Technology in School

21ST CENTURY SKILLS

Skills critical for success that are not traditionally emphasized in classrooms, including innovative thinking, digital competence and collaboration.


The Beauty of Encouraging 'Productive Struggle' in Classrooms
LEARNING CAN'T BE ALL HEARTS AND STARS, says Maine educator Matt Drewette-Card, who shared the following resource during #EdSurgeChat on Tuesday, September 6. This white paper details the importance of "productive struggle," where "effortful practice that goes beyond passive reading, listening, or watching" helps students achieve levels of deeper learning...
Virtual Reality: The Real Deal for K-12 Classrooms, or Just Hype?
DOES THIS THING REALLY WORK? Google Cardboard. Nearpod. Global Nomads. There's no shortage of K-12 virtual reality products for teachers and students to choose from. But a Center for Digital Education post poses a question of utility: "Does the technology’s growing availability translate to value in the classroom?" Writer Jennifer Snelling argues that content—both company and user-generated—is key to VR's success in the classroom, as VR has the potential to "open up the world of education once students are creating their own virtual worlds...