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How many students are projected to use mobile devices by the year 2016? How many are using devices while learning right now? How much is spent every year on textbooks? We now know the staggering results of these and other questions thanks to a report from T-Mobile.
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People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That's been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics?
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There's a trend bubbling up in the media that you should know about. News outlets like the New York Times are discussing the current usage of prescription drugs in education. In 'Risky Rise of the Good Grade Pill,' Alan Schwarz discusses the alarming amount of prescriptions in schools today.
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The London Olympics were quite an extravagant affair. But they're nothing compared to the cost of an education these days. In fact, you'd have to sell 41 gold medals just to pay off your students loans. 41! That's a few more than Michael Phelps won, to be sure.
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As you gear up for another school year, take a moment to understand who your colleagues are. I'm not talking about the teachers down the hall or even the administrators in your district.
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So you've finally succumbed to the buzz words and hype. You want to implement e-learning into your curriculum on a regular basis. How do you do it? What partners do you need? Who the heck is going to actually create the e-learning tools? Before you start jogging down this path, take a look at this infographic that spells it all out in pretty clear terms.
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Why are text messages limited to a certain number of characters? Who actually uses text messages the most? Has texting caused voice conversations to actually become more or less popular?
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Technology is paving a new way for more students to connect with some of the best teachers on the planet.
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Being online is stressful. You want to keep up with your never-ending Twitter stream, Facebook pals, Instagram photos, and apps. And that's just your smartphone. When you plop your butt down in front of a desktop or laptop, the digital stress grows exponentially.
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The results are in. And they're depressing. The current state of math textbooks is downright terrifying but somehow not surprising. That's according to a new report by ClassroomWindow.
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Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became "blended" by necessity.
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Who needs an iPad or a desktop computer with a webcam when you could have a whole robot? A new project over at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology is using about $100 million in grants as well 300 researchers to create an army of robots (now don't get scared)... to help students learn.