Here are some effective online tools that can help you make the art of writing essays more attractive for your students.
- By Julie Petersen
Apple today began pulling apps out of its iOS and Mac app stores that display a Confederate flag. Educational apps, it seems, aren't immune from the broad ban — at least some of them.
Curriculum Associates has updated its online i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction program with new close reading lessons for students in grades 3-5.
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps and websites that help students learn informally over the summer.
Using special tablets in a simulated Senate chamber built in Boston, classes can learn not just the facts of government, but how it feels to negotiate and make big decisions.
- By Christopher Piehler
Pearson has partnered with Listen Current in an effort to improve classroom engagement and make learning relevant to students' lives.
Activate Instruction is moving its teacher-created K-12 educational resources to the Gooru online platform. The migration should be nearly complete by mid-August.
Curriculum resources developed for the state of New York have been downloaded nationally more than 20 million times. A new review evaluating the merits of the resources found them to be, on the whole, an "excellent" alternative to other options being pursued by states and districts.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Britannica Digital Learning has integrated its Britannica ImageQuest database with its classroom information tool, Britannica School.
Ruth Rumack's Learning Space has launched Essay Coach, an online resource designed to help students in middle school through college use critical thinking to write better essays.