In general, there are two points of view regarding Common Core. On the one hand, you have concerned parents and teachers who believe Common Core is a barefaced power grab by the federal government with catastrophic results that will only Continue reading The Surprising, Little-Known Origins of Common Core
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Games are addictive. Just try asking your 14-year-old to put down Candy Crush Saga for a few minutes, and there’s a good chance you’ll encounter some serious resistance. But there’s more to the story than that. When psychologist Jane McGonigal Continue reading Why some kids get smarter by playing video games
Here’s a fun science-learning game that will teach you some basic concepts in physics. You’ll learn about velocity, probability, and force. This science learning game was put together by the NFL, Discovery Learning, and EA Sports™. I’m glad they did Continue reading Using football to learn the basics of physics
A detailed Washington Post article about the Common Core noted that the Educational Testing Service (ETS) is ramping up plans to have student essays graded by computer. This is happening even though, by their own admission, the computers are not Continue reading Using computers to grade your child’s writing