A middle school teacher shares icebreakers that work
By Korey Barkley
September 20th, 2018
I am always looking for new ways to get to know my students. Over the past two decades, I have attempted dozens of different types of icebreakers in my classes; some successful and others a total failure.
By Julia Freeland Fisher, director of education research at the Christensen Institute
Recently, Stanford researcher Raj Chetty came out with yet another new study on the jagged landscape of opportunity facing America. Analyzing the relationship between young people’s exposure to innovation and the likelihood that they would go on to become inventors,…
As education continues to evolve, the use of technology is a crucial element for success and growth. However, technology brings with it many e-safety concerns and new ways for students to become distracted. LanSchool and LanSchool Air put control back in the hands of educators, making it easy for them to manage devices and digital activities in the classroom. We invite you to explore how classroom management software can help your school further learning through technology.
Schools are moving to mobile-first digital learning environments. Wi-Fi and network infrastructure that were designed for coverage and connectivity are woefully inadequate to connect every student, device and classroom.
Explore these resources to discover how Aruba solutions deliver the scale, reliability and intelligence needed to promote mobile learning in Primary Education Schools.
The ability to speak more than one language opens up a world of opportunity...for access to higher learning, career advancement, cross-cultural insights and explorations, and even, as research has shown, to enhanced brain power. Explore this Leveraging Biliteracy resource center to discover the dynamic, relevant learning environments HMH provides that will enable all language learners to communicate effectively in a second language.
We work with money every day, but where do we learn to become financially literate? For many, it results through trial and error as adults. A new program by Junior Achievement, supported by American Honda Finance, called JA Personal Finance has been demonstrated to not only improve students understanding of financial concepts, but also influences behaviors related to responsible money management.
We invite you to explore the Featured White Paper and additional resources below which provide an insight to the critical need for financial literacy education.
The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt® vision of English Language Arts (ELA) is to provide a comprehensive definition of what it means to be a literate person in the 21st-century. Our goal is to help administrators, educators, parents, and students achieve that vision.
Explore this resource center to learn how HMH ELA programs can help ensure that every student has the critical reading and writing skills that are necessary to meet the demands of college and career life in our complex digital age.
Students face a global future when language skills will be critical to career success. Yet, time and resource allocation for language programs has been shrinking while the need for multilingualism only grows. Learn how leveraging technology in the world language classroom can make a transformative impact.
Hidden Cost, Hidden Opportunities: Calculating the Total Cost of Ownership for Hardcopy Devices in Education Settings
September 20, 2018
How can educational organizations achieve cost-savings and efficiencies with minimal investment? By optimizing their document imaging devices- MFPs, printers, scanners & more. The first step is a TCO analysis. Download the whitepaper to learn more.
Supporting English Learners with Social and Emotional Learning
September 20, 2018
In schools across the country, educators are paying more attention to the importance of incorporating social emotional learning (SEL) into instruction at all grade levels—and with good reason. SEL can be a critical factor in helping close achievement gaps, especially among English learners (ELs). But the EL landscape is complex, and there is not a one-size-fits-all solution.
Read this Ed-Tech Point of View to learn about the research-based SEL practices and culturally responsive teaching strategies schools are implementing that hold tremendous promise in helping EL students achieve high standards.
It takes an entire community working toward the same goal to make any K-12 technology initiative successful. Explore this paper to discover top considerations and best practices for creating and executing a shared, learner-focused vision that leverages technology to support learning, including:
Checklist for a successful student 1-to-1 learning initiative
How to empower educators to facilitate learning
Creating spaces that encourage learning
Technology that enhances learning
Ways to protect your data and prevent threats
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In the blink of an eye, your organization’s data can be lost, stolen, or simply damaged beyond repair. Discover what threats to watch for as well as how you can leverage cloud solutions to prevent your organization from experiencing its own data disaster.
Your Complete Guide to Balanced Assessment Systems
September 5, 2018
This eBook will help you understand the components of a comprehensive balanced district assessment program, as well as outline the steps to creating an efficient and cost-effective system of assessments that can enhance student outcomes at all levels.
Five Keys to Keeping Your District’s Digital Services Up and Running
August 30, 2018
School districts rely on digital services for everything from teaching to administration. When things go wrong and they lose availability to their data, schools must be able to restore lost data and get their services back up fast—at a price they can afford.
Read this white paper to learn the five keys that will ensure your school district can maintain its business continuity and weather a disaster—be it fire, flood, hurricane, human error, or a malware attack.