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.
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.
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Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
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Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried
The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.
Ascension Island: Home of Lava Fields, a False Forest, and the World's Worst Golf Course
Think You’re Smarter Than Slate’s Future Tense Weather Blogger? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda? A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.