By Teachers, For Teachers
When I was a students, I pounded out papers on an electric typewriter. When I started teaching, the web wasn’t an instant resource. I taught students about note cards and bibliography cards when they researched topics. Those days are long gone (and I am thrilled). Today, our students gather and digest information via the Internet at amazing speed. Common Core State Standards recognize this change and require teachers to adapt. Here is an overview of the CCSS technology expectations and how teachers can begin integrate more technology into engaging teaching and learning activities.
Among Native American students, only 46% graduate high school and a mere 17% go on to attend college. The American Indian Education Foundation has made it their mission to help Native American students realize that they can overcome these daunting statistics and the many academic challenges they face.
For all students, becoming fluent with the use of technology is critical to ensuring their future job opportunities. Yet there exists a troubling technology disparity: a significant number of U.S. students, especially those in low-income households, do not have access to a computer or an Internet connection in their home. Here are the real numbers behind the digital divide and ways to start overcoming it in your classroom, no matter what your budget.
One of the greatest challenges facing educators is getting students to be proficient, passionate readers. Surprisingly, the solution to conquering the reading challenge is surprisingly simple...