Educators from around the country share their favorite educational apps.
Holly Korbey writes about parenting and education for the The New York Times, The Nervous Breakdown, FearLess Revolution, Babble, and Brain,Child magazine. She lives in Nashville with her family. Follower her on Twitter: @HKorbey
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Libraries are experimenting with some exciting ways to inspire and engage the community by creating meeting and maker spaces with old technology and new.
Some educators are finding that standing desks are a simple way help fidgety kids settle down and get to work.
Administrators, educators and students are discovering ways to include students in the programs that affect them most. Some programs help students speak directly to the people in charge.
At Swiss Waldkindergartens, or forest kindergartens, children spend all of their school days playing outdoors, no matter the weather. Instead of math or literacy requirements, they focus on the social interaction and emotional well-being found in free play.
More teachers are using digital games in the classroom, and they’re using them more frequently, according to a new teacher survey just released by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. But more surprisingly, the study reveals that teachers are finding that one of the most impactful use of games is for motivating and rewarding students, specifically those who are low-performing.
The beginning of a new year always prompts list-making — resolutions, what went right last year, what can be done better in the next. How will 2013’s trends shape the year ahead? Looking into a crystal ball (and with input from experts), these are just two of many)movements we hope will take shape in classrooms across the country in 2014.
Many schools recognize music classes as a priority for a variety of social and academic benefits, but hurdles like time and money keep schools from offering even elementary school students dedicated music class more than two times per week. Here’s how some schools are finding creative was to make it happen.
As schools and districts prepare for the Common Core State Standards, the pressure to buy new technology overtakes the need to create a vision and a plan for smart long-term use.