ISTE 2017 Coverage

Cricket Media Debuts E-Mentoring Program

Cricket Media has introduced CricketTogether, an e-mentoring platform connecting students with carefully screened adult role models. The announcement was made at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in San Antonio, TX.

Cricket Media has partnered with companies whose employees can volunteer to mentor a student in grades 3 to 5. The e-mentor and student each read a Cricket Media article independently. The students then discuss the article with their classmates. And finally, the e-mentor and student exchange online letters about the topic.

According to the company, CricketTogether creates an environment where students can learn about content that interests them and receive guidance and build friendships with their e-mentors.

The program is free for teachers to use with their students and is sponsored by corporations who encourage their employees to volunteer as mentors. Corporate and community partners, as well as teachers who want their students to participate in the program during the 2017-2018 school year, can apply through the CricketTogether site.

Further information about CricketTogether is available in the Cricket Media booth #2561 at ISTE 2017 and on the CricketTogether site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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