The MOOC Gender GapOnline learning may be different for girls, but not in cognitive ways.
Why Students Prefer to Learn From a MachineRobo-readers aren’t as good as human readers—they’re better.
Freedom Online Is an IllusionHow to teach kids to be suspicious of tech companies? Appeal to their rebelliousness.
Putting Teachers at the Center of Education TechnologyThis great program needs only a TV and VCR—no iPads necessary.
Why Schools’ Efforts to Block the Internet Are So Laughably LameAnd why it’s seriously important to keep students off Facebook.
How Does That Geometry Problem Make You Feel?Computer tutors that can read students’ emotions.
Fun for All Ages?Designing an intergenerational educational game is harder than it looks.
Get Tech Out of SchoolsStudents interact plenty with technology outside of classrooms, so let’s leave it there.
Your Two Kinds of MemoryTeaching students when to use electronic memory, and when to go organic.
Bill Gates Is an Autodidact. You’re Probably Not.Ed tech promoters need to understand how most of us learn.
The Body LearnsFor years we’ve been telling kids to sit still and pay attention. That’s all wrong.
Educational Technology Isn’t Leveling the Playing FieldIn fact, it’s making achievement gaps even bigger.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Self-Made Man
The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
The GOP Senate Candidate in Iowa Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Just How Conservative She Really Is
The GOP Senate Candidate in Iowa Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Just How Conservative She Really Is The GOP’s Senate candidate doesn’t want voters to know just how conservative she really is.
Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?
The Supreme Court, Throughout Its History, Has Been a Massive Disappointment
Why Indians in America Are Mad for India’s New Prime Minister
Mad About Modi Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering fans to Madison Square Garden.
Now Stare. Don’t Stop.
The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
Building a Better Workplace
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
This Court Erred The Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful.
Thrashed Florida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
Behind the Scenes
Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.