Engaging Students with Games

Have you noticed that even students with otherwise short attention spans often enjoy playing games for hours on end? This is true for any well-designed game, be it a video game or one in the “real” world. As Jane McGonigal explains in her fascinating new...

Join the Hour of Code!

Students across the country are learning how to program computers with a variety of fun activities…anyone can do it! Learn more at csedweek.org and then try one of the fun tutorials.     Start the video below to hear what President Obama had to say...

Environmental and STEM Education: A Natural Connection

We partnered with the Environmental Education Association of Oregon and the Portland Metro STEM Partnership to create an interactive Prezi presentation that briefly explains the natural connection between environmental and STEM education, or E-STEM. Check it out below...

Dual Immersion Spanish Resources

I have been inspired by the success of dual immersion language programs, which are engaging students and supporting the development of two languages, such as Spanish and English, naturally and enjoyably. The proliferation of technology resources provides countless...

Digital Citizenship for All Ages

I recently attended a meeting of knowledgeable instructional coordinators, library media specialists, and district administrators from the West Linn-Wilsonville School District in Oregon who shared strategies for promoting the digital citizenship and media savvy of...