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How Tech Is Helping To Get Kids Engaged In STEM Subjects

Techspective – Lucy Wyndham According to Western Governors University publication Hey Teach, the use of technology to help get children engaged in STEM subjects has taken some surprising forms. One of those is the Lego Mindstorms classroom kit. The company, best known for its plastic building blocks, produced the kit containing Lego pieces, motors, sensors, and a control brick to make it easier for teachers to combine hands-on and computer-based learning. Young students use the kit to design, build, and control various robots based on pre-set or their own designs. The company also offers an additional resource in the form of the Lego Education website, where educators can find lesson ideas and teaching materials. Read More:...

3 edtech trends to watch in 2022

E-School News – Roger James Hamilton It is impossible to exaggerate how much the edtech sector is growing – in fact, exploding might be a better word! The edtech market in the UK is now estimated to be £3.2bn following growth during 2020 of more than 70 percent. This phenomenal growth ensures that the sector is newsworthy, but what are the key trends emerging? These trends are the ones to watch throughout the coming year–and probably the coming decade Read More:...

Media literacy is desperately needed in classrooms around the country, advocates say

The Hill – Shirin Ali As misinformation and disinformation have inundated the internet on topics ranging from the current conflict in Ukraine to COVID-19, advocates are pushing to have media literacy taught in schools. That’s a process of critically assessing information found on the internet, which experts argue is becoming increasingly essential to the well-being and full participation in economic and civic life. Read More:...

10 Ways To Keep Your Child Safe Online

Moms – Megan Glosson No matter how much you try to limit your child’s screen time, there are instances where they do need to use an electronic device for one reason or another, especially as they get older. Sometimes they need a cell phone so they can call you after sports practice or they need to research something for a school project. Other times they may just be playing a game while you wrap up some housework, and that’s okay, too. Read More:...

Fostering Emotional Literacy Begins With the Brain

Edutopia – Kathryn Fishman-Weaver A fourth-grade student has an angry outburst in the middle of your lesson. How do you respond? Emotions are contagious, and your initial reaction might be to respond in anger. What happens if instead you build on your relationship and learning? Using proximity and calm, you say something like, “Wow, I can see you’re having a big feeling right now. Let’s take a beat together.” Read More:...