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Going to School in India: Darjeeling

University Specialist: Girls Need Safe Spaces to Be Able to Do Science

Or we could try encouraging girls to succeed in the real world without coddling.<p>According to one specialist, girls ages 10–14 need a safe space to …

Education

Hear what these girls in Ghana have to say about the importance of education

Today is Literacy Day and I want to point out the achievements of a group of girls who graduated from high school in Ghana in spite of conditions …

Education

How the drought in Ethiopia is ending school for kids

Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years. By the end of 2016, 2.5 million more children won’t have access to an education.<p>The drought …

Activism

Rabbits and cabbage patches replace classrooms in this school model

Remember being dragged to school by your parents when you were younger? You probably had far better things to do like play in the mud, and blow the …

Should every school look like this?

A sound garden, underwater learning center, wind chimes, dirt tunnels…. these are things my preschool definitely did NOT have. Apparently, my parents …

Education

How Can Afghanistan Solve Climate Issues? Easy — Educate Girls

By Beth Murphy<p>DEH’SUBZ, AFGHANISTAN—Hafizullah, 63, was never a wealthy man, but his income harvesting grapes and selling raisins in Afghanistan’s …

Climate Change

130 million girls not in school is a crisis

Right now, 130 million girls around the world are being denied an education — and, because of that, the chance to reach their full potential.<p>The …

Poverty

Trump administration ends Michelle Obama program to educate girls and lift them out of poverty

In 2015, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama launched the “Let Girls Learn” program to help find educational opportunities for the 98 …

Trump Administration

Developing models of open, online education

The “OOFAT” project is currently looking at different models of open, online, flexible and technology-enhanced learning (OOFAT) in higher education. …

Learning

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

<b>The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Differentiation is a simple idea that’s less simple to …

Pedagogy

Effective feedback

Teacher feedback about student learning is essential for students and integral to teaching, learning and assessment. Feedback can clarify for …

Pedagogy

Acquiring and Using Student Feedback

By Chandani Patel, Department of Comparative Literature and Program Development Specialist at the Chicago Center for Teaching<p>Why Collect Student …

Teaching

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Learning

Edmodo’s Tracking of Students and Teachers Revives Skepticism Surrounding ‘Free’ Edtech Tools

Edmodo’s investigation into its alleged massive data breach, in conjunction with reports from bloggers that the company has been tracking student and …

eLearning

Fluid

What is the Fluid Project?<p>Fluid is an open-source software community that<p>designs user interfaces<br>• builds Web tools<br>• teaches inclusive design<br>• integrates …

UX Design

Social Justice Repair Kit

<b>The goal</b> of this project is to help youth movements and social justice initiatives to:<p>become welcoming environments for youth with learning …

Social Justice

Science Activities for Star Wars Day! » Britannica

Science Activities for Star Wars Day!<p>May 3, 2017<p>Britannica Celebrates Star Wars Day with K-12 Science Activities<p>May the 4th be with you! Don’t be …

Singularity

Living off the land - Mi'kmaq: First Nation people (2/6)

Ten Types of Books That Are Hooking My MOST Reluctant Readers by Wendy Gassaway

Posted by CBethM on May 20, 2017 in Top Ten Lists | Leave a comment<p>I teach reading to middle schoolers who read two or more years below grade level. …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Computational thinking framework

<b>While the subject content of Computing can be organised into three aspects: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy, every</b> …

Learning

Oxford researchers say African girls need just two things to stay in school

Social scientists and educators have experimented with many ways to incentivize girls from low-income backgrounds in developing countries to stay in school including providing lunch, bicycles, and toilets.<p>While there has been considerable improvement in getting girls to enroll in primary schools, …

Why do we still make girls wear skirts and dresses as school uniform?

Amanda Mergler, <i>Queensland University of Technology</i><p>From discussion about the lack of change in girls uniforms over time, to questions about why …

et Her Learn' PSA Addresses The Hostile Treatment Towards Young Black Girls At School

Powerful PSA 'Let Her Lear' targets schools where young black girls are treated wrong<p>The National Women’s Law Center‘s “Let Her Learn” campaign …

Education

‘To Break The Bloody Taboo,’ Delhi Govt Schools To Host Talks On Menstruation

FAQs about menstruation will now be answered at Delhi government schools with an NGO conducting "period talks" for teenage girls.<p>In a campaign named …

Women's News

How a book club for middle school girls is giving them the chance to grow

A high school senior came up with the idea of the book club as a way to mentor younger girls using literature. Now, some of the girls who were in the …

The bottom countries for female education.

Girls learning in Niger. Credit: Tagaza Djibo/GEM Report<p>It's International Women's Day. As people in different cities rally for gender equality, not enough changes are being made to help the poorest girls pick themselves up from the bottom of the education ladder in many parts of the world. This …

Education