Stephen Noonoo

For Teachers, a STEAM Workshop Where Arts Are Key

Las Vegas — Inside a science lab here on a scorching summer day, 27 kids sit in small groups itching to get started on the day’s science activity: putting finishing touches on their model volcanoes.

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Teens Know Social Media Is Manipulative. But They Just Can’t Get Enough.

Almost three-quarters of teens said they know social media companies are manipulating them into spending more time online. Yet somewhat paradoxically, they also say the technology has a positive impact on their wellbeing.

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10 Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About

It’s back to school season, and these teachers are excited. Why? The bevy of tech tips and trends brightening their classrooms—including 360-degree video, thoughtful ways to use Alexa, and the sleeper Google tool for improving note-taking and research.10 Creative trends in teachingEdSurge recently spoke with four educators to see what they were most excited about. Here’s what they shared:

The Biggest Challenge for District Leaders? Finding and Keeping Good Teachers

After a year of teacher-led walkouts and elevated concerns over declining teacher salaries, a new survey of school superintendents cites finding and keeping qualified teachers as their highest-priority issue.

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Why the FCC’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl

It’s one of the cruelest ironies in education: today’s schools must build and maintain robust high-speed, fiber-optic internet connections. But the process involved in finding funds for these upgrades can feel like a laggy dial-up modem, slow to a crawl—when it’s not cutting out completely.

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Why This Student-Run YouTube Club Is About More Than Making Videos

Two years ago when Erick Hanson migrated from history teacher to media specialist he had one big goal in mind: to make the library cool again.“If kids weren't coming into the library to check out books because they need the information or they just want to read for leisure, where are they going instead?” says Hanson, who works at Pennsylvania’s East Pennsboro School District, near Harrisburg.

Can Individual Tests Really Measure Collaboration?

At the end of next school year, thousands of high school students will sit down at individual workstations, laptops in hand, for an end-of-course exam. But in a rather novel twist this one’s not just about what you know—but also what you can figure out.

Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility

There was a time not long ago when people claimed to trust Google news results and Wikipedia articles more than the media outlets they linked to. In other words, up until pretty recently Googling was synonymous with a question answered.

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Look what the wind blew into the Windy City. Earlier this week more than 18,000 attendees from 87 countries gathered in Chicago for ISTE, one of the largest K-12 education technology conferences and trade shows in the world. Joining them were an additional 6,000 reps from companies big and small.As ever, it was a popular time for product announcements. Here we’ve rounded up some of the biggest launches and partnerships dropping in time for back to school. (What, too soon?) Check out the complete roundup below.

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This Neuroscientist Explains Why Today's Kids Have Different Brains

Neuroscientist David Eagleman has a lot to say about the brain, and he’s done so in a lot of places. He’s written bestselling books, given a popular TED Talk, hosted a PBS series called “The Brain with David Eagleman” and teaches as an adjunct professor at Stanford.

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