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  1. Online Algebra I Class Can Boost Rural Students' Access, Skills

    from ltd.edc.org Describes the findings of the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands study "Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students" and quotes Research Scientist Peggy Clements on the importance of the ...

  2. Is Too Much Technology Helpful or Hurtful?

    from ltd.edc.org Refers to recent comments by Center for Children and Technology Director Shelley Pasnik about how children are using technology. “We’re really worried about whether children are going to become addicted too early, and also what’s first,” Pasnick said. ...

  3. STEM Education Coalition Director Promotes EDC and STEM

    from ltd.edc.org EDC is a co-Chair of the STEM Education Coalition. James Brown, the Coalition’s director, offered this characterization of EDC and STEM on the “Education Talk Radio” show at "blogtalkradio" produced in the Boston area (begins 20:45): “EDC is one ...

  4. EDC Co-Sponsors STEM Education Special Report in USA Today

    from ltd.edc.org EDC cosponsored a an editorial supplement on STEM published in USA Today over the New Year's weekend. On p. 7, Joyce Malyn-Smith in the Pathways to College and Careers Program, says: "As today’s STEM workers move toward retirement, we must ...

  5. Virtual Education Seen as Understudied

    from ltd.edc.org Refers to and quotes findings from a study by Rebecca Carey, Project Director for the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands, and colleagues ("A Study of the Effectiveness of the Louisiana Algebra 1 Online Courses"). Education ...

  6. Ready to Learn: Probing How and When Digital Learning Happens

    from ltd.edc.org Mentions EDC's evaluation findings as part of a description of the status and progress of the Ready to Learn (RTL) Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. "As ed-tech enthusiasts celebrate what they are calling the first-ever Digital ...

  7. Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?

    from ltd.edc.org This article in Spotlight, which is supported by the MacArthur Foundation, examines the possibilities and limitations of mobile learning as a tool to enhance teaching and learning. Shelley Pasnik, Director of EDC's Center for Children and Technology, ...

  8. The Algebra Problem: How to Elicit Algebraic Thinking in Students Before Eighth Grade

    from ltd.edc.org In a recent article in the Harvard Education Letter, “How to Solve the Algebra Problem,” SMP’s Paul Goldenberg contributed to a thoughtful exploration of ways to elicit algebraic thinking in students before eighth grade: “So much of grade school math is ...

  9. Algebraic Thinking Should Be Taught Early, Often

    from ltd.edc.org To the Editor: Some thoughts in response to "Researchers Suggest Early Algebra Harmful to Struggling Students" (April 25, 2012): In our extensive work with algebra-readiness programs across the country, we believe that preparing students for ...

  10. Who Will Vet the Textbooks of the Future?

    from ltd.edc.org An article in THE Journal praises the open educational resource, or OER, work that EDC's Pam Buffington has led in Maine: “The state of Maine has launched a project that, while still in its early stages, also shows great potential.… Working with two ...