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Can virtual reality enhance students’ empathy and cultural fluency? Some classrooms have started using VR as a way to foster Social and Emotional Learning. Chris Caldwell, for example, uses VR to immerse his students in scenes from books they are reading, such as the play Anne Frank. An affluent school in Hawaii gives students a VR experience of what it’s like to be homeless. At Stanford University’s Virtual ...
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Social robots have been shown to be effective tools for children with autism in various ways, particularly in teaching them social cues. While social skills are generally difficult for children with autism to learn with other people, some studies have shown that robots are actually more effective in this type of social-emotional education. A recent study tested how well children with autism learned how to distrust and deceive with a soc...
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Michelle is the founder and CEO of CommonLit, an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to improving adolescent literacy rates. Under Michelle’s leadership, CommonLit has become a robust, free online reading program that has reached over 10 million teachers and students. In addition to being an experienced classroom teacher, Michelle holds a B.A. in English Literature and Spanish from...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. New workers and new technology change how learning happens in manufacturing. Full story from the Dayton Business Journal 2. Media mentoring, not monitoring, helps children deal with screen addictio...
In 2016, Colorado sent a delegation of the state’s political, educational, and business leaders to Switzerland to explore that country’s apprenticeship system. They discovered that in Switzerland, 70% of students participate in apprenticeship programs and 40% of businesses hire apprentices. Being an apprentice is not, for these students, necessarily a deviation from higher education, but rather an applied learning experience that enhances their academi...
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A collaboration between Google Arts & Culture and CERN scientists, Big Bang AR is an augmented reality experience that allows you to travel back to the beginning of the universe and experience the genesis of our solar system. Narrated by Tilda Swinton, Big Bang AR lets users learn about the evolution of the world as we know it, both through experiential learning and a set ...
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Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Jeopardy mega-champion is redesigning and revolutionizing libraries. Full story from EdSurge 2. Exploring technology through fashion at summer camp.
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Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Edtech college courses help mediate between tech developers and end users. Full story from Center for Digital Education 2. How to better manage virtual classrooms.
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Our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Edtech startup pairs native speakers with students via video. Full story from GeekWire 2. Space program created culture of learning from failure.