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A combination of technology, digital content, and instruction.

Aug 03, 2020

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Bilingual Children’s Book Fostering Reflection on Identity and Emotions

Behind My Mask / Detras de me cubrebocas is a pedagogical tool to engage bilingual youth in conversations around identity and emotions amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. Written in English and Spanish, the book includes reflective activities about emotions and promotes the use of masks.

Aug 03, 2020

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Paintings and Picture Books That Serve As Catalysts for Talking About Race

Finding the right words to discuss race and racism with children can be challenging, but images can help. An article written by members of the Youth and Families team in the Art Institute of Chicago offers ideas about how to use picture books and artworks to talk about race and affirm children’s identities.

Aug 03, 2020

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Cloud-based Platform for Monitoring and Collaborating with Students

NetSupport’s classroom.cloud is a low-cost, cloud-based classroom management and teaching platform equipped with teaching tools that make it easy for schools to deliver technology-based learning. Whether students are in school or at home, teachers can monitor, control, and collaborate with students to deliver engaging, interactive lessons that will keep them immersed and on task. Low cost and scalable, with clear central configuration and management, classroom.cloud is ideal for large or small installations. Once classroom.cloud is set up, the IT team’s involvement is minimal—and, for teachers, using its intuitive interface is a breeze, meaning more time for providing direct instruction. Register for the prelaunch trial for free at classroom.cloud to see how you can get the most out of your classroom technology.

Aug 03, 2020

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Illustrated Book Exploring Children’s Questions About COVID-19

Devon Scott and Samantha Harris, two class of 2021 medical students in Southern California, have created a book, entitled Why We Stay Home, to help children understand why their worlds have changed dramatically in the last few months and why it has been important to stay home during that time.

Aug 03, 2020

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Media Lessons on Topics Related to COVID-19

Project Look Sharp, a program of Humanities & Sciences at Ithaca College, has developed a series of free constructivist media-decoding lessons that teach critical thinking skills about COVID-19–related topics.

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