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Massive Online Courses Find A New Audience With Continuing Medical Education

Applications are surging for New York University’s School of Medicine after the university announced last year that its medical program would be tuition-free for all students.

52 Mistakes We Need To Stop Making In Education

52 Mistakes We Need To Stop Making In Education by Terry Heick The context for this one is simple enough–what mistakes do we constantly make in education that hold us back from the best versions of ourselves? From realizing our collective potential as a construct, field, and industry? What mistakes do we make over and over and […]
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Verizon Promises to #ReverseTheFee on Remind After Educators’ Outcry

After an outcry from educators on social media, along with countless phone calls to Verizon customer service, the telecommunications company says it will not enforce the 11-fold fee increase that was slated to hit Remind, a messaging service used widely by teachers and parents in the U.S., come February.

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Here's What Happened When Students Solved Social Media Problems With Design Thinking

A few weeks ago, Aaron, a student in my high school elective class, mentioned he didn’t use social media very often. I’ll admit I was a little skeptical at first. When I followed up, he told the class he found the ads distracting—and said he ended up buying things he didn’t need.“But how do you hang out with people?” asked another student, Holly, somewhat incredulously.“Well, I Snapchat,” Aaron clarified. “I just don’t use Instagram or Facebook.”

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Innovative Educators Don’t Recommend Screen Time Limits

What recommendations should we be giving parents and youth when it comes to screen time?  In past limiting some types of screen time made sense. A time when the American Pediatric Association (AAP) made long-standing screen time limits recommendations. However, those were based on research around passive television viewing and violent video games.

Since then the AAP has backtracked.

The

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Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says

The overuse of technology has overtaken drugs, sex and bullying as the biggest parental worry, according to the annual Brigham Young and Deseret News American Family Survey.
But what are we actually supposed to be doing about it?
Jordan Shapiro, a Temple University professor whose background is in philosophy and psychology, has a prescription that might surprise you. In his new book, The New Childhood, his argument is that we’re not spending enough screen time with our kids.

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