English teacher Molly Vasich has always been curious about class participation—what prompts it and what discourages it? Teaching upper-level International Baccalaureate courses to predominantly white students at Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Vasich was particularly aware of the class participation patterns among her few students of color. For some, engagement spiked during units on African-American […]
An afterschool writing center offers fourth- and fifth-graders the opportunity to explore their creative capacity upon completing a warm-up writing exercise.
How a local public library in Nashville is using digital media to help teens see themselves as readers, and much more. It began with a simple library lending program. When funding for the library at the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was slashed in 2015, the staff there reached out to their local […]
New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Kevin Hodgson about connected learning and how educators enact its principles with technology.
New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews professor Shelly Terrell about her new book, which highlights the power of students' mobile devices to drive learning in and out of the classroom.