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5 ways music and tech are adding a little STEAM to our lessons
5 ways music and tech are adding a little STEAM to our lessons
Jilian Reynolds, a contributor for eSchool News, writes: "The holy grail for those of us in education is a method that imbues students with higher-level thinking skills that stick, preparing them for what comes next in their lives. This means not just ...
Action video gameplay: Benefits and dangers
Action video gameplay: Benefits and dangers
Melina Uncapher, a contributor for Edutopia, writes: "A growing body of behavioral and neuroscientific evidence is revealing the positive benefits of action video gameplay for improving a wide range of abilities, from simple perceptual and motor skills...
More than 6 million kids are chronically absent. What gets them back in class?
More than 6 million kids are chronically absent. What gets them back in class?
In schools across the country, teachers have long fretted about the challenges of reaching students who don't come to class. Education researchers echo those concerns, saying that missing 10 percent of the school year — just two days a month R...
How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests
How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests
With testing season starting up again, here’s a reminder of last year's demoralizing news: Every California district and demographic group fared worse on the national Smarter Balanced tests, and the state's already large test score gaps grew. The...