Three proven programs for avoiding summer brain drain and strengthening home-school relationships were shared in this webinar. Learn more about High-Tech Educator Strategies: Using Social Media to Communicate with Families, High-Yield Student Learning Projects: Developing Student Experts on Chosen Topics, and High-Touch Community Strategy: Back to School Community Walk.
The Common Core State Standards place a special emphasis on reading informational text. Teachers often say how excited students are to learn about the world around them. Whether it’s the latest news from Mars or information about a typhoon that struck last week, kids want to know all about it. How can we harness that enthusiasm for nonfiction to help students become great readers?
Minecraft is a little indie game that has taken the world by storm and has many wondering why children seem to be “obsessed” with this game. Given the enthusiasm surrounding this game, it is no surprise that educators are exploring ways to bring Minecraft into the classroom.
In a time when budgets are tight and schedules are even tighter, educators must be creative and agile as we seek ways to connect with families and fortify the essential home-community-school relationship that best supports kids. Schools must differentiate outreach efforts to meet families where they are – in the same way teachers must differentiate for students with diverse needs.
One of the main ways to engage students in class projects is to let them pick a topic they’re passionate about!
The Nintendo Wii is the most prevalent gaming console in history, with more than 100 million consoles sold worldwide, and hundreds and thousands of hours in Wii gameplay.
Teaching students and their families how to use mobile devices to access online resources gives them the ability to learn anytime and anywhere. As educators, we know that student achievement increases when parents are involved.