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.
- 1-to-1 Learning and the Importance of the Right Technology
- 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
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“There is a glaring disconnect between what we say we want students to know and do – be resilient life-long learners capable of creative problem-solving for future challenges as yet unknown – and where we direct our educational resources of time and money: preparing capable test-takers.” – June Tiesan, USA
“We’ve learned that ‘non-experts’ bring something new to the table. As a gamer, you have a freedom that lets you try things that might be crazy, but that actually turn out to be the right solution.” – Seth Cooper and Firas Khatib, USA
“There is so much momentum right now that can be used to create opportunities for children to see themselves as creators, who can solve problems and use new and old technology to bring their ideas to reality.” – AnnMarie Thomas, USA
“Through a process of critical self reflection, innovative teaching strategies and partnership development our school as an institution had been transformed. However, how successfully had I brought about a transformation in the life chances of our pupils? ” – Lena McMorrow, Northern Ireland
“I’d love to see the concepts of conservation and sustainability embedded into every curriculum and content area. It would drive personal and social responsibility in ways that would impact untold and future generations while propelling us to address the difficult issues the world must solve.” – Stephen J. Ritz, USA
“One of the most popular ways people relate to one another is through the music they listen to. It’s one of the most important foods of your life.” – Gavin DeGraw, USA
“To increase student engagement and ownership of learning, we should give students opportunities to do meaningful work — work that makes a difference locally, nationally, and globally.” – Eric Williams, USA
“Rather than teaching students to just use technology, I want them to create the very same technology they use.” – Pat Yongpradit, USA
“Having taught on two continents, the obstacles to quality education seem to be the same the world over: funding, resources, burdensome bureaucracy, time, and class size.” – Pauline Roberts, USA
“Mobile media is helping students have immediate access to information of all sorts and all quality levels…however, we must also teach kids how to wade through the garbage, fact-check carefully, be skeptical and sleuth the truth amidst the misinformation.” – USA
“Although it seems that children are born with a “mouse” or “mobile” in their hand, they actually need assistance from adults to cope with digital literacy: privacy, ethics, critical thinking.” – Estonia