Does social media affect girls’ well-being and learning?
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1w ago
Originally Published May 2024 As the EU threatens TikTok lite with a ban and a potential TikTok ban could soon speed through the Senate in the United States, the 2024 GEM Gender Report warns against the use of social media in educational settings to protect young girls’ well-being and learning.  Launched on International Girls in Information and Communications Technology Day and titled “Technology on her terms”, the new report by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) assesses the progress made towards achieving gender parity across all levels of education.  ..read more
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B.E.S.T. Institute Renamed in Honor of Thomas W. Dortch Jr.
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2w ago
Originally published May 2024 B.E.S.T. Academy at The Thomas W. Dortch Jr. Institute honours the Atlanta business icon and civic leader The Atlanta Board of Education (ABOE) is proud to announce the renaming of B.E.S.T. Academy (Business Engineering Science Technology) to B.E.S.T. Academy at The Thomas W. Dortch Jr. Institute. This change honours the late Thomas W. Dortch Jr., an esteemed Atlanta business leader, civic icon and former Chairman of the 100 Black Men of America National’s Board of Directors.  A Pioneer’s Legacy Dortch, who passed away in 2023, was a trai ..read more
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Embracing the Change: How to Reclaim Technology for Student Achievement
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2w ago
Originally published May 2024 By Kayla M. Perry I grew up in rural Arizona, in a house ten minutes outside of the nearest town, right beside a river and a forest. This was before the Internet was mainstream in every household, so my four younger brothers and I had to find other ways to stay entertained. And it was great! We would spend hours playing outside, finding places along the river that we dubbed “the rapids” and “fish rock,” or exploring in the woods that we had all to ourselves. Much of my childhood featured activities that weren’t based around a screen: flipping through my mom’s Opr ..read more
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Gymnastics
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3w ago
Originally published in TEACH Magazine, March/April 2024 Issue Looking for a fun indoor activity to help your students burn off some energy during the colder months? Well, look no further than a local gymnastics club! Gymnastics have been shown to offer many benefits for kids, including increased flexibility and coordination, improved bone density, and better confidence, while also stimulating cognitive growth by working both sides of the brain. Participating in gymnastics can even help kids gain social skills such as listening, following directions, and taking turns. To that end, we’ve gathe ..read more
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Climate Change Poster Contest Winners!
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3w ago
Originally published May 2024 This post is sponsored by the Canadian Public Health Association Contests are a great way to inspire students and enhance their understanding of a topic area. They play a role in motivating students to perform and excel, and offer a lot more reward than just the winning prize. That is why the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) developed and ran a national Grade 6 Poster Contest on infectious disease and climate change for the past four years. This contest was an opportunity for teachers and students to learn more about climate change and the impact it is h ..read more
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Becoming Black: Reconciling Race Relations as an Afro-Caribbean Educator
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1M ago
Originally published April 2024 By Deziree Baker As a Caribbean immigrant educator, I have had to adapt to the United States in several ways—racially, socially, and academically. In this article, I will share my experiences with “becoming Black” in the States and subsequently how my racial identity development has impacted my practices as an educator. Racial identity development is defined as a dynamic process that occurs over time and is affected by personal, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural environments. Several racial identity models exist across different groups—one is William E ..read more
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Observing the Watershed Through Art
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1M ago
Originally published April 2024 The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center in Philadelphia, is hosting a free, fine art exhibition centered on artists’ observations of the region’s watershed. The curated selection of vintage and contemporary drawings, paintings, and photography by local artists captures impressions of the rivers, streams, wildlife, and tidal wetlands. The purpose of WANDERING: Observations of Our Watershed, is to encourage exploration and discussion of the delicate and crucial balance of an ecosystem in an urban setting. According to Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Cent ..read more
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Empower Kids to Confront Environmental Issues
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1M ago
Originally published April 2024 As part of its yearlong Earthshot spotlight dedicated to climate solutions and sustainability, the Museum of Science has developed a suite of interactive curricula and educational games to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and passionate problem solvers. Available in English and Spanish, the new Earthshot educational resources span grades preK-12 and formats, including Youth Engineering Solutions (YES), Engineering is Elementary (EiE), Kahoot!, and TinyTap, encouraging students of all ages to imagine and design innovative ..read more
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Teacher’s Pet: March/April 2024
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1M ago
Originally published in TEACH Magazine, March/April 2024 Issue Name: Bear Age: 4 years Breed: Belgian Malinois Mix Characteristics: dramatic, huggable, smart Location: Pennsylvania, USA Parent: Chrissy R. Name: Bonk Age: 2 years Breed: Cardigan Welsh Corgi Characteristics: brazen, earnest, robust Location: British Columbia, Canada Parent: Lucy Y. Name: Lucy Age: 3 years Breed: Anatolian Shepherd/ Maremma Sheepdog/Poodle Mix Characteristics: energetic, protective, snuggly Location: British Columbia, Canada Parent: Nicola G. Name: Obi Wan Catnobi Age: 6 years Breed: American Short ..read more
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What does technology in Utah look like?
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1M ago
Originally published April 2024 For the past nine years, Connected Nation (CN) has partnered with Utah Education Network (UEN) to develop the Utah School Technology Inventory Report, a statewide inventory that compiles critical data about technology usage and gaps in Utah K-12 schools. The fifth biannual report was released earlier this year, highlighting more than 82,600 data points representing 1,034 schools across Utah. The final report provided a comprehensive summary of the Utah school system and an overview page for every school district and charter school in th ..read more
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