Sunday, May 30, 2010

Education News: May 30, 2010

May 28 | End of the school year renews concerns about "summer learning loss" that happens while students are out of school over the summer months -- Denver Post

May 27 | Nonprofit organization sets goal to provide inexpensive tablet computers ($99 apiece) to schools and health care institutions to provide Internet access to low-income students -- Google

May 27 | Virginia declines to participate in federal program requiring use of the Common Core State Standards, deeming its own state standards "much superior" -- Virginian-Pilot

May 26 | Maryland becomes one of the first states to endorse the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics -- Washington Post

May 25 | Mississippi elementary school experiments with single-sex classrooms in which teachers will "focus on the learning style unique to that particular" sex -- Northeast MS Daily Journal

May 24 | Colorado program enlists technology-savvy students to teach others how to access the Internet in effort to improve Web access for low-income students and their families -- Times-Call

May 24 | Research shows that, although many students are accustomed to multitasking, their brains do not learn well while they're doing it because cognitive tasks require concentration -- Washington Post

May 24 | Texas teacher has students text her their answers in class to promote participation in discussion and allows them to text her for homework help outside of class -- Caller-Times

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Education News: May 16, 2010

May 13 | Several Internet-based communication tools allow novice teachers to connect with other newbies and veteran teachers alike for moral support, advice, and collaborative brainstorming -- ASCD

May 13 | Engaging teachers in action research projects holds promise as a constructivist means of professional development and "a means for helping teachers thrive in their careers" -- ASCD

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Education News: May 2, 2010

April 26 | South Carolina elementary school shares 10 tips for "deploying a powerful array of widely available digital-technology tools" to meet needs of diverse student population -- Edutopia

April 26 | South Carolina elementary school shares its plan for training and supporting teachers to become "high-tech" in their teaching practices -- Edutopia