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A STEM Challenge Winner Shares Her Passion for Game Design with Students

Olivia Thomas was one of the winners of the National STEM Video Game Challenge (2015-16). Now studying computer science and games, interactive media, and mobile development at Boise State University, Olivia has already gained teaching experience of her own as she developed and taught a game design workshop for middle school girls.    When I was […]

Roundtable Discussion: Teaching with Games, Part 2

In the part two of a roundtable discussion on teaching with games, Sandhya Nankani talks to Paul Darvarsi and Aleksander Husoy about what teachers look for in learning games and explore some of the qualities that make the teaching games successful. See part 1 here. Teachers on games for learning   Sandhya: A recent study found that 91 percent of children […]

Coding as Self-Expression

“Ugh! I hate coding!” cried out one of my seventh-grade students. “I don’t see why I have to move Elsa three spaces to meet Anna. It’s soooo boring!” “But with Twine you are coding,” I explained. “I guess,” she responded, unenthusiastically. The above conversation was an actual exchange I had with a student in my […]

From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom

Part 11 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning. Teachers have found many different ways of using digital games in the classroom. But what kind of games are these students playing? And how are teachers incorporating them in the classroom? Last year’s report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, “Games For A Digital Age,” made […]

Consortium for School Networking: Audacious Leadership 2013

The 2013 Consortium for School Networking Conference focuses on Audacious Leadership and showcases innovative leaders that are creating a new vision of the 21st century learning environment. The conference hopes to bring innovators and educators together to discuss how to make learning more participatory, engaging, and personalized amidst a changing economic and academic landscape.  For […]

A Report from the Teaching with Technology Conference

On Friday, February 24th, the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University hosted the Teaching with Technology Conference to promote conversations around how technology is currently being used in learning environments and how the field of education can develop the best possible relationship with technology across various disciplines and settings. Many issues central to […]

Education Tech: Its a Whole New Game

This interview with Michael Levine originally appeared in Literacy 2.0 in August, 2011. It appears here with the permission of the author, Robert L. Lindstrom.   In 2007, the year the iPhone was introduced, the venerable children’s TV programmer Children’s Television Workshop (now named Sesame Workshop) spun off a nonprofit research and production institute intended […]

The Reformers Are Leaving Our Schools in the 20th Century

Why most U.S. school reformers are on the wrong track, and how to get our kids’ education right for the future What President Obama said: “We need to out-educate.” What Obama should have said: “We can’t win the future with the education of the past.”   This is an unprecedented time in U.S. education, and […]

Teaching for a Shared Future: American Educators Need to Think Globally

By Esther Wojcicki and Michael H. Levine, reprinted from the Huffington Post American students’ lack of knowledge about the world is unsettling. According to surveys by National Geographic and Asia Society, young Americans are next to last in their knowledge of geography and current affairs compared to peers in eight other countries, and the overwhelming […]

You Say You Want a Revolution?

  Check out Esther Wojcicki and Michael H. Levine‘s Huff Post on Teaching Literacy in a Digital Age. Add your comments to the blog post or right here!