literacy

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts?

What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts?

| January 3, 2013 | 15 Comments

Growing excitement around technology’s potential to transform the classroom has the education community chattering about laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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Are Online Math Programs Better Than Literacy?

Are Online Math Programs Better Than Literacy?

| October 26, 2011 | 14 Comments

When it comes to math and literacy software, the choices are vast and varied. But over the past months, I’ve heard a recurring complaint from different school administrators: The quality of literacy software is not as high as that of math. Why is this the case? I spoke to Aylan Samouha, chief schools officer at […]

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Can Tech Help Preschoolers Catch Up to Their Peers?

Can Tech Help Preschoolers Catch Up to Their Peers?

| April 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

Flickr:KidPerez We hear a lot about the promise of technology closing the achievement gap, but few studies have definitively shown this to be true. In this article in Spotlight on Digital Media & Learning by Sara Jackon, a recent study by the Center for Children and Technology delves into how digital media can make an […]

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