To help kids maximize the Internet's benefits -- while minimizing the risks -- we offer the latest research, tips, and tools on what really keeps kids safe. Which privacy settings should you use? What are the ins and outs of parental controls? Get tips on everything from the basics, such as smart usernames, to the big stuff, such as appropriate sharing. Read More
Online Math Games Balance Challenge with Mastery Learning. Game designers at Mangahigh strive to find the perfect match between player skill and difficulty level in the standards-based teaching resources they build, and allow teachers to track student progress from within the games. Watch the Video
Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park. Watch the Video
Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. Recent reports go back and forth on teens' favorite digital hangout, but the fact is that these days, teens are diversifying: dividing their attention among an array of apps and sites that let them write, share, chat, and meet new friends. It may seem more complicated to share photos on Instagram, post secrets on Whisper, flirt with people on Skout, and share jokes on Twitter, but tweens and teens seem to enjoy keeping up with their various virtual outposts, and each one offers something different.
You don't need to know the ins and outs of all the apps and sites that are "hot" right now (and frankly, if you did, they wouldn't be trendy anymore). But knowing the basics -- what they are, why they're popular, and what problems can crop up when they're not used responsibly -- can make the difference between a positive and a negative experience for your kid. Read More
With so many advances in technology, the landscape of education is forever changing for the better. The Bringing Our Schools into the 21st Century Infographic shows how the future can be bright for both educators and students by incorporating advanced technologies and techniques.
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Studies, research papers, doctoral dissertations, conference presentations — each year academia churns out thousands of pieces of research on education. And for many of them, that's the end of it. They gather dust in the university library or languish in some forgotten corner of the Internet.
A few, though, find their way into the hands of teachers, principals and policymakers. Each year the American Educational Research Association — a 99-year-old national research society — puts out a list of its 10 most-read articles.
We've looked over that list and compiled a summary of some of what we learned from the ivory tower in 2014. Read More
When I was young, my parents always had a hard time to find the right person for babysitting. It would be either the next door neighbour or a niece or a nephew. I remember the day that my mother left me with our next door neighbour lady. She was pretty old and was very worried and watched my every movement. I happened to be on the well behaved side of the scale; however, seeing her freaking out about everything I did, had started to amuse me. Then I decided to make the most of my time spent in her house by driving her to the edge. All it took was a handful of gummy bears. Read More
PBS KIDS PLAY! is an interactive world filled with learning games and preschool activities. It is ideal to get ready for school, preschool or kindergarten. Visit with favorite PBS KIDS characters including Curious George, Super Why, Dinosaur train and Thomas the Tank Engine!
Your child can play more than fifty educational games all based on kindergarten national standards and prek curriculums. Build skills with Math games, Science games, Reading games -- plus unique activities that deal with child emotional development (child emotions), child safety, and even help learn foreign languages (learning French, learning Spanish)!
Your child can explore at his or her own pace and discover new challenges that adapt as she advances. PBS KIDS characters such as Super Why, Curious George, Dinosaur train or Thomas the Tank Engine, reward learning progress and recommend more educational games that are right for your child. PBS KIDS PLAY lets you follow your child's progress and find related activities and helpful resources while he evolves in this safe environment for children. Read More