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
I am inclined to believe that science is not learned using textbooks, study guides, worksheets, or tests. Rather, I think science is learned by thinking, processing information, constructing models, doing laboratory activities, and testing theories. When I think of my science learning in elementary school, I remember reading about science
Okay folks, the time has come. Your child has entered high school, and that can be a terrifying time for everyone involved. Students these days have a lot to worry about in their first year of high school. Embarrassing mess-ups in gym class, puberty-induced acne scars, and worst of all,
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.
As parents, we want the very best for our kids. However, as the world becomes more connected, desensitized, and seemingly more harsh, my aspirations list for my kids becomes shorter and increasingly simplified. As my son started third grade, I wanted to remind him what’s really important and what
We all know that today’s classroom looks very different than it did 50 years ago. It looks different than it did five years ago. Technology is not only changing the face of our society and how we live, but it is changing the way in which we teach, learn, and
This past week, EdSurge discussed the lack of female leadership and diversity on corporate boards, specifically among startup technology companies. “If, as a company, your goal is to make an impact in education, then you need representation in your leadership that can relate to the population you are trying to impact.”
Last week we launched our Summer Victory Challenge, because we know a lesson a day will keep students ahead of the game. The goal is for students to have fun while making sure they do not fall behind. If you have not gotten started yet, here is a tutorial created
I recently spent a day with some of my Genius Plaza teammates at BookExpo America (BEA) –the largest annual book trade fair in the United States. The 2017 edition took place over three days at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. As someone with one foot
This year, on behalf of Genius Plaza, I had the opportunity to attend Google I/O, an annual conference held in California, where Google shares their latest technology and advancements. This year proved no different, with advances in machine learning, Android and – more importantly for Genius Plaza – virtual reality.