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In today’s climate of prioritizing data-driven practices in education, it is usually teachers and administrators poring over student performance data; rarely is the focus ever on students using data to improve their learning. But recently, researchers conducted a study on two sixth grade science classes in the Midwest, hoping to answer the question of whether middle school students can think metacognitively about their learning and use data about the...
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At one point in the not-so-distant past, it was the norm to specify that a game you were playing was an online game, or that the map you were using was Google Maps and not a fold-up one from AAA. Nowadays, people tend to just assume that the tool you’re using is an online one. This is the basis of the argument in this research article from Portugal. Even though the term e-learning is still used widely today, the authors suggest that as technology a...
One of the oft-mentioned benefits of technology today is the dissolution of geographical barriers that once existed between countries, continents, and hemispheres. This usually pertains to emails, social media exchanges, and video calls between friends and family. But what about between complete strangers from different countries? The authors of this study ground their research in border pedagogy, which prompts students to think critical...
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Student gets in trouble in class. Student gets sent to the principal’s office. Principal calls home. For most people, this progression is all too familiar. But a pair of researchers from Cyprus is looking at new ideas to change this behavior management routine. In this research study, they use tabletop technology, which enables users to touch and interact with a screen on the table, to resolve conflicts between students. The study focused on ...
"Our mission is simple: every Brooklyn public school student gets the opportunity to learn to code at school. We will achieve the goal in the course of the next seven years." (Code Brooklyn) Every Single Kid in Brooklyn It’s no secret that a nation-wide push to get students coding at an early age
Flat is a web-based music score editor that allows users to create, edit, and collaborate on musical writing and arrangement. Developed by Tutteo Limited, it offers specific features for educators to integrate Flat into the classroom, such as the ability to sync with Google Classroom and to track student progress on class assignments. Pros: Th...
JoeZoo Express is a Google Chrome extension that syncs with Google Docs, allowing teachers to provide tailored feedback to students on their writing assignments. As more teachers use Google Docs in the classroom, this simple extension gives them the opportunity to provide quick and effective feedback. In a busy classroom, when isn’t a tool like this welcomed with open arms and loads of teacher appreciation?
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