Strategies to Increase Teen Self Esteem During Remote Learning

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Did you know that May is Mental Health Month? Mental Health America and its affiliates have spent this month raising awareness since 1949, but it’s a particularly important topic today. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our students’ lives. Everyday experiences that helped build their self-esteem suddenly shifted to school closures, social distancing, quarantines, and remote … read more »


Celebrate International Museum Day!

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International Museum Day takes place on May 18th! This year’s theme is “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine.” National and local museums are amazing educational resources. Museums provide access to primary sources, in-person and virtual tours, lesson plans, educational resources, topic experts, and more. Today’s museums are a window into our past and can … read more »


National Photography Month

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May is National Photography Month. This observance began in 1987 as Congress recognized the role that photography plays in society. With the development of smartphones, the number of pictures taken has increased far beyond the number taken previously using film. This chart illustrates the rapid increase in photos taken each year.  Educators understand the value of using … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: elink – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to elink and discussed the application of both the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework to help you integrate elink into your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions for using this tool and shares classroom use ideas by subject. Elink: As you arrive at the … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: elink – Part 1

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Elink is a tool that allows you to curate and bundle online content. You can create websites, newsletters, and playlists to differentiate material for your students. Throughout this blog post, you will hear elinks referred to as instructional playlists, resource curations, websites, and newsletters—all of these descriptions are correct, depending on how you use the … read more »