Stamps are helping students at a school in Singapore learn visual literacy, history, geography and wildlife. Interested students meet after school with teachers to discuss stamps that have educational subject matter.
Technology is helping connect some kindergartners in the US with peers in China. Those participating in the US-China Kindergarten Exchange use digital portfolio tool Seesaw to communicate with virtual pen pals.
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Several educators from Zambia recently visited a school district in Pennsylvania through a Rotary International programme. Charles Zulu, a retired principal from Zambia, observed that project-based learning was used more in the US school than at a school in Zambia.
Taking a Multisensory Approach to K-5 Reading Elementary school is a crucial time of growth in the educational journey of children, and strong literacy skills are a key facet of that journey. Using a multisensory approach to K-5 reading can lay a foundation for reading proficiency that lasts a lifetime. Learn how!
More schools in China are installing webcams in classrooms, which provide livestreaming video that can be viewed online. The video feeds can be seen by parents and others who want to monitor students, but the initiative has raised concerns about surveillance.
Give Your Teachers the Support They Need As students return to their schools, keeping them engaged whether at home or in the classroom is crucial. Teachers understand this, but need support and guidance to integrate the digital experience more seamlessly with the class activities they have planned. Download this SmartFocus and learn how to best help your teachers!
More than 1 million students in six countries participated in the Global Read Aloud this year, writes Pernille Ripp, a US teacher who started the programme seven years ago. In this blog post, she describes how the event works and why it's important to build global connections.
Creating Proficient Readers with Multisensory Literacy Multisensory approaches to literacy have gained popularity in recent years as educators explore new ways to keep their students engaged. When combined with systematic and explicit instruction, multisensory literacy begins to move learners towards being proficient readers. Read the SmartFocus
Students at a school in California recently participated in a clean-up day as part of their International Baccalaureate unit, "Sharing the Planet." Students learned about the world's limited resources while completing community service and cleaning debris and trash from area waterways.
It's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. ... We're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
Neil Armstrong, astronaut
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