SmartBlog on Education this month is exploring the science of learning. Join us for original content in which experts explore trends in learning research and highlight teaching strategies that can help improve student performance.
“But why do you want students to blog?” This question, posed by one of the professors for an action research course in our school district, gave everyone pause. We had been discussing questions to investigate in our classrooms. The teacher who proposed the blogging idea thought for a moment, then replied, “I don’t know.”
Technology is tempting to embed in the classroom en masse. It piques kids’ interests and it is fun to explore. But does it lead to achievement and help students grow as learners? We need to ask ourselves these types of questions if we want to realize the impact that connected education can have on students. I offer three declarations supported by research to help assess the necessity of technology in classrooms.
From December 7-13, educators and students across the US are celebrating Computer Science Education Week. It’s a great time to consider how, as a nation, we can build a strong community of computer scientists in which every student has the opportunity be a part.
Computer scientists use technology to solve some of society’s biggest challenges, designing solutions to make our lives and work easier. Across our country, computer scientists are building the next big innovations that will alter the ways in which we create, communicate, do business and spend our leisure time.