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

" 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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