A few years ago, I was talking to my then 6-year-old son. He was in the midst of first grade and learning how to read. I was beyond excited for this stage in his life. I had dreamt of having him sit on my lap to read one of our
Last week we unveiled our new search toolbar, and we have received great feedback. The search toolbar is now also available on our homepage, and as you can see, you can apply filters to search thousands of resources by resource type (eBook, video, vocabulary set, etc.), language, grade, creator, and subject.
Today’s news updates will focus on Hurricane Harvey as well as general education and EdTech news. Hurricane Harvey Yesterday in our blog we shared this Newsweek story about the impact of Hurricane Harvey. In fact, according to Education Week, more than one million students are impacted. The New York Times
Family and Language Three years ago, my cousin Kevin came to upstate New York from northern Germany for a visit. My mother, a German immigrant who had arrived in the United States as a child, was initially embarrassed by how rusty her German skills had become after many years of
The Tennessean discussed the need for diversity among teachers in schools, whether it be more teachers of color, or increasing the number of teachers from rural settings. It has been proven through research that diverse teachers have a positive effect on student’s educational experience. Having a diverse staff allows more
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” – Frank Smith, psycholinguist A recent post titled “Myth vs Reality – Bilingual Language Development” in “The Hola Blog” highlights key misperceptions about raising bilingual kids. As someone who moved to this country
The Journal published the article 7 Digital Learning Trends, which examined a research project known as Speak Up. The project surveyed more than 514,000 educators, parents, and students over the past few months. One of the main findings was “demand is growing for game-based learning environments and new learning models,