STEM Videogame Challenge, Whyville’s game design contest, and Trend Micro’s What’s Your Story video producing contest. Design a videogame [...]
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Talk about authentic learning! A first-grader not only gets to learn how to develop a cellphone app, she creates her own game, presents it a showcase event at a nearby university and then – when it’s insinuated that maybe her older brother helped her – she reconfigures her code on the spot, demonstrating she’s a [...]
“Powered up, self-directed students” using digital tools “to lead their learning” is how Leslie Wilson, CEO of the One to One Institute describes what Digital Learning Day (today, Feb. 6) needs to be about in her commentary “Connected Students and Agency.” It’s that blend of agency (self-directed participation or action) and connected technology that New [...]
Greater student engagement and higher test scores are the results teachers are reporting, since hundreds of California middle school students started using school-issued iPads, eSchool News reports. In the four-district pilot, the students are “using curriculum apps for their classwork and homework” in a variety subjects, including language arts and math. One district told eSchool [...]
Today’s students are stuck between traditional college prep and doing what’s meaningful to them – can we thoughtfully support both?
A teacher and software developer in Scotland is doing some education-technology trailblazing with iPads at this private, K-12 school.