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Ashley Cronin profile

Ashley Cronin

Digital Resource Curator

As a former 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.

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.
  • Common Core

    Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

    Explore an educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources looking at the new system of standards and how they will be assessed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coding in the Classroom

    Teach Coding in the Classroom: Resources from ISTE '14

    Digital resource curator Ashley Cronin shares her takeaways from Hack Education at ISTE 2014, including a list of resources for teaching coding and coding concepts in the classroom.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    5-Minute Film Festival: Developing Global Citizens

    Looking for resources to foster students’ global competence and develop global citizen leaders? This playlist of videos and other resources provides ideas and inspiration.
  • Teaching Strategies

    New Things to Try in 2015

    Instead of committing to New Year's resolutions this year, try for scalability with these strategy suggestions for the next five days, five weeks, and five months.
  • Assessment

    Understanding Assessment: Resources for Parents

    We've compiled a resources list to help families understand various uses of assessment in schools, what questions to ask, how to help children prepare, and all about standardized tests.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.