Teachers say Minecraft helps students develop key SEL skills such as empathy and problem solving.
By Laura Ascione, Managing Editor, Content Services, @eSN_Laura
August 11th, 2017
Educators across the globe are using Minecraft in intricate ways, and they are discovering how the sandbox game can help students with social and emotional learning (SEL). A new report, How Minecraft Supports Social and Emotional Learning in K–12 Education,…
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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.
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.
Research shows that the time to make the greatest impact in a child’s learning trajectory is in the earliest grades. In fact, children not caught up to their peers by grade three are four times less likely to graduate from high school. Learn how school districts across the country are using research-based software from the Waterford Institute to help close the achievement gap before it becomes an even bigger problem.
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.
Research has shown that in order to be successful in acquiring a second language, students need to interact in the target language in a purposeful way. This resource site was created in partnership with Middlebury Interactive Languages to provide schools, districts and educators with resources to engage students in K-12 second language acquisition.
Nearly one in five new teachers leaves the profession within their first five years on the job—and this high rate of attrition comes at a steep cost for schools—ranging between $4,300 to more than $17,000 per teacher according to one study.
View this quick-read report to learn 10 key strategies school and district leaders can take to support and retain new teachers more effectively.
Guide to Selecting Curriculum to Support Personalized Learning
July 24, 2017
Part 3 of our series on Selecting Curriculum to Support Personalized Learning includes the steps and resources needed to make the right decisions along with valuable insights from district leaders across the country. Learn to make the best choices.
K-12 schools are investing in technologies for higher student achievement, but successful implementations and adoption are critical. Read more to discover best-practice recommendations for the transition to automated workforce management systems.
Managing Absence: As Fundamental as Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic
July 20, 2017
Learn about the true cost of manual absence management and how using an automated absence management solution can help school districts see absence trends to better control costs, improve productivity, and reduce unplanned overtime and burnout.
Teachers need reliable assessment data to guide their instruction and make sure that every child meets rigorous learning standards. But the data they get from a formative or interim assessment is only as good as the quality of the instrument itself. K–12 leaders should look for these five key elements to make sure their assessments are providing accurate information to support high-quality instruction.