On March 6, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), the Amazing Resources for Educators community on edWeb.net will be hosting a webinar titled “Standing Desks: How and Why Educators Are Using Them.” This free webinar, sponsored by LearnFit by Ergotron, will share educators’ stories of implementing mobile standing desks to create an active learning environment. The educators will describe their observations, insights, and challenges in making the transition to a standing classroom. The webinar will also provide information, data, and resources for helping to build the case for standing desks in the classroom. Attendees will hear about ways to improve students’ health, behavior, and achievement through movement. K–12 educators, technologists, learning advisers, and instructional and curriculum development administrators are invited to join this live, interactive event. A question-and-answer segment will follow the presentation, which will be recorded and archived for members of the Amazing Resources for Educators community to access after the event.
As school budgets get tighter, more and more educators are turning to crowdfunding sites, such as DonorsChoose, AdoptAClasroom, and GoFundMe, to raise much needed funds for their classrooms. But what is crowdfunding and how is it different from grant writing?
Every year, we conduct a survey of our Big Deal Media K–12 Technology Newsletter readers. The survey not only helps us improve our publications and resources, but also gives us insight into the landscape of technology in K–12 schools. Check out the findings from this year’s survey.
Presenting the history of race in America is an opportunity to engage in thoughtful, respectful, and productive conversations. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture has launched an online portal to facilitate dialogue about race in the United States.