digital nation - life on the virtual frontier

Learning How to educate children for the digital age.

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Interview Highlights

Shop Class Computing

A game plan for teaching real world computing skills that students can really use in their future jobs. Todd Oppenheimer is a journalist and the author of The Flickering Mind.

Schools should be wary of embracing too much technology, cautions Todd Oppenheimer. Oppen...
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School for Thought
Cell phones offer a new way to expand learning beyond the regular school day, says Secreta...
:43
School: There's an App For That?
Two years ago, this middle school was at risk of being shut down by the city. Today it's a...
7:16
How Google Saved A School
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The New Digital Divide

America's Secretary of Education says the problem isn't just getting access to technology -- it's how it's used.

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Rough Cut

Netiquette

At an age when American children are just starting to learn arithmetic and writing, Korean schoolchildren are already mastering "netiquette."

7:16

Rough Cut

How Google Saved A School

Two years ago, this middle school was at risk of being shut down by the city. Today it's a success story. What happened?

1:13

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The Class of the Future

It may not be a classroom at all -- and students may be learning a totally different set of skills.

4:35

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The Tech Fix

How technology can help solve some of the problems in our educational system.

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A New Generation of Teachers

With a million teachers retiring in the next five years, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sees a big opportunity for change.

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Room for Improvement

Technology is one of several areas in education where we've been surpassed by other countries. Duncan explains how to get the education system back on track.

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How Video Games Can Help

Can they teach problem-solving skills better than textbooks?

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School: There's an App For That?

How cell phones can expand learning beyond the school day.

:35

Interview Highlights

School for Thought

Schools should be wary of embracing too much technology, cautions Todd Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer is a journalist and the author of The Flickering Mind.

4:53

Interview Highlights

Pressing Pause

As we hurtle along with technology, it's important that someone reminds us what's being left behind.

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Interview Highlights

Education 2.0

Schools need to catch up with all the information kids are receiving from everywhere else.

Interviews

turkle Sherry Turkle She’s a psychologist and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.
nass Clifford Nass His Stanford University lab discovered some troubling things about multitaskers' brains.

posted February 2, 2010

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