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The Debate about The Core Curriculum

By Jakayla Mullin and his team Source: Best College Reviews The relationship between Core Curriculum and college preparedness Most educational experts agree that common core curriculum is not the solution to closing the achievement gap. Too bad politicians are the ones with a final say. Common Core Curriculum is meant to be an equalizing force… Read More ›

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100 Recommended Search Engines for Serious Scholars

by Staff Writers of : 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars (Revised) Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been… Read More ›

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7 Lists of Free iPad Learning Apps (#iPaded, #EdApps, #iPadchat)

Dear readers, You might find these selections on free educational iPad apps by Christopher Pappas useful. Enjoy! 24 Free Chemistry iPad Apps for Students 20 Free Multiplication iPad Apps for Kids 14 Free Alphabet iPad Apps for Kids 21 Free Counting iPad Apps for Kids 13 Free Addition iPad Apps for Kids 9 Free Subtraction iPad Apps… Read More ›

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A Search Engine for Math and Scientific Equations

Symbolab is a semantic web search engine for math and science. It allows users to search for equations, formulas and expressions using mathematical symbols and scientific notations as well as full text search. The stated goal of the site is to provide the most relevant search results that are theoretically and semantically similar, rather than visually…. Read More ›

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NMSU Learning Games Lab Offers Free Apps

by Jane Moorman, New Mexico State University An easy, last-minute Christmas gift could be as simple as downloading an app. An estimated 2.4 billion apps are expected to be downloaded during the holidays. Thanks to app developers at New Mexico State University, new mobile device owners have access to free apps on a variety of research-based… Read More ›

Make Meaning with Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers — not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods. It  aims to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute… Read More ›

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CK-12 Is Unlocking Cheaper, Better Learning

CK-12 is a leader of open educational resource(OER) provider for k-12 education. Beginning this month, CK-12 foundation launched the new, multi-modality platform, available for the majority of the expanding STEM concepts. Now CK-12 will surprise you with the quality, flexibility and depth that the open educational resources can offer. Some of the features of Multi-Modality… Read More ›

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We Need More Games Like “Lure of The Labyrinth”

From press release of Learning Games Network (LGN) : NewSchools Venture Fund today announced a $200,000 investment in Learning Games Network (LGN), the leading game-based learning research and development studio. The investment will support LGN in building the market for high-quality learning games through the design and development of games and related tools; and help LGN… Read More ›

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Curriki Launches Free Interactive, Project-Based Algebra Course

By Kim Jones, CEO, Curriki Curriki has launched a free Algebra 1 course that addresses each of the Common Core State Standards. This algebra course was sponsored and funded by AT&T and developed by Curriki. The online project-based modular course pulls in students through real-world examples, engaging projects, interactive Web 2.0 tools, videos and targeted feedback. With… Read More ›

STEM Educational Games: How it Will Impact Today’s Youth

STEM education, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics was an initiative recently brought about in an effort to encourage education in fields that currently lack the experts to fill job vacancies. This particular initiative has taken these much needed specialties and further integrated them into regular curriculum in an effort to avoid simply… Read More ›

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Learning Math in Artful Ways

How about that teachers become DJ in the classrooms? Classrooms become digital learning studios? With a laptop or a tablet for each student, everyday every students receives a playlist designed for their learning needs, including texts, videos, interactives and digital games.  School of One (So1) first promoted the idea of the playlist in education more than three years… Read More ›

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Case Studies make Learning Relevant to Students

This is an example of authentic learning experience in the classroom from “A Principal’s Reflections” by Eric Sheninger, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Eric is the Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. We really appreciate teaching ideas from passionate and innovative educators. ***** Use of Case Studies as a Student-Centered Approach to Learning The… Read More ›


Teachers should have the courage to be less helpful

Patterns are everywhere in this world, the brain is a natural pattern-recognition machine, once the brain has a goal in mind, it tunes the perceptual system to search the environment. Even young toddlers can sort out their toys and stuffs into groups of their own design, but inproper teaching style might ruin human’s innate perceptual skills, according to the research… Read More ›

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Free Resources for Math learning(K-8) :

If you are a parent who wants to help your child with math then is a web site for you. The math worksheets , the printable multiplication tables, the math charts, the multiplication games, and other resources are completely free and easy to use. Below is just a small sample of the type of resources you’ll find on this site: Worksheets e.g. Fraction… Read More ›

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Digital Storytelling – Students Teaching Students

What students can do in their learning process ? They can be storytellers ! You will be amazed by what these students have done. Mr. Avery’s Student Math Movie wiki hosts introductory videos all created by students in 6th grade. The students picked a topic they felt they could teach to others so they ended up creating videos… Read More ›

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).