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What Stealing Cookies Teaches Us About Young Children and Empathy

Toddlers can throw their fair share of tantrums, especially when you don’t yield to their will. But by age 3, it turns out, the little rug rats actually have a burgeoning sense of fairness and are inclined to right a wrong.
When they see someone being mistreated, children as young as 3 years old will intervene on behalf of others nearly as often as for themselves, a study published this month in Current Biology suggests. Just don’t ask them to punish the perpetrator.

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Podcast: combinatoria frente a fijación

En las lenguas coexisten dos principios que son igual de importantes: la combinatoria y la fijación. Tradicionalmente, la lingüística ha hecho hincapié sobre todo en el primero, pero haríamos mal en descuidar el segundo si queremos llegar a dominar una lengua (tanto la propia como las de los demás).

 

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118 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos

Six months ago I started to organize the screencast videos that I've made over the years.

Gates Gives $5.1M to LEAP Innovations for Efficacy Trials and Research

LEAP INNOVATIONS: Chicago-based LEAP Innovations, an edtech nonprofit, recently announced that it has received a $5.1 million grant from the Gates Foundation in order to support "New Approaches for Evaluating and Improving the Efficacy of Digital Courseware." Of the $5.1 million, half of the funds w

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Special Education Onboarding Resources for Principals

SOME SPEEDY SPED RESOURCES: Thank you to Seth Saeugling, a high school SPED teacher in Hayward, CA, for sharing this Google doc chockful of online SPED onboarding resources. Take note, all you principals who want to better set up incoming special education teachers for success in the fall!

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Is ConnectED On Track to Reach Its Goal By 2018?

NATIONWIDE CONNECTIONS: In 2013, Obama announced the ConnectED initiative, which plans to provide 99 percent of US students with access to broadband in classrooms and libraries by 2018. Two years into the five-year timeline, how far has ConnectED come?According to a fact sheet provided by The White

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Chicago Public Schools Pre-Approves 74 Companies for Edtech Catalog

APPROVED BY CHICAGO: Back in April, Chicago Public Schools issued a Request for Qualification for education technology companies looking to get their products pre-qualified to be used in any of its 664 schools. ChicagoInno reports that so far 74 companies, including Amplify, Edmodo and ThinkCERCA ha

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LittleBits Raises $44.2M to Make Modular Electronics

LITTLEBITS: $44.2 million to New York, NY-based LittleBits, in a Series B round led by DFJ Growth. Alternative Investment Partners, Grishin Robotics, Morgan Stanley and Wamda Capital also participated, as did previous investors Foundry Group, Khosla Ventures, True Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures and Ve

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