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02/16/21

A new report examines the digital divide for America’s K-12 public school students and teachers, finding that the ”homework gap” is larger than previously estimated.

01/18/21

A new report charts the pandemic-related growth in digital game use in schools, showing that perceived “usefulness” has increased acceptance.

01/05/21

Can handwriting (and drawing) aid learning and memory in ways that typing does not? According to a new study, the answer is a definite yes. The article published in Frontiers in Psychology summarizes the result of a study that measured brain activity in 12-year-old children and adults when writing by hand, drawing, and typing in response to describing words and copying sentences.

12/28/20

Is there a relationship between language aptitude and learning to code? A new study indicates that language skills may predict success in the development of coding skills.

12/22/20

While there is insufficient evidence to draw definitive conclusions about the efficacy of specific instructional practices, data suggests that obstacles to student engagement can be addressed through low-cost “nudges.” 

12/10/20

A recent K-12 Dive Deep Dive explores how game design and programming can heighten a district's science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula.

11/23/20

After polling 16,162 undergraduate students from 71 US institutions, EDUCAUSE has released a study on student experiences with technology: The 2020 Student Technology Report: Supporting the Whole Student. The study captures key findings and analysis, next steps, and potential opportunities.

Here are some high-level insights:

11/17/20

Reimagining Social-Emotional Learning in K-12 Education provides an overview of current efforts to address social and racial inequities in K-12 education.

10/23/20

The Math Learning Center's Box It or Bag It is a math program that provides a year's worth of whole group and independent practice for K–2 students.

10/23/20

Microsoft has created a number of special education and accessibility resources for educators and support staff to help assist with remote learning.

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