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Our Top Five Resources in October 2018

Nov 09, 2018 2018-11-09

By Julia O'Connor

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in October.

1. Making One Student’s Vacation into a Class Field Trip
Every year I have one or two students who are given the opportunity to go on an amazing adventure with their family during the school year. As their teacher, I love the opportunities this gives students. I fully support any chance students have to see more of the world. However, I do not want to create busy work for them to do while they are gone. I want their time doing schoolwork to be as meaningful as their time in my classroom.

2. Let’s Get (Ed) Technical
To connect or not to connect? That is the question. Actually, it's not a question. Connection is an important aspect of every elementary classroom.

3. Tools to Help Students Visualize Abstract Concepts
MERGE Cube and MERGE Goggles are powerful learning tools that help students visualize and understand abstract concepts by giving them memorable, authentic, and tactile learning experiences using virtual and augmented reality technology.

4. Strategic Vocabulary Game Making Morphology Fun
Touch Press’s Ink Blott Underground app for iOS is an engaging English language arts game for middle school students in which players dig through a series of crystal-filled caves and bring their vivid world back to life by using word parts to fix broken words and sentences. The game educates students on prefixes and suffixes in relation to root words.

5. Virtual Classroom to Develop News Literacy Skills
Checkology virtual classroom is an immersive online learning hub where students in grades 6—12 can hone their critical thinking skills to become and stay informed. The virtual classroom's lessons help educators equip their students with tools to evaluate and interpret the news and learn how to determine what news and other information to trust, share, and act on.

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