Posts by Kimberly West

A student study group uses a Surface Pro 4.

From students to digital citizens: A positive step on Safer Internet Day

Think of an earthquake. It’s an event we can’t control, but instead of sitting in fear we can reinforce what we do to help and strengthen ourselves. Staying safe in a digital world is a far cry from the physical safeguards we seek against an earthquake, but educators and parents often rely on the negatives and evils of the Internet to get the message across. How can... Read more

Smiling students hold up their projects in front of a display depicting a video Skype call with a teacher.

Literacy meets diversity through Skype in the Classroom

Literacy is the backbone of success and one of the most important educational initiatives that educators strive to weave into every lesson. When the students in one class might have reading levels that vary up to six years apart, teachers must be nimble in how they engage their classroom. And when everyone meets within the same four walls every day, it can be a challenge to... Read more