The number of subscribers to educational YouTube channels tripled in 2013, according to an end-of-year NPR story. And a major contributor to that growth has been increased interest in "pop science"or what YouTube calls "explainer"videos.
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A new study by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggests tablet-computer simulation programs can significantly boost students' grasp of difficult scientific concepts.
December 13, 2013
In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.
December 10, 2013
A new campaign for Computer Science Education Week is attempting to get 10 million K-12 students to spend an hour learning how to code.
November 13, 2013
Reflecting on recent news about another teen software genius, a Catholic school educator wonders how schools can better support advanced students who have creative interests outside of conventional academic areas.
October 24, 2013
A Wired magazine story looks at the effects of a "radical new teaching method" in which teachers stop direct instructing and start posing problems for students to solve. Could the approach lead, as one educational researcher posits, to teacherless schools?
August 09, 2013
At last month's Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bring Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science) competition, young rappers from New York public schools showcased original hip-hop performances all centered on one theme: science.
August 06, 2013
Four teachers recently shipped off on a sea adventure, tagging along with scientists conducting research for NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
May 15, 2013
At an event in downtown Washington yesterday, panelists discussed a professional development program that brings reading and social/emotional learning together and according to several studies is having positive effects in both areas.
April 22, 2013
The Council of Chief State School Officers today announced Jeff Charbonneau, a high school science teacher in Washington state, as the 2013 National Teacher of the Year.