Computer Science Mandatory?

Maybe I am biased because I have a Computer Science degree, but I think everyone can use a little bit of computer science in their life! http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/castingoutnines/2012/04/04/making-computer-science-a-requirement/

New Technologies in the Traditional Classroom

Source: http://mashable.com/2012/03/22/tech-traditional-education/ Mashable has another great article on our classrooms and how they can be upgraded with new technologies. While I don’t think that iPads are necessary in every classroom (as there are cheaper alternatives), I do think that tablets can have a huge impact on learning. And this is now feasible as there are now Android ...

Tablets in the Classroom

Source: http://www.convergemag.com/classtech/iPad-Kindergarten-Research.html This is interesting “However, the tablet group scored 2.1 points higher than the control group on the Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words subtest. This is the only statistically significant result from the first phase of the study.” I would like to see what other schools are doing and see if they have had ...

More Educational Gaming References

Here are some more great references (and descriptions) about educational gaming. Daley, M. (2011). Using video games to embrace inquiry: learning for life through fun. Knowledge Quest, 40(1), 66-69. Daley (2011) used a video game creation software called Scratch in her class to assist students on thinking outside-the-box and allowing them to create games. Daley (2011) found that ...

Educational Gaming References

Here are some great references (and descriptions) about educational gaming. Couse, L. J., & Chen, D. W. (2010). A tablet computer for young children? Exploring itsviability for early childhood education. Journal Of Research On Technology In Education, 43(1), 75-98. The two authors investigated the practicability of having tablet computers in early education classrooms. This was done by ...