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Combining Movement and Technology Enhances Learning

Ed Tech Magazine – Colene Hardy When students move around in a classroom, it opens up new levels of learning. Pairing that movement with technology amplifies the impact and improves student outcomes. As an educational technologist, I see how combining movement and technology is a powerful strategy for schools and districts looking for more ways to ditch “sit and get” models — where teachers lecture at the front of a room and hope seated students “get” something out of the lesson. Read More:...

The importance of starting STEM learning early

Smart Brief – Staff Writer As we watch exciting updates from the science world — such as breathtaking images of the iconic Pillars of Creation by the James Webb Telescope or the slow methodical crawl of a Mars rover — it seems these discoveries and developments are primed to share with students. Today educational experts have evidence that even the youngest learners need not be passive admirers of science but hands-on participants. Research shows that preschoolers who participate in robotics challenges not only hone their computational thinking and problem-solving skills, they develop a positive perception of math and science that encourages them to pursue STEM subjects later in life. Read More:...

When I grow up: Nurturing girls to become leaders

E-School News – Britten Follett Growing up, I was the class vice-president; the de facto leader of every group project ever assigned; elementary and high school valedictorian; and the captain of my sports teams. I met all the stereotypes of a typical, Type A student. Yet, it never crossed my mind that when I grew up, I could be a CEO. Read More:...

Benefits Of Knowing Or Learning Multiple Languages ST- Benefits Of Knowing Or Learning

Bold Sky – Pundreeka Valli The fact that knowing multiple languages can be beneficial has already been established and yet some are skeptical about learning two or more languages due to long-held myths and misconceptions. Studies have shown that introducing a child to a bilingual education system helps the child with social and cognitive benefits.  Read More:...

Global Citizens in the Making: The Role of Learning Languages

Relocate Magazine – Staff Writer The International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programmes address global citizenship in varied ways, but one core component of all its programmes is the study of at least two languages. Learning additional languages has the obvious benefit of facilitating functional communication with members of other language communities, enlarging one’s circle of potential employment opportunities Read More:...