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Tips for Including Social Media in Classrooms

By Rob Klindt While there’s no doubt that adding social media to lesson plans can bring many benefits to K-12 classrooms, teachers need to choose the most effective ways to adapt this technology to their needs. Social media programs like Facebook and Twitter offer a dizzying array of options from live chat and texting to […]

4 Ways Teachers can Build on Professional Development During the Summer

Enter summer: A time for some teachers to decompress and to work on professional development. Michael Maher, North Carolina State University’s assistant dean for professional education and curriculum development, knows just how important having those extra resources can be. Maher went to school in a poor New Jersey school district. The teachers there, he said, […]

Web Offers a Galaxy of Astronomy Resources for Teachers

By Rob Klindt While summer days are long and nights are short, that doesn’t mean students have to be bored. Teachers can engage students by incorporating astronomy into back-to-school lesson plans during August and September. To begin learning about the stars, planets and other celestial bodies, all students need to do is look to web, […]

New Common Core Practice Test Posted Online

By Rob Klindt A practice test has been posted online to give parents and teachers a preview of the kinds of things children will be expected to know thanks to the adoption of the Common Core State Standards. Teachers will be held accountable for making sure lessons meet the Common Core guidelines, which set specific […]