Over the past year there has been a growing body of evidence that the popular game Minecraft is a powerful learning tool that can revolutionize the way we teach. Many teachers and schools want to try it but do not know how. With this in mind we welcome you to Mathcraft, a program created by teacher and curriculum writer Jim Pike, 5th grade teacher at Albert Einstein Academy of Beverly Hills, as a way to engage his students in the understanding of and performance on Common Core Math. In this webinar Jim demonstrated how to turn Minecraft buildings into algebraic equations, how to build algorithms for standardized test questions in the game itself, and more.
Common Sense Education celebrated the launch of their newest free education resource, Digital Compass. Based on the concept of “choose your own adventure” books, Digital Compass guides students in grades 6-9 to learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through animated, interactive experiences in which students choose several different paths for each character.
What does a model digital citizenship school look like? In this webinar, presenters shared the comprehensive K-8 digital citizenship curriculum and parent program implemented at The Meadowbrook School of Weston, which has been Digital Citizenship Certified by Common Sense Education.
Common Sense Education, the education arm of Common Sense, the national nonprofit helping parents, teachers, and students thrive with technology, is partnering with edWeb.net to present Digital Classroom: Teaching with Tech.
We’re proud to be in partnership with Common Sense Education to celebrate the Second Annual Digital Citizenship Week – October 19-25. Join us to shine a spotlight on the importance of helping kids learn how to create safe, responsible digital lives. Check out these resources and learn how Common Sense Education’s whole-community approach engages everyone — from educators and students to parents, district officials, and community leaders. Every day, your… read more →