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Free Online Reflection Tool for Students and Teachers [web resource]

Giving kids a chance to talk with adults about their lives outside of class can be critical for their social-emotional development. But during the pandemic, online classes didn’t often allow the time for that individual attention. Along is a free digital reflection tool that helps teachers prompt students to talk about their personal lives through recorded video, audio or written texts as a way to support them emotionally, not just academically. Read more ›

In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

In the eyes of the tech industry, mental health treatment is an area ripe for disruption.

In any given year, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience a form of mental illness, according to federal estimates. And research indicates only about half of them receive treatment in a system that is understaffed and ill distributed to meet demand. Read more ›

New Free Family-Oriented Early-Literacy Apps [downloadable]

Three new early-literacy apps — released for free from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and its Reach Every Reader initiative — are designed for parents and caregivers to use with their children. They’re designed to create fun and rewarding interactions, get families talking, and give children the foundations they need to read, learn, and thrive. Read more ›

4 Tools to Help Kids Develop Empathy and Cultural Humility [web resource]

Humility is not necessarily about modesty or pretending to be less than you are. In fact, people who are humble often have a high sense of self-worth; it’s just that they can recognize their own strengths and limitations. Research about humility also suggests a strong connection between being humble and being generous.

But there’s a specific aspect of humility that’s especially relevant today: cultural humility. 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 ›

These Mental Health Apps Are Geared Toward People Of Color

The Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community has long dealt with systemic issues and stigmas that make accessing mental health resources difficult. In a current climate rife with increased racial trauma, creators of digital apps that support the emotional well-being of people of color are stepping up. Read more ›

Kidappolis School Edition Available Free Through September 2020 [web resource]

Are you looking for ways to keep your children engaged in learning when they aren’t in school? Kidappolis enables parents to use screen time as deep learning time, through interactive, caregiver-led early learning opportunities. Read more ›

KnowBullying [web resource]

Research shows that parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their children or teens help build strong relationships, and prevent bullying. SAMHSA’s free KnowBullying app will help you boost your children’s confidence, resilience, and build effective strategies for facing bullying. Read more ›

Free Mobile Apps from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [web resource]

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration‘s (SAMHSA) free mobile apps offer easy access to treatment and prevention tools for opioid use disorder, suicide, bullying, disaster response, and underage drinking. Read more ›

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