The freeInteractive Constitution app for iOS and Android presents the full text of the US Constitution and features essays by leading scholars that detail areas of agreement and disagreement across a range of philosophical and legal perspectives. From the lower-right corner of the screen, users can access additional educational resources—such as lesson plans, videos, recordings of live debates, podcasts, and a Constitution Daily Blog. Created by the National Constitution Center, in partnership with the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, this nonpartisan resource is featured by the College Board in its Advanced Placement history and government courses. Cost: Free
By the time students reach high school, they have fully embraced a particular idea of themselves as a learner. I frequently hear students say things like “I’m not good at math,” “reading is too hard,” or “I don’t do well on tests.” These comments are made by bright young people who are too young to give up. What I know for certain is that they want and need a teacher to tell them they are wrong.
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 December.