App saves teachers time and offers real-time data on student comprehension of material
As a teaching assistant at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2010, Amit Maimon MBA '11 witnessed the origins of a technological phenomenon: Smartphones and tablets had started creeping into the classroom ...
Observation protocol documents college instruction and STEM learning
A University of Maine professor helped develop an observation protocol that can document college instruction and student learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
3D printers' could change our economy and our lives
(Phys.org) —"When you produce something yourself instead of purchasing it, that changes your relationship to it," says Chelsea Schelly, assistant professor of social sciences. She's discussing the current ...
Mathematician devises a means for tying impact of teaching quality to pupil's future earnings
No 'silver bullet' for science standards
America's K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science.
$99 Google laptops for schools sold out
US teachers have flooded school-centric charity website DonorsChoose.org to snap up Chrome notebook computers Google made available to classrooms for just $99 each.
Researcher advocates 'student-centered' approach to science education
(Phys.org)—A group of educational researchers at Florida State University are drawing widespread attention after their paper measuring the superior results of a more "student-centered" approach to teaching ...
Online education degrees skyrocket
Virtually unknown a decade ago, big online teacher education programs now dwarf their traditional competitors, outstripping even the largest state university teachers' colleges.
Preschoolers' reading skills benefit from one modest change by teachers
A small change in how teachers and parents read aloud to preschoolers may provide a big boost to their reading skills later on, a new study found.
Listen up, parents: For toddlers (and chimps), the majority rules
A study published online on April 12 in the journal Current Biology offers some news for parents: even toddlers have a tendency to follow the crowd. That sensitivity isn't unique to humans either; chimpanzees also a ...
Education social networking site Edmodo to open API to third party developers
Technology in schools must serve a purpose
If you're a student, teacher or parent, you might have noticed there is a massive push to use technology in the classroom these days. Hardly a day goes by that we don't hear somebody talking about the digital ...
Data bank launched for global access to ancient DNA
Medical and other researchers and science teachers around the world will be able to compare ancient DNA from humans from thousands of years ago with the genetics of modern day humans, thanks to a new world-first open access ...
New index of children's 'school readiness' highlights importance of family support
The importance of family support on a child's 'school readiness' is highlighted in a study published this month in the British Journal of Educational Psychology. Researchers developed and piloted a new in ...