The National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) and the Institute of Play have joined forces to create the Gamekit Challenge Pack, designed to get teachers working together to design and analyze games oriented around student learning. The design challenges require teachers to play and make learning games, gather and analyze evidence, and share and reflect as a team. The challenges are based on NCLE’s collective knowledge and experience supporting effective teacher collaboration, and the work that the Institute of Play does with games and learning at its New York City public school, Quest to Learn.
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 June.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum provides unique fieldtrip opportunities for teachers and students to engage with the museum’s content online. Among the museum’s offerings are “Earth and Its Place in the Universe” (grades 5–12); “Finding Our Way: Geography and GIS” (grades 6–8)); “Living Through History” (grades 1–8); and “Paper Airplane Design” (grades 3–8).
The online Science Journal for Kids and Teens reports on cutting-edge, peer-reviewed science research adapted for students and their teachers. Articles can be selected according to reading level and/or subject field.