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Four ways to advocate for school libraries

Four ways to advocate for school libraries

Libraries and librarians are essential to teacher and student learning--here's how to support themIf school librarians want to make a case for library funding, they must demonstrate how they help…

With no internet at home, kids crowd libraries for online homework

With no internet at home, kids crowd libraries for online homework

School and public libraries play an integral role in student learning and internet useOnce again, Christina Morua found herself in the South Dade library longer than she would like on…

Wanted: Immersive gaming in K-8 classrooms

Wanted: Immersive gaming in K-8 classrooms

Report reveals that teachers are increasingly incorporating digital games into instruction Stefano Tinti / Shutterstock.comSeventy-four percent of K-8 teachers in a recent report said they use digital games for instruction,…

Free online aquarium resources foster science inquiry

Free online aquarium resources foster science inquiry

New aquarium webcams and curriculum materials aim to instill student appreciation of marine biologyTo reach more classrooms with its educational programs, the Aquarium of the Pacific has created free online…

One school puts its mark on Maker Movement

One school puts its mark on Maker Movement

Something happened when technology became so cheap that getting a new TV, DVR player, heck, even new clothes--was cheaper than fixing the broken or torn one.The creative, tinkering brain atrophied,…

5 strategies to align district leadership with unions

5 strategies to align district leadership with unions

Though they might appear basic, a handful of simple strategies can help superintendents and union leaders have successful relationshipsTeachers are essential to a successful digital transition, and when it comes…

STEM contests challenge students to make a difference

STEM contests challenge students to make a difference

A growing number of STEM competitions for K-12 students aim to encourage the next generation of young innovatorsAn “eco-friendly” battery that converts carbon dioxide into electricity, solving two global challenges…

Computer science not just a game for S.F. schools

Computer science not just a game for S.F. schools

Computer science is moving from an elective to a core course in many schoolsThe second-period students in Room 124 at Balboa High School are playing Pong as their teacher, wearing…

Easy steps to OER creation

Easy steps to OER creation

Creating and using OER isn't as complicated as some educators might believeOpen educational resources (OER) offer educators a chance to align learning materials to students' needs--and teachers can create their…

Project-based learning gives students ownership of their education

Project-based learning gives students ownership of their education

Students are more engaged and excited when learning is project-based, advocates sayThe suggestions came thick and fast.Decatur needs a bigger and better mall. Or an amusement and water park. Or…






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