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Programming or supplies for libraries, opportunities and programs for librarians.

Jun 15, 2020

Entry

Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North

Produced by Historic Hudson Valley, People Not Property introduces students, teachers, and the interested public to the history of Northern enslavement, separate from the more familiar history of antebellum Southern slavery, by exploring history through personal stories.

tools to help students with literature and writing

May 15, 2020

Entry

Educational Tools to Deepen Students’ Engagement with the Literary Arts

To help teachers guide students through the writing process, Narrative in Schools is offering a wealth of new, free educational tools on its online portal.

Apr 15, 2020

Entry

Interactive Game Exploring the Workings of the US Government

The Center on Representative Government at Indiana University has launched Engaging Congress, a free interactive game that uses primary source documents to explore the workings of American government and the challenges the government faces in contemporary society.

Mar 20, 2020

Blog

Enhancing Human Connection in the Classroom Through Technology

“What do you remember most about elementary school?”

While preparing for an international conference presentation in Finland on quality education, I reached out to my former 5th grade students (who are now in their mid-20s) with this question via social media. I anticipated typical responses like friendships, sports, and field trips.

Instead, their responses left me speechless

Mar 13, 2020

Blog

Preparing for Coronavirus: How to Harness EdTech to Keep Students Learning During School Closures

As the coronavirus spreads, talk of school closings have increased. Schools near outbreaks in China, Italy, and parts of the US have already been closed to prevent the spread of the virus. Whether or not the virus effects your community, it is a good time to develop or review your plan in the event of a school closure for any number of reasons (including inclement weather, fires, or other unforeseen circumstances). Educational technology tools make it possible for your students to continue learning even when they can’t make it to class.

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