Blended learning 2.0
A blend of edtech and innovative instruction is sparking a turnaround at one inner-city school. Could this be a model for others?
Tech in your child's elementary school: what to look for, what to ask
All this "ed tech" sounds modern and cool — but how can you be sure the devices and apps your child's school is using are actually helping your child learn?
Tech and the brain: TV
How does TV affect your child's developing brain? Find out in part two of our ongoing series on tech and your child's brain.
Tech and the brain: cell phones
Usually in hand, never more than an arm’s length away — just how safe is your tween or teen’s cell phone?
Best graduation gifts
Is June's graduation tassel causing a gift hassle? Not to worry! Here are some gifts to avoid at all costs, as well as presents that will earn you top marks from your new grad.
RIP cursive writing: keyboarding is king
The Common Core Standards don't include teaching kids to write in cursive, but many states are including cursive in their teaching plans.
iPads in the classroom
A close look at tablets in schools — what works and what doesn’t.
Does your teen have a digital curfew?
A new study finds devices at bedtime are cutting into teens’ much-needed sleep time and directly impacting their mental health.
The most important thing happening (or not happening) in your child’s class
Make sure your child has a place in the economy of the future by nurturing their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) now.
6 questions to ask your child's school about STEM
To find out how your child's school is teaching STEM subjects — and to encourage the school to make STEM a priority — start by asking these six questions.
It’s time for Hour of Code
Join the the global movement to introduce every child to essential STEM skills.
Tech and the brain: gaming
Our kids are awash in technology 24/7 — should we worry about the effects on their developing brains?
Are schools “tech-ready” for the Common Core Standards?
The new standards reveal troublesome gaps in American schools' connectivity and students' skills. So will schools be ready this year when students are put to the test?
Tech in your child's middle or high school: what to look for, what to ask
Kids are using everything from iPads and laptops to smartphones and editing programs at school. But how can you tell if all this "ed tech" is actually helping your child learn?
Your child's brain on technology: social media
Social media isn't going anywhere, so as parents we to need consider how it affects kids' developing minds and determine what role we want it to play in our children's lives.
Tech and the brain: tablets
How do e-readers and tablets compare to good ole print-on-paper books when it comes to learning? Find out in part 4 of our series on tech and your child's brain.