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Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.<p>This means …

Education

UNICEF Kid Power Schools

It's time to celebrate Kid Power Month!<p>May 2017 is UNICEF Kid Power Month–a national campaign calling all kids and families to get active and help …

Kids

Hundreds of Vintage Posters Are Now Available to Download and Print 100% Free

Soviet propaganda, old liqueurs, and advertisements for 60s airlines— start your printers!<p>If the posters of today still had the look of those of yesteryear, would they still get tagged and trolled as often? Much work today, it seems, lacks the graphic audacity of yore, opting instead for forms and …

Illustration

This School Replaced Detention with Meditation. The Results are Stunning

Imagine you’re working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do? Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly …

Meditation
College & University

NBA To Use Virtual Reality To Enhance Training Of Officials

The NBA will leverage technology to develop methods to train officials, including the use of virtual reality, the league announced Thursday.<p>VR was …

Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to <b>leave comments in the margin</b>. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students …

National school exercise scheme launched in bid to tackle childhood obesity

A new exercise regime which allows teachers and parents to monitor pupils’ activities throughout the school day is being rolled out across the country in a bid to eradicate childhood obesity.<p>Launched on Tuesday, the Health Active Schools Systems (HASS) - devised by the children’s activity provider …

Education

Lego launches a safe social network for kids to share their creations

If your child is a budding Lego genius yearning to show off her creative constructions to the world, then Lego has just the place for her to do it. The company behind the iconic bricks has just launched a new social network made for kids under 13. Called Lego Life, it's designed to let kids connect …

Lego

Team sports boost life satisfaction, says London School of Economics

People who are still choosing which sport to take up this January should pick something that involves a team, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers from the London School of Economics found that by playing sport in a team participants not only gain the health benefits of exercise, but can boost …

London School of Economics

This Junk-Food-Funded Elementary School Curriculum Is Bonkers

Ben VoldmanAt elementary schools nationwide, a health curriculum called Energy Balance 101 has taught millions of kids a seemingly simple concept: In …

Sugar

‘Bouncy Bands’ Go Viral After Teacher Sees Positive Effect In Classroom

Bouncing helps kids study…no, really<p>Kids. They have what most doctors like to call, “a butt-ton of energy.” (Seriously, ask any doctor. They’ll …

Teaching

Duolingo introduces clubs to make language-learning competitive

The popular language-learning app introduces a new competitive aspect.<p>After introducing chatbots in October, Duolingo, the popular app that teaches users different languages, is debuting a new competitive aspect to its platform.<p>Known as Duolingo Clubs, the feature lets you create language clubs of …

Language Learning

How building your teacher 'brand' will help you succeed

<b>Want to keep up with the latest education news and opinion? Follow TES USA on Twitter and like TES USA on Facebook.</b><p>Why do over 500,000 people follow …

U.S. National Security at Risk: 70% Of Potential Recruits Unfit

SILVER SPRING, MD – December 6, 2016 – If President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to expand the military is approved, then the pool of potential troops …

How Seesaw accidentally became a teacher’s pet at 1/4 of US schools

It began as just another photo sharing startup founded by a Facebook exec. It ended up in 200,000 classrooms from kindergarten to 12th grade in 25,000 schools across 100 countries. All because of one truism: When a student’s audience is the world, they want their work to be good. When their …

‘Daily mile’ craze in Britain hopes to tackle national obesity crisis

Karla Adam / The Washington Post<p>LONDON — Torriano primary school in north London doesn’t have lush green grounds or an outdoor running track or a leafy campus quad.<p>But on most days, its students do something that is being replicated in schools across the country: They put down their pencils, step …

Education

Day 3

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Morning Fitness Generates Academic Success

SILVER SPRING, MD – October 4, 2016 – The Academy for Enriched Sciences in the San Fernando Valley in southern California lives by this motto: …

Beautiful 8U chaos builds brighter futures

In the vast ocean of youth hockey, the best way for some of the youngest fish to learn is not by swimming in a single-file, straight line, but by …

A Timeline of Google Classroom’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems

Over the last two years, Google has taken its popular applications and outfitted them for the classroom. While many schools and districts continue to …

Google

Learn How to Code on your iPad with Swift Playgrounds

During WWDC last month, Apple introduced an amazing new App that will be available to iPad owners running iOS 10 this fall. The App is called Swift Playgrounds, and it presents a unique way for users of every age and experience level to easily learn how to code in Apple’s Swift coding language at …

Programming

Children who practice this hobby are more likely to be successful as adults

All those hours practicing the piano as a kid weren't necessarily for naught.<p>Sure, pulling out a lively rendition of "Chopsticks" could be a fun party trick (we wouldn't bet on it, though).<p>But more importantly, psychological research shows that music lessons are associated with various measures of …

Education

3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools

Take a look this summer inside some of America's garages, museums and libraries and you'll see that the "maker movement" is thriving.<p>This hands-on, DIY culture of inventors, tinkerers and hackers is inspiring adults and children alike to design and build everything from sailboats and apps to solar …

Education

New USDA Rules Eliminate Junk Food in Schools

More<p>Students might notice some changes in the cafeteria when they go back to school in a few weeks.<p>The USDA will announce rules today that require …

Junk Food

Let’s Get Digitally Physical: Technology in Gym Class

Gym class clearly plays an integral role in student fitness and education, but how do educators keep P.E. engaging? Here are some tech tools that can …

Heart Rate Monitors