When most people think of drones, they don’t usually consider the remote-control video cameras to be classroom tools. But Christopher Carnahan does. He uses them to teach math.
It started as a curiosity. Carnahan got a robotics kit that included an augmented reality drone and…
Pokemon Go is a mobile, augmented reality game that requires users to get out and walk around with their smartphones. Users find Pokeballs at Pokestops, use them to capture Pokemon, add them to their Pokedex and “battle” on a team for control of a gym. On the surface it may not seem like a…
It’s no secret that people excel at a task when they enjoy it. The concept of intrinsic motivation explains why kids will spend hours crafting tools and building structures in Minecraft regardless of the time commitment or math involved.
In their book …
Every two years the Olympic Games offer a spectacle of skill, endurance and perseverance. They regale us with human interest stories and inspiration. They also serve as showcases for technologies that measure, display and entertain.
Many of these technologies find their way…
Personalized learning in schools is no longer a choice, but a necessity. After all, students are already personalizing their own learning. According to …
One is a new trend in classrooms. The other is a student favorite. The learning comes when they are combined to invigorate literature circles.
What's the combo? Scrum paired with Minecraft.
Joe Beasley, a fifth grade teacher at Goochland…
When it comes to Pokemon Go's place in education, Tanya Martin says it's all about balance.
She's met teachers who feel the game has no place in classrooms and have made signs warning students not to play on campus. On the other end of the spectrum are teachers who have…
If you get into the randomness of National Blueberry Popsicle Day, the geekiness of Pi Day or appreciate the principle behind of National Courtesy Month, October may become your favorite month on the calendar. That’s when people like you celebrate…
Just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle there’s a great mountain hike that leads to a takeoff point for paragliders. Over the summer, I was hiking it for the first time with my family. Of course we teach our kids not to talk to strangers…