Summer program tries to reduce learning loss through reading Waco Tribune-Herald The exercise is designed to stimulate the hippocampus — the portion of the brain that stores memories — as part of Summer Breakout, a wellness program that teaches...
Hempfield's All Kids Theater reaches out to special-needs children, too Tribune-Review Students listened to the hushed tones of “The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright” during story time at a summer camp session at Hempfield's All Kids Theater.
Reading Rainbow Reborn The Epoch Times Burton wanted to revive “Reading Rainbow” for the 21st century. It made sense. He said the original idea of “Reading Rainbow” was “to meet them where they are”—luring children to reading by touting books on TV.
Adieu, Las Vegas Library Journal (blog) When whatever flock of fools chose this place for an ALA conference dies and goes to librarian hell, for punishment they will be staked to the concrete outside the Las Vegas Convention Center to bake in the...
This is a critical examination of the claims that innovations such as massive open online courses (MOOCs) will disrupt the business models of the higher education sector. It describes what business models are, analyses the business model of free MOOCs offered by traditional universities and compares that model to that of paid online courses offered by distance teaching universities. The results of the analysis suggest that, in their present form, MOOCs are unlikely to address the challenge of reaching and assisting students from disadvantaged backgrounds and in developing countries. Nevertheless, MOOCs and the buzz surrounding them do signal a threat to the higher education sector, namely the widening gap between the skills of graduates of the educational system and the societal expectations from them.
The History Of Social Networking Through The Ages [INFOGRAPHIC]
What was your first experience with social media? Facebook? Twitter?
Of course, the concept of social media goes back a lot further than these very modern, technological marvels. Before LinkedIn there was CompuServe, and even before the internet there were social networks of a sort in place in the form of pen pals and Roman forums.
And the dawn of social networking? Look no further than cave drawings, the Instagram of their day. This visual from Bixa Media looks at the history of social networking through the ages.
Mike Boldt (@MikeBoldt), author of 123 Versus ABC (@HarperChildrens), stops by to talk about starting with scribbles, reillustrating childrens books, and Canada's beloved kidlit treasure (and ours), Mr.
Voices of the Arts: Theater provides rewards on and off the stage Appleton Post Crescent Confidence, poise and learning to overcome personal fears are repeatedly listed by Attic Theatre actors and technicians as benefits gained from a theatrical...
"In school settings, teachers are older than students. Thus, there is always much discussion around the concept of what’s changed since the teacher was the student’s age, and what that means for education. We look at generational differences between multiple generations. We talk about the future of education: Is it mostly STEM based? Is it all digital?
Sometimes, it is important to remember that all of us need to learn different types of things throughout our lives, and that teachers don’t always take the form of an older, ‘more educated’ person in front of a classroom. The awesome video below is the trailer for a movie called “Cyberseniors”, in which teenagers team up with senior citizens to teach them about the internet. It offers some great takeaways, along with a solid dose of humor. Enjoy!"
Thanks to the Ministry of Magic and tech-savy professors of Hogwarts, we are now enrolling students into our online wizarding education program. (RT @LRWLee: Always wished you could get a Hogwarts education?
New York Times Walter Dean Myers, Author Whose Gritty Tales Spoke to Youths, Is Dead at 76 New York Times Walter Dean Myers, whose realistic portrayal of the struggles of youths in the city made him a best-selling children's book author, and who...
Copyright for Educators & Librarians is a free online class taught by Kevin Smith, Lisa A. Macklin and Anne Gilliland of Duke University, Emory University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Google offers a ton of solutions for students, teachers, and classrooms. Some products are intentionally designed for classrooms, others just happen to work well for that setting as well as many others. The Google Apps For Education and Google Play for Education are two tools built for teachers and students that encompass a ton of different …
USA TODAY Library of Congress acquires black oral histories USA TODAY The Library of Congress announced Tuesday it has acquired 9,000 hours of video interviews with 2,600 black Americans who define the black experience in America.
"Thinglink http://thinglink.com/ was a big hit in the workshop that I facilitated yesterday in Bettendorf, Iowa. Thinglink can be used to turn any static image into an interactive, multimedia image. Yesterday, we used PicMonkey and PicCollage to create collages about what a good learning environment looks like to us. After creating those collages we saved them as PNG files and uploaded them to Thinglink where we added videos, audio files, and links to articles to enhance our collages and make them interactive."