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How To Talk With Kids About Terrible Things

Ed Tech - February 18th, 2018 at 9:00:20 AM
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has children all over the country asking difficult questions. Here are a few tips for their parents and teachers.

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The Key To Raising A Happy Child

Ed Tech - February 15th, 2018 at 8:51:09 AM
A new book warns parents: Stop micromanaging your kids. Think of yourself less as their boss, and more like a consultant.

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Smartphone Detox: How Teens Can Power Down In A Wired World

Ed Tech - February 13th, 2018 at 9:34:18 AM
In an era when many kids get a first smartphone at age 10, psychologists say the devices have turned us into Pavlov's dogs — drooling for the next notification, buzz or text. Ready to dial back?

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Why Even Young Students Benefit From Connecting Globally

Ed Tech - February 12th, 2018 at 1:54:42 AM
First grade teacher Kathy Cassidy shares why she believes it's important to connect her young students with learners around the world.

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How to Teach Teens About Love, Consent and Emotional Intelligence

Ed Tech - February 8th, 2018 at 9:07:40 AM
A Harvard survey reveals that teens want more clear guidance about love and romantic relationships from their parents and teachers.

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What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids

Ed Tech - February 7th, 2018 at 12:05:04 PM
Many of these experts are also parents, and their work informs their approach to making rules with their kids about phones, TV and other media.

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What’s So Different About High Tech High Anyway?

Ed Tech - February 6th, 2018 at 3:23:51 AM
Students and teachers at High Tech High in San Diego explain what makes the charter network's schools so different.

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Teens and Tech: Distinguishing Addiction from Habit

Ed Tech - February 5th, 2018 at 1:49:19 PM
The psychiatric profession is still divided, but there are treatment programs, apps and a new public campaign to address media overuse.

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How to Use YouTube Video Essays in the Classroom

Ed Tech - February 5th, 2018 at 3:05:15 AM
YouTube video essays have a unique style and narrative structure. Quality video essays can be great teaching tools for the classroom, according to Tanner Higgin of Common Sense Education.

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8 Ways to Help Older Kids Develop a Sense of Imagination

Ed Tech - February 1st, 2018 at 8:49:21 AM
As kids get older, the activities that cultivate imagination often get sidelined by the demands of academics. Professor Wendy Ostroff explains why imagination is so important and has suggestions for...

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A Tech Tool Designed For Collaboration Online And Offline

Ed Tech - January 29th, 2018 at 8:51:34 AM
These teachers say they've found a digital tool that melds tried-and-true teacher practices with effective online collaboration.

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Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

Ed Tech - January 25th, 2018 at 3:45:58 AM
We asked teachers, professors, a psychiatrist and a technologist for their thoughts, and we heard a range of opinions on one of the most "weirdly divisive" issues in education.

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How Tips via Text Message May Help Parents and Preschoolers Learn

Ed Tech - January 24th, 2018 at 2:40:40 AM
Text “nudges” can boost literacy and numeracy among young children by reminding parents and changing their habits.

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How Trauma, Abuse and Neglect in Childhood Connects to Serious Diseases in Adults

Ed Tech - January 23rd, 2018 at 2:14:59 PM
Adverse Childhood Effects -- such as trauma, abuse and neglect -- have been connected to serious diseases in adulthood. Understanding childhood adversities can help educators, the medical community...

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How to Find Balance When Too Much Self-Doubt Gets in the Way

Ed Tech - January 22nd, 2018 at 4:32:46 AM
A healthy amount of self-doubt -- and knowing how to harness those feelings -- can be used to one's advantage.

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Transforming Physicists, Engineers into Teachers at New MIT Program

Ed Tech - January 18th, 2018 at 2:02:31 PM
High-tech effort would also speed up teacher education by giving credit for existing skills

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Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines

Ed Tech - January 17th, 2018 at 2:26:08 AM
Building students' social and emotional skills with daily routines or regular classes is an important part of setting school culture.

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Helping Strangers May Help Teens’ Self-Esteem

Ed Tech - January 13th, 2018 at 12:35:52 PM
Adolescents are under more pressure than ever, and many suffer from depression and anxiety. But new research suggests that volunteering to help strangers makes them feel better about themselves.

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4 Tools to Help Empower Kids to Stand Up for What’s Right

Ed Tech - January 12th, 2018 at 1:01:26 PM
These apps and digital tools selected by Common Sense Education can enable students to help lonely kids during lunchtime or find social causes they care about.

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Using Board Games to Help Fight and Understand Bias

Ed Tech - January 9th, 2018 at 5:38:08 PM
Buffalo is the sort of game you'd pull out at dinner parties when the conversation lulls. But the game's creators says it's good for something else — subliminally reducing prejudice.

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