Technology in School

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Stories about how technology is helping us learn the liberal arts.


Newsela Offers Paid Content For Free Through Inauguration Day
CURRENT EVENT: These upcoming weeks serve as an important moment to teach students about the United States government—and to help, Newsela is offering its PRO Teacher Resources for free to all teachers through Inauguration Day, January 20th. That includes activities, mini-lessons and additional content on top of the already-free articles on Newsela’s website...
Newsela Reports: If Kids Voted, Which Presidential Candidate Would Win?
CURRENT EVENTS: According to the letter of the law, you have to be at least 18 years of age to vote in the U.S. presidential race. But that hasn't stopped news literacy organization Newsela from running a mock "Students Vote 2016" campaign of its own. Specifically, Newsela surveyed 385,000 K-12 students on who'd they pick for President...
PBS and the Commission on Presidential Debates Release K-12 Debate Toolkit
THE GREAT DEBATERS: Anyone can take to social media to post anonymous comments about the presidential elections and politics, but what about meaningful civil discourse through face-to-face debates? For teachers seeking to educate their students on the utility and skills needed to debate, here's something to check out: a new toolkit from PBS Education and the Commission on Presidential Debates, released just this week...
Edtech Tools for Teaching Students About Immigration
GETTING CURRENT ON EVENTS: Teaching about immigration isn't something that's unique to only social studies classrooms. For educators not sure how to approach the topic of immigration in the classroom, Common Sense Media's Erin Wilkey Oh makes a guest post on MediaShift this week about three digital tools that "help students step back for a big-picture, historical perspective on U...
Newseum Debuts Online Resource for Teaching September 11, the First Amendment and Public Safety
TOUGH TOPICS: Newseum has debuted a new suite of online resources for educators to go over the events and coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks with their students. The project on the museum's educational named "Freedom in the Balance," delves into the tension between First Amendment rights and public safety through examples from Newseum's collection and a quiz titled "What's your freedom type?" The Washington, D...
Newsela and Rock The Vote Team Up for 'Students Vote 2016'
BERNIE, DONALD, HILLARY, TED: Though you have to be 18 and older to vote in reality, literacy platform Newsela is curious to learn how students would decide the fate of the presidency. So, the company's teamed up with Rock The Vote to bring classrooms across the country "Students Vote 2016," an online campaign where students can learn about candidates at their reading level, vote in a "student primary," and connect with others on election results...
Newsela Launches iOS App to Bring Leveled Articles to Classrooms
NEWS FROM NEWSELA: You gotta read, baby, read—the news, that is! Newsela has launched an iOS app where users can read fresh articles every day from the likes of The Associated Press, The Washington Post and Scientific American. Readers can adjust each article’s reading level with a two-finger swipe...