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Summer 2016 Newsletter

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Ideas and inspiration for the K-12 community.

Summer 2016 Newsletter

The Drones Are Coming

While drones or quadcopters may not be part of your curriculum this school year, they are coming. Teachers are already using them in STEM education and to interest girls in technology. learn more...

Democracy in America

Election season is upon us. Think of it as a teachable moment for subjects as diverse as science and math. Could you pass the U.S. Citizenship test? The Current Issues for the Classroom resource is especially timely. learn more...

English As A Second Language Certification

In many areas of the United States, particularly in the southern and western portions of the country, a growing number of K-12 teachers are becoming English as a Second Language (ESL) certified. We have an extensive set of guides and resources. learn more...

Assistive Technology

There is a wide range of assistive devices and technologies used in schools. Here's a look at the range of items, how they are funded, and a teacher's perspective. learn more...

Backyard Adventures

The good news is that Summer is not over yet. We've gathered some fun things you can do with kids in your own backyard. Everything from making bouncy balls and rainbows to hosting a backyard science lab. learn more...

New Videos

We are always adding new video resources to the site. Recent additions include

Enjoy the rest of your Summer vacation!

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School Video Production

We have a whole section on how to get started and incorporate it into the classroom.

With the advent of inexpensive production tools and free video hosting like YouTube, the idea of the school film has been turned on its head.  → 

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Search Sites for Young Students

The Internet is a great resource, but many web sites are not appropriate for young students. Here are some search site options that allow them to explore.  → 

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Everything from classroom automation and making a class web site for free to creating videos and 3D printing.  → 

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Develop partnerships and engage your students, their parents, and the community.  → 

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Teacher Support

Find an affinity group or a good laugh.  → 

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Classroom Resources

Find a lesson idea, video or activity for your classroom.  → 

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Professional Development

Check out the wide variety of professional development opportunities and resources.  → 

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