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.
RSS Discovery Education
  • Staying Centered with Flexible SEL Resources  July 27, 2021
    Explore a variety of  K-12 resources and curated content collections in the Social-Emotional Learning Center, designed to keep social-emotional connection at the heart of every learning experience.  Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is such an important area of focus in education because of its unique power to enhance all other subject areas indirectly. By better understanding and managing emotions, both
  • Bring the Benefits of Computational Thinking into Your Classroom with Grab-and-Go Lessons from Ignite My Future July 21, 2021
    The number of computer science-related jobs continues to outpace the number of graduating students qualified to fill them. One key to encouraging students to consider computer science career pathways is the integration of computational thinking across subject areas. Computational thinking considers 21st century technology and overlaps it with key strategies to solve any given challenge.
  • Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families  July 5, 2021
    Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners!  HEALTH & WELLNESS Healthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving
  • Using Hands-On STEM Experiences to Connect Students to the World June 29, 2021
    Watch the June 22nd episode of Hands-On STEM on-demand! Hosted by Brandon Okpalobi, President and CEO of Dibia DREAM, Inc., students built a solar oven while discussing topics around renewable energy, sustainability, and engineering and meeting STEM professionals from API & Boeing! Active engagement is one of the best ways for students to learn new
  • Help Girls Build Cyber Skills to Secure the Future with Girls4Tech June 28, 2021
    Our world is changing faster than ever, and there has never been more opportunity for students to soar in STEM! As the 4th Industrial Revolution redefines life as we know it, students today are in a unique position to help build a better world for us all by harnessing the power of technological innovation. Girls4Tech,
RSS MindShift
  • Down With Toxic Positivity! For Teachers and Students, Healing Isn’t Blind Optimism August 3, 2021
    Toxic positivity isn’t doing students or teachers any favors. Educators provide helpful tips on how to authentically listen to emotions and promote student wellbeing through civic education. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Four Steps to Coax Young Adults (and Their Parents) to Greater Independence July 29, 2021
    Former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims has a guide for young people who have been overparented and are seeking pathways to greater independence and resilience. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Some Districts Are Trying To Get Anxious Families Back Into School Buildings July 28, 2021
    Parents across the country are weighing whether to send their children to in-person school this fall. Some districts are getting creative in an effort to win them back. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kindergarten Enrollment Fell Last Year. Now Schools Wonder How Many Kids Are Coming July 27, 2021
    It's too soon to say if schools will see a surge, but they do know that kindergartners are entering their first year of school with a wide range of experience. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • When Schools Shut Down In Alaska, These Students Went Moose Hunting July 23, 2021
    In the remote Yukon Delta region of Alaska, many families practice subsistence hunting to get food on the table. Three students reconnected with that tradition during the pandemic. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Everyone Should Wear A Mask In Schools, Vaccinated Or Not, U.S. Pediatricians Say July 21, 2021
    The American Academy of Pediatrics released updated guidance for schools on Monday, recommending universal masking for students over the age of 2. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Grades Have Huge Impact, But Are They Effective?  July 20, 2021
    How accurate is grading? Some teachers are pushing back on counting points for behavior and they’re finding better, more equitable ways to assess learning. By changing grading practices, their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Build Students’ Math Confidence With Culturally Sustaining Teaching Practices July 19, 2021
    Educators José Vilson and Dr. Cathery Yeh invite teachers to reimagine the way math is taught. They provide teaching techniques that focus on using students’ everyday contexts to find pathways for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Do Alabama And California Have In Common? Top-Notch U.S. History Standards July 16, 2021
    State history standards can give educators a roadmap through the uncomfortable facts of U.S. history. In the current debate over critical race theory, they can also offer political cover. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Two 14-Year-Olds Grill An Author About The Future Of Humanity July 15, 2021
    In his new book for Gen Z readers, Charles Kenny explains why despite all the gloom and doom, the world is getting better for billions. NPR turned to two Gen Zers to help ask him the tough questions. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]
  • How One District Went All-in on a Tutoring Program to Catch Kids Up July 15, 2021
    A North Carolina district figured out early that tutoring could make a difference for kids who missed instruction, and they plan to keep it up for months and even years to come. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Illinois Has Become The First State To Require The Teaching Of Asian American History July 14, 2021
    Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation last week that will require public school students to learn about Asian American history starting in the 2022-2023 school year. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Help Students Succeed in Algebra 1 This Year July 13, 2021
    Algebra 1 carries a lot consequences – making the difference between a STEM career and dropping out of high school – and this year the warning signs are everywhere that students have fallen behind. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MindShift Podcast Season 6 is coming your way!  July 13, 2021
    As we enter a third school year in the coronavirus pandemic, the MindShift team examines sustaining teaching practices that can help educators and their students. This season, we’ll bring you stories... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]