Brain Images, Screen Time and Moody, Impulsive Behavior

Jacqueline at Deep Roots at Home writes, “We now know that smartphones, iPads, and Xboxes are a form of digital drug. Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex – which controls executive functioning, including impulse control – in exactly the same way that cocaine …

Nurturing an Inclusive Learning Culture through Universal Design for Learning

What does it really mean to use a UDL lens? This series by Kathy McClaskey explores how Universal Design for Learning (UDL)can strengthen teaching and reinforce a culture where every learner feels that they are valued, belong, and are learning. Part One: Understanding the Pedagogy of a Learning Science to …

We Can Play!

We Can Play: A guide to Inclusive and Accessible Play is an old (2003) project I worked on with Alice Wershing for the Alliance for Technology Access, based on our years of running accessible play groups at the Center for Accessible Technology in Berkeley, California. It contains 20 one-page activity …

EdTech Magazine’s 7 Tips for Redesigning Your Learning Space

“Revitalizing the classroom is about more than just technology.” This brief article from a K-12 education technology blog elaborates on each of these seven tips: 1. Involve Students in the Design Process 2. Think About Student Experiences, Not Furniture 3. Avoid Groupthink by Focusing Solely on Your Space 4. Make …

The IRIS Center: Research-based resources for educators

“The IRIS Center is a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities birth through age twenty-one, through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions.” Topics, including early childhood and early intervention, behavior, literacy and much more, are address through adult learning modules, …

Make your plans for International School Grounds Month!

In May each year, the International School Grounds Alliance calls on schools around the globe to take their pupils outside to celebrate their grounds. It’s as simple as that. We believe school grounds are very important to children and youth, and shape their experience of the world around them. If …