Rachel Ward

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8 digital skills we must teach our children

By Yuhyun Park, Chair, infollutionZERO Foundation<p>The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of …

Intellectual Property

Apple to launch new iPad app that will teach kids how to code

Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn’t mince words when it comes to children’s education.<p>“We believe coding should be a required language in all schools,” Cook …

6 Must-Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset

Community<p>6 Must-Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset<p>By Jennifer Pierrat     Jun 6, 2016<p>Mizin Roman for Shutterstock<p>Flashy spaces and shiny toys in …

The Maker Movement, Equity, and Schools: Researcher Q&A

Public schools' embrace of the maker movement has prompted a sharp new focus on equity and diversity.<p>Among those looking at the issue most deeply are …

The Realities of K-12 Chronic Absenteeism

Research<p>The Realities of K-12 Chronic Absenteeism<p>Jun 8, 2016<p><b>ARE THE KIDS ALRIGHT?</b> All the technology that schools are buying to help students won't …

Comment on How to transform your media centers into makerspaces by retrevino

Hi! I am a teacher in a graduate course to receive my MLS and learning so much about a 21st century librarian teacher. My elementary and middle …

Computer Science

Top STEAM tools for Online and Offline Learning: Part 1

A few months ago, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, announced a bold new initiative that aims to bring computer science to K-12 …

Barack Obama

When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do?

column | Technology in School<p>When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do?<p>By Jin-Soo Huh (Columnist)     Jun 8, …

Education Technology

10 Ways To Teach Mindfulness To Your Kids Without Even Trying

Mindfulness with kids doesn’t have to mean 20 minutes of quietly sitting on a meditation cushion. In my time as a teacher, therapist, and parent, …

​Forget the Mall. These Days, Teens Go to Library Makerspaces

Community<p>​Forget the Mall. These Days, Teens Go to Library Makerspaces<p>By Blake Montgomery     Jun 11, 2016<p>Image credit: Rawpixel.com<p>One library …

Centered STEM

Shares 140<p><i>Authored by Getting Smart, in partnership with Harmony Public Schools</i><p>What do you get when you mix project-based deeper learning, STEM, …

Best way for kids to learn coding? “They need to feel like they’re playing a game”

Wonder Workshop builds a robot that kids can control with codes, helping them learn coding in a fun way