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The supplies and technology you put in your makerspace will depend on the level of learning that will take place.
Not all districts can dedicate time, space or money to a makerspace, but educators can still incorporate innovative tinkering. In some schools, teachers have created makerspace carts that include crafts, […]
Today’s focus on STEM projects seems irrevocably linked to makerspaces. Educators have seen students thrive when they experiment with tools and technology to create various objects.
As voice-activated devices transition from homes to classrooms, dozens of teachers now lead spelling practice, present history lessons and interact with their students in new ways.
Experts and educators offer tips on how to use Alexa, Google Home and other voice-activated devices in the classroom. These suggestions cover instructional uses and security.
Safety and privacy of students and their data remains a key concern when teachers bring Alexa, Google Home and other voice-activated devices into the classrooms. Teachers also have to consider […]
Parents sometimes call Columbus City Schools in Ohio to complain the bus didn’t pick up their child that morning. That’s when Steve Simmons, the district’s director of pupil transportation, turns […]
During two decades of teaching, Andrea Giunta wasn’t sure what she would find a day after a substitute teacher was in her classroom. Sometimes substitutes taught the lesson plan she […]
Several districts have found new ways to connect with and retain quality substitutes. Use social media. Tacoma Public Schools finds emergency substitutes via Facebook or Instagram who agree to be […]
Any public district transitioning to an integrated digital curriculum needs time, patience and support from top leadership. Let’s face it, digital content—from the Khan Academy to streaming videos to adaptive […]
Young adults in Fulton County, Georgia, who have learning and developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy and autism, continue to gain career support from their school district even after they’ve […]
With the U.S. Department of Education doling out billions of dollars to promote diversity and to support low-income schools in 2017, administrators across the country are also working to better […]
Susan German is a science teacher at Hallsville Middle School in the Hallsville School District, northeast of Columbia, Missouri. German, named the NSTA’s distinguished teacher in 2011, teaches eighth-grade science. […]
Many district administrators seem to agree that teenagers need more sleep. A new study released in February indicates that attendance and graduation rates may match the science, too. Published in […]
Going into his third year as principal of Sunset Elementary School near Spokane, Washington, Ty McGregor feels more confident that he has prepared his building for an intruder or active […]
Lockdown drills can pose health hazards, says Dennis Lewis, president of Edu-Safe, a safety training firm. Lewis, who spent 17 years as the public safety director for Springfield Public Schools […]
Environmental science teacher Jamie Esler takes his Idaho high school students outdoors for hands-on learning about climate science and climate change. They take core samples from trees, measure declining snowpack […]
Books represent just a part of the early literacy equation. Districts and community organizations now provide transportation, meals, summer lessons and family activities to prepare children for kindergarten reading. “The […]
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