5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014 February 26, 2015 7:03 AM ET Owen Phillips, LA Johnson/NPR Studies, research papers, doctoral dissertations, conference presentations — each year academia churns out thousands of pieces of research on education. And for many of them, that’s the end of it. They gather dust in the university […]     A Look At Education Technology And Social Media By David Matheson on January 25, 2014 Sir Ken Robinson points out in many of his presentations the importance of a new paradigm for education. He would claim the 19th Century Industrial model does not serve the needs of 21st Century students. The linked […] Use of iPads in Charleston County schools show mixed, mostly positive results Diette Courrégé Casey Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 12:01a The Charleston County School District has spent more than $9 million on its iPad initiative, but the computer tablets haven’t triggered reading or math gains in three schools where every student has one. […] Mathematics education research from 2013 published by David Wees on Fri, 01/03/2014 – 08:03 The following are studies which were all featured in the media in 2013. I am posting them here in the hope that they will be read more widely than they are, and that educators will examine the research themselves, and […] Tablets for Fifth Graders? Teachers Try Different Tactics Katrina Schwartz | December 30, 2013 Schools across the country are increasingly starting to use mobile devices like tablets and smartphones as classroom tools. But some educators are still skeptical that devices will distract students as much or more than they enhance the learning environment. Because […] 5 Higher-Education Trends for 2014 Expect an increased emphasis on teacher effectiveness, technical education, and more. Sophie Quinton Dec 30 2013, 10:20 AM ET A number of education trends made their mark in 2013, from massive open online courses to evaluating colleges based on their graduation rates. The underlying forces that drove change this […] Infographic: The Use of Social Media in School EdTech, Social Media / December 8, 2013 by Guest Author eLearning Infographics shared this helpful visual along with the 11 facts copied below. The site also provides a full list of helpful teacher guides for all the different social media outlets, outlining best practices for using […]