How Movement and Exercise Help Kids Learn


About a year and a half into that regular exercise routine, I was sitting at my desk writing a grant and this thought went through my mind, ‘Writing is going well!’ That observation prompted her to explore what exercise was doing to her brain. “My The Cognitive Benefits of Exercise.

Not an academic exercise, not business as usual

The Christensen Institute

But for us, it’s not an academic exercise–it’s a critical element in our mission to accelerate the transformation of our healthcare system. It’s an innovation that makes a product or service more accessible and affordable, often targeting “nonconsumers” who formerly could not afford or access it. In the case of Proactive Health, we’ve observed that its team-based model is effectively increasing convenience and access to care for patients.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

That means we shouldn’t just use edtech to replace worksheets, run “drill and kill” exercises, or crunch assessment performance numbers. Students can access learning materials outside of school. Ensuring internet access outside of school.

Starter Exercises for Interactive Storytelling


I’ve written here about using accessible tools such as Twine , Twine 2.0 , Inform 7 , and Inklewriter to create everything from games to interactive essays and digital humanities projects. Do you have a favorite exercise for getting students started with interactive storytelling?

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this first post, we explore how Powerful Learning is personal and accessible, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices. The post Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible appeared first on Digital Promise.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

Students can also choose from two additional exercise-focused electives — dance and personal fitness — which for some students can mean a 40-minute exercise period every day. A row of exercise balls in a classroom at Kaleidoscope Academy. APPLETON, Wisc.

Teach Access Tutorial: Best Practices for Digital Accessibility


I recently came across a solid teaching and learning resource devoted to giving designers, developers, and writers a better grounding in creating accessible content. It’s a product of the Teach Access project, which (I have to admit) I don’t know much about.

Eminent Open Access: A Little Thought Experiment

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Via Stephen Downes yesterday, here’s an article about how to use Tor with Sci-Hub in order to privately and securely read research articles you don’t have legal permission to access. Terrible ideas and brilliant ones can be surprisingly difficult to tell apart.

3 ways to help students access their knowledge

eSchool News

The information goes in (encoding), the learner attempts to commit information to memory (storage), and then the learner tries to recall the lesson (access). Instead of cramming information in, students learn how to access and pull it out. Learning seems like a simple process.

Providing Accessible Math Tasks for All Students

Math can be made accessible to all students using lessons that start at a low level and finish at a much higher level. A three-act task is a group exercise consisting of three videos or pictures. The post Providing Accessible Math Tasks for All Students appeared first on edWeb.

Designing and Adapting Projects For All Users: Digital Accessibility Workshop (July 27-31)


Today being Global Accessibility Awareness Day , you might be interested in finding opportunities for learning more about the topic of accessibility in digital environments. Not everyone accesses information in the same way, though we often assume otherwise.

These are “accessible” math tasks for all students

eSchool News

Math can be made accessible to all students using lessons that start at a low level and finish at a much higher level. A three-act task is a group exercise consisting of three videos or pictures. Throughout the three acts of the exercise, students use skills such as: thinking.

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development

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CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development. Douglas explained that the gamified training was designed to be a quick microlearning experience where teachers can do one 5-to-10-minute exercise at a time. meghan.bogardu…. Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:13. When Tulare Joint Union High School District (Calif.)

OPINION: “They said I only got in because I ‘checked the black box’ ”

The Hechinger Report

Potential and talent may be equally distributed, but access and opportunity definitely are not. Potential and talent may be equally distributed, but access and opportunity definitely are not. “Dream big, work hard and you can do anything.”

Not going it alone: International education programs in an age of isolation

The Hechinger Report

The two-hour course combines sports with exercises in leadership and goal setting, with the hope that each girl will identify a way that she wants to make history and change the world. But a Canadian scholarship program gives refugees access to both simultaneously.

How one tiny town is battling ‘rural brain drain’

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In its efforts to prevent students from leaving forever, to provide a public space for all residents to use and improve access to nearby natural resources, the school has built a sense of community. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education completion Rural scho

Colleges welcome first-year students by getting them thinking about jobs

The Hechinger Report

He spoke after Crawford led him and others through an exercise — fueled by free candy — that included diagramming their interests using colored markers and letting them know they were expected in her office for one-on-one career planning.

Operation Varsity Blues proves we need affirmative action

The Hechinger Report

Harvard argues that it exercises its constitutional and moral right to set diversity goals and considers race in admissions decisions in order to reach them. Higher Ed News Opinion Higher education access Law and policy

Going to school when your family is in hiding from ICE

The Hechinger Report

In an exercise of discretion, ICE has allowed the Thompson’s to remain free from custody while finalizing their departure plans in accordance with the judge’s order.”.

Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

The Hechinger Report

A new 2017 survey of technology use at home shows the gap in computer access is rapidly closing. Even high-speed internet access is becoming more commonplace. How do you also improve quality of usage now that everybody has access? They need exercise and free play.

OPINION: Why is Trump’s ed secretary ignoring the biggest development in education since the printing press?

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They will need to continue to babysit, feed and motivate children during school hours, as well as provide social, exercise and extracurricular opportunities. K-12 Opinion Rural schools Solutions Technology access

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

Students have worked on a diverse range of projects, from inventing a sweatband that monitors an exerciser’s body temperature to trying to create an app that will connect a pill container to a doctor’s office to help ensure a patient takes her medication.


Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe


Dotlearn has found a way to compress online videos, with a specific view to making online tutorials accessible in countries with very low bandwidth. This free web service makes accessing high-quality video e-learning content possible for millions of students in low-income countries.

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Refugee students languish in red tape as they seek to resume their educations

The Hechinger Report

There’s also new momentum behind providing online higher education for refugees, allowing them to work toward a degree wherever there’s internet access. There’s a whole skill base that we are not opening up access to.”.


Promoting student well-being through serious games


However, it can also be a timely intervention option since the lack of access can hinder prevention or treatment of various mental health issues. Well, you might be thinking: what does exercise have to do with the topic? Let’s play: what comes to mind when you think of the word “game”?

Create a digital classroom with Google Classroom and BookWidgets


Furthermore, students love to have access to iPads and fun apps. It allows you to make announcements, add lesson materials, assign tests and exercises for your students. Choose from a library with more than 40 exercise templates you can adjust on your own.

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Learning with 'e's

This is a growing trend as was evidenced recently when the entire editorial team on one of Elsevier's academic journal Lingua resigned over high price and lack of open access. No-one knows for certain, but we know for sure how many access an article from an online journal.

A parent’s perspective on the best learning apps for children


Here are some of the best apps to help your children enhance their learning: Khan Academy — Although Khan Academy itself does not have its own app, you can access apps made to access Khan Academy material. This app make studying on-the-go much easier and accessible for your children.

Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

Put differently, all sorts of learning experiences—from highly behaviorist drill-and-kill exercises to highly constructivist projects or inquiry-based exercises—can be incorporated into online or offline experiences within a blended model.

Pi Day: An Example of an Interdisciplinary, Engaging Lesson

User Generated Education

Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal. Can be accessed at [link]. Here are the two Pi Kahoots I did with the students: Accessed at: [link]. Accessed at: [link].

Using news and entertainment media in the classroom


These types of exercises, using media and news of the current day, can stimulate many essential skills: from critical thinking, research and debate to communication and an understanding of personal bias.

Guest post: Can Activity Trackers Help Keep Your Kids Healthy?


Unless there is motivation to exercise, kids will ignore this important life aspect. He/she will think more about sleep patterns and even exercise. However, if you get an activity tracker, you will have the ability to know how much your kid sleeps, walks, and exercises. An activity tracker will give you access to your kid’s fitness data. If you determine that the kid is indoors most of the hours, you can come up with a way to encourage the kid to exercise more.

From the archives: Already languishing in red tape, refugee students now may be barred altogether from U.S.

The Hechinger Report

There’s also new momentum behind providing online higher education for refugees, allowing them to work toward a degree wherever there’s internet access. There’s a whole skill base that we are not opening up access to.”.


6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students


And so I have realized that, relative to abled communities, technology has improved accessing information, entertainment and education for differently abled students and seekers to the point of being a quantum leap.

Teaching and reading literature in the digital age


Reading the report (now 17 years-old) is an exercise in digital whimsy; an almost amusing retrospective on how institutions of the day regarded digital media: “Reading a book requires a degree of active attention and engagement.

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5 Resources to Find Tons of Free Fun Unplugged Coding Activities!

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you don’t have access to computers, don’t worry because there are several unplugged ways to get students to learn about the technology they use daily. Part of the series, Hour of Code Ideas !

Back-to-school survival: How to get your family on a healthy routine


The way we eat and exercise can have a huge effect on our ability to get good rest and feel up to tackling the day’s challenges, so work out some healthy meals and snacks for your family for the week.

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