What Researchers Want Teachers to Know About Virtual Reality’s Health Risks

Virtual reality has yet to become a reality in most classrooms. According to a 2016 survey of 38,000 U.S. educators, just around 5 percent of teachers said they used any virtual or augmented reality programs in class.

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A Peek at SXSWedu’s Panelpicker—and Some ‘Weird’ Trendy Things in Education

What can we learn about the future of education from hip-hop, yoga and fidget spinners?

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What Does Growth Look Like for a Student Who Isn’t Having Success on Standardized Tests?

Over the course of my career, I’ve had some years where my students’ standardized test scores were on the rise, and other years where they stagnated. Rarely did these scores correlate to the amount of growth each learner had experienced during our time working together.One thing I know to be true is that little things matter a lot when it comes to recognizing student growth. 

#DLNchat: What is Blockchain and How Can it Support Student Success?

Higher education is joining the blockchain party, even if its entrance is, let’s say, incremental. On Tuesday, February 13 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What is Blockchain and How Can it Support Student Success?

After Mysterious End to New Media Consortium, Educause Buys Up Group’s Assets

On Wednesday a bankruptcy court approved the sale of the New Media Consortium's assets to Educause, just 2 months after NMC abruptly ceased operations due to financial troubles that remain largely mysterious.

Why Taking Risks in the Classroom Pays off for Students—and Teachers

My sixth graders entered the room, found their seats and in typical fashion, I asked them to take out their homework—but it wasn’t a typical day. It was my first experiment flipping our classroom. As the groans from my students got louder, I knew something wasn’t right. I panicked.
"Don't let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen."
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For Experiential Learning Programs To Thrive, They Must Bridge K-12 and Higher Ed (and the Workforce)

In a strong job market that values both experience and educational credentials, interest is growing in experiential learning models that fuse traditional academic study with real-world projects and work experiences.

Can an Online Puzzle Make Geography Fun—and Relevant?

“What state is south of Washington?” I asked the fifth grader beside me. His class was playing an online puzzle game and attempting to fit the U.S. states together. The student just shrugged. Another selected the piece for Maine without knowing where to place it on the map. When I hinted that Maine was in the Northeast, she moved the piece to the Midwest.

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More Big Bucks for Tutoring Companies: Varsity Tutors Raises $50M in Series C Funding

Tutoring is big business. Wealthy families fork out more than $1,000 an hour for top teachers. The industry has spawned celebrity millionaires in South Korea.

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Chalkup, a Class Collaboration Tool, Will Close Shop and Become Part of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has acquired what it calls an “exclusive licensing” to the technology used in Chalkup, a collaboration platform where teachers can organize, annotate, share and grade digital coursework with students.

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