More than 75,000 teachers and students are using Minecraft: Education Edition in the classroom, with the game offering teacher-approved features such as lesson plans and easier interfaces. Educators say they're using the game in various ways, such as during storytelling assignments to build language skills.
The International Space Station will become a testing ground for 21 student-created science experiments, including one involving the process of photosynthesis. The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program explores how microgravity affects various organisms in space.
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Educators from 58 private schools in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, are sharing their expertise through the Knowledge and Human Development Authority-led Abundance Group. Officials say the group's workshops are focused on sharing best practices in teaching and learning.
Computing lessons can be just as powerful without giving students access to devices, write Helen Caldwell and Neil Smith, editors of Teaching Computing Unplugged in Primary Schools. In this commentary, they share five ways to engage students in computational thinking with physical activities.
Just 1% of students who are bullied endure it only online, according to a study of students in Britain by researchers at the University of Warwick. Researchers also found that some of the effects of online bullying are comparable to in-person bullying.
I've always run by the hierarchy of, 'If not funny, interesting. If not interesting, hot. If not hot, bizarre. If not bizarre, break something.'
Jon Stewart, comedian, actor and director
Founded in 1965, ECIS is a global membership organisation that provides professional development opportunities to its members who are comprised of international schools, individuals and educational organisations.