Entries by Jennifer

Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8

Television was once the newest technology in our homes, and then came videos and computers. Today’s children are growing up in a rapidly changing digital age that is far different from that of their parents and grandparents.  A variety of technologies are all around us in our homes, offices, and schools. When used wisely, technology […]

The Best Labor Day Road Trips

The long, lingering days of summer are starting to come to a close, and lazy weekends and warm-weather getaways will soon be nothing more than memories. Before you know it, you’ll be back running shuttles to soccer practice and shoveling the driveway. Unless, of course, you plan one last summer fling. Make the most of […]

Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM Workforce, and It Starts With Educating Teachers

Digital device learning, often called 1-to-1 computing or a “smart classroom,” is not some faraway abstraction or revolutionary concept in education. In fact, thanks to grants and state-subsidized funding, an increasing number of school districts nationwide are securing electronic devices such as personal computers, remote accessible software and even handheld tablets for their students from […]

Reducing Math Anxiety: What Can Teachers Do?

We’ve written about math anxiety on this blog before—how it can be brought on by early negative math experiences and, more recently, its link to genetic factors. Research says math anxiety can lead to a decrease in working memory and that girls taught by a female teacher with high math anxiety are more likely to endorse gender-related stereotypes about […]

Brazil’s Best Beaches

It is not as if you need another reason to visit Brazil, but if you do – how about checking out some of their top beaches? Thanks to Telegraph, here is a gallery of Brazil’s 10 best beaches, because – why not? Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha Baia do Sancho is frequently named among Brazil’s […]