A Georgia school district has produced videos to help parents understand math lessons aligned with Common Core State Standards. The district also offers parent resource centers for those who cannot access the videos at home.
Two original content pieces about the Maker Movement struck a chord with SmartBrief readers this year. We asked readers to choose their favorite original content pieces written by educators, for educators, from a pool of 20 original content pieces chosen throughout the year by our team of editors. Nearly 3,000 people voted! Meet the winners.
SmartBlog on Education this year launched a monthly Editor's Choice Content Award, which recognizes content written by educators, for educators. Our editors selected the two best original content pieces each month. Now we need your input! Cast your vote for the 2014 Educators' Choice Content Award by Dec. 10. Winners will be announced in mid-December. Vote now!
School districts nationwide vary in their approaches to cloud technology. Some have avoided using the service to store data, communicate and more, while others contract with public vendors for cloud services or maintain control of their cloud in-house. For those keeping in-house cloud services, lower costs and better control over privacy are cited as primary drivers.
The middle grades are an opportune time for teachers to engage students in lessons on topics in science, technology, engineering and math, says Anne Jolly, a former middle-grades teacher and author of the MiddleWeb blog STEM Imagineering. In recognition of Middle Level Education Month, Jolly, in this blog post, offers several tips for STEM teachers or those innovative educators teaching middle grades. She suggests giving control of learning to students, fostering curiosity and collaboration, and accepting failure and drawbacks.