#Gamergate—And What It Means For Gaming In Education


eCampus News – Meris Stansbury Game designers, MIT, professors weigh in on what educators need to know about the controversy, and how it applies to classroom practice. Games, but especially games for education, need to allow for gender equality...

December 31, 2014 MindMake

Personalized Instruction Using Technology Yields Uneven Results


Education Week – Michele Molnar Using technology to educate students isn’t always effective, or cost-effective, and doesn’t necessarily translate into what is often called “personalized learning,” according to a report released Monday. The review of various studies by Noel...

December 31, 2014 MindMake

Characteristics of Engaged Learners vs Disengaged Learners


Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Getting students engaged in learning is the ultimate goal of every teacher yet it is usually the most daunting and arduous one to achieve. Living in a digitally focused age where tech devices are...

December 31, 2014 MindMake

Report on Social Media in Education (Facebook and Twitter)


EdTechReview – Saransh Garg Social media in education is a medium for educators & leaners like teachers, students to express, learn and share their views, problems with others, irrespective of the language, place, time, religion. Social media in education...

December 29, 2014 MindMake

The Maker Movement Reinvents Education


Newsweek – Louise Stewart Ten years from now, primary and secondary education may look more like a scene from Tim Allen’s workshop in The Santa Clause than Ben Stein’s economics class in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. In some schools,...

December 29, 2014 MindMake

The Best New Movies, Games, Books, TV and Pop Culture of 2014


Common Sense Media – Angela Zimmerman The highlights of 2014 include family-friendly entertainment and culture-defining moments to spark conversation. The vast and varied media offerings of 2014 kept us engaged and entertained all year long. We saw anonymous messaging...

December 28, 2014 MindMake

What Will Happen to ‘Big Data’ In Education?


MindShift – Anya Kamenetz Yesterday, a $100 million startup lost its last customer. According to a Politico article, the state of New York, inBloom‘s last remaining client, will delete all student data on the repository due to privacy concerns....

December 26, 2014 MindMake

How Astonishingly Low College Completion Rates Are Hurting The Economy


SkilledUp – Danielle Bullen Every year, after a lot of struggle and anxiety to get its young people prepared for college, admitted and funded, the U.S. deposits about 20 million students at the campus gates (counting online programs and...

December 26, 2014 MindMake

The Future of Creativity Depends on Kids Who Can Code


Big Think – Orion Jones The future of creativity may depend on younger generations being taught computer coding skills just as they are taught foreign languages, mathematics, and science. As we integrate digital products deeper and deeper into our...

December 26, 2014 MindMake

How to Integrate Problem-Based-Learning


Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Project based learning and problem based learning are two didactic approaches to learning that are often used interchangeably to refer to the same thing: engaging students in authentic learning activities. This truism does not...

December 26, 2014 MindMake
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