Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

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We asked teachers, professors, a psychiatrist and a technologist for their thoughts, and we heard a range of opinions on one of the most "weirdly divisive" issues in education.

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How Do You Teach Kids To Be Honest?

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At St. Claret's School in India, snack time is time for an ethical decision. Students could toss a few coins in the box — or just take the food and walk away.

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How To Make Sure Your Math Anxiety Doesn't Make Your Kids Hate Math

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A new study shows that creating an environment in which math is part of everyday life, can help kids do better in the subject.

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PBS Honors the Legacy of Black History Month

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PBS today announced special programming to commemorate Black History Month, as part of its commitment to celebrating the diversity of America year-round.

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How Can You Make the Most of Your Kids' Screen Time?

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There are so many mixed messages surrounding the topic of screen time, and it is sometimes a struggle to make sure that you're making the right choices about when and what your kids watch and play. It helps to remember that digital media is simply a tool, just like books, toys, and art supplies.

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10 PBS KIDS Apps to Download in 2019

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Check out these 10 apps the PBS KIDS team recommends to download for all your kids’ interests.

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In 'Never Too Late,' Finally, A Guide For Adults Going To College

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There are hundreds of books about picking the best college. But let's face it: Most of them are written for high schoolers. A new book offers a roadmap for older students.

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The Most Viral Teaching Moments Of 2018

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Teachers used social media this year to let the world into their classrooms. What did we see? A lot of crying, hugging and learning.

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Magic Love! How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years

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In the 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was released in the U.S., educators of all levels have used J.K. Rowling's series to bring magic to their own classrooms.

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Alexa Can Help Kids With Homework, But Don't Forget Problem-Solving Skills

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How do virtual assistants like Alexa affect children's learning experiences? Some experts say easy answers delivered by technology can hurt the development of problem-solving skills in kids.

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PBS KIDS Debuts New Movie As Season Finale of Family-Favorite Series ODD SQUAD

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On Monday, January 21, PBS KIDS will premiere a brand new one-hour movie from multiple Emmy Award-winning series, ODD SQUAD.In ODD SQUAD: ODDS AND ENDS, agents Olympia, Otis, Ms. O and Oona are on the case to solve a string of break-ins at headquarters. When Olympia accidentally exposes a deep secret about Otis’ past, it sets off a series of events with the potential to unravel the entire agency.

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Starting your podcast: a guide for students

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New to podcasting? Don't panic.

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Here's What College Freshmen Are Reading

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Colleges across the U.S. assign books to introduce new ideas to incoming students. This year, colleges selected books on topics that ranged from climate change to race, fiction and non-fiction.

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Hope, Agency, Mastery, And Other Terms Educators Are Redefining

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Here are some of the latest key words driving teachers in their work.

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Cradle To Grade: Living A Lifetime Of Student Loan Debt

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Americans over 60 are increasingly taking out student loans for kids and grandkids.

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