It’s the most popular social network in the world, and both kids and adults feel the pull towards signing up for their own profile. According to a 2011 Pew Internet Report, 80% of teenagers use social media-and within that group, 93% have a Facebook account. Technically, kids under 13 can’t even use Facebook under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Read More →
By Matt McAllister
In case you hadn’t noticed, career colleges aren’t just for learning a vocational trade anymore. Nowadays, career colleges can help you obtain a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or even Doctorate Degree in just about any field of study, or they can even help you simply brush up on skills you might already have on your way to earning a certification or Associate’s Degree. Read More →
Floppy Cat isn’t like all the other cats. Instead of strolling and running, he flips, flops and sways when he walks.
But instead of treating his oddball crawl like a hindrance, he treats it like a gift, making his story a metaphor for any child who isn’t like everyone else.
Kari Kay, author of Floppy Cat, from the Floppy Cat Company (www. floppycat. Read More →
We deal with various situations and conditions every day and most of us handle it efficiently with the help of our communication skills, decision making skills and other assistive skills. But what will happen when anyone requires first aid assistance in front of you and you are not trained and well informed about it? This is the worse situation of anyone’s life because this is the time Read More →
For example, children with dyslexia are often also extremely gifted, the Eides say. In fact, that’s why dyslexia is so often misdiagnosed. “The kids present in ways in which no one would suspect a learning disability. They’re often early readers who read at, or above, grade level. But they have significant problems in written output, spelling, and often math.” Studies have shown Read More →
This is a technique many classrooms use to help young writers learn the intricacies of the writing process. Here’s how it works: The teacher leads a group of students as they write a story together. In September, she will model how good writers come up with a topic, then ask students to contribute to the story. That’s where the interactive part comes in: the teacher will call on students to come up to the paper and write each letter as the class sounds out the word. Teachers also use this technique to teach early sight words.
Beginning Read More →
What was the educational impact of the civil rights movement? “No Easy Answers: Untangling race and education,” a book review essay by Gareth Davies published in this fall’s issue of Education Next (unabridged essay here, shorter version here), looks at two books that try to answer this question. “In different ways,” Davies writes, “these books make for uncomfortable reading.”
The first Read More →
The Internet is full of math problems, but many of them are pointless, says EDC’s Paul Goldenberg. They exist solely to practice what a student already knows, without leading to or developing larger concepts or questions. In such cases, he says, “the individual problems don’t matter, and neither do the answers.”
Problems with a Point, a new EDC Web site developed by a team of eight Read More →
Dr. Mildred Solomon directs EDC’s Center for Applied Ethics and Professional Practice. The center researches the complexities associated with advances in medical knowledge and technology, and designs programs aimed at improving clinical practice, health care decision-making, and, ultimately, patient and family well-being. She was recently named to the U. S. Department Read More →
High-priced housing is not a typical topic for a high school social studies class. This year, students in five Massachusetts high schools learned about the lack of affordable housing and then developed action plans to improve options for low-and moderate – income families in their communities. The combined instruction-community service project was so successful that at least Read More →