More educators are regularly using video in their lessons, according to an online survey by video-services company Kaltura. Results also show that about 21% of the surveyed educators said more than half the number of their students also are creating videos.
Math is a challenging subject and mistakes should be celebrated, writes Ashleigh Ziehmke, a fourth-grade math teacher in Wisconsin. In this commentary, she shares three ways she has established a growth mindset among her own students, including by helping them understand what a growth mindset is and measuring their growth.
A national network of "fusion centers" -- secret facilities that gather information to help support public safety -- are working to help stop school shootings before they occur. The work, which includes culling social media and data to identify threats and predict where school shootings may happen, has created debate among privacy experts and advocates.
A study shows the majority of kindergarten through grade 12 students are using technology to complete assignments, with only 42% primarily using pencil and paper. The data also show that 66% of teachers say technology increases student productivity while 60% say it's intellectually stimulating for students.
Erin Goodridge, a middle-school music teacher, teaches in a virtual classroom and says it is not so different from teaching in a traditional classroom. In this blog post, she describes how she created the virtual space "Coffeehouse LIVE," to allow students to perform their work virtually for an audience.
Teens' social networks may reveal how their brains work, according to studies by University of Pennsylvania neuroscience researchers. In this commentary, Emily Falk director of the Penn Communication Neuroscience Lab and Michael Platt, director of the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative, note that by better understanding how students make connections they can learn more about how to engage students.
Virtual coding and robotics camps can help schools teach these skills while making the most of limited resources, writes Meredith Hoover, a robotics instructor for Nicholas County Schools in West Virginia. In this blog post, Hoover shares five steps several schools in the state took to start camps for their students.
Regional colleges and universities must revamp their business models if they are to survive, writes Elmore Alexander of Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. Alexander details steps schools can take, including revising outdated instructional models and developing better pathways from academic programs to job placement.
Eighty-eight percent of educators who responded to a recent survey describe the federal E-Rate program as "vital," but many say it is challenging to apply, according to the E-Rate consulting firm Funds For Learning. The survey results reveal some potential fixes.
Educators should do more to foster students' inventiveness, asserts educational technologist Kathy Schrock. During the recent International Society for Technology in Education conference, she shared multiple tools and strategies to support student creativity, including mapping tools and social media.