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Avoiding a Fiscal Cliff With ESSER Funding

ESSER has granted many schools the flexibility to introduce innovative projects. These projects aim to help students recover socially, emotionally, and academically. While that may look different for every school, the need for long-term vision and thoughtful planning is universal.

5 of the best devices for STEAM learning in 2022

It’s not news to anyone in K-12 that STEAM is an incredibly rewarding but demanding approach to education. It teaches students that that the world is an intricate and beautiful combination of science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more. STEAM sets young learners up to be college- and career-ready in areas that combine subject matter expertise, and encourages them to problem-solve using a range of different skills. But with that …

Blue Light and Children: A Doctor’s Perspective

The pandemic forever changed how we work, learn, and connect. The shift was particularly dramatic for children, as millions moved to distance and hybrid learning due to the shuttering of schools across the country. We’ve seen screen time rise to an average of 6 hours per day, nearly double the amount in 2019.1 This increased screen time has doctors concerned. In a 2020 survey from UnitedHealthcare and Eyesafe, 94% of …

4 tips to aid in the back-to-school transition

The last couple schoolyears were unlike any we’d ever experienced before, with the shift toward remote and hybrid learning requiring students and teachers to adjust their daily routines and lean on technology more heavily to facilitate lesson plans.

5 Tips for Building Your Own Digital Curriculum

Technology has long been a great resource for helping teachers increase student engagement. In 2019, 89% of students said they used digital learning tools at school. Now, amid uncertain and ever-changing circumstances where remote and hybrid learning capabilities are essential, technology in the classroom has become even more essential.

Children & High-Energy Blue Light: A Cause for Concern

[Originally appearing on] High-energy blue light, or simply “blue light”, has been a frequent topic in the media over the last several years. We get blue light from several sources, including the sun, computers and smartphones. Although humans have evolved to accommodate proper amounts of beneficial blue light from the sun, we are only now recognizing that man-made digital light presents new concerns for the health of our eyes. …