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How to use Podcasts as a Powerful Learning Tool for Kids
The expanding new media format of kids’ podcasts is not only an amazing screen-free entertainment source, but a valuable educational resource for kids of all ages – both in and out of the classroom. In this edWebinar we’ll navigate the basic landscape of kids and family podcasts, learn the many proven benefits of bringing podcasts into kids’ interactive learning environments, and explore several unique and creative ways to infuse podcasts into new and existing curriculum. Our goal is to help educators understand and integrate this accessible media format into their classrooms and schools with ease and excitement.
This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, and media specialists. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
Gaming for Good: How Games Can Support Social-Emotional Learning
Games can enable children to practice emotions in spaces that are free from actualized consequences. With thoughtful guidance, games can help children manage emotions, perspective take, demonstrate empathic concern, and exhibit prosocial behaviors. But games themselves cannot be responsible for children’s learning. Having a supportive educator guiding experiences is crucial.
Join Matthew Farber, Ed.D. as he shares the importance of leveraging games for social-emotional learning (SEL). You will walk away with a variety of resources and strategies, segmented by grade level and content area, including digital and non-digital tools and games to assist with SEL skill building.
This edWebinar will be of interest to PreK-12 teachers, librarians, and education technology leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.