The use of artificial intelligence in everyday tasks and the workforce signals a need to address AI in teaching and learning, some experts say. Mark Stehlik of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science says building knowledge about AI begins in the classroom.
Sitting for long periods of time in the classroom may be restricting students' movement and play, and this could have harmful effects, asserts Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist. In this blog post, she writes that "[c]hildren need to move much more than we realize."
Code.org is expected to release "CS Discoveries," a free, introductory computer-science course for seventh- through ninth-grade students. A pilot program will launch in the spring and include professional development for teachers.
President Donald Trump's budget proposal includes $1.2 billion in cuts for after-school and summer programs. In particular, the proposal would eliminate 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants, which help communities serve more than 1.6 million children.
Some online instructors are replacing traditional online discussion threads with video. One student says the format helps build a sense of community, while an instructor at Rutgers University says video has helped make interactions with online students more authentic.
Two US congressmen -- one Republican and one Democrat -- livestreamed their recent cross-country road trip on Facebook. The bipartisan journey -- which included discussions on health care as well as Russia and the 2016 election -- offered lessons on civic engagement, including how to have a constructive conversation with someone who has an opposing viewpoint.
The Trump administration's proposed federal budget includes a $9.2 billion cut for the US Department of Education. It also includes greater investment in charter schools and school-choice programs and $1 billion more for Title I schools.
Sending nude selfies is commonplace among teenagers, Utah school and police officials say. A survey of high-school students in the state supports this claim, and officials say the practice raises many issues, including legal ones.
Some teachers and students are using video technology to connect with peers worldwide as part of the "virtual exchange" movement. Students at a Pennsylvania school participated in a two-year digital-literacy project with students in England.
This year's CoSN conference, taking place April 3 to 6 in Chicago, will feature a new, informal exhibit hall called @InnovationCentral. The hall -- said to be "not your standard exhibit hall" -- is designed to foster conversation and networking between educators and private-sector leaders.