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Dec 29, 2017

Ditch That Textbook<p>Technology. Brain-friendly learning. Gamification. Happiness. The topics shared at the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit — a free …

Education Technology

Teachers' workload: tips on how to manage it and get a work-life balance

It's not time in class that cause workload problems for teachers, it's the paperwork. Tom Sherrington offers advice on dealing with it<p>So what advice can I offer teachers who struggle to find a healthy work-life balance? Well, in writing this I'm conscious that I'm not exactly in a position to …

Five Reasons Why We Need Poetry in Schools

<b>Reason #2:</b> When read aloud, poetry is rhythm and music and sounds and beats. Young children -- babies and preschoolers included -- may not understand …

Literature

The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms

While flipping the classroom is still one of the hottest trends in education, it’s got nothing on time-saving and downright useful apps and web …

Best Apps for Preschoolers

There's an overwhelming number of paid apps for kids to choose from, but which ones are worth shelling out for? Here are some fun and educational apps for 3- to 4-year-olds that'll give you the best bang for your buck -- and you won't feel guilty about letting your kid use them.<p>Toddlers will love …

Swedish Town Considers Homework Ban, Longer School Day

The Swedish town of Hallstahammars is reportedly considering a school-sanctioned ban on homework, in an attempt to encourage students to learn efficiently, which means minimizing the stress that can come with an unmanageable homework load. More from ABC News:<p>Leena Millberg, the head of schools in …

Pediatricians Call For Parents To Read Aloud To Their Children Every Day

If your child's next visit to the pediatrician includes a clear emphasis on reading, don't be surprised.<p>On Tuesday, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever policy statement focused on literacy promotion, calling for pediatricians to advise all parents about the many benefits of …

It's cosmic madness!

I’m always happy to find kids crafts that my children clamor to do rather than those that require me dragging them over to the table to make; these …

Skills of Tomorrow

Is cursive still relevant? Should kids be learning to tell time the old-fashioned way? Find out how technology is changing education -- and how you can help your child prepare for the future.<p>When I heard that some grade schools no longer teach cursive handwriting, I felt like an official member of …