Educational News around the world

With a focus on technology in education, HIU listed the latest articles, insights and ideas for educators who are passionate about technology and learning.
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  • Commemorate Red Ribbon Week with Resources to Support Student Health & Wellbeing  October 25, 2021
    Explore resources supporting students, educators, and families during Red Ribbon Week 2021, which is being observed October 23-31 and beyond. Through the support of diverse social impact partners, communities across the United States are empowered to help students make healthier choices through flexible, no-cost dynamic digital content.  Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign
  • Inspiring Health-Conscious Students Through Private-Public Partnerships for Education October 22, 2021
    by Dr. Joe Sanchez, Director of Research & Development Science Engagement and STEM Programs, AstraZeneca As we saw during this pandemic year, preventative health education can play a critical role in protecting the health and wellbeing of all citizens. Unfortunately, one of the lessons of COVID-19 is that access to healthcare and education is not
  • New Activities Celebrating SEL as a Team Sport  October 13, 2021
    Inspire students to set and achieve goals this year using practical social-emotional skills they can run with in their everyday lives.  Find easy ways to engage elementary students in important SEL competencies this school year with new resources from LaGolda, a pro-social animated series and online educational program available on the Discovery Education learning platform.  As LaGolda and her growing team of friends travel the world and overcome challenges
  • Explore the Application of Genomics to the World Around Us  October 7, 2021
    The new and developing field of genomics involves the study of the genome, the entirety of a person’s genes. Genomic studies in medicine are showing that interaction between genes and environmental factors and lifestyle choices can have a major influence on a person’s risk of developing diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.   Developed
  • Dynamic New Virtual Field Trips From Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners Help Students Explore STEM in the World Around Them October 6, 2021
    To help students explore the exciting the many ways STEM is shaping the world around them, Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners proudly introduce four new engaging, no-cost virtual field trips (VFTs). Learn more and register for the new virtual field trips and find all the resources here. Discovery Education offers educators, students,
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  • Stress and Short Tempers: Schools Struggle with Behavior as Students Return September 29, 2021
    Teachers are seeing more stress and short tempers among students as they readjust to being in school buildings again with one another. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Framework for Conversations About Race in Schools September 28, 2021
    For teachers and school leaders looking to promote more equity in their schools, Glenn Singleton’s Courageous Conversations framework guides educators through tough discussions about race. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Before Kids’ Emotions Run High, Practice These Steps During Calmer Times September 23, 2021
    When a child's emotions get hot, it's hard for anyone to remain calm. That's where practicing calming strategies before the emotions boil over can help, according to Katie Hurley. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Lay the Groundwork For Antibias and Antiracist Teaching September 21, 2021
    From relationship-building to interacting with caregivers, Liz Kleinrock’s book “Start Here, Start Now” provides practical activities and practices to help teachers incorporate ABAR work into their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • We Know Students Are Struggling With Their Mental Health. Here’s How You Can Help September 17, 2021
    Experts say taking care of your own wellbeing first will allow you to help your kids and students. You should also listen to their concerns and teach them tools to manage their anxieties. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • In Print or Onscreen? Making The Most of Reading With Young Children September 16, 2021
    In her book, "How We Read Now," author Naomi Baron provides parents and caregivers research-based insights on the purpose of reading and whether it can be achieved through print or digital books. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Do You Cultivate Genius in All Students? September 14, 2021
    'Genius' is a rare title often reserved for adults who have accomplished something extraordinary. But we have more to gain by seeing genius as the brilliance that can be developed in each child,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Parents Can Have Conversations That Motivate Teens September 13, 2021
    As a child goes through changes in adolescence, parents must also change how they communicate with their kids. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Talk About 9/11 With A New Generation Of Kids September 10, 2021
    Students today have no memory of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, so this year's anniversary poses unique challenges for educators and caregivers trying to explain what happened and why. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Minecraft YouTubers Made me a Better Parent During the Pandemic September 8, 2021
    In a time of profound disruption, innovative online content like ‘The Dream SMP’ helped millions of kids stay connected to the social world. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Help Anxious Students Re-Adjust to Social Settings September 7, 2021
    There's a lot to readjust to as students go back to school buildings. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Strategies To Make Classrooms Safer As The Delta Variant Spreads September 3, 2021
    Research shows increasingly that layering one strategy on top of another can help minimize the spread of the coronavirus in classrooms. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kids In Illinois Will Soon Be Able To Take 5 Mental Health Days From School September 3, 2021
    Starting in January, students will be allowed to use their five mental health days without needing to provide a doctor's note for their absence. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • These Students Grew Up Around Gun Violence. They Decided It Was Time To Talk About It. September 3, 2021
    D.C. has long struggled with one of the highest rates of gun violence in the country. Three local students talked to their community about losing their loved ones and living with the grief. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]