Category: Preschool and Primary

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

A Preschool Program Works to Engage Low-Income Parents Early and Often

March 8, 2016

Via: MindShift

Access to quality preschool has become a hot topic in the US. Research indicates that the early years of a child’s life are critically important for development of language and numeracy skills, but access to high quality preschools is uneven across […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

Obama’s pick for Education focuses on states’ role

February 29, 2016

Via: Education Week

President Barack Obama’s nominee for Education Secretary told senators Thursday that the focus of decision-making on elementary and secondary education is “rightly shifting” to the states and away from the federal government. John B. King Jr. is poised to oversee […]

Preschool and Primary

What Is Lost When Kindergarten Gets More Academic?

January 19, 2016

Via: MindShift

A big new study provides the first national, empirical data to back up the anecdotes. University of Virginia researchers Daphna Bassok, Scott Latham and Anna Rorem analyzed the U.S. Department of Education’s Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, which includes a nationally […]

Education Tech, News, Preschool and Primary

zSpace launches virtual reality teaching tools

January 15, 2016

Via: eSchool News

Shuttle Computer Group and zSpace have teamed up to create a desktop virtual reality solution used in K-12 schools and universities. Their intent is to create a union of the latest technology that enhances the school experience and makes learning […]

Education Strategies, Education Tech, Preschool and Primary

Educational gaming expands in Florida district

January 14, 2016

Via: eSchool News

DimensionU’s educational gaming platform for math and literacy is expanding across 40 elementary and middle school after care sites in Florida’s Broward County. The DimensionU expansion kicked off in October 2015 and came about after two years of pilot programs […]

Education Tech, Preschool and Primary

LEGO Education’s WeDo 2.0 provides hands-on STEM learning

January 12, 2016

Via: Education Dive

LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, described as a “a hands-on science solution designed for elementary classrooms using a robot-based learning system,” launched at the International Consumer Electronics Show last week. The program uses traditional LEGO bricks in conjunction with software and […]

Preschool and Primary

Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning

January 6, 2016

Via: Edutopia

The first year that Meyer Elementary School had a technology teacher, they focused on learning basic computer skills and tools, such as email, apps, and programs. Student learning of technology skills was disconnected from what they were learning in other […]

Formal Education, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

5 K-12 trends to watch in 2016

December 31, 2015

Via: Education Dive

The year 2015 saw many small changes in education, and a momentous one, long-awaited by many: the departure of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. With just weeks left in the year, tjhe updated federal education bill, the Every Student Succeeds Act, […]

Education Strategies, Preschool and Primary

New Jersey bill would mandate recess in public elementary schools

December 22, 2015

Via: Education Dive

A new bill passed by New Jersey’s legislature would require public school students in grades K-5 to have at least 20 minutes of recess every day, preferably outside. The law is an attempt to thwart inactivity and promote physical fitness, while […]