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5 Ways Educators Can Help Families Make Better Use of Tech Outside the Classroom 
From EdSurge

Parents see educators as their partner in identifying educational digital media for their children; yet an EdSurge survey highlights that only one out of ten educators often recommend digital media to their students for educational purposes. This blog shares five tips for educators that can help foster the home and school connection on technology use with young children.

An Up-Close Look at Student-Centered Math Teaching 
From Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Advocates of student-centered instruction argue that good teachers have the ability to transform mathematics classrooms into lively, engaging learning environments in which students take charge of their own learning and make meaningful connections to the world around them

Ask the Cognitive Scientist: Distributed Practice 
From Digital Promise

Distributed practice refers to reviews that take place after some time from the original learning event, as opposed to reviews that occur immediately following the original learning event (termed massed practice).

Ask the Cognitive Scientist: Retrieval Practice 
From Digital Promise

Cognitive and educational psychologists have uncovered a great deal of information about the mind, brain, memory and learning. Some of this research has found its way into practice through educational materials; however, few have been directly translated to practitioners and students. One exception is retrieval practice: the practice of retrieving information from memory.

Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades 
From What Works Clearinghouse

This guide offers five specific recommendations to help educators identify struggling readers and implement evidence-based strategies to promote their reading achievement. Teachers and reading specialists can utilize these strategies to implement RtI and multi-tier intervention methods and frameworks at the classroom or school level. Recommendations cover how to screen students for reading problems, design a multi-tier intervention program, adjust instruction to help struggling readers, and monitor student progress.

Autism Publications 
From Indiana Resource Center for Autism

A selection of articles written by the staff of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism. These articles provide thoughtful discussions and practical recommendations on a wide range of topics, including behavior, sensory programming, education, communication, and other issues.

Autism Resources for Teachers 
From National Education Association

Autism resources for teachers covering overview information, instructional methods and helpful techniques, and activities and materials.

Autism Teacher’s Corner 
From Organization for Autism Research

Resource for teachers who want to learn more about autism and how to best support students on the spectrum: the basics, IEPs, tips for transitioning back to school, Asperger Syndrome, and ASD.

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