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Kids’ math skills have taken a hit during the pandemic – here’s how parents can help

The Spokesman Review – Michelle Hurst and Susan Levine Even as more children across the United States head back to in-person school – some for the first time in nearly a year – hybrid and virtual models mean that in many cases, kids are doing at least some of their learning at home. The extended break from full-time in-person learning has left many parents worried about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their children’s education, and what they can do to help bridge learning gaps. As developmental psychologists who study early math learning and how families can support it, we have also been thinking about these challenges. Read More:...

Technology makes language learning fun

The Atlanta Journal Constitution – H.M. Cauley Learning a foreign language isn’t all memorization and repetition in Nathalie Ettzevoglou’s Alpharetta High classroom. The teacher who leads five levels of French relies heavily on her love of gaming to make lessons fun. “One of my primary areas of personal interest is incorporating gamification in the classroom,” she said. “I try to adapt gaming concepts. That doesn’t always mean I have to use technology, but I do.” Incorporating that mix of technology and gaming that keeps students engaged recently won Ettzevoglou the 2020 Award for Excellence for Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology, an honor bestowed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Read More:...

4 Simple Steps to a Rock-Solid Password

Ed Tech Magazine – Russell Smith Advanced persistent threat groups continue to target K–12 schools, prompting the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to urge all school leaders to strengthen user passwords to guard against misuses, which have grown in prevalence with distance learning in place nationwide. Read More:...

7 Reasons Why Every Parent Should Encourage their Child to Learn Coding Skills

Social News XYZ – Staff Writer Coding is a universal language to understand and build technologies world-wide. As the modern-industry is mostly dependent on technologies, it is slowly becoming imperative to learn coding languages like any other subject. It is a widely used skill in various industries for diversified professions, including graphic designers, data scientists, machine learning experts, artificial intelligence engineers, healthcare diagnostics technicians, etc. For this reason programming for kids is becoming a must-have skill. Read More:...