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- 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.
- Teachers can deepen student learning by making the most of classroom technology.
- Checking for understanding is good for both students and teachers. We’ve rounded up a variety of digital tools to help you do it.
- If you're concerned that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries. Explore these free, or almost free, tools, sites and apps that require no coding background or expertise.
- Exit cards can be easy—and sometimes even fun—for students to create with a variety of digital tools.
- For anyone who’s ever wondered, “How do I get their attention back in a 1:1 environment?”
- Formative assessment is a snap with games and other tools that let you see how students answer questions and review material.
- A lesson plan for helping students as young as kindergarten begin to understand how to be safe online.
- Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
- Guiding your students to get the most out of digital portfolios takes careful planning, and we have ideas to help you get started.
- A Connecticut superintendent put teachers and students at the forefront of all decisions and transformed a district.
- We’ve collected dozens of apps and tools for your bring-your-own-device classroom, with options for student writing, presentations, screencasting, assessment, and more.
- Minecraft is no longer a new tool in the field of game-based learning. Because Minecraft has such open possibilities and potential, teachers have been experimenting with different ways to use it in the classroom for a while now to teach math concepts like ratios and proportions, while others use it to support student creativity and collaboration.
- The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. Primary source documents are artifacts created by individuals during a particular period in history. This could be a letter, speech, photograph or journal entry. If you're looking to integrate social studies into your literacy block, try out one of these resources for primary source documents.