Symposium: Educational Innovations and Reform in Countries around the World

June 29-30 and July 1, 2011 — Seattle Pacific University — Seattle, Washington This three-day symposium will feature 25-30 presenters from around the world who will speak to innovations and reforms in their respective countries.  Using a roundtable format, the symposium allows presenters 30 minutes to present their papers, followed by dialogue and Q & […]

Is technology producing a decline in critical thinking and analysis?

Is technology producing a decline in critical thinking and analysis? (link to article) This article discusses a metaanalysis of 50 studies on learning technology published in the journal Science. (delicious tags: brain criticalthinking Education internet learning literacy reading research science Technology thinking)

Free Rice

Free Rice (link to site) This free-to-use website can help children study topics such as vocabulary and multiplication tables by answering multiple choice questions. While there are many sites like this, Free Rice provides students with extra motivation to get correct answers.  For each correct answer, a small amount of rice is donated to help feed people in developing […]

Free Rice

Free Rice (link to site) This free-to-use website can help children study topics such as vocabulary and multiplication tables by answering multiple choice questions. While there are many sites like this, Free Rice provides students with extra motivation to get correct answers.  For each correct answer, a small amount of rice is donated to help feed people in developing […]

Students as podcasters

Listening to Themselves: Podcasting Takes Lessons Beyond the Classroom | Edutopia Here’s an article describing one teacher’s experience with having students create podcasts.  The teacher found that when students podcast they increase their knowledge of the subject they are covering. He also  said creating podcasts improved students’ ability to communicate ideas about a topic. (delicious tags: Education […]