Posts by Alesha Bishop
When Does Inequality Grow? A Seasonal Analysis of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in K-8 Learning
Summer is the long-awaited season for many Americans, especially students. Aside from summer reading assignments and the occasional extra-credit project, summer is the time when students can collectively take a breather from homework and tests. The break from the school year, however, can bring on the dreaded “summer slump”: a…
Building a Kinder World: How Maker Education Can Solve Problems and Foster Empathy
By providing tools and mindsets for real-world problem solving, maker education encourages the development of essential academic skills, creativity, and empathy. Alesha Bishop delivers a powerful blog on the integration of social emotional learning that equips students to invent solutions to the problems they see in the world.
Helping Students Prepare for Their Futures with LinkedIn
LinkedIn has become an essential networking and professional development platform to use for the new global workforce.
New Message Manual to Improve and Create Consistent Communications in Education
The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, with the help of Hattaway Communications, recently released "Communicating a Shared Vision for Students and Education", a message manual designed to improve and enhance consistent communications about student success and educational equity.
CEO’s at Recess: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Elementary School
How can we sustain and build on these innate drives once young children enter school? According to Alesha Bishop, one answer is teaching entrepreneurship education.
Smart Review | Tech Out Your Class: 6 Projects to Meet Common Core & ISTE Standards
We know that we need to help children become competent and comfortable with technology, and Amy Prosser’s book is a practical guide that can help both teachers and parents incorporate more technology into the work they do with children.
SXSWedu 2016: Inspiration and Innovation
A first-time SXSWedu attendee shares some of her favorite panel discussions and innovative edtech from this year's conference.
ClassDojo: A Tool not a Teacher
We all know that tools can be used in many ways, both good and bad. ClassDojo is just that—a tool. As a parent, I don’t want to take a good tool out of a teacher’s hands, but I need to communicate with my child’s teacher if I feel a particular tool isn’t working for my child.
Smart Review | iTooch Elementary School App
iTooch Elementary, a series of apps made by EduPad, is a collection of educational activities based on Common Core Standards. The app covers math and language arts material for grades one to five, as well as science material for grades three to five. The apps can be downloaded as a complete package by grade, or by specific subject area for each grade.
Yale and Yogome Evaluate Effectiveness and Happiness in Common Core Math App
Getting Smart Teacher Blogger Alesha Bishop talks shop with Sandra Jacobo, Director of Education at Yogome, to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their work with Yale's play2PREVENT lab. Together they are building games that support learning and happiness.