Reading high-quality fiction may serve a larger purpose than preparing students for college and tests. Several recent studies show that reading great literature makes individuals more empathetic. Here’s a great list of fiction books for kids of all ages, recommended by those who know best — librarians.
Whether it’s the iPad that will shake up the print book industry, or some other tablet, it’s evident that education textbook publishers are going to have to adapt to the digital world. Since the iPad is still the front-runner in the education realm, publishers have to learn to think of it not just as another [...]
Google “photosynthesis” and you’ll see a long list of links to everything from Wikipedia to PBS to the University of Illinois, with plenty of YouTube videos thrown into the mix. To streamline this somewhat random page of results for both educators and learners, a group of education content providers is teaming up to create a [...]
I’ve been focusing the last couple of weeks on exploring Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s algebra iPad pilot program, but it’s worth noting that they’re not the only ones testing the waters. Pearson Education, Inc. is piloting a similar program in Virginia with social studies curriculum, according to an article in the Boston Globe. Clearly, it’s in [...]