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.
Help your students learn how to learn When we take evidence from the science of learning, target key strategies that have potential to make impact in our classroom, and gather evidence of our impact we can truly design learning experiences that set our students up for success! Learn more at the How the Learning Brain Works Institute...
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.
Taking a Multisensory Approach to K-5 Reading Elementary school is a crucial time of growth in the educational journey of children, and strong literacy skills are a key facet of that journey. Using a multisensory approach to K-5 reading can lay a foundation for reading proficiency that lasts a lifetime. Learn how!
Hybrid learning: an innovative approach During the pandemic high-speed internet became a necessity for students, as they transitioned to virtual and hybrid learning. Educators noticed disparities among students who didn't have access. This report explores the digital divide and effective ways to deliver internet services to children who need it most. Download the report.
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.
Creating Proficient Readers with Multisensory Literacy Multisensory approaches to literacy have gained popularity in recent years as educators explore new ways to keep their students engaged. When combined with systematic and explicit instruction, multisensory literacy begins to move learners towards being proficient readers. Read the SmartFocus
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.