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May 17, 2019

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Our Top Five Resources in April 2019

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 April.

Mental Health Help and Stories

May 15, 2019

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Stories of Young People Overcoming Incredible Challenges

Teens101 was created to be a toolbox for today’s teens who may be experiencing personal life challenges or who may know someone in need of help. The video collection of stories shows teens they are not alone and help is available.

Best of 2018

Dec 28, 2018

Blog

Top 18 in 2018

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 2018.

Children in eastern Finland in what is considered one of the most important activities of the day: recess.

Nov 23, 2018

Blog

Can this 12-Step Program from Finland Aid U.S. Education?

We are two American public-school dads who just returned from a fact-finding trip through Finland.

We wanted to see what the United States could learn from an education system that consistently receives top marks from UNICEF, the OECD, and the World Economic Forum.

Autism Games

Oct 15, 2018

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SPOTLIGHT! On a Spectrum of Possibilities

Every day, students with autism bring life experiences into the classroom that can make learning a challenge. Immersive online games can help these students navigate their unique social or emotional challenges and build self-confidence. These games can also help classmates understand the experiences of their peers with autism.

Game to Improve Social and Emotional Skills
Adventures Aboard the S.S. GRIN, a nine-episode online game, is designed to teach social skills to children aged 7–12 who experience social behavioral problems and lack of motivation.

Game to Educate Children About Autism
College students in Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center have developed a free 30-minute video game called Prism to help elementary-aged students understand the experiences of their peers with autism.

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