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How Dropping Screen Time Rules Can Fuel Extraordinary Learning

Mimi Ito - January 13, 2017 5754

freedom from screen time


First posted at the Connected Camps blog.


Last fall, the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) finally backed down from their killjoy "screen time" rules that had deprived countless kids of the freedom to pursue their interests and explore digital worlds.

Put youth who break the law where they belong — in a great school

Hechinger Report - January 16, 2017 4973

How many times have you heard, “If we put the money that we spend on jails into education, we wouldn’t need jails?” True, but jails also can and should rehabilitate youth who are in secured settings. That’s why we need more and better schools in prison. We can actually convert jails into schools from the […]


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Five questions lawmakers should ask Devos about teacher effectiveness, equity

Hechinger Report - January 16, 2017 4973

As the hearing to consider the nomination of Betsy DeVos begins today, my colleagues and I at New Teacher Center hope that the U.S. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will keep America’s 50 million public school students and 3 million public school teachers at the center of its inquiry into Ms. DeVos’s philosophy and […]


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A top education reformer explains why we need to give Betsy DeVos a chance

Hechinger Report - January 16, 2017 4973

As Betsy Devos’s nomination for Secretary of Education is taken up today by Congress, the Center for Education would like to explain its strong support for the candidate. The Education Department needs a fresh thinker, a leader who is not beholden to any membership organization. At a time when barely 40 percent of our students […]


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The DeVos distraction?

Hechinger Report - January 16, 2017 4972

Americans of all political stripes are wary of the federal government’s meddling in education. Republicans and many Democrats ran successfully last year demanding that the Department of Education stop using billions in federal aid to skew local decision-making. The new Every Student Succeeds Act, replacing No Child Left Behind, was passed in large measure to […]


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Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

Hechinger Report - January 16, 2017 4972

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Using small yellow and orange squares of paper and lengths of yarn stretched between tables and chairs, sixth-grade math students made number lines — including everything from fractions to negative decimals — in a classroom at Walsh Middle School. Working in teams, they paper-clipped the squares along the yarn like little pieces […]


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Maslow, technology and learning

Learning with e's - January 16, 2017 4943

I love a good mash-up.

Developing a Critical Disposition

open thinking - January 14, 2017 4841

This morning, I received a photo (found below – I added the watermark) from a catfishing victim. She received it from a scammer who had used many of my personal and professional photos to form an online, intimate relationship with … Continue reading

Binge learning

Learning with e's - January 13, 2017 4793

I have a confession to make. Over the festive period I binge-watched a number of DVD boxed sets.

The Map of Physics

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 13, 2017 4764

Dominic Walliman offers a visual map of the field of physics. Continue reading

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with MENTOR’s Michael Garringer on his work translating research into practice

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - January 12, 2017 4732

Written by Jelle de Graaf and Vera van den Berg Michael Garringer is the Director of Knowledge Management for The National Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR. Michael has played a vital role in the development of youth mentoring program supports for many years. One of the crucial roles Michael has within this field is the translation of […]


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Deadline To Apply for a 2017-2018 Fellowship Extended to January 31, 2017

Berkman Center for Internet & Society - January 12, 2017 4723


We’re extending the deadline to apply for 17-18 Berkman Klein Center fellowships through our open call!  The new deadline is Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


This week we announced the Berkman Klein Center’s participation in the

University Press Books We Loved in 2016

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 12, 2017 4709

As a follow-up to the chef’s best books read during 2016, I’m happy to present a selection of our favorite university press reads of 2016 (and thanks to one of our commenters for the suggestion!). We tend to think of university presses as focused primarily on humanities and social science (dare I say esoteric?) monographs … Continue reading

In the heart of the Big Apple, a college’s president and students laud free tuition proposal

Hechinger Report - January 11, 2017 4697

Gov. Cuomo’s proposal to make attending New York State’s nationally renowned public colleges tuition-free for families making under $125,000 is a game-changer. It is a profound and essential step forward in conceptualizing what the U.S. education system must look like in the 21st Century. The proposal will need approval from the New York State Legislature […]


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Watchworthy Wednesday: Incarcerated Parents Connect With Kids Through Reading

DML Central - January 11, 2017 4661

“If you stare at a painting and do not see yourself there, paint your own portrait.” — Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, “Giant Steps to Change the World” At her neighborhood library in Philadelphia recently, an 8-year-old girl enthusiastically sang a couple songs, danced, shared jokes, discussed her birthday wishes and read several books with her incarcerated mom via video conference. The hour-long encounter, made possible by the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Stories Alive program, was the second for the mother and daughter.