20+ strategies to strengthen the link with parents at home

In the end, parents and teachers really do have the same goals. Parents want to see their kids become the best human beings they can be. Teachers want to see that, too. If teachers communicate their efforts toward that — and if parents communicate to teachers — that chain of communication can only benefit everyone. […]

How to add Hour of Code to YOUR classroom

Coding is a skill that opens doors for students of all backgrounds. No matter where they live, what color their skin is, what their gender is or how much education they have, if someone knows how to code, he/she has opportunities. Companies are begging for coders. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, software developer […]

The Iceberg: Getting beneath the surface of #edtech fears (#DitchBook)

About 90 percent of an iceberg is underwater. Like an iceberg, what reluctant adopters say may only be 10 percent of what they’re feeling. For anyone that encourages educators to try something new — especially with tech — there are responses that we often hear … I’m not tech-savvy. I don’t have the time to […]