Chris Berdik
Chris Berdik

Chris Berdik is a freelance science journalist and author of Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations.

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June 21 2017 10:18 AMCome for the Computers, Stay for the BooksLibraries are rebooting to become tech hubs for schools.
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April 19 2017 9:00 AMHow Teachers Are Using Online Games and Other Tech Tools to Bridge the Partisan DivideMost K-12 students can’t vote, but talking politics in class is more than academic.
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Feb. 15 2017 1:46 PMCan Virtual Reality Teach Empathy?Immersive VR is hitting the classroom.
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Dec. 21 2016 7:45 AMHow to Teach High-School Students to Spot Fake NewsMedia literacy lessons aim to make teenagers savvier about what they read online.
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Oct. 19 2016 7:30 AMMore Talking in Class, PleaseTechnology can limit student discussion—or encourage it.
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July 20 2016 7:30 AMA Little Bedtime MathUsing stories to help keep kids from forgetting math skills over the summer.
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May 25 2016 7:00 AMBlock by BlockKids code their own 3-D creations with a new design program.
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Feb. 17 2016 9:30 AMThe Virtual Classroom CoachTeachers are getting feedback from mentors online.
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Dec. 16 2015 1:35 PMA Novel Way to Teach Kids About EngineeringThis project uses plots from books by Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, and others to teach STEM concepts.
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Nov. 19 2015 10:12 AMCan Online Exchange Programs Really Help Kids Learn About the World?They help American students connect with students across the world to build solar-powered lights, take virtual walking journeys, and learn about Syrian genocide.
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Sept. 16 2015 11:05 AMTexting Doesn’t Have to Be a DistractionUsed correctly, it can help keep students on track.
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July 27 2015 5:55 PMThe DIY Pollution-HuntersStudents in New Orleans are using balloons and kites to map environmental devastation.
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June 12 2015 10:10 AMA Different Abstinence EducationA class of teenagers gave up smartphones for a week and lived.
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April 29 2015 1:44 PMPay Attention, RobotHaving students teach an avatar helps them learn.
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April 1 2015 1:57 PMMake a Game Out of LearningBut don’t gamify it.
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May 17 2017 9:30 AMHow Movie Magic Could Help Translate for Deaf StudentsLife-like computer avatars can translate written and spoken words into sign language.
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March 15 2017 12:35 PMCoding Outside the LinesCoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose.
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Jan. 18 2017 7:15 AMThe Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal DataTeachers need to be the first line of defense.
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Nov. 16 2016 7:42 AMGetting Schooled in Social MediaTweets, texts, and new apps help link schools with parents and community
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Aug. 17 2016 12:40 PMMeet the Virtual Guidance CounselorHow digital programs are helping low-income kids get into college.
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June 22 2016 7:00 AMCan a Wall-Climbing Robot Teach Your Kid to Code?A Harvard team hopes to fill the gap between demand for computer science education and the lack of qualified teachers.
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April 21 2016 8:00 AMCan an App Prevent Students From Getting Distracted?Teachers hope mobile tech will help monitor their students’ behavior and attention in the classroom.
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Jan. 20 2016 10:41 AMCan a Curious Computer Improve Student Writing?Most roboreaders grade essays. This one wants to help make them better.
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Nov. 23 2015 10:06 AMCan Coding Make the Classroom Better?How “computational thinking” and collaborative problem solving is transforming some classrooms.
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Oct. 22 2015 8:00 AMThe Magic School BusBringing Wi-Fi, 3-D printing, and other tech to underserved communities.
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Aug. 19 2015 10:13 AMThe Flipped Field TripStudents use technology to reverse a normal visit to an art museum.
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July 23 2015 7:30 AMThe Best Screen TimeA program to help low-income parents learn alongside their children in the hope that they will encourage more productive screen time.
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May 14 2015 12:12 PMCan Students Click Their Way to a Better World?Technology could help young people learn civics lessons—and use them, too.
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April 15 2015 1:32 PMReading, Writing, ’Rithmetic, ’RogrammingShould every school class be a computer coding class?
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March 4 2015 11:20 AMA New Approach to Designing Educational TechnologyIs the biggest learning disability an emotional one? 

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