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Gaming-Digital News

Wanted: Immersive gaming in K-8 classrooms

Seventy-four percent of K-8 teachers in a recent report said they use digital games for instruction, though few teachers reported engaging students with immersive games that offer in-depth…

technology-scope News

3 ways technology buoys at-risk students

Interactive learning and other technology-enabled strategies can increase engagement and significantly improve achievement among at-risk students, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE)…

brain-scan News

Brain-scans research delivers lessons on how kids learn

On a recent afternoon, a 10-year-old girl with long, blond, curly hair, gave University of Washington researchers a peek inside her brain. Lying flat on her back inside a…

deeper-learning News

Deeper learning has significant impact, study finds

New research reveals that students who attend schools with a focus on deeper learning are more likely to graduate on time and demonstrate higher achievement and test scores,…

learning-spaces News

Transforming learning with physical spaces

School leaders implement new technology initiatives and update teaching and learning goals regularly, but sometimes, the actual physical learning spaces in districts are overlooked. Today, more and more research…

STEM-STEAM Resource

Get the stats on STEM vs. STEAM

Advocates say STEAM education–with an “a” for the arts–should trump STEM education STEM education is, by now, familiar to educators and parents across the country. Without STEM knowledge,…

informal-learning News

How important is informal learning?

Learning is changing. It is moving from a primarily school-based, formal process to include more informal opportunities. Learning is just as likely to occur among a group of…

writing-pilot News

Can young students master digital writing assessments?

A new pilot study reveals that fourth grade students are well-equipped to successfully take computer-based writing assessments. The National Center for Education Statistics conducted the National Assessment of Educational…

STEM-jobs News

Jobs requiring STEM skills take longer to fill

The difficulty of filling STEM jobs is a challenge, and it's going to get worse. That's the assessment of a report published in early July. Across a range of…

technology-integration News

Three new developments in K-12 technology integration

Technology skills for students and educators are essential for college and workforce success, particularly in an increasingly global economy. But how does technology integration match up with education…

kids-learning News

About half of kids’ learning ability is in their DNA, study says

You may think you're better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you're probably equally good (or bad) at both. The…

flipped-research News

Flipped learning skyrockets across the nation

Though no learning model is perfect, flipped learning offers educators and students one way to boost engagement and make learning much more interesting and organic. And as more research…

principal-solutions How-to

6 ways to fix 7 principal hiring challenges

Hiring a school principal isn't a small task--school leaders must be equipped to handle problems that come their way, all while supporting teaching and learning and modeling the…

mobile-learning News

6 reasons mobile learning is booming

Mobile technologies are increasingly gaining support among school administrators, who opt for one-to-one initiatives and BYOD programs to help deflect the costs of maintaining a mobile device initiative,…

Principal-Guide Resource

5 resources to help principals excel

School principals juggle a multitude of responsibilities each day, as they attempt to balance building-level tasks with administrative and district-level duties. Now, school leaders have access to a free…

maya-angelou Opinion

5 ways Maya Angelou influenced education

When I heard about Maya Angelou’s passing today (May 28th), I was currently getting a bad cavity filled, an extremely dispassionate process framing an emotional response I wasn’t…

Twitter-chat Resource

Top state-by-state Twitter chats

Social media has unlimited uses in education, from helping students connect and collaborate to offering educators a place to share ideas, solve problems, and identify promising practices. Twitter…

teacher-technology-infographic

How do teachers use technology?

In education, it’s easy to get data from one school, district or even state. But national data, encompassing most teachers in the U.S., is no easy feat, and…

teacher-appreciation-infographic Resource

What it takes to be a teacher

My Parisian mother was a teacher for a year as a favor to my private school when their French teacher unexpectedly quit one summer. “Sure, I could teach,”…

teachers-digital News

6 ways teachers want to use digital tools

As states and educators implement the Common Core State Standards or revamp their own standards to be more rigorous and to prepare students for college and the workforce,…

cognitive-styles-learning News

Groundbreaking: We can predict cognitive styles, and here’s how

While the education field’s acceptance of learning styles is helping students receive more options for learning, students are often lumped into one category without any explanation of why…

flipped-learning-speak News

One startling fact about flipped learning

Flipped learning has been on education’s radar for the last two years, with many schools experimenting with a teaching and learning style well-suited for 21st Century learning. But…

questions-school-college How-to

Questions to answer after high school

According to a new report, there are basic questions postsecondary data, with access to college and university data, need to be able to answer—not only for higher-ed institutions,…

brain-awareness How-to

7 intriguing facts about the brain

When it comes to student learning, many stakeholders focus on important learning supports, such as classroom technology, reliable high-speed internet access in schools, and educators who use technology…

states-finance-economy News

Best and worst states for the subject every school should be teaching

In the midst of our country’s slow climb to economic recovery, there’s been an outpouring of support from communities to teach today’s students the one subject that could…