Computers Can’t Help Close the Rich-Poor Education Gap

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Between 2008 and 2010, the state of California gave out computers to more than 1,100 sixth to tenth grade students across central California. The idea was to test an ongoing concern in 21st century education: kids without computers at home Continue reading

Study: College Students Who Receive Financial Support from Parents Get Lower Grades

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Most parents in this day and age have spent years saving for their children’s college educations and want to provide as much financial support as possible to their children while they complete their degrees to ensure their success later in Continue reading

Wanted: Tech Savvy Teachers

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A report from the National Association of State Boards of Education has highlighted the need for greater aptitude for technology in America’s teachers. While it has been widely acknowledged that teachers need improved tech skills for quite some time now, Continue reading

Teaching a Distracted Generation to Focus

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In the course of researching good neighbor pharmacy this post, my phone vibrated seven times. I checked Facebook three times and my viagra 100mg email twice. An article that should have taken me at most ten minutes to read took Continue reading

Launchpad Toys Research Study Results: App Boosts Student Creativity

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At a time when standardized tests get a lot of attention, it’s comforting to know that there are entrepreneurs out there who believe in the power of narrative and fight to preserve students’ imaginations. Launchpad Toys, the edutech startup that Continue reading

Interactive Whiteboards – The Next iPad?

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In a recent press release, Simba Information showed just how impactful interactive whiteboards have become, stating that interactive whiteboards (or IWBs) “were used in 29.5% of K-12 classrooms for at least 5.1 hours a day…IWBs were found to have the Continue reading

Infographic: The Truth About Facebook & Grades

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It’s beautiful day in the bay! It may feel like summer vacation, but college students everywhere are spending their day cooped up in libraries and cafés. Yep – It’s midterms season! I’ll have to admit that when the tests start, Continue reading