Addressing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Technology is way too often given a bad rap by administrators and educators as a distraction or a hazard for students.  When technology is integrated intentionally with foresight and with intention of addressing specific growth-oriented goals, it increases the potential to help students learn, develop, and grow in unique ways.  It can be used to […]

Coding is the New Literacy – Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens – FRACTUS LEARNING

There is no denying that coding is snowballing in importance across schools all around the world. Whether it’s Scratch, Programming Games or the Hour of Code, an understanding of software and the ability to code is fast becoming an essential skill for all 21st century learners. At a recent TEDx event in Jackson Mississippi, Professor Marina Bers discussed her research into the design and […]

The High School Chapter, Page One | Support for Special Needs

Schuyler started her summer band camp this morning, so I guess this is sort of the unofficial beginning of her high school years. Two weeks of 7am-to-noon rehearsals, a week of evening practices, and then ninth grade … Source: See on – Individual and Special Needs Examiner


Oculus Rift Bonus video on REACT channel: Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/YouTubers): Support TheFi… Source: What is the potential for this device?   See on – Individual and Special Needs Examiner

75 best apps for special education, special nee…

We asked special education teachers, OTs and SLPs to recommend their favorite apps for autism, speech and language, reading and writing, auditory processing disorder, executive functioning and more. Here is their list. Source: See on – Individual and Special Needs Examiner

Why the modern world is bad for your brain – theguardian

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient Source: More to worry about?! See on – Individual and […]

What Your Smartphone Is Doing To Your Body & Mind

On average, people pick up their smartphone 221 times a day to do things with it. It’s no secret that we are getting more and more addicted to these handsets, but have you wondered what effect that is having on your mind and your body? Scientists are definitely curious and have a few ideas Source: […]