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Tech and Young Children: U.S. Dept. of Ed Elevates Need for Guidance and PD

by Lisa Guernsey
September 14, 2015

Now that digital technologies—and touch-screen tablets in particular—are finding their way into preschool and kindergarten classrooms, educators are faced with multiple questions about if, how, and when it is best to introduce them to young children. On September 3rd, the U.S. Department of Education brought together nearly 60 people from … 







Teaching with Digital Games: Webinar Available on Demand

by Administrator
March 24, 2015

On March 23, Michael Levine presented “Teaching with Digital Games,” a webinar for the Share My Lesson Virtual Conference with Rebecca Rufo-Tepper from the Institute of Play. The session was attended live by nearly 500 participants, and is now available for view on demand on the Share My Lesson website … 







Busting Barriers Or Just Dabbling?: How Teachers Are Using Digital Games In K-8 Classrooms

by Sarah Vaala, Ph.D.
October 21, 2014

I spent last weekend on a camping trip with extended family.  Having just completed a report on the use of digital games in the classroom, I was more than a little eager to consult with the kids in the group about their use of digital games inside and outside of … 







Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games

by Sarah Vaala, Ph.D.
October 20, 2014

Digital games have the potential to transform K-12 education as we know it. But what has been the real experience among teachers who use games in the classroom?  In 2013, the Games and Learning Publishing Council conducted a national survey among nearly 700 K-8 teachers. The report reveals key findings … 







What Can We Learn from Teacher Surveys?

by Briana Pressey
October 8, 2013

This fall, students across the country walked back through school doors. Each child undoubtedly had his or her own unique summer, possibly filled with camps, vacations, or just time to relax with friends and family. However, it is very likely that one shared element of each child’s summer vacation was … 







EdmodoCon

by Allison Mishkin
August 7, 2013

EdmodoCon, an all-online festival of teachers who use Edmodo, allows teachers and all users to share share tips, ideas and practices. This free event presents an exciting professional development opportunity for teachers around the world to share how they use technology in the classroom. For more information, and to register, … 







Take a Giant Step: A Blueprint for Teaching Young Children in a Digital Age

by Brigid Barron, et al.
November 2, 2011

In January 2010, the Cooney Center, in collaboration with the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute, convened a Digital Age Teacher Preparation Council, co-chaired by Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University and Michael H. Levine, the Cooney Center’s Executive Director, at Sesame Workshop. The Council’s eighteen members from academia, industry, and policy assessed … 







The Teacher is the Key

by Esther Wojcicki
October 23, 2009

This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog. Here is a pretty shocking statistic. More than 40% of teachers today are disheartened and disappointed in their jobs according to a study just released by Learning Points Associates. It is hard to be an inspirational, caring teacher if …