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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“Art education programs sit dangerously close to the chopping block during times of financial difficulties.” – USA
“Don’t try too many things at once. Find one thing to do, do it right, and start small. If it is successful, it will grow.” – USA
“The assessment/No Child Left Behind frenzy has left many students thinking that math is about applying formulas and simply getting an answer rather than about problem solving and discovering answers.” – USA
“Students engage in and remember lessons from unique classroom experiences; the old lecture style formats do not work with today’s students.” – 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
The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time?
“When you talk about putting an Xbox in the classroom the first thing you think is “you’re putting a video game in the classroom?”- USA
“It’s like science. See what is already known about the problem and then purposefully ‘experiment’ in your class.” – USA
“Kids don’t vote, and parents often don’t have the educations they deserve and don’t know how to change things, so the caretaking of our future is left to the teachers and administrators.” – USA
“Be patient. Through consistent work and cooperation, the positive results are inevitable.” – Macedonia
“Game making is the best activity I can imagine for kids to be involved with – being on a team, working together to make something.” – USA
“One teacher at a time, one lesson at a time, one innovative idea at a time; a transformation is taking place in our schools.” – USA