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4 years ago
The Twilight Zone series defined a generation and forever impacted storytelling, science fiction, and television. My absolute favorite episode is “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.” While it first aired way back on March 4, 1960, it provides perfect lessons on race, gender, and ...
4 years ago
Will Brehm is the founder and host of the FreshEd podcast, a weekly podcast on education, globalization, and society. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. How did your educational trajectory and past professional experience shape your current work? When I...
4 years ago
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. High schools are rethinking their identities for the digital age.Full story from Education Week 2. Don’t trust robo-graders.
4 years ago
Fake news remains a growing problem and people are still grappling with how to fight against a constant barrage of misinformation. So a group of researchers set out to understand how truths or falsehoods diffuse across social media, a...
4 years ago
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Inside the Robot Rodeo, where robots compete in challenges inspired from movies.Full story from the Popular Mechanics 2. We are living in the "golden age" of paleontology thanks to Jurassic Par...
4 years ago
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Why are the STEM professions dominated by men? Solving the gender gap in STEM has been a growing issue in recent years. In an exploration of these gender differences, two researchers analyzed data from almost a half a million students from across the world, and their results are somewhat paradoxical to conventional wisdom. The findings show that societies that were the most gender equitable displayed larger STEM gaps. For the a...
4 years ago
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4 years ago
A professor of a mandatory accounting course noticed her students were disengaging from the course once difficult concepts were introduced. As attendance and scores stagnated, the lecturer looked to technology for a solution. She and the university decided to pilot a gamified companion app for her course, and researchers were invited to study its implementation. The gaming app presented students with a daily quiz related to ...
4 years ago
SongMark is an app specifically for dance instructors, choreographers, or anyone learning dance. It was designed by a pair of dance instructors who were tired of constantly rewinding to replay a specific section of a song while teaching. Pros: This free app only has a few features, but they are instrumental in teaching or learning dance. Users can bookmark multi...