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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…

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…

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…

Wait, Frankenstein’s Monster is What Happens When One Learns Improperly!?

While rereading Frankenstein recently, I couldn’t help but think Mary Shelley was offering us a critique of education. There is…

What More Could Sally Ride’s School Have Done to Prepare Her to be an Astronaut?

Listen to this 1983 interview with astronaut Sally Ride by Gloria Steinem. What stands out to me most is both…

The Best Video About Data You’ll Likely See Today

The use of data in teaching and learning has increased dramatically over the last fifteen years. Driven in part by…

Humiliation, Multiplication, and Ice Cream

In the memoir Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, the author describes a scene in first grade where six-year-old J.D. realizes…

Ever Wonder What Bias Looks Like in Machine Learning?

The term “machine learning” is becoming increasingly popular, but what is less often discussed is that machines don’t learn per…

Why Do Boys in Rich Districts Do Better in Math Than Girls? Look at the Data.

A recent data analysis of 260 million standardized test scores by researchers at Stanford University suggests that both boys and girls…
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