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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

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse: A Video Game That Molds Young Minds

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Nintendo’s newest iteration in the Kirby series, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, takes place in unique world of clay that feels like an interactive clay-animation film. There is a certain …read more Source: Forbes 2

These Are The Ten Best Teachers In The World (None Of Them Are From Finland)

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor VideoThe Global Teacher Prize aims to bring esteem to a profession that remains chronically under appreciated. Inadequate pay and clichés like “those who can’t: teach” reinforce the message that the …read more Source: Forbes 2

5 Things Successful Parents Know About Kids And Money

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor VideoTeaching kids about money is complicated. We want our kids to be responsible savers, but not greedy hoarders. We want them to be generous and philanthropic, but not naïve and …read more Source: Forbes 2

3 Ways To Teach Kids To Think Critically About Video Games

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Thankfully, the discussion of media literacy is very prominent during Superbowl season. At this point, we are used to analyzing the commercials. It must be one of the greatest accomplishments …read more Source: Forbes 2