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No Homework! Why Finland’s school system is the best in the world

August 3rd, 2014 at 8:33 am » Comments Off

Homework is rarely given until students are teenagers. Our education system is failing our students. There are also a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating […]

Top 5 things everyone needs to know about the future of math

August 1st, 2014 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

Yesterday’s math class won’t prepare you for tomorrow’s jobs. Math is changing, at least in the way we use math in the context of our daily lives. The way you learned math will not prepare your children with the mathematical skills they need in the 21st Century.

Top 4 technology trends that are changing higher education

July 31st, 2014 at 8:18 am » Comments Off

Game-based learning can provide students with the right skills and knowledge for their future. Technology transforms how students learn, share and gather information and has had a huge impact on the education system worldwide.    

How five U.S. innovations helped improve schools in Finland even as American’s ignore the same reforms

July 31st, 2014 at 8:08 am » Comments Off

Finland has a staggering record of education success. Pasi Sahlberg, a Finnish educator and scholar, is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and educational practices. He is the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?”and a former director general of Finland’s Center for International […]

‘Micro-colleges’ will educate the workforce of the future: Futurist Thomas Frey

July 30th, 2014 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

The world has a shortage of 18 million teachers. Dell’s Center for Entrepreneurs took to the Rockies, sponsoring an event at the Innovation Pavilion in Centennial, Colorado. Former IBM engineer and noted futurist Thomas Frey addressed a gathering of business leaders, entrepreneurs and community members on an issue he says is increasingly impacting the labor force: With the ever-increasing […]

You can learn a foreign language in your sleep: Study

July 18th, 2014 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Swiss study finds memory for new words reinforced by listening again during sleep. Most tricks for enhancing learning that seem too good to be true usually are. Learning a new language while you sleep has exactly this kind of ring to it. How can anything you listen to while you are asleep possibly have much […]

Top 7 blogs a student programmer should really read

July 14th, 2014 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

The top 7 blogs will come in handy and boost your skills up a few notches. You need to immerse yourself in the programming culture if you want to succeed as a programmer. This is more true if you’re still a student. The field of programming is so broad and there’s so much information to […]

Department of Education shuts down for-profit Corinthian Colleges

July 14th, 2014 at 7:38 am » Comments Off

Federal regulations are designed to make sure that colleges that don’t offer a good value to students, don’t get student aid money. Corinthian Colleges will put 85 of its U.S. campuses up for sale and close the remaining dozen under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education. The for-profit college chain operates campuses under […]

Coding schools may solve the tech talent shortage

June 30th, 2014 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

DaVinci Coders in Louisville, Colorado Coding schools provide an intriguing and relatively new option for providing talent in emerging technologies. People from all walks of life are given an intensive series of classes in programming, generally over the course of several weeks to six months. The schools provide a solid foundation of software development skills. […]

Educational technology is making achievement gaps bigger between rich and poor

June 29th, 2014 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

Poor kids don’t receive as much guidance in a library as affluent kids do. “The Badlands” is the local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kennsington. The neighborhood is pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. The neighborhood […]

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