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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“With the huge amounts of online knowledge available, the challenge in modern teaching is not about knowing, but really about distilling and processing information and presenting it in a relevant, intelligent manner. It’s all about how we think, and not about what we know.” – Frederic Mazzella, France
“Personalized learning is one of the keys to enhancing future innovation. We know students learn in many different ways and now students can access the content they need that matches their learning style and provides them an effective path to mastery.” – Jim Bowler, USA
“The concept of career ladders is where we need to go…going beyond the concept of professional development and thinking about how you grow and develop talent for years and not just to meet today’s needs.” – Alvin Crawford, USA
“It seems undeniable to me that the most critical ingredient to improving learning is a well-supported and caring teacher. Professional development must remain a high priority to help positively impact teaching and learning.” – Ron Reed, USA
“Characters tell stories, and kids love stories. If you have characters that are platform agnostic and kids fall in love with the characters, they’re going to listen to the story.” – Terry Thoren, USA
“School buildings that are designed for 20th century learning… were designed to deliver education one basic way, by lecture mode, and this no longer serves people who need to learn 21st century skills.” – Randy Fielding, USA
“The trend of offering individualized education plans, curricula, and lessons is going to help students tremendously. “Teaching to the middle” is one of the saddest concepts I’ve ever heard about.” – Mike Lee, USA
“Don’t forget the importance of the inner life of a child. If you can give the student the tools to be able to generate happiness from within, then they are much better equipped for any challenge that life presents.” – Randy Taran, USA
“My parents supported me wholeheartedly with my creative endeavors. They were my champions.” Ahmet Zappa – USA
“Our work shows that students have a unique opportunity to change what’s wrong in their world through innovation and technology.” Sonnino Brothers – Brazil
“When teachers are given the respect, proper tools and guidance, schools, pupils and communities will flourish.” – Switzerland
“Too often cell phones in schools are banned but they are powerful tools. As long as safety precautions and standards are built in, that is.” – USA
“The first and MOST important element that any leader must have when integrating technology and change in the classroom: courage. Simply put, no courage and no change.” – Canada
“My advice to technologists is to find ways in which your skills can be applied to make the world better, and to not be afraid to dream big.” – USA