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This newsletter will help you Celebrate Hispanic Heritage, Support Argument Writing, Learn in AR & More.
AR and VR Activities for eLearning Courses
Step into the Screen: AR/VR Technology’s Role in the Future of eLearning is a free downloadable ebook by eLearning Industry that helps educators navigate the potential benefits of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in online professional development courses.
Histories, Cultures, and Contributions of Hispanic Americans
To help teachers and their students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month(September 15–October 15), ¡Colorín Colorado! features free research-based information, resources, and tools for teaching English language learners (ELLs).
Social Studies Argument Writing
Read.Inquire.Write. is a research-based curriculum from The University of Michigan School of Education that creates a process to support middle school students’ argument writing through reading of sources and analysis of complex social and historical issues. Across investigations, students write increasingly complex forms of argument—from interpretations to critiques to counterarguments—with support from disciplinary literacy tools.