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Lumosity, Other Brain-Training Products Get Federal Scrutiny

So-called “brain training” programs designed to help boost students’ attention and working memory are coming under scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission, as some claims have outpaced both the initial hopes and subsequent evidence. Last year, the FTC declared open season on brain-training programs, both those directed at classrooms and for general public use. Last […]

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U.S. schools have more computers than ever. But what are they doing with all that (expensive) technology?

A show-stopping school of innovation today can quickly devolve into tomorrow’s has-been. Keeping track of who’s doing what in the diverse field of blended learning, which mixes online and in-person education, isn’t easy. There are few sure things in life, but the lightning-fast rate of change in education technology is a given. The Blended Learning […]

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Test-driving the Future at P-TECH

The state and federal governments are pouring millions into expanding early college high schools like Brooklyn’s P-TECH which hasn’t even graduated its first class. They’re pinning their hopes on the success of a small cadre of student trailblazers.

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The Rise of the All-Digital Classroom

Several companies are set to release school curriculums designed entirely on digital platforms for tablets, replacing all printed materials such as textbooks and worksheets.

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A Harlem Teacher Makes iPad Lessons Personal

Fifth grade students in Monica Burns’ social studies class at the Alain L. Locke Elementary School for Environmental Leadership in Harlem use iPads in their daily classes.  On May 2, the students worked on interactive textbooks created by their teacher and answered questions about Canadian history.

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Who Will Pay for iPads in Class?

More teachers are incorporating iPads into the classroom through grants, government funds for technology, and nonprofit Web sites—and some are even bringing in their personal devices. As more teachers use the iPad, Apple is also offering materials on how their products can be funded.

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Computer Sleuths at Work in Crown Heights

Computer club students find solutions. (Photo by Kimberly Drelich)

While some afterschool activities focus on athletics or arts, these students in the computer club use the same team-building spirit to fix computers—and learn problem-solving skills together

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Finding their Rhythm: How Technology Can Help Students Learn at their Own Pace

Students in classrooms incorporating technology, such as New York City’s iZone, learn with pens, paper, and laptops–and get instant feedback.

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Tutoring and Attendance? There’s an App for That

Tutoring and Attendance? There’s an App for That

One Queens high school principal figured out a way to streamline life in an automated school — for free.

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This Week’s National News

Number of U.S. Adults With College Degrees Hits Historic High (Washington Post) According to Census officials, three in 10 American adults held bachelor’s degrees in 2011, the Washington Post reported. This number is a historic high, but Census data also showed that some associate degrees or vocational certificates can produce more future earnings than bachelor’s […]

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