Two curriculum developers and educators explain the four elements of adding entrepreneurship to STEM/STEAM education and why teaching entrepreneurship is beneficial to ensuring students graduate high school with the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century economy.
- By Jerri LaMirand, Kelly Van Meter
An educator and developer of a summer math program called ST Math Immersion explains how a shift in focus away from student deficits and toward the existing strengths they can build upon is central to the asset-based learning approach — and a great way to help students develop confidence, persistence, and a growth mindset.
Schools can counter the growing wave of ransomware attacks with the proper tools and resources even in difficult cases where there is little to no involvement from all stakeholders — or if there’s no room in the IT budget for enhanced cybersecurity efforts — by strategically implementing these cyber benchmarks.
A library media specialist shares tips to help educators give families attainable goals and simple steps to boost their students' reading skills over the summer and avoid learning loss while school's out.
The opposing sides in the “reading wars” tend to advocate for the use of curricula that’s based either on the Science of Reading or on Balanced Literacy, but it does not have to be an "either/or" situation; a literacy expert from Read Naturally suggests integrating components of the Science of Reading into a Balanced Literacy program to provide students with the support they need.
Educators need to do a better job of explaining to the public what effective education really looks like.
- By Therese Mageau
It seems appropriate that in our first column for T.H.E. Journal's K-12 Mobile Classroom Newsletter we should lay out the path to the Holy Grail of K-12: increased (if not dramatically increased) student achievement. While we might be wearing rose colored contact lenses, here's the trajectory that we see actually happening over the next few years that will get K-12 to the Holy Grail:
- By Elliot Soloway, Cathie Norris
T.H.E. Journal is not a how-to guide, but it can guide you through some of the issues and challenges you face in creating technology-rich 21st century schools. Also, it occasionally can take advantage of some of those ideas and technologies--and not just by simply telling you about them either.
Research has shown that both schools and parents believe social networking could play a positive role in students' lives, and both are interested in social networking as a tool. So why has social networking not been leveraged more in schools to enhance the education of youth?
- By Patricia Deubel
A new federally authorized test of students' technology literacy has little in sync with the tech curriculum schools are teaching.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher