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3 Difficult-To-Swallow Truths About The History Of Education And The Future Of Technology

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor One part of the current education reform agenda argues that the internet has made the world bigger. Or, more accurately, the boundaries of our everyday experiences have expanded. Therefore, because …read more Source: Forbes 2

The Best Part Of Nintendo's 'Splatoon' Is Single-Player Adventure Mode

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Nintendo hosted a preview party for Splatoon in a swanky Manhattan loft. Journalists, bloggers, and YouTubers showed up with kids in tow. It was clear what Nintendo wanted to emphasize. …read more Source: Forbes 2

Here's Why Nothing Prepares You For The 21st Century Like A Liberal Arts Education

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Fareed Zakaria’s book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, argues that it is a broad focus on a range of subjects, rather than on career or vocational skills that will …read more Source: Forbes 2

How To Transform Education With Video Games

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Video games are essentially complex systems that very young children can learn to navigate very quickly. What if we could leverage the skill with which games teach players to play? …read more Source: Forbes 2

4 Fundamental Problems With Everything You Hear About The Future Of Education

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Education conferences are like church. Therefore, I must be devout. I attend at least one education conference a month. And although I do enjoy these gatherings—and I will continue to …read more Source: Forbes 2

Stanford Study Shows Dramatic Math Improvement From Playing Video Games Just 10 Minutes Per Day

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Third graders played for just 10 minutes per day, 3 days a week, for four weeks. The comparison group’s class received the same materials and the same instruction, but didn’t …read more Source: Forbes 2

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