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Educational Technology

The use of physical hardware and education theoretics. Educational Technology includes learning theory, computer-based training, online learning, and mobile learning.

Teacher Podcast World Events

Mar 15, 2019


Podcast for Preparing the Next Generation of Global Citizens

Primary Source has created the “What Teachers Need to Knowpodcast specifically for educators who teach about global cultures or world events in their classrooms. In every compact episode, the podcast offers vital insight for understanding world cultures and current events so that teachers can facilitate deeper learning about the world with their students.

interactive I Have a Dream speech

Mar 15, 2019


Interactive Multimedia “I Have a Dream” Speech

Freedom’s Ring is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream speech, animated. On the site, students can compare the written and spoken speech, explore multimedia images, listen to movement activists, and uncover historical context. Freedom’s Ring is an especially powerful resource because it covers the whole speech in an interactive and multimedia format.

Virtual Reality History

Mar 15, 2019


Trading Cards with a Twist

Starting with the Alamo in 1836, Experience Real History (ERH) uses cards and Reality Boards, in addition to apps, to help students gain insights into history. The Reality Board is a large mat with a printed image of the 1836 Alamo from a bird’s-eye view.

Scholastic Reading Revealed

Mar 15, 2019

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Why, What, and How of Research-Informed Reading Instruction

Fifty award-winning literacy educators contribute more than thirty-five “engagements”—student-focused, classroom-tested instructional and assessment actions—to strengthen the reader in every child, while reinforcing one essential fact: reading involves constructing meaning. Reading Revealed is organized in a four-part framework: Knowing Reading, Knowing Readers, Engaging Readers, and Knowing the Language to Use. Each engagement includes a brief introduction; Why?—benefits of the engagement; Who?—students that would benefit most from the engagement; How?—materials and instructions for effective implementation; Closure/Stepping Back—concluding the engagement; How’s It Going?—informal assessment; and Sources for more information. With helpful tips, photos, callouts for additional resources found at, an appendix of forms, and lists of professional titles and children’s literature, Reading Revealed offers indispensable support for helping students approach reading strategically and joyfully.

Top 5 Resources for January 2019

Feb 15, 2019


Our Top Five Resources in January 2019

Each month we publish blogs and 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 January.


Digital Learning • Learning Support
Funding & Recognition
Mobile Learning
Professional Growth
Social Media


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