Bullying has been a serious problem in schools and neighborhoods for as long as anyone can remember, and adolescents and teens are at the highest risk for becoming victims of this behavior. In junior high and high school, when kids are between the ages of 13 and 17, they...
Just when you thought you had devices figured out, it’s becoming apparent that apps are a new, true threat. BYOD has led to BYOA — bring-your-own-app — and focus must now shift from devices to software. Perhaps even more so than devices, apps are proving...
Instructure has launched a series of massive open online courses for K-12 teachers, students and parents, including two that use Minecraft to help teachers implement gamification best practices in the classroom. The first Minecraft MOOC, Getting Started with MinecraftEDU,...
An innovative physical activities guide developed at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is helping North Carolina fight childhood obesity. New research shows that when teachers direct these physical activities, young children...
When Alberto Cortes was held back in fourth grade because of low math skills, he thought his world had come to an end. "The first day of going back to fourth grade, I see all my friends with new teachers there in fifth grade," Cortes said. "I started crying because I had...
Back-to-school time doesn't only mean big spending for students and parents, often, educators have to shell out money from their own paychecks to supply classrooms. According to a survey from the National School Supply and Equipment...
A few years ago, psychologist David Yeager and his colleagues noticed something interesting while interviewing high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area about their hopes, dreams and life goals.
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