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Michelle Obama Tells Global Educators To Let Girls Learn

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor First Lady Michelle Obama recently published a piece in The Atlantic, making the case for the White House’s Let Girls Learn initiative. She wrote, “Right now, 62 million girls worldwide …read more Source: Forbes 2

Teenagers In The U.S. Spend About Nine Hours A Day In Front Of A Screen

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Common Sense Media just released The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens. The study aims to “offer a comprehensive picture of the use of media by young …read more Source: Forbes 2

How Teachers And Entrepreneurs Should Think About Education Technology

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Most arguments for innovations in edtech focus on the ways in which new digital tools will help students. While learners will certainly benefit, the science fiction fear of robot teachers …read more Source: Forbes 2

Five Technology Fundamentals That All Kids Need To Learn Now

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor You have probably read articles about how important it is that today’s kids to learn to code. Perhaps you’ve introduced your own children to some of the excellent tutorials from …read more Source: Forbes 2

Facing The Technological Monsters That Threaten Our Children

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor When it comes to kids and parenting, the conversation around digital media and screen time has become boring and predictable. Folks worry about the impact of video games, apps, tablets, …read more Source: Forbes 2

Soon Teachers Will Build Their Own Video Games For Learning

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Game-based learning has been hip in education for some time now. I’ve literally traveled the world giving talks on how and why video games can be good for schools. I’ve …read more Source: Forbes 2

Education Is The Key To All Global Development Goals (Q&A With Julia Gillard)

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor UNESCO estimates 124 Million children are currently not in school. That’s a positive improvement—the number was 200 Million just 15 years ago. Still, as Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of …read more Source: Forbes 2

The American Academy Of Pediatrics Just Changed Their Guidelines On Kids And Screen Time

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor For years, the American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP) has adopted an on/off switch mentality when it comes to children and screen time. They used to recommend that children, ages two …read more Source: Forbes 2

Video Games Can Make Kids Healthier, Happier, And More Successful In School

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Jane McGonigal’s first book, Reality Is Broken (2011), was an international bestseller. In it she celebrated the positive aspects of gaming. The book, along with Jane’s other work, has been …read more Source: Forbes 2

Everything Teachers, Parents (And Players) Need To Know About 'Minecraft'

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor You have probably heard of Minecraft. It is the most popular video game of all time, played by both kids and adults. It is more than just a game. In …read more Source: Forbes 2