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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
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
Applying to colleges can be an overwhelming experience, especially for new and first-time applicants. The application process serves as the seminal transition period from high school to college and it is a highly intensive and stressful period for students. In this
The value of education cannot be overstated. Educated individuals earn more, live healthier lives, and contribute to civic life. In the West, there are plenty of access to K-12 education. Public education is almost entirely free as well. As important as education is, many countries around the globe are still fighting to provide this fundamental right for their citizens...
As people age, the notion of having a role model seems ridiculous. Role models are generally associated with children. However, as adults, especially in these uncertain times, we can all use role models. In this piece, the Professor Susan Krauss Whitbourne (Amherst) makes such a case. She argues that society at large tends to ignore positive role models because it is simply not “sexy”. News stories and social media rewards negative behaviors (e.g. drunk driving, assaults) from celebrities by ...
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From the ancient to modern times, music has become one of the most influential tools used to spread important information. Music education is a way to help children learn in different and exciting ways. Research shows that students who learn music methods excel in their academics way more than those who do not. This type of learning has opened up more educational practices and techniques in helping our children grow academically. The benefits of music education includes improved ...
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