Annie Murphy Paul

Annie Murphy Paul is a fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of the forthcoming book Brilliant: The Science of How We Get Smarter.

Future Tense
Oct. 8 2014 11:09 AMThe Level Playing FieldAn age-old education dilemma has a digital face: Hook students with an easy read, or make them sweat?
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Sept. 24 2014 11:33 AMBuild SomethingThe computer science answer to Habitat for Humanity.
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Sept. 10 2014 11:50 AMThe MOOC Gender GapOnline learning may be different for girls, but not in cognitive ways.
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Aug. 27 2014 11:07 AMTeaching Computer Science Without Touching a Computer
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Aug. 13 2014 12:07 PMWhy Students Prefer to Learn From a MachineRobo-readers aren’t as good as human readers—they’re better.
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July 30 2014 11:49 AMFreedom Online Is an IllusionHow to teach kids to be suspicious of tech companies? Appeal to their rebelliousness.
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July 16 2014 12:37 PMPutting Teachers at the Center of Education TechnologyThis great program needs only a TV and VCR—no iPads necessary.
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July 1 2014 11:49 PMWhy Schools’ Efforts to Block the Internet Are So Laughably LameAnd why it’s seriously important to keep students off Facebook.
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March 13 2014 1:20 PMCognitive Science Tells Us That Speed-Reading Apps Have a Huge Drawback
Science
May 3 2013 10:45 AMYou’ll Never Learn!Students can’t resist multitasking, and it’s impairing their memory.
Books
Dec. 27 2010 8:26 AMFetal MonitorsA history of ideas about the fetus overlooks the actual unborn baby.
Doublex
Sept. 28 2010 7:16 AMMore Research on Pregnancy, Less Guilt!
Books
Aug. 12 2008 7:05 AMWhat's Wrong With Environmental AlarmismHow to mobilize, but not paralyze, the public with fear.
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Oct. 1 2014 11:37 AMMindsweeperHow to use the data generated by educational technology to improve schools.
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Sept. 17 2014 11:14 AMHow Does That Geometry Problem Make You Feel?Computer tutors that can read students’ emotions.
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Sept. 3 2014 1:35 PMFun for All Ages?Designing an intergenerational educational game is harder than it looks.
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Aug. 22 2014 11:16 AMGet Tech Out of SchoolsStudents interact plenty with technology outside of classrooms, so let’s leave it there.
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Aug. 6 2014 1:30 PMYour Two Kinds of MemoryTeaching students when to use electronic memory, and when to go organic.
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July 23 2014 11:30 AMBill Gates Is an Autodidact. You’re Probably Not.Ed tech promoters need to understand how most of us learn.
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July 10 2014 7:56 AMThe Body LearnsFor years we’ve been telling kids to sit still and pay attention. That’s all wrong. 
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June 25 2014 11:48 AMEducational Technology Isn’t Leveling the Playing FieldIn fact, it’s making achievement gaps even bigger.
The XX Factor
Feb. 28 2014 10:23 AMWhy Are Girls Nervous About Math? Maybe Because Moms Are, Too.
Books
Aug. 22 2011 6:47 AMWho's Afraid of Digital Natives?Let's not get intimidated by kids and their Internet savvy.
Doublex
Sept. 30 2010 10:29 AMInviting Raffish Scientists to the Party
Doublex
Sept. 27 2010 10:12 AMWhat We Learned About Pregnancy From Project Ice Storm
The Slate Gist
May 2 2006 3:37 PMListening to ProzacHow do new disorders get into the DSM?
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Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.