The Academy of American Poets hopes to give teachers in all content areas multiple opportunities to integrate poetry into their instruction with Teach This Poem, a new, free weekly email that features a poem along with instructional resources and ideas for activities related to the selection. The new initiative, which begins September 2, expands on the Academy’s existing Poem-a-Day, an online syndicated series featuring previously unpublished poems, which has been running since 2006.
Developed by EDC’s Center for Children & Technology, the Possible Worlds digital games are designed to help improve student understanding of phenomena that are often the subject of scientific misconceptions. The games are the centerpieces of modules that address four topics: photosynthesis, heredity, electricity, and heat transfer. Each game includes classroom activities for teachers that have been developed to leverage students’ experiences within the games.
Educators and policymakers are increasingly realizing the potential in using student data to make informed decisions. But even with all that potential, balancing technology advances with the need to protect student privacy and data is a major challenge. CoSN’s Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning initiative aims to help inform your efforts. Visit CoSN’s website to download the freeProtecting Privacy toolkit and new information about the 10 principles to guide the use of student data.
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