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
May 3 2013 10:45 AMYou’ll Never Learn!Students can’t resist multitasking, and it’s impairing their memory.
Dec. 27 2010 8:26 AMFetal MonitorsA history of ideas about the fetus overlooks the actual unborn baby.
Sept. 28 2010 7:16 AMMore Research on Pregnancy, Less Guilt!
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.
Aug. 22 2011 6:47 AMWho's Afraid of Digital Natives?Let's not get intimidated by kids and their Internet savvy.
Sept. 30 2010 10:29 AMInviting Raffish Scientists to the Party
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?


Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

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

View From Chicago

You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney

Or at least trade it for something.

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.

Terrorism, Immigration, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety

The Legal Loophole That Allows Microsoft to Seize Assets and Shut Down Companies

  News & Politics
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PM Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Business Insider
Oct. 19 2014 11:40 AM Pot-Infused Halloween Candy Is a Worry in Colorado
Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PM Judge Begrudgingly Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2014 4:23 PM A Former FBI Agent On Why It’s So Hard to Prosecute Gamergate Trolls
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Oct. 17 2014 1:33 PM What Happened at Slate This Week?  Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine. 
Oct. 19 2014 4:33 PM Building Family Relationships in and out of Juvenile Detention Centers
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Space: The Next Generation
Oct. 19 2014 11:45 PM An All-Female Mission to Mars As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.