Trending: Top 10 Stories for September 2019

1 10 Back to School Tips for an Awesome Year!
Ideas and resources—from engaging parents to integrating technology effectively—get your year off to a great start.

2 Five-Star Game-Creating Tool Shines.
The drag-and-drop programming environments allow new game developers to jump right in to create 2D games.

3 Makerspaces 101.
This video covers the basics of a makerspace and includes helpful tips to start your own makerspace.

4 How to Make the Best Use of a Professional Learning Network (PLN).
Use these five suggestions to put your PLN to work for you right away at the beginning of the year.

5 National Study: Which Apps Work Best?
A review of aggregate data determines which programs students are using, how much they’re using them, and how the investment in programs correlates to improved student learning.

6 Six Super-Sweet Social Studies Strategies for Back to School.
Fun social studies activities to kick off the new school year.

7 Top Research Websites, Search Engines, and a Research Choice Menu for K–2 Students.
Recommended search engines and websites help your students become skilled internet searchers.

8 Tech Tools for Active Learning Classrooms.
The benefits of developing active learning skills include improved critical thinking skills, increased retention, and transfer of new motivation, more motivation, and improved interpersonal skills.

9 How to Use Video Portfolios This School Year.
Use video portfolios to encourage students to reflect on their own learning and showcase their accomplishments.

10 Digital Well-Being—Tools to Balance Tech and Life.
Check out this collection of digital well-being resources, including online training, apps, settings, and more.