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To my book-loving colleagues and friends of EdLab (FOEs, ironically): If you're looking for some fresh fiction or a book club devoted to books (not gossip and cheese plates), my alma mater offers a course called Living Writers that is free and open to the public via EdX and goes live on September 3rd! The course is structured so that you read a book each week, then the authors of those books come and speak to th...
Julia Haried is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of MakerGirl and also works full-time at one of the largest public accounting firms in Chicago. MakerGirl is a nonprofit organization working to bridge the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by educating girls ages 7 to 10 about STEM through 3D printing. The MakerGirl vision is for all girls to live as unstoppable for...
Looking at the plants around EdLab, I found myself thinking, "zip up the xylem, flow down the phloem," a mnemonic I had learned in high school bio to illustrate how plants take in and release water and nutrients.Out of curiosity, does anyone else have particularly memorable mnemonics? Any that have surprised you by their lasting power and/or usefulness? I'd be interested to hear [read] them. Another one that came to me recently when tutoring grade students in math was the fraction rap:"multiplying fractions is no b...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Why it may be better to encourage kids to "do science" rather than "be scientists." Full story from BPS Digest 2. Study shows the long-term impact of sending your child to preschool. Full story from The Hechinger Report
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Kate the Chemist shows kids the fun side of science. Full story from Parent Toolkit 2. Wales emphasises the arts in new national curriculum.
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Maybe we're approaching edtech in schools all wrong. Full story from Forbes 2. The true state of edtech today.
Jessica Rosenberg is a body-mind educator, author, and the creator of the Super Stretch Yoga app and well-being program for children. She is committed to helping tots to teens live a healthy life free from stress and anxiety. Her podcast empowers and inspires listeners to find joy and freedom from...
These are the stories we're reading on May 5th, 2019… Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. LEGO Braille Bricks open learning opportunities for the visually impaired. Full story from Forbes 2. Robo-dinosaurs help researchers ...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Giving laptops to sixth graders is just one piece of the ed tech implementation puzzle. Full story from Education Dive 2. Preparing students for the digital workplace means investing...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. The achievement gap hasn't budged in 50 years. Full story from EducationNext 2. Schools are hindering the learning of gifted students.