Author: Sensory Edge

Google’s 12 Education Updates Include Classwork and a (Slight) Classroom Makeover

The ISTE is a yearly educational conference, encompassing grades K-12. It was at this event that Google chose to unveil its array of improvements that will soon be included in the newest incarnation of Google Classroom. Google Classroom became a classroom technology option in 2014. The tools package, which is specifically geared to educators and known as G Suite for Education, allows teachers to better handle assignments and also navigate classroom discussions. Google numbers estimate that the worldwide use of their proprietary suite exceeds twenty million. Past users of the suite found assignments archived, with the most recent work...

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11 Ways Schools Can—and Should—Involve Families in SEL Programming

Social-emotional skills allow a person to control emotions, empathize, and master collaboration. These traits will go a long way toward helping a person find satisfaction and success in life. Schools should involve parents as much as possible by learning about them, teaching them how to set goals, set family liaisons, have a family resource center, and by teaching families how to develop socially and emotionally. Families should highlight a child’s strengths, use visual aids, talk about feelings, remain calm, apologize, help and share. Key Takeaways: Having strong social-emotional skills lets someone control emotions, empathize, and collaborate. School can provide...

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