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Yet Another Attention Disorder: Sluggish Cognitive Tempo

Yet Another Attention Disorder: Sluggish Cognitive Tempo

| April 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Some mental health researchers are claiming to have discovered a new type of attention disorder characterized by daydreaming and lethargy. But some parents and other researchers are pushing back, worried about over-medicating the nation’s children.

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How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools?

How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools?

| April 15, 2014 | 11 Comments

A recent Gallup poll indicates that students’ emotional engagement and well-being at school is powerfully tied to academic achievement.

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How Educators Can Protect Students’ Data from Security Breaches

How Educators Can Protect Students’ Data from Security Breaches

| April 15, 2014 | 6 Comments

Every day, teachers are responsible for maintaining numerous logins, passwords, data, and other private information about their students. With so many tools, security and privacy are often an afterthought despite the increasing number of websites that fall victim to data breaches and security vulnerabilities each day. In the wake of the Heartbleed data security flaw discovered last week, here are measures teachers can take to secure school data.

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What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers?

What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers?

| April 14, 2014 | 14 Comments

Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.

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Are We Underestimating the Math Powers of Our Youngest Students?

Are We Underestimating the Math Powers of Our Youngest Students?

| April 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

New research questions if US math scores would improve if students were exposed to more complicated math early in their school lives.

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Schools Use Student Data to Find Signs of Trouble, Help Struggling Kids

Schools Use Student Data to Find Signs of Trouble, Help Struggling Kids

| April 10, 2014

More schools are collecting and using information about student attendance and grades to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.

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What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech

What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech

| April 8, 2014 | 4 Comments

Those “5 Things You Need to Know About EdTech” posts seem to crop up on Twitter every couple weeks — Tech isn’t the Point of EdTech, EdTech is about Learning, EdTech is Exciting. But for those who’ve heard and read it all before, here’s a completely different take on that headline.

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Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context

Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context

| April 7, 2014 | 16 Comments

When information is available in abundance, teachers will still be subject matter experts, but their true value will lie in their ability to facilitate and share the expertise of their students.

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22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life

22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life

| April 4, 2014 | 6 Comments

Some great resources to bring environmental science alive in the classroom.

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What Will Happen to ‘Big Data’ In Education?

What Will Happen to ‘Big Data’ In Education?

| April 3, 2014 | 6 Comments

Privacy concerns have put the breaks on many efforts to use “big data” in education. Why are people so skittish of education data when other kinds of digital information are readily accessible?

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