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June 10, 2016

Teachers Are Starting to Use Snapchat. Should You?

The disappearing-picture app has some educational benefits for teachers. Here's a guide on how best to use Snapchat to connect with your students.

June 06, 2016

Boxing Legend, Cultural Icon Muhammad Ali Died. How Will You Teach His Legacy?

Muhammad Ali's death could be an opportunity to revisit the heavyweight champion's poems and his legacy of social justice.

May 20, 2016

Teachers Like Technology in the Classroom, But Few Think It's Well Integrated

A new survey shows that a majority of teachers believe technology helps facilitate learning and enriches the classroom experience for both students and teachers—but most don't think it's effectively implemented in the classroom.

April 21, 2016

Robot Designed to Help Schools Teach Coding Unveiled by Harvard Group

"Root," a magnetic, hexagonal device that travels across a white board and performs a variety of behaviors in response to students' digital commands, is designed to get students thinking in the logic of coding.

April 07, 2016

Middle School Students' LGBTQ-Focused Curriculum Sparks Parent Backlash

Parents at one Bay Area middle school say teaching a week-long curriculum focusing on the LGBTQ community is discriminatory and not age appropriate.

March 31, 2016

Ga. Teachers Decry Politicians' Influence on Draft Social Studies Standards

Georgia educators say their input on a draft of the state's social studies standards is being ignored to boost political agendas.

March 18, 2016

Study Points to Benefits of Peer-Led Learning in STEM Classes

Focusing the responsibility for learning on students can be more effective than traditional lectures in improving student achievement in STEM courses, especially for underrepresented minority students, according to a new study.

March 18, 2016

Can New App Help 'Lesson Study' Make Inroads in U.S. Schools?

As they grapple with new instructional expectations, a growing number of teachers are working to improve their practice through the "lesson study" approach to professional development.

February 19, 2016

Harper Lee, Author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Dies at 89

Lee published Mockingbird in 1960, and it quickly became a high school staple among English teachers.

February 05, 2016

Author Alice Walker Joins Facebook to Talk Black History Month

A couple of the more interesting Black History Month resources created this year aren't explicitly packaged for classroom use, but contain a lot of potential lesson ideas.

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