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Tablets: Tools for Learning or Distracting Toys?

Classrooms have come a long way since the days of pencils, paper and textbooks. Now many school districts are trading those tools in for new ones — the latest tablets and laptops, to be exact. So what kind of impact is all this technology having on students, for better...

source: By Cait Harrison
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Flipping your class by having students watch lecture videos for their homework can lead to richer discussions about the content, but only if students come to class prepared. And having them watch a video lecture at home "simply takes a technique that didn't work in person...

source: eSchool News

Most schools that focus solely on academic skills do not experience sustainable results. A growing body of research, drawn from the science of child development, demonstrates the extent of the impact that nonacademic and social-emotional skills — such as self-regulation,...

source: Education Week

Some test questions are likely harder to answer on tablets than on laptop and desktop computers, presenting states and districts with a new challenge as they move to widespread online assessments. Analyses by test providers and other organizations have pointed to evidence...

source: Education Week

Elementary school students Noah Smith, Kinsey Stone and Ella Scott weren't playing with anything electronic, yet they seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves recently at Threshold camp at Hardin-Simmons University. The camp, which is in its second of two weeklong sessions,...

source: Abilene Reporter-News

After the recent news about 11-year-old Akhilesh Chandorkar notching up a mind-boggling 162 marks on the IQ test conducted by Mensa UK, the discussion among academicians in Nagpur has been veering around how to nurture such gifted students. With Akhilesh's IQ being at par...

source: The Times of India

Duval County Public Schools will expand gifted education, its leaders say. The debate is over how to do it. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti presented proposals twice in recent weeks to expand the number and type of gifted middle school programs. Twice the school board has sent...

source: The Florida Times-Union


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