Keeping up with the news and gaining a better understanding of their rights and political processes is always important for children (and for all of us, really). It’s perhaps even more important in an election year and a time in which so much is happening around our country. So, for this week’s Rising Resources post, we were excited to explore the KidCitizen website! KidCitizen is an online resource with which children can watch videos and episodes about political events, news, and history. It’s designed to help them become more informed and interested in political happenings as well as how they can share their voice! Keep reading to learn more about KidCitizen and how it can be used in education!
With the incredibly quick rise in popularity for esports, we’ve taken notice of how it can provide great value in high schools and colleges. We recently released an esports white paper in which we detailed the benefits of esports competition, how to start a school program, and even some of the gaming technology that’s worth using. This week, as part of our Rising Resources series, we thought we’d take a look at the High School Esports League. Now helping promote and implement esports around the world, the HSEL is a great resource for tech directors or athletic directors to investigate if they’re thinking about how to start a program! Keep reading to learn more about it!
Typically, we gravitate more towards EdTech tools that allow for more STEM-related student experiences, but, this week, we’re going a bit off of our normal course. In this Rising Resources post, we’re taking a look at Edublogs, an online platform students can use to practice some key real-world skills in writing, blogging, and written communication. Often thought of as more of a soft skill, communication is nonetheless extremely important in the workforce of both today and tomorrow. With services and systems designed for use in education, keep reading to see what makes Edublogs a valuable teaching and learning tool!