What should students know by the end of third grade? What about high school? And how do you get them there?
In any given third-grade classroom, you can find a student who is reading at a level far beyond their age, and another who is still working on letter recognition. How does a traditional classroom teacher manage such a wide range of students?
Explore new game-changing resources from Discovery Education, including the transformative digital Techbook series for Math, Science and Social Studies,that integrates stunning multimodal content and an inquiry approach to make teaching and learning an unforgettable experience.
Tomorrow’s engineers, designers and problem solvers deserve every tool available to build a brilliant future. 3D printing fuels limitless creativity when students get to see, hold and test their ideas in real space.
Bringing 3D printing into the classroom exposes learners to the same cutting-edge technologies they’ll encounter in their careers, giving them a jump-start on tomorrow’s challenges. We invite you to explore the information below to learn how schools across the country are inspiring a new generation of problem solvers by integrating 3D printing into their K-12 curriculum.
Now more than ever, academic English acquisition is a crucial focus for non-native English language students nationwide. In order to help close the achievement gap students and boost student outcomes for English Language Learners (ELLs), we’ve partnered with Middlebury Interactive Languages to provide resources for ELL educators. We’ve compiled guides, articles, classroom posters and videos to help educators provide their ELL students with a global approach to English language learning.
Chromebooks—the lightweight laptops that run software from the Internet instead of a local hard drive—have skyrocketed in popularity within the last few years. In the second half of 2014, Chromebooks surpassed iPads as the most popular devices sold to U.S. schools. Why have Chromebooks become so popular in education? What do you need to know before adopting chromebooks in your institution? Explore the information below to learn the greatest benefits and challenges to implementing Chromebooks in education—as well as best practices and keys to success.
In the past, learning was limited by the constraints of time and place. But today, digitization is opening up a new world of education opportunities for students to learn more in new ways, in new places, with new connections to resources around the globe. From rural farm towns to large urban neighborhoods, teachers and students are reaping tremendous benefits as they utilize digital technology in instruction. Now your district can too, with E-Rate and public funding opportunities that are empowering equipment and service upgrades that promote digital learning.
As leader of one of the poorest school districts in the US, Dr. Darryl Adams is undaunted and tireless. His charge? Support 20,000 preK-12–100% qualify for free or reduced lunches and 60% are English language learners–spread over 1220 square miles in the Coachella Valley Unified School District. Faced with alarming graduation and college competition rates, low achievement, and rampant poverty in his district, Dr. Adams took a step-by-step approach to devising a truly 21st century learning environment.
By integrating Art & Design with STEM subjects — turning STEM to STEAM — schools are working to strengthen students’ abilities to be creative and flexible problem-solvers, to explore different ideas, to recognize failures as opportunities for discovery and to communicate well with others. In this guide, you’ll get eleven tips to help kick-start or supercharge your STEAM program as well as 4 case studies to inspire you.
Three Things Teachers and Leaders Do to Personalize Learning
August 9, 2016
What is personalized learning, and how can it be used by both teachers and educational leaders to empower students to realizing their full potential? An experienced educator spells out the milestones that matter for personalized learning.
Waterford SmartStart Helps Get Disadvantaged Children Ready for Kindergarten
August 4, 2016
Too often, children who grow up in poverty start school well behind their peers academically, putting them at a disadvantage right out of the gate—and they’re frequently not able to catch up. But the School District of Hillsborough County, Florida, is using Waterford curriculum to make sure that doesn’t happen.
As schools look to modernize teaching and personalized learning, it isn’t a matter of if technology is right for the classroom, but which technology is right for the classroom.
Regardless of your role in your school’s technology decision-making process, this e-book will arm you and your constituents with the facts and debunk the myths surrounding iPad programs in the classroom.
As iPad usage continues to grow in schools around the world, are you grappling with how to deploy, inventory, and secure the devices in your environment? In this e-book, you’ll learn how to manage iPad and discover ways to leverage these devices for more than just communication.
Become an expert in:
Best practices for mobile device management
Leveraging educational apps to transform the classroom
Conducting formative and summative assessments with iPad
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