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Are Multiplayer Games the Future of Education?

Are Multiplayer Games the Future of Education?

A new classroom approach tries to bring more competition into the classroom.

MELANIE PLENDA

JUL 11 2014, 8:00 AM ET

It was just supposed to be a quick trip to Beijing, a touristy group thing to take in the sights. It wasn't supposed to go down like this. There wasn't supposed to be…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on July 22, 2014 at 10:20am

Why schools’ efforts to block the Internet are so laughably lame

Why schools’ efforts to block the Internet are so laughably lame

By Annie Murphy Paul

As schools around the country have rolled out one-to-one computer initiatives, handing out tablets and laptops to their students, a sour note has often intruded on the triumphant fanfare heralding these programs. Within…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on July 8, 2014 at 9:36am

What Were The Breakthrough Technologies For 2014?

What Were The Breakthrough Technologies For 2014?

Whether you’re a proponent of technology, are wary but willing, or against it entirely, it’s impossible not to be intrigued by its rapid development.

While “technology” is a relative term, and thus always been a cultural factor, we have become a obsessed with it as a planet. So whether you’re watching how it develops in celebration or morbid curiosity, keeping tabs makes sense. Which is…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on June 27, 2014 at 12:51pm

5 Ways Rapid Technology Change Impacts Education

5 Ways Rapid Technology Change Impacts Education

08/23/2012, Terry Heick

Rapid technology change is here to stay. No sense in trying to change the way the world works–at least when you’re messing with the wallets of major…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on June 27, 2014 at 11:12am

Innovative Education: Make Room for "What Ifs"

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Innovative Education: Make Room for "What Ifs"

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Are Multiplayer Games the Future of Education?

Are Multiplayer Games the Future of Education?A new classroom approach tries to bring more competition into the classroom.MELANIE PLENDAJUL 11 2014, 8:00 AM ETIt was just supposed to be a quick trip to Beijing, a touristy group thing to take in the sights. It wasn't supposed to go down like this. There wasn't supposed to be a lost manuscript; the travelers weren't supposed to turn on each other. The only good, if any, to be found in this…See More
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© 2014, Timothy GangwerSunset Cliff, Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA
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Why schools’ efforts to block the Internet are so laughably lame

Why schools’ efforts to block the Internet are so laughably lameBy Annie Murphy PaulAs schools around the country have rolled out one-to-one computer initiatives, handing out tablets and laptops to their students, a sour note has often intruded on the triumphant fanfare heralding these programs. Within days, even hours, of the devices’ distribution, their young users have figured out how to circumvent the filters meant…See More
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Innovative Education: Make Room for "What Ifs"

PROJECT-BASED LEARNINGSubscribe to RSSInnovative Education: Make Room for "What Ifs"JUNE 6, 2014<img class=" field-cover-media" src="/sites/default/files/styles/feature_image_breakpoints_theme_edutopia_desktop_1x/public/slates/boss-make-room-whatifs-authorimage.jpg?itok=hA_okIgg" alt="" /> Brookwood teacher Rich Lehrer, high school student Arjun Bhatnagar, and…See More
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Optometrist helps train eyes to process information

Optometrist helps train eyes to process informationBrenda Wade Schmidt, bschmidt@argusleader.com 11:07 p.m. CDT May 27, 2014In the past year, Stacy Haber has watched her daughter score her first soccer goal, catch a ball with her hands instead of her body and ride a bike without training wheels.Sabrina Haber, 9, also switched from reluctant to eager reader, so much so that she takes a stack of books and goes to bed early just to have some reading time before falling asleep.The Habers have…See More
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Tips for Parents: Nurturing Creativity at Home

Tips for Parents: Nurturing Creativity at HomeRivero, L. Davidson Institute for Talent Development 2014 This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Lisa Rivero. Ms. Rivero summarizes the key points in which parents can encourage and facilitate creativity in their children. I am passionate about creativity, and here is why: Having greater skills of and practice in creativity and creative thinking can help us to live more fulfilling and even happier lives, even if we never paint a…See More
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Edwin Land

Portrait of American scientist, inventor, and businessman Edwin Land (1909 - 1991), co-founder of Polaroid, demonstrating the '60-second film,' in 1963. Photograph by Fritz Goro/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.23 years later the Polaroid…
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Art of Dance

The Art of Dance, © 2014, Timothy Gangwer
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Creating tech-savvier teachers

Creating tech-savvier teachers46 percent of teachers say they lack the training needed to use technology effectively with studentsBy:Alison DeNiscoDistrict Administration, May 2014Some 93 percent of teachers believe that technology has…See More
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VIA - Character Strengths in the Classroom

"Just what the world needs, each other helping build from their strengths... starting at an early age the character strings concept could really change a lot in the School System and beyond!  Thanks for the inspiration."
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10 Free Online Educational Game Sites

10 Free Online Educational Game SitesMindShift | March 27, 2014 | 20 CommentsBy Ryan SchaafWeb-based games can prove to be a treasure trove of learning opportunities, and there are a variety of content-areas, age ranges, and skill levels to choose from. The true pay dirt for browser-based learning games can be found on large online…See More
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8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts ClassroomMARCH 28, 2014Heather Wolpert-GawronI think when we talk about using music or art or theater in the Core classes, there is still this persistent suspicion that a teacher who plays music in the classroom must be too "soft" or "granola-y." Don't get angry; I'm just stating an observation of perception, not a fact of truth. I would push back, however, that using the arts in the core…See More
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Photo Deception #2

American Hustle movie coffee table reflection (and dust)© 2014 Timothy Gangwer
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A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I HearA new study shows that we are far better at remembering what we see and touch than what we hear.In the '60s, students studied language with headsets and few visual aids. Not a good idea.PHOTOGRAPH BY B. ANTHONY STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICDiane Colefor National GeographicPUBLISHED MARCH 12, 2014Next time something you hear goes in one ear and out the other, you have a built-in…See More
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