In children’s books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color. Here are 25 books with minority characters and authors to help diversify summer reading.
Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.
Teachers at a Norwegian school use video games to teach everything from language and literature, to ethics, art, and science.
What if teachers used video games as texts? How can educators teach kids to think critically about the underlying messages in commercial games and leverage video games for their ability to engage students and provoke conversation.
New research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.
Work in the field shows promising signs that incorporating bodily movements—even subtle ones—can improve the learning that’s done on computers.
Teachers have found many different ways of using digital games in the classroom. But what kind of games are these students playing? And how are teachers incorporating them in the classroom?
How can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What’s the best way to measure true learning? What’s the purpose of school? The founders and teachers at the PlayMaker School, an all-game based school in Los Angeles, are asking those big, hairy questions that all teachers grapple with. At the PlayMaker School, they’re trying to find their own answers through their constantly morphing, complex experiment. Here are their thoughts about these issues, in their own words.