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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“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
“Most policy proposals essentially are tweaks of what we already do. Instead, we need to recognize the transformative – and often disruptive – nature of changes and rethink what they mean for learning and teaching.” – Scott McLeod, USA
“I am worried that some schools are simply spending thousands of dollars on laptops and devices without any real thought behind their use or changing the pedagogy of the teachers using them.” – Denise Jeffs, Australia
The best opportunity for innovation in education? “Empower schools and districts with the freedom to really innovate to find the best ways to teach and assess 21st century outcomes.” Ken Kay – USA
“Technology can bring the real world into the classroom, which means that as teachers we can better prepare kids for the exciting adventures that they will face in their future.” Dan Roberts– Seychelles
“When teachers are given the respect, proper tools and guidance, schools, pupils and communities will flourish.” – Switzerland
“Each day in class can be seen as an opportunity to do things differently, to create together, motivating students by new adventures and new journeys.” – Israel
“I do not believe that education should be totally free, it is important that parents share in the responsibility of educating their children.” – Nigeria
“In order to help teachers create new learning experiences through technology, we have to invest in training and encourage trial and error.” – Spain
“When the focus shifts away from what students know to what they can do, it changes the culture of the classroom and places importance on the real skills students will need to be successful.” – USA
“Today’s students are completely different from those of five to 10 years ago. Today’s students need to explore.”– Croatia
“The bottom line is, administrators who want their teachers to be innovative and engage in technology have to do the same.” – USA
“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
“Teachers need to find their own ways to learn and not wait for professional development to come to them.” – USA
“The biggest obstacle in the US is the single-minded obsession with testing and accountability with little or no effort to help teachers improve.” – USA