Videos on social media can boost cancer awareness

Educational videos on social media can boost cancer awareness and improve health in underserved populations, researchers say.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Jan. 13, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer education social-media videos

How self-esteem benefits international college students

"...self-esteem may be viewed as a coping resource for international students when they interact with domestic students."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture college-students higher-education self-esteem social-lives

Salty drinking water may take a toll on education

Salt consumption in drinking water may have a negative effect on children's performance in school, research in Bangladesh finds.

National University of Singapore | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health education salt

5 things a Nobel Prize winner wants you to know about science

Nobel Prize winner Gregg Semenza explains why basic research is important, why we need good teachers, and how kindness plays a role in research.

Johns Hopkins University | Dec. 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology education research science

Textbooks paint social movements as old news

High school textbooks typically portray social movements as a thing of the past, which could prevent students from learning how they can make change.

Stanford | Nov. 22, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine books education history protests

Teens are terrible at spotting fact vs. fiction online

A new report paints a dismal picture of digital literacy among teens. "If the results can be summarized in a single word, I would say they're troubling."

Carrie Spector-Stanford | Nov. 21, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture democracy education internet social-media teenagers united-states

Diverse schooling shows up in relationships later

"...giving young people the opportunity to interact with individuals of different races is essential to promoting interracial friendships and romantic relationships."

Mike Cummings-Yale | Nov. 19, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education race-and-ethnicity relationships social-lives

Sixth graders learn and collaborate in this video game

Educators don't need programming skills to take advantage of a new framework for creating an educational video game.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology education gaming learning social-lives

School safety policies can amp up racial inequity

Policies meant to boost school safety tend to exacerbate racial and ethnic discipline disparities, but restorative justice could offer a better way.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias education race-and-ethnicity safety violence

Preschool writing education could use some edits

Preschool writing education is mostly about handwriting and letter formation, but teachers may be missing a chance to focus on communication skills.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture communication education learning preschoolers teachers writing

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