Education Technology

Schools Use Trial and Error for Choosing Edtech, But They Don’t Have to

With President Biden signing on to turn the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law, our nation is preparing to make historic investments in its highways, public transportation, railroads, airports, ports, water systems, broadband networks, and the electric grid. Even in our hyperpolarized political climate, the bill garnered widespread bipartisan support. main reason? Many people realize …

To Help Fight a Mental Health Crisis in Schools, Community Groups Step In

In stressful moments, it is always useful to have someone by your side. When it comes to providing mental health services, school districts can use some additional support as well. In California, experts agree that the pandemic has exacerbated already deep-rooted mental health challenges for students. An August report from the Little Hoover Commission, an …

Can A New Online Learning Platform Improve Employment For Those With Visual Impairment?

Despite their ability to work in a variety of jobs, people who are blind or have low vision tend to have low employment rates, low salaries and an unusually high underemployment rate. But some advocates say accessible tech platforms could be key to changing that. Employment for blind and visually impaired people typically falls into …

Kids Use Play To Communicate. Here’s Why Adults Need To Pay Attention.

Throughout my twenty years in ECD, in the classroom and as a children’s show host, I have observed that the young child in focused, self-directed, open-ended play is like a lucid dreamer. Think about how our subconscious processes our daily life experiences during our dream cycles. When adults are interested in children’s verbal and nonverbal …