Learn how the skills kids gain over the summer can help them be great digital citizens.
Summer camps give kids the chance to unplug and enjoy life’s simple pleasures, like swimming in a lake or roasting marshmallows over a campfire. Campers escape the school-year pressures of homework ... Read more
Help students learn to deal with stress and their emotions with these mindfulness-promoting tools.
As you probably know all too well, technology use is increasing for both teachers and students, and so are the types of tools that are being introduced in schools. Young students are wearing Google Glass ... Read more
Address concerns about this popular Netflix series and support students in processing the show and its themes.
If you work with middle or high school students, you've no doubt already heard about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Based on the best-selling 2007 book, the show revolves around a teen girl who ... Read more
Everyone loves collaboration -- in theory. But what can we do to make group work better?
Conventional wisdom among teachers agrees with the research: Student collaboration is integral to learning. As teachers, we have our students work together in class all the time. We know that collaboration ... Read more
Read how these teachers collaborated to promote learning through games.
As a new middle school media specialist in a school that serves students in grades 5 through 8, I spent most of last year collaborating with Sara, our school's instructional technology facilitator. ... Read more
Support students' critical-thinking skills and stand up for good science.
As a former middle school science teacher, I don't envy today's teachers in tackling the subject of climate change. This is a topic that scientists and science educators almost unanimously agree ... Read more
Read how one teacher supported her students’ language acquisition by providing authentic, meaningful learning opportunities.
Three years ago, the English-language learners (ELLs) program at the elementary school where I teach switched from a pullout program to a push-in program. This meant that instead of sending our English ... Read more
Celebrate National Library Week and read how these passionate and savvy educators are supporting schools and students every day.
It's National Library Week, and we couldn't resist paying homage to one of the most important members of the school community: librarians. Also known as library media specialists, librarians ... Read more
Simple steps to protect students' data and privacy today.
As teachers, we know student safety is one of our primary responsibilities. We practice emergency drills numerous times each year, we screen school visitors, and we put rules and norms in place to protect ... Read more