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What a Dead Simple Way to Add Writing to Math Class

I struggled recently in trying to help a math team in Manhattan integrate writing into their practice. There was so…

Truth for Sale! Why the Liberal Arts Will Not Survive the 21st Century–at Least in Wisconsin

Wisconsin used to have one of the strongest public higher education systems in the United States. But that all seems…

Why Am I Saying to Forget the Screen When Talking About Screentime?

I had the pleasure of presenting on screentime at the Literacy Research Association last week. In discussions about how to…

That Not-To-Mathy Explanation of Algorithms You’ve Been Dreaming About

Weapons of Math Destruction is an erudite and accessible analysis of how algorithms perpetuate inequity in society. But sometimes quick and…

You Will LOVE This Project on Screentime by a Team of Professor-Parents

Kids. Screens. What do we know about it all? A team of professor-parents are tackling that very question. Drs. Kristen…

ELA + Technology = You MUST See This

Look no further for guidance on how to integrate technology into English classrooms. A commission of ELA and tech experts…

Thank You Molecube for Making My Holiday Shopping List That Much Shorter

This is the kind of toy that schools should just have lying around classrooms. When, eventually, a student gets bored…

Coffee with a Friend Who Asked Me What I’m Reading in Ed Tech These Days

We had turmeric lattes (who knew there was such a thing) and avocado toast (that I knew) at a cafe.…

Perhaps We Need to Talk About High Fructose Apps for Kids

There are compelling arguments for the value of video games in learning and teaching. But what about apps, those ever-tappable…

Would a Self-Driving Car Choose to Kill 2 of Its Passengers or 5 Pedestrians? Depends On Who Programs It

A recent panel of experts at the WISE@NY Learning Revolution conference discussed the importance of the humanities as our world…

Can Artificial Intelligence Promote Inquiry? Stanford Professor Says Yes.

Paul Kim at Stanford University has been doing fascinating work around artificial intelligence and inquiry. Having just attended a talk…

Yearning for the Sounds of Old Technologies? There’s a Sound Museum for That.

Ever hear a song or a sound that just sends you back to a moment in time, a person, a…

Mathematician + Magician = Mathemagician. And Your Day Just Got Better.

Put your math anxiety aside. Prepare to be amazed as Arthur Benjamin, a self-declared “mathemagician” out paces calculators as he…

Teaching is Trash. No, Really. It Is and That’s Wonderful. Watch this Guy!

Every teacher should start what they are doing right now and watch this Ted talk by Arvind Gupta. Gupta demonstrates how…

Read Factfulness and See How the World is Actually Getting Better and Better

I love Hans Rosling’s data-driven talks about how the world is getting healthier and wealthier, slowly and steadily. When the…

An MIT Icon Breaks Down Why Kids Need to Learn to Code

Watch Mitch Resnick of MIT’s Media Lab explain why coding is important for children to learn today, what it is…
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