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STEM learning experiences are the key to engaging students in science while teaching them critical skills like scientific reasoning, and the growing citizen science movement makes it easier than ever to get students involved in real-world scientific inquiry.
Author Kristen Mattson urges educators to stop thinking about digital citizenship as a stand-alone technology topic and begin thinking about it as an essential component of a well-rounded humanities curriculum.
Eagle Eye Citizen, a free digital tool created with social studies teachers in mind, could be the antidote to primary source overwhelm.
Given how widespread cell phone use is among teens and how broadly devices affect academic performance, mental health and a teen’s emotional well being, it’s not a bad idea to embed cell phone management advice into every curricular subject.
Project Citizen guides classes through the steps of developing an action plan to solve a problem selected by the students. Students at an Oregon middle school took up the topic of gun violence and presented their findings to state lawmakers.
Authentic project-based learning involves connecting students with global learning opportunities so they can learn how to collaborate to solve problems, express themselves appropriately and develop their advocacy skills.
Avoid these four common mistakes that impede technology integration and hamper student achievement and growth.
May students and educators are intimidated by the terms "coding" and "computational thinking." However, once the concept is understood as a systematic approach to solving problems, it becomes less daunting. Try embedding computational thinking into a project-based learning lesson.
My involvement in a six-week after-school program made possible by Digital Respons-Ability, Utah State University Extension Services and 4-H helped me put aside some assumptions, gain new knowledge and develop some strategies for teaching digital literacy to refugees. Here are four things you should know about teaching refugee students.
Backyard Worlds invites the public, including teachers and students, to join the search for undiscovered worlds within the outer reaches of our solar system and nearby interstellar space.
Superintendent Chris Reykdal signed new K-12 learning standards that launch Washington classrooms into the digital age.
ISTE and the Computer Science Teachers Association collaborated on a series of resources designed to help prepare young learners to become computational thinkers who understand how today's digital tools can help solve tomorrow's problems.
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
Choosing the right STEM tools for your students can be intimidating. Here’s a short guide to the factors you should consider, from grade level and subject area to cost.