Bring fresh voices into the classroom with free, high-quality podcasts.
When podcasts first gained popularity in the early 2000s, they seemed to be a quaint throwback to radio. But that changed quickly as more and more people jumped in and started experimenting with the medium. ... 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
Learn simple ways you can use Google Classroom integrations to streamline your teaching.
You may be familiar with Google Classroom-integrated apps and sites, or you may be wondering what integration even means. Either way, our breakdown should help. Basically, Google Classroom uses an ... 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
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
Start empowering your students to become critical creators!
Have you heard of the new ISTE Standards for Students? Released at the ISTE Conference in Denver last June, these seven standards focus on essential skills for success in a connected, digital world. ... Read more
Learn how to keep student information confidential on social media.
Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. Unfortunately, the same study reveals only 3 percent of ... Read more