Education

Share your ideas with Chromebook

Over the last two years, many school districts have gone from sharing devices to providing one for every student. Students aren’t the only ones getting devices, either – teachers are, too. We’ve talked to a lot of teachers to see what tools they might be missing on their devices so we can design new tools to make key workflows easier, ... Read More »

USF selects 23 research projects for funding in anti-racism effort

A University of South Florida research task force working to address racial issues and attitudes on a local, national and global scale has selected 23 projects exploring a wide range of issues in systemic inequality, economic and health disparities, Black history and contemporary challenges for funding. The USF Research Task Force on Understanding and Addressing Blackness and Anti-Black Racism in ... Read More »

USF research team receives NSF grant to study the public’s understanding of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity

A University of South Florida (USF) research team was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the public’s understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and to teach people how to identify deceptive uses of these technologies online. The project, titled “Faking It: Facilitating Public Awareness of Cybersecurity Issues in AI,” will explore new approaches to AI, ... Read More »

The Top 10 PBL & STEM Education News Articles of 2021

2021 has been another challenging year for educators, but through those challenges, inspiration, and dedication prevailed. Below are the top ten most inspiring and educational articles that were written on Project-Based Learning (PBL) and STEM education this year.  Topics range from PBL best practices to social-emotional learning, and equity in STEM education. These articles support Defined’s mission of assisting students ... Read More »

Why Seamless Communication — in the Classroom and Beyond — Matters

Communication from teachers to both students and parents has always been important in K-12 education. But in the tech-dependent era of distance and hybrid learning, clear and consistent communication—about grades, assessments, learning targets and a host of other school-related matters—may now be more important than ever. Justin Hall, who teaches math at Rancho Cucamonga Middle School, understands this need well. A ... Read More »

How to incorporate mindfulness into a time-squeezed school day

When implementing wellness, it’s important to remember that wellness does not have to be a standalone entity, but an aspect of life which can be nicely woven into your teaching. If you see wellness as simply the act of practicing daily healthy habits for better health outcomes, you’ll begin to see that there are multiple opportunities to integrate aspects into ... Read More »

ICSE Class 10 Semester 1 2021 Post Paper Analysis- Physics (9th December)

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) successfully conducted the ICSE Class 10 Physics (Science I) Semester 1 Theory Paper today, 9th December 2021. The exam was 40 marks, and the time allotted for the examination was 60 minutes. All questions were compulsory. After considering all parameters, CISCE was examined for 2021-22 in a semester wise pattern. So, here we ... Read More »

Back to school in 2021: Three tensions leaders must address

Since the beginning of the pandemic, everyone has known that returning to full-time in-person learning would come with special challenges. Now, six weeks into the new academic year, educators are getting a handle on the obstacles and opportunities they’ll face moving forward. To learn more, Newsela’s Chief Academic Officer, Dan Cogan-Drew, shared the webinar stage with Carla Neely, Carolyn Kim, ... Read More »

The SFUSD Board Recall Election is Set. We Revisit Student Voices

3 members of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education will be facing a recall vote in February. The special election encompasses a whole host of polarizing issues in the district: in-person learning, the admissions policy at Lowell High School, the effort to rename schools, a series of 2016 tweets by Commissioner Alison Collins, and more. Throughout these ... Read More »

‘It’s a Question of Competence’: San Francisco to Hold Recall Election of 3 School Board Members

The campaign to recall three members of the San Francisco Board of Education has submitted enough valid signatures to put the questions before voters next year, in a referendum on the district’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and its stewardship of the city’s schools. San Francisco’s Department of Elections announced Monday that recalls against Alison Collins, Gabriela López and Faauuga Moliga will ... Read More »