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Here is an excerpt from an eye-opening article from the Live Science website:
Children with autism often have difficulty making eye contact, and now a new study suggests this may be due in part to how their brains process visual information, rather than being purely a social deficit.
In the study, children with autism showed activity over a larger area of the brain’s cortex when an image was placed in the periphery of their visual field, compared with when the image was placed in the center of their visual field. The opposite was true in children who did not have the disorder.
Did you know that the educational website Brainpop has a free app version? Brainpop periodically offers free webinars. Here is a list of March webinars. Click here for details and to RSVP. Forgot how to login to Brainpop or BrainpopJr? Email us at PS255Q@gmail.com
Wednesday, March 6
3:30 pm ET
BrainPOP’s Resources: An Overview
Explore the ins and outs of our resources with this hour-long overview. We’ll cover best practices for using BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), and highlight the newest features on BrainPOP Educators and GameUp. You’ll leave with an arsenal of tips for getting the most out of your subscription. It’s perfect for newbies and veterans alike!
Wednesday, March 13
3:30 pm ET
Get Your Game On: BrainPOP and the National STEM Video Game Challenge
You’ve heard about the tremendous potential games have for learning and engagement, but how do you bring them into your own classroom? This webinar, featuring our friends at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, highlights different ways to implement game-based learning. You’ll also get the details on the National STEM Video Game Challenge: work with your students as they design their own games and strengthen their STEM skills.
Wednesday, March 20
3:30 pm ET
BrainPOP and the Flipped Classroom
Make homework fun and involve parents: try a “flipped” lesson! We welcome Katie Neville, master educator with more than 40 years of classroom experience and a current Technology Resource Teacher for Loudoun County (VA) Public Schools. She’ll show you how to build a flipped lesson using BrainPOP resources and our integration with Google. Explore different ways to engage parents and students in the process and hear some alternatives for those who don’t have internet access at home.
Wednesday, March 27
6 pm ET
Exploring Possibilities With “POPstar” Lisa Parisi
Join “POPstar” Lisa Parisi (New Hyde Park, NY) for the first installment of a three-part webinar series entitled “Exploring Possibilities.” A long-time game- and project-based learning champion, Lisa will describe some of her innovative approaches to curriculum, pedagogy and 5th-graders in general. We’re so excited to have Lisa with us, and look forward to hearing her perspectives on effective and appropriate use of technology in the classroom.