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For all that's written about education, little of it is by students. These education stories reflect the student experience and what they really feel about technology and learning.


Students Answer: Do Virtual School Days Measure Up to Live Instruction?
HOW'S THIS FOR AN EXPERIMENT: On Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, Pascack Valley School District in New Jersey held two virtual days, when students were allowed to complete their assignments and schoolwork from home. But how did students feel about it—did they actually learn? The Smoke Signal, PV’s student-run newspaper, put together a series of articles and media diving into whether the virtual days performed at the same level as in-school instruction...
Malala's Smart Idea
You can't keep a smart kid down--or at least you shouldn't. The 18-year old Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, is drawing attention to the heart-breaking conditions of the approximately 700,000 Syrian children who are refugees and so can't get to school. Five years ago, Syria boasted a 90% literacy rate and a dozen years of free schooling...
Students Ace AP Calculus Exam and Launch #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign
SUPER STUDENTS: Students kick butt every week, but we’d like to call out two in particular today: Eleven-year-old Marley Dias told her Mom that she was sick of what she was reading at school because she couldn’t identify with the “white boys and dogs” who were so often the main characters...
IDEO Launches 'Shadow a Student Challenge'
IDEAS FROM IDEO: Want to learn more about your school’s culture? Get out from behind that desk and join in on IDEO’s “Shadow a Student Challenge.” This free crash-course in empathy calls upon school admins to follow a student for one day during the week of February 29 - March 4. The site’s got a toolkit on how to conduct the most productive observations and a 15-minute online tutorial of how to best take advantage of the challenge—plus, you can connect with other administrators embarking on the task...