"Our young people are super lucky to be involved in the Maker movement that is being embraced by schools and communities around the world. It has brought innovation, creativity, tinkering, exploring and so much more into their lives and throughout education.
These spaces for our makers aren't just physical spaces. They can also be found online and through wonderful apps being developed to bring making to our students no matter where they are.
I have a new favorite place for just this! It is called Design Squad Nation from our friends at PBS. It is filled with places for our makers to Play, Build, Watch, Share, and more! I love how children can personalize their experience on this website by exploring all of the different places in a variety of topics such as Outdoors, Sports, Friendly, Art, Food, Animals and Heros."
With the new school year right around the corner, buying much-needed essentials comes at a high cost, but have no fear — we've searched the web and found a plethora of websites and nonprofits that provide a helping hand to students and teachers. Here are 60 national and local organizations that offer free school supplies, lunch programs, online printables, …
"Learning another language is among the many things that have been made easier with the explosion of the digital universe. While some of the resources aren’t incredible (simply using Google Translate), and some of the languages fairly obscure (Welsh), the list is impressive if for no other reason than to demonstrate how much is actually out there if you do a little digging."
Learning another language is among the many things that have been made easier with the explosion of the digital universe. While some of the resources aren’t incredible (simply using Google Translate), and some of the languages fairly obscure (Welsh), the list is impressive if for no other reason than to demonstrate how much is actually out there if you do a little digging.
A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development and gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! It is essentially a chat room, with everyone sharing and talking and hanging out virtually—discussing learning strategies, classroom management techniques, and technology.
Instant Access to Thousands of great kids books. Epic! is the first all-you-can-read eBook service for kids.
Introducing "Epic! for Educators," an entirely free version of our award-winning book reading app for all iOS and Android devices. Now available to all US and Canada-based elementary school teachers and librarians.
add your insight ... The Epic App Brings Kids' Books To The iPad. Looks GREAT! Love that They have a free version for teachers and librarians. You need a school e-mail address to access.
The survey from University of Phoenix College of Education found that 93 percent of K-12 teachers believe that personal tech devices can link classroom learning to real-world activities, and 89 percent expect they will be used in most classrooms in the next five years.
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