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Computer Science in 4-H? Google Says Yes, and So Do The Students

A large chunk of Google’s $20 million in new grants for nonprofits expanding access to computer science education will go to a group that, for those not familiar with rural student programs, might seem surprising: the National 4-H Council – but as 4-H CEO Jennifer Sirangelo points out, agriculture technology is poised to change the world, and now 4-H kids can lead the way.

Not Into Video Games? Here's How to Let Students Lead on Teaching with Minecraft: Education Edition

The Minecraft Student Ambassador Sponsor Program helps educators create a Minecraft Student Ambassador Program at their school or district, and helps prepare those young Minecraft experts to coach and assist students and teachers who are new to the game, so more classrooms can benefit from the game’s 700-plus “worlds” or lesson-based games.

How an Educator’s Persistence Led to a Student Leadership Initiative & the Most Popular Minecraft Edu Game of All Time

When Felisa Ford and her instructional tech colleagues in Atlanta had trouble getting the district's teachers on board with using Minecraft: Education Edition, she created a student ambassador program to empower young Minecraft experts to coach other students and teachers, and it was so successful that Microsoft started a learning path for educators to sponsor their own local student ambassador programs. Then came Good Trouble.

6 Tips for Education Leaders Working Toward Equitable Schools

A superintendent leading the effort in Rochester, N.Y., toward making K–12 schools more equitable shares advice for school leaders working to create equitable conditions in public schools.

How an Asset-Based Summer Program Helps Students Build Intrinsic Confidence — Even in Math

An educator and developer of a summer math program called ST Math Immersion explains how a shift in focus away from student deficits and toward the existing strengths they can build upon is central to the asset-based learning approach — and a great way to help students develop confidence, persistence, and a growth mindset.

Optoma Unveils Microsoft-Powered, Cloud-Based Remote Management Solution for Displays

Display manufacturer Optoma has launched a cloud-based version of its Optoma Management Suite that is powered by Microsoft Azure and offers streamlined, real-time monitoring, diagnosing, and controlling of connected audio-visual displays via a single platform, according to a news release.

SchoolMint Launches Mental Wellness Support App for U.S. K–12 Educators

Strategic enrollment management provider SchoolMint is launching a new mental wellness app specifically for K–12 educators, the company announced this week, as teacher burnout soars and more teachers than not say they're likely to leave the profession sooner than planned.

ED and ISTE Launch Initiative to Improve Tech Proficiency of New Teachers to Increase Digital Equity

The International Society for Technology in Education and the U.S. Department of Education have launched an initiative to help educator preparation programs update their curriculum and methods to ensure new teachers enter the workforce with the digital learning skills needed to lead equitable learning in modern tech-enabled classrooms, the organizations announced today.

Simple Steps To Help Students Avoid the Summer Slide

A library media specialist shares tips to help educators give families attainable goals and simple steps to boost their students' reading skills over the summer and avoid learning loss while school's out.

Reading Horizons Expands its Literacy Instruction Program with Sound City for K–2 Learners

Foundational reading instruction provider Reading Horizons, has expanded its flagship solution Reading Horizons Discovery, adding a K–2 program called Sound City, and will host two webinars for educators this week to delve into the new features.

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