We help state and federal governments, school districts, companies, and foundations gain insight into the ever-evolving digital learning landscape so they can successfully plan and implement best practices related to educational technology. Using a student-made board game about elements and the periodic table has several benefits. Students learn about chemistry as they create their game and as they solve someone else’s. They also practice working cooperatively if they create the game with someone else.
After reading your article, I had to comment on a part written where you wrote; Education, on the other hand, opens the mind, encourages a search for truth and develops a mind that can engage critically with many different ideas… I believe this whole heartedly. If you allow yourself the opportunity to RECEIVE fact based information, you enable yourself a better opportunity at making SOUND decisions. A conscious mind is powerful and can’t be deceived… Great topic!
I am thinking about homeschooling and looking for all sides. You have some valid points even when others disagree. There are pitfalls in regular education that I am fighting. I certainly appreciate your point of view that helps me understand the process better. We can all learn from you. … Read more
I personally feel that to require children to go to school against their wishes or the wishes of their parents, under penalty of going to jail or losing their children, is involuntary servitude, which is prohibited by the constitution. As it stands, even parents who chose to home school are required to structure their teaching around the schools education system, which is often why parents choose to home school in the first place. IDEA classification is not permanent for all children. Children may be declassified academic performance improves. Some disabilities are temporary, and a child may no longer require services once the situation is resolved. i agree with the whole article, because it is like a crime to home schooled your children, they are missing out everything that is supposed to be part of growing up, being a teenager.
However, it is undeniable that there will be problems that arise as we implement the program, which could include a lack of budget, classrooms, school supplies, and teachers. That said, the long-term effects of K-12 education will be very beneficial to us Filipinos.
Tussin, I’m really glad you brought up statistics because it is, in one sense, at the heart of … Read more
The goal of r/Education is to provide a community in which educational stakeholders can participate in meaningful, reflective, and thought-provoking discourse about educational policy, research, technology, and politics. We have a selection of toys at home that my son loves to play with. He has his favorites that he loves (they include cars as he is currently car crazy) but we have various other toys too. Our commitment to the ETS mission is reflected in our efforts to improve teaching and learning, expand opportunities for learners and communities, inform education and policy, and advance the field of educational measurement.
Outstanding hub! Charlotte Mason also advocated using real books instead of textbooks. Neutral policy: This aims neither at reducing nor increasing the growth of population. Also, I have a small a treat ready (usually a bit of chocolate) a bit of a bribe! The Alpha Smart has given my son a new lease of life, as writing is much, much easier for him when he types.
The subject involves other areas of study, including humanities, natural sciences, and the social sciences. The separation of the education department into two has made the situation worse, because accountability is now further diluted. A … Read more
New skills and knowledge can spark a lifetime of change. Every day, EDC’s programs in education, health, and economic development deliver life-changing opportunities to those who need them most. Crime reduction: This is another importance of education to nations. How can education reduce crime? A reader of this article may be confused when the introductory part of this page included ‘crime reduction’ as one of the educational importance to nations. People separate themselves from crime because they were taught the consequences of any committed crime. These punishments of any offense make many to detach from anything that will lead them to crime. Again, with education, people learn to be disciplined and say no to any kind of crime. Education provides employment for the masses. I do not think that any who is employed and paid well in return will have time to start thinking of one crime he will commit or the other to make money. Based on observations, countries that are more educated have less crime rates when compared with undereducated ones.
Most skills required for many jobs are acquired on the job rather than in education institutions. There has been a move to change legal training back to … Read more
These free reading apps for kids make it a joy to get your children engaged in reading. I see how their captivating illustrations, graphics, and games draw beginning readers into a story. Children interact with letters, words, and illustrations in ways that aren’t possible with print on paper. Some of the apps include read-along stories, which are a fantastic tool to help kids develop fluency. Great lens – I love the giggle poetry from Meadowbrook (I actually applied for a job there out of collage, but alas no luck 🙂 ) and thanks for submitting some lenses to Review Central – I’ll certainly add a category for educational kids site reviews.
I am just a person in need of employment. I’m NOT a hippie, bohemian, or free-spirit! Don’t lose hope with the Internet, more and more people have the luxury to publish their work and test the waters before diving further. Also, with the turn of this decade, self-publishing is a concept which is also gaining more and more ground.
How could anyone possibly think that sleeping outside, getting frequently beaten and abused and suffering humiliation after humiliation is preferable to working and having a safe, comfortable place to sleep, … Read more
My oldest son is four years old and my daughter is 2 ½. They both really like to watch TV. I try to limit the amount of TV they watch, but I’ll admit that sometimes I’m thankful for the 30 minutes of peace I can get from popping a DVD into the player. Since my kids watch at least 30 minutes of TV a day, I make sure the content is educational. The DVDs listed below are some of my top choices as a parent. So while I’m cooking dinner, making a grocery list, or just needing a few minutes to myself, these are some of the DVDs my children really enjoy. Most of them can be checked out for free at your local library. I read an article about math teaching a few years back and one teacher’s comment really stood out. The teacher said that the way he’s required to teach math, it’s almost impossible for students to learn. A second grade teacher called into a radio show I was listening to and said that because of state standards she wasn’t able to spend enough time introducing fractions. As a result, she said many students went into third … Read more
From students and teachers to administrators and employers, at ETS we provide a range of solutions designed to meet the many different needs — and goals — of partners like you. I’d also like to mention Elizabeth Weise’s excellent website, Mandarin Immersion Parents Council , which I’ve come across often over the years. It contains a wealth of information about all things related to Mandarin immersion education in this country, as well as abroad. I’ve never met Ms. Weise, but I understand that she lives just across the Bay in San Francisco, and that she’s very involved at an immersion school there.
Wow, wow, wow! I tutor dyslexic children and I am so impressed with your efforts. The kids are so special, so bright, curious, wonderful, creative… I could go on and on! I think all schools should teach their dyslexic children like you teach your son. In fact… wouldn’t all students do better with more support, more creativity and drawing, and less homework? I love everything about this hub!!!!!!
There are certainly some issues with the law, but on the whole the IDEA is a requirement to allow children with disabilities to have equal access to the curriculum, and … Read more
Pulitzer Center offers hundreds of free lesson plans, powerful classroom engagements, professional development opportunities, university partnerships, and a variety of exciting special programs for educators from K-12 through college and beyond that connect students to pressing global issues and the journalists who cover them. Thanks for explaining the table, Alicia. If only I could grasp it when I was 13. Ingenira – education for most in South Africa was never very good. The expensive private schools have always been good but beyond the financial reach of most. Let’s all hope and pray for Malala’s full recovery. I thought the poem was a very moving tribute!
One thing that became clear is that with almost no actual teaching going on, after all these years of ‘deschooling’, our children are at the same level, if not more advanced than their peers. Education happens – and it happens in a natural way. A college degree is the key to realizing the American dream, well worth the financial sacrifice because it is supposed to open the door to a world of opportunity.
I am a Lawyer and found this lens having good and informative information about homeless people.I hope homeless people get jobs soon. … Read more
ACE and 34 other higher education associations wrote to the leaders of the House and Senate budget and appropriations committees, asking them to maintain Congress’s historic commitment” to financial aid and research in FY 2018. Sorry to hear that, Tamara. I don’t think it’s limited to the Croatian government though – the lack of teaching kids good ‘thinking skills’ is a worldwide problem. No point in stuffing their heads full of facts if they don’t know how to apply their knowledge. We need innovators in education; people with passion who don’t need rules and guidelines to inspire our youngsters.
I highly recommend Alpha Smarts ( since writing this Alpha Smart has stopped making these because people have lap tops these days which pretty much do the same job- so there are some bargains to be had! Construct-a-Word – Kids choose a word ending, then add beginning letters and letter blends to create a word bank.
Bruce, your use of the term socialist is a clear example of lack of basic education and basic critical thinking abilities or application. It shows me that you haven’t devoted even a single second to examining what you are talking about critically. If I were … Read more
We’re all about transforming kids into creators and explorers. We provide fun and accessible ways to explore real and virtual worlds, experiment with technology and use games to build math and science skills. The games, simulations and tools we develop in the Education Arcade are designed with the educator in mind. They use technology to create powerful learning environments in schools, in the home and in the community. You’ll have to excuse my oppinion apparently there’s a difference between educational accomplishments and wisdom! Between maturity and book smart ? We forget sometimes that having more diplomas makes you wiser?…..Right good luck with that ! Another excellent resource you are sharing for kid safe and friendly search engine and again, so invitingly well done.
I would like to prefer Online Marketing Jobs. These days this is going full on. And I am sure future is really bright in this industry. The interactives described below provide step-by-step instructions for creating word mover, acrostic, diamante, letter, riddle and shape writing poems.
Three of my four children attended a Waldorf School for five years. My daughter has thrived by this method of learning and has received very high scores on national achievement tests. Cost-effectiveness … Read more