Home » Archive by category "Uncategorized"

Something's Wrong With Both Standardized Tests And The 'Opt-Out' Movement

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor All of these reports about the “opt-out movement”—where parents choose not to have their children take the federally mandated standardized tests—are a bit disturbing. The debate seems to have spiraled …read more Source: Forbes 2

Kobo's GloHD May Be The First Device For eReading's Second Generation

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Anyone looking for an eReader—with all the benefits that come from having an e-ink single purpose device—will need to choose between Kobo and Amazon Kindle. There’s not much else left …read more Source: Forbes 2

Did You Ever Wonder What LEGO Does When They're Not Building Bricks?

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Each year, the LEGO Foundation holds its “LEGO Idea Conference.” It is an invitation-only event and I am fortunate to be on the guest list. The LEGO Foundation hosted me, …read more Source: Forbes 2

How Video Games In The Classroom Will Make Students Smarter

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor VideoAround a billion and a half people all play video games of some sort. That’s more than 20% of the world’s population. Video games have become a part of life. …read more Source: Forbes 2

This Is What Happens After A Month With Nintendo's New 3DS XL

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Yes, it is true that Xenoblade Chronicles 3D doesn’t fit onto the internal SD card. But memory is pretty cheap these days. I bought a 64GB card for just $10 …read more Source: Forbes 2

This Year At The 'Davos of Education.' Plus, The 16 Most Critical 21st Century Skills

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Each year, the Global Education and Skills Forum is held in Dubai. Sometimes called “The Davos of Education,” the event brings together educators, politicians, activists and thought leaders for a …read more Source: Forbes 2

More Testing Is The Rational Solution For Schools. That's The Problem.

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor VideoThe problems with high-stakes testing run deep. The most common concern worries about “teaching to the test.” But there are bigger issues. For one thing, high-stakes testing is antithetical to …read more Source: Forbes 2

This Is What It Takes To Win The $1M Global Teacher Prize

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Nancie Atwell is a lifelong middle school teacher whose best known for her many books about teaching reading and writing. She also founded Maine’s Center for Teaching and Learning, a …read more Source: Forbes 2

3 Tech Skills That Help Kids Hack Real Life

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor The other day my niece and nephew came to visit. They walked into the house and were drawn, almost magnetically, to the table where all of my gadgets were laid …read more Source: Forbes 2

To Fix U.S. Schools, Consider Camfed's Work In Sub-Saharan Africa

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Camfed is an international non-profit that addresses global poverty and inequality by investing in girls’ education. More than 3 million children from some of the poorest rural communities in sub-Saharan …read more Source: Forbes 2