Science & Technology

AI Can Strengthen Student Writing, Not Weaken It

ChatGPT, a revolutionary chatbot technology, is sparking controversy, debate, and even citywide bans. New York City’s education department recently prohibited the chatbot’s use in schools, citing “negative impacts on student learning and concerns regarding...

Swedish AI Models Preserve 500 Years of History

The National Library of Sweden is harnessing AI technology developed by NVIDIA to preserve almost half a millennium of literature in digital form. The library, renowned for archiving ancient and modern Swedish literature, is now...

Genes and Languages Don’t Always Sync

An interdisciplinary team from the University of Zurich and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany) has been investigating if language and genes evolved in tandem over the last few thousand...

IXL Adds Platforms to Complement Rosetta Stone

IXL Learning has acquired Curiosity Media, the creator of innovative language learning platforms that empower people to more effectively communicate in Spanish and English. The acquisition of Curiosity Media includes its flagship products SpanishDict,...

STEM Is Not Only a Course, It’s an Experience

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is not a single course. First, let me explain what STEM stands for. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. You may also see STEAM,...

SLU and BloomBoard Collaborate to Help ParaprofessionalsGet Certified

Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Education and BloomBoard have partnered to develop collaborative strategies with school districts and educational leaders to enhance the number of pre-k–12 teachers to meet the needs of today’s...

The Aperture System Assesses SEL Competence

The Aperture System from Aperture Education houses the DESSA, a nationally standardized, strength-based behavior rating scale that assesses students’ social and emotional competence in eight key areas: self-awareness, optimistic thinking, self-management, goal-directed behavior, decision...

The Science of the Bilingual Reading Brain

“We are plural. The I is an illusion: bilinguals know this, they are hybrid like the words...

Framing the Future

Currently, we are in the middle of what some have described as the Great Reset (Rold & DeVries, 2022; World Economic Forum, 2022), driven by the rapid adoption of technology at scale to mitigate...

New Key to Fluctuating Language Ability?

For years, the brain has been thought of as a biological computer that processes information through traditional circuits, whereby data zips straight from one cell to another. While that model is still accurate, a...
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