Explore new tools and strategies for empowering students to fully participate in a connected, technology-rich society.
- A 2017 study found that cell phones that were turned off and stashed away silently reasserted themselves—distracting working students anyway.
- When educators at a Washington, DC, high school ditched their lectures and devised a self-paced blended learning model, their students thrived.
- An inside look at a teacher-designed instructional model that combines blended learning, student self-pacing, and mastery-based grading.
- Digital portals like Google Classroom and Moodle can benefit students who struggle with organization and executive function.
- Districts around the U.S. are working out policies and procedures for having kids work at home when inclement weather closes schools.
- Teachers are leveraging the power of gaming to turn even reluctant student writers into enthusiastic storytellers.
- Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets.
- A teacher reflects on our changing society and how change informs what teaching is like today.
- Elementary students have a better chance of showing what they’re learning when they have a choice about how to show it.
- See the learning on both sides when fifth graders teach computer skills to first graders.
- Young writers often feel blocked by the act of writing itself. Use these ideas to help get their thoughts flowing.
- New teachers often struggle with finding multiple ways for students to access course content, and video clips can help.
- A lesson plan for helping students as young as kindergarten begin to understand how to be safe online.
- Ensuring that the technology we bring into math classes fosters active engagement is key.
- What is your school and classroom cell phone policy? Read these tips when devising an effective plan for student use of mobile phones of campus.