The Level Playing FieldAn age-old education dilemma has a digital face: Hook students with an easy read, or make them sweat?
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
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race The Whiteness Project underscores why there is so little empathy between whites and blacks.
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
Space: The Next Generation
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine.
Space: The Next Generation
An All-Female Mission to Mars As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos