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7 Superb Shape Sorters to Engage Your Little One

7 Superb Shape Sorters to Engage Your Little One

We all remember our favorite childhood toy or toys. Perhaps it was a telephone with googling eyes, or a toy vacuum so you could “help” with chores. We never realized that many of the toys we played with had some educational value as well. These shape sorters… Read More

Do classroom clickers improve learning? It depends.

Do classroom clickers improve learning? It depends.

  Classroom “clickers” quiz students in real time, allowing instructors to gauge student learning and reinforce what is being taught. New research suggests that the effectiveness of these devices hinges largely on the teaching methods being used with them, not the technology, and that instructors… Read More

Harvard faculty committee recommends Greek, other clubs be eliminated

Harvard faculty committee recommends Greek, other clubs be eliminated

In a continued effort to reduce discrimination among campus groups, a Harvard University faculty committee has recommended fraternities, sororities and other exclusive clubs be shut down and students not be allowed join them, even though they are already off campus and lack university recognition. Harvard’s… Read More

One-Day Mindfulness Workshop

One-Day Mindfulness Workshop

In this one-day workshop, titled “Mindful Self-Compassion: Empowering Self-Care and Healing”, you will learn techniques that can help reduce chronic stress, enhance resilience and prosocial emotions. It will include simple yet powerful new tools for self-care, self-healing and helping others to heal. Date: 9 September… Read More

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

Matt Huenerfauth (right), director of the Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology, records video and motion-capture data from someone performing American Sign Language (ASL). His laboratory is developing software to animate ASL avatars. Photo: John Myer The technology behind the… Read More

Bridging the divide between ed tech research and the classroom

Bridging the divide between ed tech research and the classroom

A high school library in a school district in Mentor, Ohio. Photo: Nichole Dobo There’s a lot of knowledge packed away in academic journals. But it can be difficult for education technology developers, teachers and administrators to find and comprehend that information. An interactive “Research… Read More

9 Sensational Basketball Hoops for Budding NBA All-Stars

9 Sensational Basketball Hoops for Budding NBA All-Stars

Some dream of dunking like LeBron. Others of sinking rain-makers like Reggie. With your own basketball hoops, you can take the game home and live out your NBA fantasies with your friends. Basketball is excellent for boosting fitness, social skills, hand-eye coordination, concentration, and confidence.… Read More