Sunday, February 19, 2017

Educational Links 2/20/17

Austin District Warns Teachers Not to Talk to Students About Immigration Raids

Student Suicide: Moving Beyond Blame to Understanding

We Should Be Obsessed With Racial Equity

Study Reveals Children's Reading Habits

Keeping Rules Front and Center During the Winter Slump

Confronting the Abominable Snow Day

Government's Special Education Website Is Back After Prolonged Outage

Podcasts and the Classroom

The popularity of podcasts makes them a great learning tool in the classroom. In one classroom in Connecticut, podcasts have even taken the place of final papers and exams, much to the students’ delight. Beyond their popularity, podcasts can be a great way to engage different kinds of learners, disseminate information, and get students excited about out-of-the-box assignments. Here’s how 21st-century educators can harness the power of podcasts in the classroom:

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