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Puberty changes how girls are learning. Here's how

Puberty hormones might impede some aspects of flexible youthful learning, a study with female mice suggests.<p>“We have found that the onset of puberty …

Neuroscience

What’s Going On Inside the Brain When We Play Music?

Humans love music, especially when there’s repetition that catches the attention. And even though many people listen to music to relax, the brain is …

​​​​​​​The Diminishing Role of Art in Children's Lives

Kids have fewer opportunities to do art in school and at home—and that could have long-term consequences.<p>“<i>Ik ben ik</i>”—I am me—was the classroom theme when my son started preschool in the Netherlands two years ago. He painted a portrait of himself, with exaggerated teeth only on the bottom row and …

6 Ways to Save Money on Summer Camp Expenses

With many summer camps starting at the end of June and in July, you may still be looking into where your kids will go and whether you can afford the …

Get Your Kids Coding With Sony’s Clever Building Blocks

Forget everything you think you know about programming: the long hours behind a screen, the lines of code stacking up, all that time spent debugging …

12 Great Books to Help Kids Learn Coding

April 30, 2017 A few days we shared with you this interesting resource featuring some of the best apps and tools to help kids learn everything about …

Canada to teach computer coding starting in kindergarten

Canadian schoolchildren will soon start learning computer coding and other digital skills from kindergarten through to high school, the government …

Keys to Driving Massive Success in the Face of Adversity Learned From My Time in Prison

When life hits you hard, you can do two things: give up, or make the most of it.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Positivity and motivation are all about prioritizing. My time as an entrepreneur has shaped all parts of my life -- especially my experience in …

Motivation

36 Twitter Accounts Teachers Should Follow

Teaching can be isolating. We’ve got to reach beyond our classroom walls to get the support, camaraderie, and professional development we need to be …

EduTech: Keep your knowledge up during summer break with these apps

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>As …

10 Ways To Organise CPD

Reading Time: 5 minutes.How should schools go about organising teacher professional development? Spending per pupil is to fall 6.5% by 2019-20, …

The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Math

We recently sent the call out on our Teacher HELPLINE! for teachers to tell us the best math websites. And wow, did you all come through! We’ve …

Education Technology

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

We need to shift from teaching how to answer questions to learning how to ask them.<p>Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher …

Education

10 cool DIY photography techniques that anyone can do

Are you in a creative rut? Do you need some ideas to break out and do something different? This short video by COOPH highlights ten cool photography …

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

Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students

There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On …

Pedagogy

Why Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Google, and a Harvard Expert Say Colleges and Universities Are Broken

They aren't just complaining. They're offering alternatives.<p>Malcolm Gladwell couldn't be more clear in his podcast about a school ranked by some as the number one liberal arts college:<p>There's only one solution. If you're looking at liberal arts colleges, don't go to Bowdoin. Don't let your kids go …

Peter Thiel

How Does Race Affect a Student's Math Education?

A new paper examines the ways “whiteness” reproduces racial advantages and disadvantages.<p>Kassie Benjamin-Ficken, a teacher in Minneapolis, discovered her love of math in elementary school. One of her earliest memories is begging her mother to come to school so her teachers could share how she …

Trump signs laws to promote women in STEM

The White House just gave women in STEM a boost.<p>President Donald Trump signed two laws on Tuesday that authorize NASA and the National Science Foundation to encourage women and girls to get into STEM fields. Those are science, technology, engineering and math.<p>The Inspire Act directs NASA to promote …

Donald Trump

6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

1. Differentiate Through Teams<p>We all know that heterogeneous grouping works, but sometimes homogenous grouping can be an effective way to …

Pedagogy

A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

Math is a notoriously hard subject for many kids and adults. There is a gender gap, a race gap, and just generally bad performance in many countries.<p>John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the …

Education

How to create a video - student guide: Planning & storyboarding your video

When making a video, one the most important elements is to plan your video using a storyboard technique.<p>A 'storyboard' is a "graphic representation …

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

PSA: It’s now easier to make a Google Doc from a template via Google Drive

You’ve long been able to quickly create a Google Doc from within Google Drive, but if your intention was to create a Google Doc from one of Google’s many readily-available templates, that required a few more annoying clicks. Now, Google is adding a button to Google Drive that lets you hope right on …

The Dark Side of Tech in the Classroom: Caveats for Implementing Tech in Schools

It’s true that technology in the classroom can be a helpful thing. There are numerous reasons to implement tech in the classroom. And, when used …

28 Days of Hands-On STEM Activities for Kids

Shares 62K<p>I can’t tell you how excited I am… February’s going to be BIG!! There are 28 days (plus an extra for leap year this year) pack-filled with …

Kids

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