3 smart (simple) steps to technology integration
When it comes to technology integration, we are often encouraged to transform education and revolutionize the learning process. While well-meaning, it can sometimes overwhelm us to the point that we don’t do anything. A better approach is to embrace the “Keep it simple, stupid” philosophy.
DA op-ed: What K-12 leaders should know about 5G technology
5G is the next generation of wireless service. It is designed to keep up with the staggering proliferation of devices needing a mobile internet connection. It will offer faster download speeds and reduced power requirements. Of course, this additional speed and functionality comes with an increased cost.
Why executive function skills matter
As an educator, you have the opportunity to shape students' executive function skills in and outside the classroom, says Nikosi Darnell, a speech-language pathologist and child development specialist with ClearView Speech & Consulting Services, and a featured speaker for the 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference.
DA op-ed: Achieving equity through perpetual motion
Research suggests that extracurricular activities offer important academic, social and emotional benefits for students. By continually removing barriers to participation in after-school and summer programs, we are leveling the playing field for our most disadvantaged students.
Food for thought
There’s no question that healthy children learn better, which is why the Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 went to great lengths to reduce sodium and fat levels in school meals while increasing whole grains and vegetables. But current efforts to roll back nutrition guidelines could negate the progress that has been made.