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Should Students Take Notes on a Computer?

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for instructors to include notes regarding laptop and internet use in their course syllabi. Many instructors ban the use …

The best way to study for finals

Summer break is just around the corner, but first you’ve got to get through final exams. Don’t freak out just yet. New research from Stanford’s …

'Minecraft Education Edition' will let kids build with code

The new extension, Code Builder, is available in beta right now.<p><i>Minecraft Education Edition</i> is getting a big upgrade: Code Builder. Essentially, students will be able to learn coding by traveling around the game's pixely world. Typing "/code" will bring up a list of commands and code snippets. From …

Minecraft Education

Trump administration loosens Obama-era school lunch requirements

In a move to roll back former first lady Michelle Obama’s healthy lunch initiative, the Trump administration unveiled a rule on Monday to eliminate some of the nutritional standards currently set in place. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said schools will no longer have to try so hard to cut the …

Schools ban fidget toys as classroom distraction

The latest craze in classrooms and on playgrounds comes in the form of brightly colored, hand-held trinkets that spin, have buttons to push or otherwise keep hands occupied.<p>The aptly named fidgets are supposed to enhance concentration, reduce anxiety and stimulate learning. But some educators …

Kids

Teachers and students worldwide will soon get Microsoft's Office 365 suite for free

On May 2, Microsoft hosted an education-focused event showcasing how Windows 10 can be used to great effect in the classroom. During the …

Windows 10

Why Believing in Your Students Matters

When I hear statements from educators like: “I have the worst class I’ve had in years,” “These kids can’t do it” or “<i>They</i> don’t want to learn” my …

Teaching

100 Dog Memes That Will Keep You Laughing For Hours

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Trump’s education budget boosts school choice and charter schools—and slashes everything else

“Power in the hands of parents and families”—that’s the key line out of US president Donald Trump’s education budget released this week.<p>Coming as part of Trump’s broader “skinny budget” proposal to reshape American government spending, the new education budget, if approved by Congress, would …

Trump ‘Skinny’ Budget Blueprint Puts Department of Education on a Diet

For the first time in decades, an administration is significantly trimming the budget at the Department of Education.<p>The Trump administration’s …

Education

Trump’s budget would “significantly” cut financial aid to low-income college students

President Donald Trump released his federal budget blueprint on Thursday, a document that could have a serious impact on low-income college students …

HOW TO IMPROVE TEACHING QUALITY

Angelo, T.A., and K.P. Cross. 1993. <i>Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers</i>, 2d ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass …