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Meet the 83-Year-Old App Developer Who Says Edtech Should Better Support Seniors

“Lifelong learning” may be the latest buzzword in education. But for Masako Wakamiya, it’s much more than lip service. Three years ago, at the ripe age of 80, Wakamiya decided to learn how to code. Last year, she developed and published an app to the Apple’s app store, making her one of the oldest app developers in the world.

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How Teachers Designed a School Centered On Caring Relationships

Roberto Vega has taught at schools all over Los Angeles, but when he came to Social Justice Humanitas Academy he knew he’d found something special. Everything about how the school is structured and run is done with the best interests of students in mind. He liked it so much he decided to pull his son out of a popular high school located on a college campus and send him to Humanitas.

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Why Edtech Specialists Should Focus on Transformation, Not Tools

In the last decade, schools have dedicated tremendous resources to deploying technology into the classroom. As they invested in hardware and software, they began employing educational technology specialists to incorporate technology that improves pedagogy. Ideally, these specialists partner with teachers to design unique and creative experiences using new technology to boost engagement and risk-taking.

Do You Really Know How Your Students Are Using Technology? [Quiz]

Do you know how your students are using technology? Are they struggling with cyberbullying? Falling prey to fake news stories? If you think you have the answers, put your knowledge to the test. Take this quiz and find out if you really know your students' digital habits.As a bonus, you’ll be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card.Scroll down to take the quiz!Having trouble viewing? Click here to see the quiz full screen.

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How to Engage Your Students With the 12-Minute Rule and Quizzes They’re Meant to Fail

Quick: In which Asian country is it customary to touch the elbow of your right arm with the fingers of your left hand when you are passing an object to another person?

What Robots Can Teach Us About Being Human

Over the next few months, Michelle R. Weise will be devoting her column to explaining one small thing about the future of work. Here’s the first of her series for EdSurge.Tell me how you do your job. This simple phrase is one way to determine how quickly your job might become automated in the future.

Legacy Admissions Offer An Advantage — And Not Just At Schools Like Harvard

For years, Harvard University’s admissions office has given a “tip” to legacy students, or students with at least one parent who graduated from Harvard or Radcliffe, its former sister school.

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