Windows 8 App of the Week: Dragon Box
Learn Algebra without breaking a sweat. By turning the rules of math into the rules of the game, DragonBox+ teaches Algebra intuitively.
- Giving Teachers Feedback: “Our Teachers Deserve Better.” – Bill Gates
- EduTech in K12 Classrooms: What is Working?
- “We often talk about what skills students require to be successful in the 21st century workforce, but what skills does the 21st century educator need to deal with a student who has all of these resources available to them?” – Tracy Immel, USA
- “It’s easy for students to lose motivation and give up. They become convinced that math is too difficult for them. With DragonBox we want to change that and help kids believe in themselves and their own abilities.” – Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Norway
- “Now that I am teaching I also want to inspire other teachers to think further than just their classroom so that we are creating opportunities for our students to be their very best — to be LIFE ready.” – Jamie Ewing, USA
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Monthly Archives: April 2012
Just Press Play! “Engage university students by creating a fun, interactive and social mechanism for them to track their achievements” – USA
“Chess can be a student’s driving force, helping in every aspect of critical thinking development” – Garry Kasparov – Russia
If you didn’t yet get a chance to read my blog post about Jennifer Corriero, please do. Jennifer, along with Michael Furdyk, created TakingItGlobal, an organization that inspires and involves youth to make a difference in their world.
“Give yourselves and your students permission to play,” says Henry Jenkins.
I travel to dozens of countries each year, and over the years, I’ve had the privilege of visiting hundreds of classrooms. I’ve consistently found that visiting teachers and students where they work provides important clues about how education happens in … Continue reading
Collaboration is often mentioned in interviews on this blog and discussions I have with educators throughout the year as one of the most important opportunities to further innovative education, inspire new practices and improve upon each other. Today, I want to … Continue reading
“Stop-motion animation as an educational tool creates big results in the learning process and give my students an opportunity to be animation heroes”- Macedonia
“In their capacity for juxtaposing and intersecting diverse elements visio-spatially, comics facilitate the making of unexpected connections, and in this way can be fertile sites for discovery,” says Nick Sousanis.
Raksheet Haulkory believes that “living values” – empathy toward nature, compassion for others and ethical living – should be front and center for educators.
We’ve talked a great deal here about games-based (or “playful”) learning. (Did you see my conversation with Tracy Fullerton last week? Fascinating …)
If you, or one of your students has ever proclaimed, “I just don’t get math,” Robin Angotti has a solution for you: Kinect.