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How gamification can transform one-size-fits-all education

7/11/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

Gamification uses games and storytelling to teach academic concepts and has the potential to reshape how students learn, asserts Lee Sheldon, an associate professor at Renssalear Polytechnic Institute… Read More

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Global education news

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Research suggests increased use of cognitive enhancers among European students

7/8/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Consumption of so-called smart drugs among European university students likely has increased over the past few years, according to Boris Quednow, an assistant professor and psychologist at the Psychia… Read More

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News for the education and policy communities

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New curriculum standards adopted by N.J. education board

7/10/2014

  • Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

New curriculum standards for subjects such as social studies, science and physical education were approved on Wednesday by the New Jersey State Board of Education. The board also reaffirmed its suppor… Read More

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Keeping an eye on the "why" of education

7/11/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

The perfect school scenario, in which all students behave and perform ideally, is likely unattainable in education, asserts educator Jim Dillon. In this blog post, Dillon suggests that teachers can ge… Read More

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News in international education

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Published in partnership with: European Council of International Schools

Should Canada do more to protect children online?

7/8/2014

  • Toronto Star, The

While the US has taken steps to protect children's privacy online, in Canada, there are no laws on the books that specifically protect children online. However, with the popularity of gaming at home a… Read More

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Ind. public schools invest in developing teacher-pay model

7/8/2014

  • Chalkbeat

An outside firm has been hired by Indianapolis Public Schools to come up with a new teacher-compensation model ahead of negotiations with the teachers union. IPS will spend $200,000 on developing the … Read More

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

Higher education leadership news

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

Rate of returning college students drops, report shows

7/10/2014

  • InsideHigherEd.com

A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that 68.7% of first-time college students enrolled in the fall of 2012 returned to school the following fall. That percentage… Read More