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Digital Tool for Checking Students’ Emotional Wellness
Closegap is a nonprofit organization that makes it easy for schools to support the emotional health of K–12 students through daily mental health check-ins.
AI–Driven Practice Sets in Google Classroom
Google Education’s artificial intelligence (AI)–driven tools help increase engagement for K–12 learners with support and timely feedback. With Google Education’s interactive practice sets, students can receive one-to-one feedback and support without ever leaving their assignment.
Recommendations for Advancing Digital Equity
Whereas availability and affordability are often the focus of discussions around digital equity, new guidance from the US Department of Education emphasizes the importance of addressing adoption barriers as well.
Digital Destination Providing Historical Context to Today’s Issues
Ken Burns and his collaborators have been creating historical documentary films for more than 40 years. Known for a signature style that bring primary source documents, images, and archival video footage to life on screen, these films present the opportunity to pose thought-provoking questions for students and introduce new ideas, perspectives, and primary sources.
Big Book Deal, November 1, 2022