"The "to tech or not to tech" controversy is fueled by conflicting reports."
"Lionel Cranenburgh and two other educators have studied Singapore’s teaching methods and why it placed third in the PISA 2012 world rankings, with Australia at number 19. The West Australian pilot research study produced surprising revelations for Australian schools showing what we can learn from Singapore. "
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"Education and learning could look radically different in the next few years. The education foundation KnowledgeWorks has released a forecast on the future of learning, focusing on ways that technology and new teaching strategies are shaking up traditional models."
"What is the verdict then? Is digital schooling better than conventional schools? The question is ideological and is built on the encompassing argument of what education itself is"
"The vast majority of Irish children believe they know more about the internet than their parents, yet 43 per cent still don’t know how to use the “report abuse” safety button on social networking sites.
That’s one of the main findings of a new report on internet usage among nine to 16-year-olds published ahead of Safer Internet Day tomorrow."
"A rapid expansion of communication technologies and the burgeoning availability of information have led to increasing expectations for lifelong learning, a process we define as the purposeful and continuous acquisition of skills and knowledge throughout an individual’s lifespan (Edwards, 2002; Green, et al., 1999; Longworth, 2006)."
"The world’s top performing organizations achieve their goals by offering a rich blend of culture, work, and engagement that deeply enrolls employees in the mission and purpose of the organization, attracts highly motivated, committed individuals to join a rewarding social network, and infuses the journey to success with joy and passion. That results in innovation, creativity, and a personal desire to contribute to systematic improvement"
"Net Children Go Mobile Final Report"
While devices and platforms are new, what children do online has not changed radically, rather, the quantitative and qualitative findings of the Net Children Go Mobile project show that the online experience of smartphone and tablet users is enhanced. While many children believe they are more sociable since they have had a smartphone, three out of four children (72%) also report feeling they have to be constantly available to peers.
"Greenfield asserts that the digital revolution exploits our biological propensity for mindlessness."
Whether the new humanists will accept, or even understand, the rise of a mathematical theory of culture is another matter. It’s being built by biologists, economists and physicists and being published in the unforgiving terms and journals that such scientists read. I hope they do. After all, it seeks to explain the world of human-made things that they know and love. And it holds the promise — long sought, often heralded, never fulfilled — that the Republic of Learning, so divided for so long, will become one.
"Researchers at Berkeley, she explains, discovered that between 1999 and 2003 more new knowledge was created than in the entire preceding history of the world."
"The New York Times asked Mr. Mayer to review the vulnerabilities in education tech software discovered by Mr. Porterfield and described in this article.
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To help schools evaluate companies’ security practices, the Consortium for School Networking, a national association of school district chief technology officers, published a list of security questions last year for schools to ask before they sign purchase agreements with technology vendors."
"The IoT is really about human augmentation. The applications are profoundly different when you have sensors and data driving the decision-making."
"Technology has the power to transform how people learn - but walk into some classrooms and you could be forgiven for thinking you were entering a time warp."
"Maurice Walker reports on an innovative approach to assessment using tablets to monitor educational development in the early years of schooling."
"1. Modern Kids' Brains Are Actually Evolving Differently Than Other Generations' Brains."
2. How Are Modern Kids Socializing And Acquiring Language Differently Than Other Generations?
3. How Are Modern Kids' Learning To Read?
5. How Are Modern Schools Affecting The Way Kids Learn?
"In my reporting, I had seen the promise of pairing technology with innovative teaching practices, but only at boutique schools. A year earlier, I visited Hellerup School in Denmark, where students direct their own learning in an architectural wonder of a school without walls. The Canadian International School of Hong Kong achieved results by giving a laptop to every child over 10. But the best schools always seemed to have extra resources (CSHK is an international private school that was able to hire digital teaching coaches), or find a way to succeed in spite of their education system."