Recent Research on Flipping the classroom

Six basic steps to take against cyberbullying

  Like a mutating virus, cyberbullying is constantly erupting in new and unpredictable forms to foil attempts to eradicate it.  Some of the latest, most publicized outbreaks of cyberbullying have occurred on new social media apps like Yik Yak and Whisper. Yik Yak, which allows for anonymous posting by users within a 10-mile-radius area, and Whisper, a secret-sharing… Tell Me More »

‘Leaky pipeline’ to STEM careers is misleading metaphor

Are you worried that too few of your students are taking advanced science and math courses and are on track for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers? It’s much too early to predict their career trajectories, says a new study in Science Education.  The path to a chosen career is rarely linear.  In 10 years, many students… Tell Me More »

NYC limits social media contact between teachers and students

New York City has spoken on the volatile issue of teacher and student contact on social media. Public school teachers in the NYC system may not communicate with students through their personal accounts on Facebook and Twitter, but can communicate on pages set up for classroom use, announced the city’s Education Department. Teachers may not… Tell Me More »

How to teach traditional literacy skills with the iPad

The iPad creates a lot of excitement for learning in many classrooms. Yet, many literacy teachers struggle with how best to integrate technology into teaching traditional literacy skills within a confined curriculum and with limited time. A recent article in A recent article in The Reading Teacher illustrates how one 4th-grade teacher used the iPad in… Tell Me More »

Media center nurtures teens’ interest in digital technology to help them connect with their passions and interests

No doubt when Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg were students, they had teachers who thought they were wasting too much time on their computers. Although many educators continue to feel skeptical about the value of many of teens’ activities in cyberspace, it’s the rare teacher who doesn’t acknowledge that students nevertheless are building… Tell Me More »

National survey of literacy teachers examines obstacles to bringing more technology into classrooms

When they leave the school building every day, students cross a deep divide between the literacy that they practice in their classrooms and the literacy they practice the rest of the day on their computers, cell phones and tablets. A new national survey of literacy teachers examines why this divide continues to exist and what… Tell Me More »

Neuroscience research and the popular myth of brain development

Much has been written suggesting that what parents do with their infant has a powerful, lifelong impact on the baby’s brain that determines adult intelligence, temperament and personality. The first three years have been described as a crucial time when many connections form in the brain and when, by stimulating our baby, we create more connections, thus building a better… Tell Me More »