Ashley Cronin profile

Ashley Cronin

Digital Resource Curator

As digital resource curator at Edutopia, I curated information and media related to effective teaching and learning strategies and resources. I've also worked as a special education teacher and as an editor on web and video content for college education and early childhood education textbooks.

Some of my interests in education include special education and universal design for learning, education technology and online learning, and mindfulness in schools.

I would love to hear from Edutopia community members. You can follow me on Twitter: @ashtcronin.

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Posts

  • Coding in the Classroom

    Getting the Most Out of Hour of Code

    An hour of coding is a fun beginner’s experiment for teachers or parents to do with kids—these resources make it easy as well.
  • Student Engagement

    Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

    Keeping students captivated and ready to learn is no small task. This list of articles, videos, and other resources offers strategies and advice that can help.
  • English-Language Learners

    Resources for Teaching English-Language Learners

    From literacy instruction to arts and technology integration, explore strategies for engaging English-language learners.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    5-Minute Film Festival: We The Voters

    Inspire young people to get engaged with the political process through a timely new film series about the U.S. system of democracy, elections, and governance.
  • Student Voice

    Student-Led Conferences: Resources for Educators

    Whether you already do student-led conferences or are interested in making a shift, this list includes a variety of go-to examples, guides, tips, and forms to help launch or improve these meetings.
  • Open Education Resources

    Discover, Mashup, and Share Smithsonian Collections - for Free

    Take virtual field trips to visit student- and teacher-created collections of museum objects with a new online learning platform.
  • Technology Integration

    Tell Your Story on Digital Learning Day 2016

    The fifth annual Digital Learning Day will be on February 17, 2016. Find resources to help you celebrate, tell your story, and support digital learners all year long.
  • Education Trends

    At the Movies: Films Focused on Education Reform

    There's been quite a bit of buzz about documentary films that take a look at issues within the American education system. Whether you agree with the point of view of any of these films or not, they are sure to get you thinking.
  • Teacher Development

    Launch Video Classroom Observations With New Toolkit

    A new toolkit from Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research provides resources to help educators leverage video observations in school communities to improve teacher practice and student learning.
  • Media Literacy

    Engage Students in the Art of Listening This Fall

    Giving students opportunities to record oral histories through projects like "The Great Thanksgiving Listen" exposes them to diverse perspectives and helps develop digital, planning, speaking, and listening skills.