Chris Hadfield answers kids’ questions about reading, science and space.
Executive function is a set of skills that help you get things done. Here are two videos and one infographic that introduce the topic. To learn more, browse A Guide to Executive Function from The Center for the Developing Child, Harvard University.
The British Dyslexia Association created the animated video, See Dyslexia Differently, for young audiences to show some of the real challenges children with dyslexia face as well as their strengths and potential. KS1 See Dyslexia Differently and KS 2 See Dyslexia Differently are resource packs at two different levels that you can download for free… Read more
Stories are just stories, right? Not really. They are also incredibly powerful – and can both reduce prejudice, and help persuade. Here’s what actually happens inside us when we read.
Here’s an entertaining way to learn about this mark of punctuation. Click here for the full Comma Story TED Ed lesson.
How does drawing help you learn? For more on the research behind this video, read The Science of Drawing and Memory.
In health news, there can be a disconnect between news headlines and the scientific research they cover. Here’s a new TED Ed video on how to read past the headlines. Click here for the full lesson.
Planet Nutshell has created NetSafe, a set of introductory videos on cybersafety. The 18 videos are organized by grade level (K-3, 4-6, 7-12) and cover topics like being kind online, understanding online ‘friends’, and protecting personal information. Here’s a sample. Thanks to Free Technology for Teachers for pointing to this resource.
Have you ever seen story time in a laundromat? Here’s your chance! How to Help Your Child Love Reading is an article that introduces The ABC’s of Reading to Your Child video. Is there a right or wrong way to read to your child? Should you spend 20 minutes a day with a book in… Read more