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Interactive U.S. history series for tablets

As the new school year begins, the Library of Congress invites students everywhere to touch, draw on and explore some of its most valuable treasures—all via a new set of free interactive eBooks for tablets. The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature. Interactive tools let students zoom in for close examination, draw to highlight interesting details and make notes about what they discover. The first six Student Discovery Sets are available now for the iPad, and can be downloaded for free on...

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Help families learn, creatively, together

Technology pervades all aspects of our lives and young people are growing up playing, learning, and connecting with technology. However, parents, especially those with little to no background…

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Teacher leaders meet in online community

The U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards today unveiled Commit to Lead, a new online community that makes it easy for educators…

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One-stop privacy shop just in time for the new school year

As schools increasingly rely on data to improve education, and as teachers increasingly rely on technology in the classroom to improve the learning experience, privacy concerns are being…

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Give engineering education a boost

TeachEngineering.org is a collaborative project between faculty, students and teachers associated with five founding partner universities, with National Science Foundation funding. The collection continues to grow and evolve…

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Explore new and free ed funding options

A free site connects educators to funding resources and tips.…

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Try a subject-agnostic role-playing game for your class

Classcraft is a free online educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom.…

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Common Core assessments just got a little easier

Educators have a new assessment resources for Common Core implementation A new free solution directly addresses the Common Core implementation challenges looming ahead for K-12 schools and districts…

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A gaming site for science concepts

Students can learn more about four science phenomena with the games and resources on this site.…

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Digital interactive classroom history, civics resources

Flexible, free digital resources help students delve into history, journalism, and more The Newseum Digital Classroom is a free, cross-disciplinary classroom resource featuring interactive timelines, archival videos and downloadable…

Educator Resource Centers

Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers

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Sixty percent of today’s students will have careers that don’t exist yet, which speaks to the challenge schools face in preparing them for their future. So, what are…

Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success

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A growing number of school leaders have recognized the benefits of making sure every student has access to a digital learning device, both in the classroom and at…

How to Make Blended Learning Work

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Blended learning, in which students experience a mix of face-to-face and online instruction, is catching on in K-12 schools—and advocates of this approach say that, when done well,…

Harnessing Data for Common Core Success

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There is broad agreement among education leaders that collecting and analyzing student performance data, and using this information to target instruction more effectively, will be critical in making…