Frederick Hellbusch

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Scratch Jr. Provides a Great Environment for Learning About Programming

Earlier this morning I received an email from a subscriber to the PracticalEdTech.com newsletter. She was looking for suggestions on programming …

Students & Teachers Explain Benefits of MinecraftEDU

Thanks to this post last week by Joel Soloman (@mole555) in the “Minecraft Teachers Google Group” I saw this excellent 7.5 minute video featuring …

Education Technology

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination

Besides having a name that, in itself, could have come straight out of the pages of a comic book, Spiros (as the kids could call him) himself has the …

Communication Skills

The NGSS Crosscutting Concepts Make Science Learning 3D!

Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2015<p><i>by Peter A’Hearn</i><p>The idea that structure relates to function is pretty abstract for 1st graders. To get them …

Teaching

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 5 Steps for Formative Assessment

1. Assignment<p>Assign students work to complete based on one specific objective. This often takes the form of a paper-and-pencil set of exercises. The …

Pedagogy

Robots in the Classroom: What Are They Good For?

“We are trying to use the power of visual learning to bridge all the ‘I’m not a math person’ stuff,” Inbar said. “They can actually use their senses …

Two objects. Same room. Two different temperatures?

How can two objects have the same temperature but feel like they have different temperatures? Veritasium explores this phenomenon.

Is the best second language Spanish, Chinese, Java, or Ruby? | Parenting

Our children won’t be using Java, C++, Python, Ruby, or any of the other top 10 coding languages to chat with foreign strangers on trains in exotic …

Why science education is key to development goals

This is the year that the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will give way to a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to …

Sustainable Development Goals

The Experimental Cookie: Teaching Kids Science Through Baking

If you spend any time around cooks, you might hear some version of this comment: “Cooking is an art. But baking… ooh, that’s science.”<p>What people mean, usually, is that baking requires precision and relies on chemistry. Neglect kneading your bread dough, and you’ll forego the development of the …

Music and Your Brain

January 27, 2015, 4:08 PM · A childhood rich in language and music education wires a person's brain better to perceive the meaning in sounds -- and …

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