Cell phone use in class has long been a point of pain and annoyance for teachers. Concerns over the potential for phones to invite distraction and cheating plague teachers and administrators alike, but one fear that perhaps unites most is the fear that cell phones are negatively affecting students’ academic performance. So, is it true?
A group of researchers recently conducted a survey confirming that not only do students perform worse when ...
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Addressing different student needs in a big classroom is difficult. In a traditionally designed school, it is inevitable that some students will not be challenged enough, and others will not be able to keep up. However, a school in Washington D.C. has proposed a way to keep students learning, regardless of their level, while also allowing teachers more time to work independently with students who need it most.
Instead of giving traditional l...
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This morning I talked with Aaron DeVera at White Ops about the United States's foray into the Russian power grid, the fourth industrial revolution (including Internet of Things and AI automation in factory and agricultural realms), Facebook content moderation, and Alexa in the classroom - all lovely dystopian topics plaguing our society.White Ops is a cybersecurity company that fights malicious ads and botnets online. White Ops director Tamer Hassan was recently named the #1 most creative person in business this yea...
Courtney Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of Torsh Inc., a New Orleans based education technology startup that seeks to harness the power of video, actionable data, and expert coaching to promote high-quality growth opportunities for educators, accessible at any time and from anywhere. Torsh’s signature product, TORSH Talent, is an online professional learning and data analytics platform that enab...
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