Stories about Modern Education and EdTech
Research shows that breaks can provide more than rest. Use them to boost creativity, cognitive function, and social skills.
Focusing on depth instead of breadth can help students understand the intricacies of regional civilizations in world history.
We know about digital inequality, but why hasn’t more progress been made? By James Higgins
By asking students to explore the history of scientific discoveries, we get them to view their world with more wonder.
In many places, students returning to school buildings will be required to wear masks. These strategies can help elementary students adjust.
In education, the shuttering of campuses and classrooms has been a windfall for purely digital companies—some of which are attracting plenty of private capital. Here are some edtech pandemic pivots to watch.
With the benefit of time and lessons learned from the early COVID days, here are 5 tips to help you prepare for another digital semester.
Whether you teach online or in person this fall, these digital math tools may come in handy for grades pre-K through 12.
Modeling rituals and making mindfulness playful can help students incorporate mindful practices into their daily routines.
For young children, play is the primary vehicle for learning, and these ideas will help ensure that they continue to have rich play experiences at home.
Lessons learned from problems during remote learning can help inform teaching and learning this fall.
Want to increase a young child’s motivation to read? Tap into their natural curiosity, a new study finds.
White teachers seeking to grow in their cultural competence and better engage black students can learn from a mainstay of many black communities.
If you are a parent leading ‘schools’ in your own home during COVID or a passionate educator looking for the opportunity in all this to break free of the mould and push education forward, this is for you.
The school year’s end can be stressful for students leaving a structured environment for uncertain situations. Offer connection and affirmation to help them feel valued and confident.
What an educator with experience teaching online has learned about structuring students’ online and offline experiences and how to provide feedback to keep the learning going.
A preschool education director shares what her school is doing to keep kids’ screen time to a minimum while fostering play-based learning at home.
Though remote learning has brought many challenges, some students seem to be thriving in the new circumstances. What can we learn from them?
A former school librarian shares recent young adult novels to boost kids’ resilience or give them some laughs. A few dystopian picks may provide a new perspective on the current situation.
From laundry art to 'name that tune,' arts enrichment teachers are finding creative ways to transition to remote teaching.
Turns out, it’s less about “teaching” creativity to children — and more about creating a fertile environment in which their creativity will take root, grow and flourish.
The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for students with special needs—educators share recommendations for apps to support learning at home.
In Bergen County, New Jersey, just outside New York City, a school closure pushes teachers to confront the challenges of online learning.
An American whose classroom in Beijing is now online shares what she and her team have learned since the coronavirus hit, just as U.S. teachers make the same shift.
Keep your math students engaged with these techniques.
With Random Acts of Kindness Day approaching, here are five easy ways to promote kindness across all age groups.
Challenging problems with several paths to the solution encourage students to develop their understanding of mathematical concepts.
Love for their students is what drives many teachers—but it’s also what makes the profession really, really hard.
What it is, why it’s important for teachers to know about it and how an understanding of working memory can inform the way teachers teach.
With technology being one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in the world, it’s a shame that such an exciting and innovative industry is still lagging behind in terms of gender diversity.
Now celebrating its 50th year of broadcasting, Sesame Street remains committed to pushing the boundaries for social change.
A study reveals students prefer low-effort learning strategies—like listening to lectures—despite doing better with active learning.
By leaving space in their lessons for authentic curiosity to take hold, teachers can enable deeper learning.
Neuroscience can suggest ways to keep students working toward their learning goals after their initial excitement wears off.
Tech, digital and innovation take the lead in a new report from Google for Education citing eight leading global education trends.
These techniques guide all students to process course content and then actively demonstrate their learning.
More than one in four secondary school pupils have a private tutor, research shows. Young people from wealthier homes are significantly more likely to have additional help than their poorer peers.
More is not always better (and other life-saving tips).
See how a Reggio Emilia–inspired elementary school in Australia fosters student interests to spark curiosity and joy in learning.
As this year’s cohort of Reception children get ready to begin their formal education journey - this is a great article to read and consider.
This excerpt is from How to Raise Successful People, a book by Esther Wojcicki, a teacher and the mother of Susan Wojcicki (the CEO of YouTube), Janet Wojcicki (a Fulbright winner), and Anne Wojcicki, cofounder of 23andMe. Steve Jobs’ daughter Lisa was one of her students.
“If only I had known about this sooner, I could have done this great activity with my class or I could have done an assembly about this topic…”
Long Way Down author Jason Reynolds suggests that we need to listen to young people if we ever want to encourage them to get reading.
The Science is clear: Drawing beats out reading and writing to help students remember concepts.
The partnership between Google, Digital Promise and EdTechTeam seeks to solve the digital divide around professional development..
Predictions about changes in the world of work prompt a rethinking of pedagogical aims and strategies.