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A few weeks ago, I led a Brown Bag session where we discussed the impact of extracurricular activities on students. During the discussion, participants shared their own extracurricular experiences and looked at some other aspects of extracurricular activities: cost...
I’m sure we’ve all had to take some sort of standardized test at a given point. Standardized testing has been in the news a lot lately. In this
Last week, the DigiQ team held a “Brown Bag” session where we discussed the various pros and cons of MOOCs. Overall, I think we agreed that moocs is a useful learning resource but with certain limitations such as lack of completion rates and prior knowledge of the subject by some students. We also talked a lot about online classes and some of its benefits and problems. This
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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 ...
I have a deep interest in mathematical equations and physics, history is by far my least favorite subject. This lack of interest in history means does not stem from an ability to retain all the numerous facts, dates, and other information. I understand history is an important subject and it is important for all students to learn and not disregard it simply because it is too much information. However, the College Board is thinking about
One of the things I’ve seen during my time at EdLab is a lot of entrepreneurs presenting their companies at the seminar. However, a lot of these entrepreneurs are not teachers. Why are there not enough teachers starting their own companies? Edupreneurs, as this
There are many schools across the country who offer Advanced Placement (AP) exams but it is more common among prestigious and high achieving schools. The AP exams should be offered to students in less prestigious schools. It will help the school’s academic image and give an opportunity to less fortunate students who are unable to afford a private school but are capable of applying themselves and doing ...
I am a huge fan of movies. I never really thought much of movies as an educational tool unless I had to watch for an assignment or project.  This is all the more interesting considering I am a visual learner. Most of my peers don’t typically associate “fun” or “excitement” with movies that we have to watch for educational purposes. This is slowly changing in classrooms across the country due to Black Panther. As one of the highest grossing movies of all time and the pop culture moment of the year so far, educators have been using several themes from the movie to ...
A piece in TechCrunch provides an overview of the transition to experiential commerce. It highlights not only the rise of experience in retail, but also the growth of the infrastructure for online commerce that is absorbing basic transactions formerly handled face-to-face. What do the growth of rich experiences as introductions to resources and o...
While the negative consequences of AI and related technologies have been discussed for advanced societies where such technologies are being introduced first, there has been less discussion of the impact in the context of developing countries. A brief article in phys.org highlights several of the most likely negative consequences, including unemployment, wealth co...