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How AR Can Help Students With Special Needs

Fortunately, education is progressing to become more inclusive of those with different learning styles and educational needs, but there is still a lot that can be done to make the classroom more inclusive for each and every student. It is becoming more and more apparent that it is time we rethink not just what we teach, but exactly how we teach.

One medium that could provide learning support for students with special needs in the near future is the use of augmented reality (AR) in education. Read more ›

Stop. Think. Connect. Cybersecurity Campaign [web resource] [downloadable]

The STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™ Campaign is a national public awareness campaign with the goal of helping Americans to be safer and more secure online. Read more ›

News Literacy: How Educators Can Help Students Spot Fake News [web resource]

The News Literacy Project and Scripps are teaming up with other partners Jan. 25-29 on sessions, activities and resources for educators to help children identify truth from fiction. Read more ›

5 Technology Tips for K-12 Hybrid Learning

Nearly a year into an ongoing pandemic, school districts across the United States have been forced to pivot back and forth between remote and in-person learning and, in some cases, hybrid models with elements of each. With COVID-19 cases on the rise yet again, districts across the nation are moving back to remote learning and working tirelessly to make the shift as seamless as possible. Read more ›

Digital Self Harm: Is It on the Rise?

In an online forum, a message appears.

It contains a threat against a student from an anonymous source. The person spotting it reports it to a school official, the website or police. After a short investigation, the findings are disturbing. The perpetrator who posted it is actually the student engaging in an act of digital self-harm … or cyberbullying themselves. Read more ›

Best Digital Tools for Teachers

If you’re new to teaching or looking to learn more about digital tools for teachers such as Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or Flipgrid–and all the related apps and resources–here’s where to get started. Tech & Learning list the basics for each one, including how to get started, plus tips and advice to get the most out of your experience. Read more ›

How to Use TikTok to Engage Students in Learning

TikTok in the classroom need not be a distraction that is banned but, rather, it can be a useful tool in helping teachers reach and engage with students on a deeper and more meaningful level. Read more ›

Students Are Distracted. What Can Educators Do About It?

Students these days are distracted. Devices and social-media notifications constantly beckon, and in this time of COVID-19 and widespread remote instruction, the distractions have multiplied. So what are educators to do? Read more ›

U.S. Department of Education Releases Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide [downloadable]

The U.S. Department of Education released a new Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide, a resource to help parents and guardians understand how digital tools can provide tailored learning opportunities, engage students with course materials, encourage creative expression, and enrich the educational experience. Read more ›

Teens’ Social Media Use is Up During Pandemic, and So Is Their Parents’ Concern

Parents weigh in on their kids and social media. Turns out, there’s widespread worry.

That’s according to new survey results from Lurie Children’s Hospital. With remote learning and social distancing in place during the pandemic, social media use is up. That’s no surprise, but some of the statistics are. Read more ›

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