3 important reasons digital books are here to stay
Digital libraries can expand students' options, imagination and engagement.
What K-12 superintendents want education technology providers to understand
Edtech providers are proud of the new solutions they’re presenting to district leaders but there remain frequent gaps between supes and providers. Here are six things superintendents need providers to understand as they tackle the 2021-22 school year.
Checklist for evaluating online learning providers
Here are eight points to keep in mind when looking for an online learning provider.
4 ways our school district benefited from an online tutoring partner
How a school district saw student gains by working with an online tutoring company with personalized, engaging, flexible instruction.
Changing the classroom experience with instructional audio
Instructional audio is the tool teachers can’t do without at Simi Valley USD. Here’s why.
3 research-based antidotes to loneliness on campus
Research shows colleges can help students combat loneliness and thrive.
Should You Cancel Teacher Data Team Meetings? You Might Be Surprised
Do teacher group data discussions actually lead to tangible outcomes for students? A Harvard researcher and education professor says no.
How to identify, address bias in educational technology
Edtech has the power to support high-quality teaching and learning, but only if providers, educators, and families collaborate to make it fair for everyone.
4 ways to teach reading comprehension to emergent bilingual students
Teaching Emergent Bilingual students requires understanding of how language works, valuing the student’s heritage language and parlaying these elements into a successful learning journey.
Uniting technology and SEL to teach the whole child
It’s imperative that educators continue to factor social and emotional wellness into student growth. A key aspect to supporting students is meeting them where they are, which is so often on a digital device.
Incorporating popular media into social studies learning
Instead of trying to compete with phones and other technology, why not tap into students’ love of popular culture and make it work in the classroom?
Don’t let “what was” get in the way of “what’s next”
Get out of a rut -- or stop spinning your wheels -- by embracing the opportunities of new challenges.
A learning-by-doing solution to career advancement for teachers
Retaining and growing the educator workforce has never been more pressing. One way to build the profession is through job-embedded opportunities for career advancement.
Using hands-on science learning to get to know students
During a challenging year, a first-year teacher tapped science resources to connect with and engage her 300 students.
How to empower students to hear — not fear — different perspectives
The skill of communicating across differences is key for teaching students how to avoid the trap of labels -- and the “us” versus “them” mentality. The Moral Courage method can help students turn tense moments into rich conversations.
How I’m integrating technology in my back-to-school plan
Integrating video, using formative assessments and building student creativity should be on the list of educators this back-to-school season.
I see what you aren’t saying: hidden messages of classroom setup
What does your classroom say about how you value math? What you say -- or don’t say! -- does matter.
Phonemic awareness and phonics for learners of every age
Phonemic awareness and phonics instruction is largely associated with young children, but focusing on sounds and their connection to letters helps students of all grade levels with reading, spelling and writing.
Sal Khan on changing the trajectory and outcomes for struggling learners
Some students have messy lives -- and the messiness hurts their learning. Khan Academy founder and CEO Sal Khan offers three ways to help them find success.
6 communication and technology trends worth keeping
Effective, tech-enabled habits that schools adopted during the pandemic uncertainty have a place in the modern classroom moving forward.
Improve decisions, experiences with 4 reflection methods
True reflection can lead to better, more useful insights.
Teacher-approved tools for digital math class engagement
Virtual manipulatives, digital notes and online games are just a few options for raising engagement in online-only math classes.
How schools can close the homework gap with the Emergency Connectivity Fund
The FCC has approved the final rules of the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund, aimed at tackling the digital divide plaguing millions of students. Here’s how it works.