Robotics plays a key role in early STEM education
In this episode of Innovations in Education, hosted by Kevin Hogan:
While many think of high school students engaged in mechanical engineering or robotics competitions when they hear the word "robotics," the subject naturally lends itself to learners of all ages—including very young students.
3 planning tools to navigate the E-rate process
Thanks largely to the federal E-rate program, 99 percent of America’s schools now have high-speed broadband connections capable of providing ... Read more
7 ways to make homework easier for students with autism
Homework can be challenging for all children, but for those with autism, it can be challenging. It is common for children with autism to have difficulties with executive functioning abilities, including planning, organization, and prioritization.
Is the ‘Growing Your Own’ pipeline working for special education teachers?
District leaders report that one of the biggest challenges they face is a shortage of teachers, and in particular, a shortage of special education teachers. New data shows that this shortage is widespread and increasing. There is also a need for greater diversity within the profession.
Helping students understand the Nature of Science
Science is more than just a body of knowledge; it is the process of discovering new knowledge. Therefore, science education needs to involve more than just memorizing what scientists have already figured out. Students also need to learn about the processes that scientists use to generate new understandings about the universe. In other words, it involves understanding the Nature of Science.
What school leaders need to know about organized cybercrime
Cyberattacks against K-12 schools continue to climb in both number and scale. Such attacks can have serious repercussions; according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office, “officials from state and local entities reported that the loss of learning following a cyberattack ranged from three days to three weeks, and recovery time ranged from two to nine months.”
4 ways school leaders can target the homework gap
While the homework gap has existed for some time, the massive virtual learning spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic shed a bright light on the challenge of ensuring all students, no matter their geographic location or socioeconomic status, have access to the right learning devices and to reliable, high-speed internet access.
Discover how edtech makes your teaching more effective and efficient
Nearly every student has a device and internet access, but that doesn’t mean in-person instruction will magically improve. How can we use technology to maximize learning in the classroom, and how can we create the most efficient use of screen time while making teachers’ workloads more manageable?
How esports is creating scholarships, jobs, and school investments
Educational institutions in the United States have long promoted and prided themselves on their campus grounds, endowments, opportunities and student achievements.
6 ways to help reluctant readers become booklovers
Not everyone loves to read. Even in schools with strong reading cultures, some students just don’t feel the spark—yet.
6 benefits of immersive learning with the metaverse
The metaverse is a tool that blends experiences typically associated with either the virtual or physical worlds. It can deliver greater immersive learning for students while also creating some new and exciting teaching opportunities. For educators, it is crucial to not only understand what the metaverse is and its uses within education but to also realize the benefits of immersive learning with the metaverse.
Building a Successful Certification Program at Your Institution
In a world where competition for jobs, pay increases, and academic success continues to increase, certifications offer hope to candidates and educators. Certification helps to build a skilled workforce that meets the needs of local employers and government tech initiatives.