Is nonfiction gaining traction? How important is background knowledge? How does reading translate to different careers? Get the answers to these questions and more in Renaissance Learning’s freeWhat Kids Are Reading: 2020 Editionreport. The world’s largest annual survey of K–12 student reading habits, What Kids Are Reading contains eye-opening research analyses and lists the top books students are reading at every grade level.
How can educators remain sensitive to students’ needs and protect themselves from risk when interacting with students, parents, and colleagues in complex situations? With the ProEthica program, educators have tools to develop decision-making skills based on open communications and a professional ethics framework. This self-paced, online program provides real-life scenarios of situations educators encounter to help develop awareness of professional risk, the value of subscribing to a code of professional ethics, and the power of collaborative decision-making. The ProEthica program helps build trust among colleagues while protecting the teaching profession and supporting the welfare and safety of students.
Walden, a game is a first-person exploration of the life of American philosopher Henry David Thoreau during his experiment in self-reliant living at Walden Pond. The game begins in the summer of 1845 when Thoreau moved to the Pond and built his cabin there.
An open-source online tool, Passion to Purpose (P2P) lets learners flex and grow their civic imagination muscles. Students are guided through a series of engaging prompts, such as “What do you geek out about?” “What do you want to protest?” With the aid of a built-in randomizer, students land on an unexpected “How might we …” question.
NetSupport provides instructors with dedicated monitoring, orchestration, assessment, and collaboration tools to help maximize the use of technology in the classroom. no matter the type of device. The solution not only saves teachers time and maintains students’ focus but also improves learning outcomes. NetSupport School interacts in real-time with any Windows, Chrome, Mac, iOS, or Android student device while helping to encourage positive digital citizenship. Teachers can gauge how students are feeling with the Student Wellbeing & Feedback features in addition to the multiple instructor modes to ensure accessibility regardless of teacher experience and technical knowledge. Additional features include real-time instruction, classroom assessment tools, ability to hand out and collect files, real-time monitoring of students’ screens, central web and app controls, and SIS support.