Students enrolled in a New Jersey high school's biomedical program are learning more about human anatomy through a virtual dissection program. Students also are learning about anatomical abnormalities, such as an enlarged spleen.
The library at an Illinois school features robotics, flexible furniture, technology devices and engineering tools in what librarian Todd Burleson calls an IDEA Lab. In this commentary, Burleson shares steps for creating a 21st-century library.
African-American and Latino children may be receiving delayed autism diagnoses, according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University. Other studies show that symptoms among minority children may be misdiagnosed as conduct disorders instead of autism.
Teachers can use creative math prompts to help students become "adventurous learners," asserts math educator and consultant Jerry Burkhart. In this blog post, Burkhart shares a subtraction exercise that he used with fifth-graders to help boost their creative-thinking skills.
Math teacher Giulia Bini used a video game and YouTube videos to help teach calculus to students. Bini assigned a video game as homework and through it, as well as other strategies, she says students' grades increased 10%.
Students at 30 primary and secondary schools in Scotland are expected to receive virtual-reality headsets. "Combined with traditional teaching methods these virtual reality headsets will enhance our pupils' learning experiences and push them to new heights," said Councillor Paul O'Kane, convener for education and equalities at East Renfrewshire Council.
Instructional coach and former middle-school teacher Ashley Lamb-Sinclair started her Curio Learning platform this month. The online platform, free for educators, allows them to curate educational resources for professional development.
About 800 students in a North Dakota school district will participate in an Ellis Island simulation project set for next month in a high school. High-school teachers and student leaders will contribute to the event as the younger students encounter unfamiliar languages and experiences, and latter will guide the public through exhibits they have created for a museum.
English-for-speakers-of-other-languages students at a Virginia middle school recently explored augmented reality as part of a pilot program. Observers say the technology provides visual learning that may help students whose first language is not English.