Education Update #13

Education News

Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country….read more

26 Essential FREE Tools for Your 1-to-1 Classroom

So you have a class set of laptops or tablets? Perhaps the most daunting thing about a 1-to-1 classroom is how to fill those screens with meaningful learning. As you set up your 1-to-1 classroom, take these 26 1-to-1 classroom websites, tools, and apps recommended by teachers who have already vetted them. Bonus: they’re all FREE!…read more

Does your educational organization believe in redemption?

Do we really want to send the message to young adolescents that character is non-recoverable, lost with a single mistake? Or do we want to send messages about learning from mistakes – even really bad ones – and personal growth? I think the latter….read more

Teaching Through Trauma: How poverty affects kids’ brains

New research shows the mere fact of being poor can affect kids’ brains, making it difficult for them to succeed in school. But researchers also offer hope. They said the right interventions can make a difference….read more

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