July 23, 2014

Use Your Body to Learn

By Anne Murphy Paul in the Brilliant Report.  Today’s educational technology often presents itself as a radical departure from the tired practices of traditional instruction. But in one way, at least, it faithfully follows the conventions of the chalk-and-blackboard era: it addresses itself only to the student’s head, leaving the rest of the body out. Treating mind  read more…

Coding for Kindergarteners

By Sam Patterson from Edutopia Last year at this time, I was trying not to think about kindergarteners. I was still teaching ninth grade English and had just accepted a job teaching technology to K-5. I was excited about the challenge, and I knew that I’d bitten off more than I could chew. Developing the  read more…

Penn State Education Magazine, June 2014

Penn State Education Magazine, June 2014

Brad Hoffman, Alumni Award Winner, Is Transforming Education UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—Brad Hoffman ’99 EK ED has spent his entire professional life teaching. From impressionable elementary school students to entrenched Fortune 500 executives, Hoffman has instructed across the learning spectrum. Hoffman is currently the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of My Learning Springboard, Inc., which he  read more…

What is Reading?

By Joanna Brown (Reading Specialist) For fluent readers, reading seems almost instinctual. Words are instantly recognized, stories come alive easily. However, for those just learning how to read it is a complex process that is anything but automatic. The process of reading involves many visual and mental processes. In order to read and understand, students need  read more…

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The Common Application: The Journey is the Goal

by Elizabeth England (Essay and Interview Coaching) The dread a student feels facing the Common Application Essay is palpable. I hear it in my student’s voices, I see it in their body language, I read it on the page. One of my students asked: “Did you see that New York Times’ article about the (Common  read more…

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The Reinvented Library

By Karen Van Vliet, from Edudemic.com I love books; the weight in my hand, the captivating book cover that makes me wonder with curiosity about what is held within, the simple mechanics of turning a page. As a librarian, I feel lucky to be able to work with books every day in a library that  read more…

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