Edtech

Crunch the numbers—The latest and greatest data on edtech

Alongside, a clinician-powered and AI-enabled mental health solution, recently announced its first annual Pulling Back the Curtain on Youth Mental Health Report. The inaugural report aims to uncover timely factors contributing to the current teen mental health crisis as described by the app’s users—middle and high school students. The study utilizes anonymized data from over 30,000 confidential sessions teens held

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Edtech

Teachers stan AI in education–but need more support

Key points: Most teachers support the use of AI in education, but need help using it See article: Everything you need to know about AI in education See article: In 2024, education will move to adopt AI—but slowly For more news on AI in education, visit eSN’s Digital Learning page The majority of teachers are enthusiastic and eager about the

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Blockchain

One in Four Americans Own Bitcoin: Unchained Study

Unchained, a prominent Bitcoin financial services provider, released a new report today showcasing an interesting surge in bitcoin ownership among Americans. According to their findings, a one in four Americans and 55% of surveyed investors, defined by Unchained as those with at least one investment account between the ages of 18 and 78, own bitcoin. The study, which surveyed 402 US

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Sibme Unveils AI Tool to Save Teachers’ Time and Strengthen Coaching Conversations

Sibme — Research reinforces the effectiveness of video coaching in education, and a  recent study from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) noted that at least 70% of teachers that received feedback via video coaching learned specific strategies that they could use in their classrooms. In addition, almost 90% of teachers in the study said they were more reflective about their

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Teachers are surprise AI champions

Key points: While some reports have teachers wary of AI in the classroom, a new survey reveals that approximately half of teachers are excited about its potential Teachers say they can use AI for research, lesson plans, generating classroom materials, and more See related article: Is generative AI a new secret weapon, or just another gadget? Roughly half of teachers

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Gaming

VegasSlotsOnline Reveals Black Mirror Inevitability Index

Ever since the first series launched in 2011, Black Mirror’s often thought-provoking and topical episodes have dominated our screens. Following the release of the sixth series of the hit show last month, we set out on a nationwide hunt to find the biggest Black Mirror superfan, and employ them as our first professional Black Mirror Binge-Watcher. Hired to binge-watch all 27

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A small number of teachers can double the racial gap in disciplinary action

Key points: The top 5 percent of teachers most likely to refer students to the principal’s office for disciplinary action do so at such an outsized rate that they effectively double the racial gaps in such referrals, according to new research from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). These gaps are mainly driven by higher numbers of office discipline referrals

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10 instructional strategies that lead to academic growth

Key points: A deeper look into instructional practices driving high academic growth has revealed 10 instructional strategies that use small changes to teaching practices leading toward growth outcomes for students. The findings come from a new study from K-12 assessment and research organization NWEA. Led by Dr. Chase Nordengren, principal research lead for Effective Instructional Strategies at NWEA, the study zoomed into two schools

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New NWEA Study Points to Instructional Strategies Driving Academic Growth

PORTLAND, Ore.– K-12 assessment and research organization NWEA released today a new study that takes a deeper look into instructional practices driving high academic growth. Led by Dr. Chase Nordengren, principal research lead for Effective Instructional Strategies at NWEA, the study zoomed into two schools that have historically shown high growth for diverse populations of students, including through the pandemic. The findings highlight 10 instructional strategies

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NWEA to Explore New Science Experiences for Students on Roblox

PORTLAND, Ore.–  NWEA – a not-for-profit, research and educational services organization serving K-12 students – announced today its new initiative focused on collaborative and immersive education opportunities on  Roblox – a global platform bringing millions of people together through shared experiences. Utilizing a  Roblox Community Fund  grant, the organization will explore innovative ways to use 3D immersive experiences to engage students in

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Edtech

What the F? Grading strategies for early career teachers

According to a recent study, grading is one of the least stressful activities early career teachers have to complete. Grading is time consuming, however, and more grading-related questions are popping up in the news these days. For instance, are teachers allowed to reduce grades for late work? Are students allowed to retake tests on which they did not do well?

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5 math resources to boost student inquiry

Lloyd Alexander once said, “We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from the answer itself.” I love this quote because I’ve witnessed the truth of it firsthand in the classroom. Like much of life, the best parts are often found in the journey rather than the destination itself. When

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Quieter classrooms: How classroom design promotes effective learning

Working in the education design space collectively for 26 years, we understand students and teachers need environments to support learning. Classrooms should be designed for listening and engagement; study spaces should be calm and quiet. And yet, these environments are typically noisy and full of unintentional distractions – and overlook design elements that facilitate focus. Besides noise reduction, students require

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What SEL teaches us about safety

According to a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) study, the number of children aged 3 to 17 diagnosed with anxiety increased by 29 percent between 2016 and 2020, while those diagnosed with depression increased by 27 percent. The situation worsened with the pandemic. And now, stressed students are hurting others and themselves. There’s a dire need for safety in

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Blockchain

Research Shows Centralized Exchanges Saw the Most Visits This Year From Americans, Koreans, Russians

Residents of the United States, South Korea and the Russian Federation have been the most frequent users of centralized exchanges this year, according to a new study. The finding comes after the spectacular crash of FTX, one of the largest such platforms, amid tightening regulations and fewer new users. U.S. Leads by Number of CEX Users, Turkey and Japan Are

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