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3 years ago
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Can online classrooms improve higher education across Africa? Full story from the New York Times 2. The good and bad of technology's impact on scaling prison education.
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Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. How to protect your mental health while using social media. Full story from The Conversation 2. Big data and bias in higher education.
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Learning Beautiful has a set of wooden toys designed to teach children ages three to nine the basics of coding without using electronics. For example, the binary towers set teaches kids how to conceptualize binary numbers by filling towers with wooden balls. Although this review focuses explicitly on the binary towers, Learning Beautiful has five other wooden coding toys, as well as sets...
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Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Modern myth: Why edtech should not be all about efficacy. Full story from EdSurge 2. Teaching AI to correctly measure mental health symptoms.
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HoloLAB Champions is a virtual reality (VR) experience that transports players to a virtual lab where they learn the basics of chemistry experimentation through a series of mini-labs and final challenges. The experience is set up like a game show, complete with a holographic host and an audience of floating blue brains. It’s designed for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR headsets, and is b...
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As online courses gain global student bases, it is crucial for instructors to consider strategies and challenges in creating a cross-cultural collaborative online learning framework for their classes. To examine best practices and largest obstacles, researchers recently conducted a study analyzing the online teaching practices of 40 instructors at two large universities in the United States. Through interviews and examinations, the re...
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Jacqueline Means lives in one of the most dangerous cities in America, yet is defying stereotypes and overcoming barriers to become a STEM role model for young girls in her community. At just 16 years old, Jacqueline has already founded a nonprofit organization that has served over 350 girls. The nonprofit, Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative, hosts hands-on science workshops for girls and invites influential women to speak and make connections with the s...
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When children play, they learn. Yet studies show that kids play less often now, both in school and out, than they did 20 years ago. Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, a psychology professor at Temple University, is working to change that statistic as part of her research on how play affects learning. With a team of psychologists and architects, Hirsh-Pasek created the first Urban Thinkscape in Philadelphia. Urban Thinkscape is a playground designed to allow childr...
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"Move This World helps students and educators in classrooms across the country understand, express, and manage their emotions healthily in order to create safe and supportive environments where effective teaching and learning can occur." (Move This World) Building Social-Emotional Well Being Move This World has a missi...
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