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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“Whenever we have used technology to allow a student or teacher to have a voice that they didn’t have before — that’s been a meaningful innovation.” – Calvin Armstrong, Canada
“Teaching for me primarily means sharing a passion about something and transferring that passion to others.” – Gregor Hrastnik, Slovenia
“The essence of mattering is two-fold: to know that you matter and that you have a genius, or you have an ability to solve a problem and make an impact that nobody else in the world has, and that any action that can move forward counts, because things are connected.” – Angela Maiers, USA
“I studied and worked in the field of economic development for 10 years and came to believe that providing educational opportunities was one of the most effective things we could do to combat poverty.” – Julie Clugage, USA
“The more we talk education and about ways to improve student learning, the better off we will all be.” – Justin Tarte, USA
“Empowering students (and teachers) to think deeply and question what they are seeing enough to formulate their own understanding and opinions is essential to developing intellectual curiosity. And I think that kind of curiosity is essential to be a valuable contributor to society.” – Roy Zimmerman, USA
“The real challenge is balancing what school can contribute with different personal skills that are necessary in your whole future life.” – Eva-Lis Siren, Sweden
“Our actions alone demonstrate that the world can be changed, bettered, influenced — that alone makes the role of an educator all that more important.” – Chris McGee, USA
“When teachers design learning experiences in a way that both challenges learners and sets them free to DO real things in the real world, it’s awe-inspiring what happens.” – Maria Langworthy, USA
“It is my absolute conviction that the minute you make your students take part and give them the opportunity to influence their studies by knowing what the aim and the targets are, they will take responsibility for their own learning.” – Birgitta Trolin, Sweden
“Tools are just that. In isolation, without context, they have limited value. So handing children a tool accomplishes little. Better: Let’s structure schools so children can really achieve self-actualization.” – Peter Hutton, USA
“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA
Creating Room to Read: New “Story of Hope” Tackles Global Literacy and Gender Equality – John Wood, USA
In the 1990s, John Wood was enjoying a lucrative senior executive position at Microsoft, where he led marketing and business development teams throughout Asia. It was during this time that Wood took a life-changing trip to Nepal, where he saw … Continue reading
The concept of a Flipped Classroom has been discussed quite a bit here at Daily Edventures. We were lucky enough to speak with Jonathan Bergmann, who pioneered the Flipped Classroom. At its core, the Flipped Classroom is about changing … Continue reading