Posts Tagged "education"

Curing Back-to-School Blues for Elementary School Kids

The emergence of back-to-school sales can mean many things: no more white pants, shorter evenings, and a sharp decline in bug bites. For kids, this means one thing – no more playful summertime. Most likely, the return to class is

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Why Kids Should Learn Coding At An Early Age

  As we reach a technological peak, it’s becoming exceedingly important to gain fluency in programming and coding. According to Mitchel Resnick, Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, “Coding is the new literacy. To thrive

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The Gender Gap In Math Starts In Kindergarten

The gender gap in math may start at kindergarten ― and preschool teachers may unintentionally play some role in it. A study published Thursday in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, shows that’s where the

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Get Better Math Grades: Indirectly Reading And Talking About Math Can Improve Academic Performance

Simple questions can go a long way in helping young children understand math and perform well in class. Which person in the candy shop has more jelly beans? Is the sleeping child above the bed or below it? These are the types

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Schoolchildren with disabilities face digital gap

Strides in special education have not caught up with technology, leaving disabled students in the digital dust as their peers type and swipe through daily lessons. Federal investigations in Utah and across the country are drawing attention to the lag

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Robotics Can Get Girls Into STEM, but Some Still Need Convincing

When her high school in Grosse Ile, Michigan, started a co-ed robotics team dubbed The Wired Devils, Maya Pandya thought she’d give it a try. The 17-year-old already excelled in math and science, and had considered going into engineering as

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Future of Education: Robot Teachers Are In!

    Kids will soon be facing robotic teachers and more virtual learning. Is this a good sign for the educational sector? Learn more about the future of robotic teachers and how the scholastic world can prepare for this big

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Zumo in a Clinical Setting

  I am a speech and language pathologist that works primarily with children ages 12 and younger. My caseload includes children and adolescents with a variety of medical diagnoses, such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Epilepsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Down Syndrome,

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Personal Technology and the Autistic Child: What One Family Has Learned

How much time should children spend on screen? Which kinds of games, videos or online activities are harmful to young minds, and which are neutral or even beneficial? These are difficult questions for a parent. Particularly so for a parent

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When Tech Meets Project-Based Learning

Almost 20 years ago, when Paul Curtis was a social studies teacher at the just-opened New Technology High School in Napa, Calif., there wasn’t much “tech” to support project-based learning. “We didn’t even give the kids email addresses back then,”

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