YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teens. Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’ Until recently, Facebook had dominated the social media landscape among America’s youth – but it is no longer the most popular online platform among teens, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
First Person What do you find to be the biggest obstacle to effectively differentiating instruction? Got your answer? Was it “time?” If so, your reply mirrors the most common response I receive from the teachers I coach on differentiation.
Teaching digital citizenship and digital resilience is important for helping to prepare our students for today’s world. This blog shows you how! In today’s world, much of our society happens online. It’s where people socialize, share ideas, and debate. However, it also isn’t without potential dangers. Extremist groups recruit online.
Pete Warden writes convincingly about computer scientists’ focus on improving machine learning algorithms, to the exclusion of improving the training data that the algorithms interpret, and how that focus has slowed the progress of machine learning. The problem is as old as data-processing itself: garbage in, garbage out.
Levels of Understanding: Learning That Fits All: Learn how to develop a framework to support creating homework or practice to meet the needs of all learners. (Edutopia, 2015) Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing: Discover how one chemistry teacher uses incremental learning goals, formative assessments, and differentiation to inspire students to work hard and reach their potential.
Reading puts your brain to work. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to your body. It gives us freedom to roam the expanse of space, time, history, and offer a deeper view of ideas, concepts, emotions, and body of knowledge.
Have you ever wondered if the internet is making us stupid? We now have instant access to an enormous amount of information – but is it encouraging shallow thinking? Click here to read Impact’s article on digital learning platforms versus digital learning processes.
For some people, summer means warmer weather and outdoor activities. But what about the kids that are out of school? What will they do all summer? For most parents, they just want their kids to do something other than video games or watching endless videos.