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Explore innovative ways to use technology to expand learning beyond the walls of your classroom.

  • High-Quality Video Games Can Rival Good Books

    Narrative video games are often overlooked in ELA instruction, but many are rich, sophisticated, and deeply engaging.
    Hubert Ham
  • Friendly Fridays Teach the Art of Kindness

    Friendly Fridays Teach the Art of Kindness

    During weekly creative time, students get to know each other—and learn the value of making others smile.
  • How Students Can Meet Their Peers All Over the World

    Global exchanges let students from anywhere in the world meet online and experience different cultures.
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  • Elementary school teacher teaches virtually from her classroom

    Powerful, Lesser-Known Tech Tools for Teachers

    Efficiency and engagement are critical components of online learning—these often-overlooked, free tools can boost both.
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  • Teenage girl distance learning on laptop at home

    Strategies to Encourage Students to Turn Their Cameras On

    Incorporating SEL approaches, playing games, and giving students options can inspire them to show their faces.
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    The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020

    We reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and then highlighted 10 of the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized tests.
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  • Making a Shared Space for In-Person and Remote Learners

    Making a Shared Space for In-Person and Remote Learners

    Building community in a concurrent teaching model is challenging, but collaborative learning is possible with the right virtual tools.
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  • A Bitmoji Classroom

    Educators Turn to Bitmoji to Build Community and Engagement

    Both fun and practical, Bitmoji classrooms are adding some levity to fall planning this year.
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  • Using Hand Signals for More Equitable Discussions

    Whether your class discussions are online or off, hand signals enable students to engage in multiple ways.
    30.6k
  • Illustration of a person contemplating a maze it their head

    Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment

    Hundreds of teachers, many of them operating in countries where teach-from-home has been in place for weeks, weigh in on the mental approach you need to stay grounded in this difficult time.
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  • Teacher giving a lesson in class room with distance learning.

    10 Teacher Picks for Best Tech Tools

    Teachers and administrators from pre-K through 12th grade named these tools their top picks for this year and beyond.
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  • A computer and book indicating new challenges in digital learning.

    What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month

    An American whose classroom in Beijing is now online shares what she and her team have learned since the coronavirus hit, just as U.S. teachers make the same shift.
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  • Teenage girl smiling during remote learning class on laptop at home

    A Better Breakout Room Experience for Students

    Five strategies that help middle and high school students form a community of learners in the virtual classroom.
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  • A photo of the classic board game "Battleship"

    13 Virtual Games to Play in Your Elementary Classroom

    From scavenger hunts to Pictionary, we’ve gathered a batch of virtual games to get students talking, laughing, and engaging with peers.
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  • How To Foster Kindness During Distance Learning

    How To Foster Kindness During Distance Learning

    Practicing intentional kindness lays the foundation for good academic work. Here’s how to encourage it in a virtual classroom.
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