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6 intriguing TED Talks for the new school year

6 intriguing TED Talks for the new school year

These TED Talks highlight promising and inspiring conceptsEvery educator needs some inspiration now and then, and these days, such inspiration can be found online in just a few seconds.The internet…

Digital storytelling enhances K-12 classrooms

Digital storytelling enhances K-12 classrooms

Digital storytelling uses various types of media to illustrate academic concepts in an engaging way for today's studentsWith initiatives like the Common Core emphasizing creative thinking, many teachers are looking…

Will learning coding boost kids’ college, career prospects?

Will learning coding boost kids’ college, career prospects?

As the coding craze continues, many wonder how, exactly, these skills will help today's studentsJared Flores loved the two weeks he spent this summer at a computer coding school where…

Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Education Sec. Duncan: States can delay the use of high-stakes exams in their teacher evaluation systemsEducation Secretary Arne Duncan on Aug. 21 said that states can apply for extra time…

Students: We need coding skills

Students: We need coding skills

Learning to code and using coding skills appear to be some of students’ top goalsA new report reveals that 59 percent of students who do not know how to code…

‘Miss Possible’ doll creators engineer plan to vie with Barbie

‘Miss Possible’ doll creators engineer plan to vie with Barbie

New approaches aim to involve girls in STEM educationThe disruption in the pink aisle is about to become an all-out revolution.A newly minted female engineer and one in the making…

App of the Week: Do you know your states?

App of the Week: Do you know your states?

Name: Census PoP QuizWhat is it? Test your U.S. state knowledge with Census PoP Quiz, a new population challenge about the 50 states and the District of Columbia from the…

Using your LMS to provide powerful support for teacher intuition

Using your LMS to provide powerful support for teacher intuition

A well-designed blended learning course can provide a teacher with greater insights to support his or her intuitionIntuition is a wonderful thing. Malcolm Gladwell suggests in his book Blink that…

Top ed-tech stories to watch: Online testing looms

Top ed-tech stories to watch: Online testing looms

No. 1 on our list of key ed-tech stories for the new school year is the struggle for schools to prepare for Common Core testing Preparing for the exams involves…

Common Core awareness skyrockets

Common Core awareness skyrockets

Public is more clued-in when it comes to the Common Core, but many are still skepticalPublic awareness of the Common Core State Standards has skyrocketed, increasing from 38 percent to…






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