Interactive Technologies and STEM
Early-Grades Teaching and Learning

Use iPad Apps to Engage K-5 Students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice

Learn how to use specific iPad apps and associated strategies that support students making and using visual models for open, rich tasks, and which can be used with recording apps to foster mathematical communication. Use the apps during the session to solve specific example K–5 tasks. Learn how students can use sentence starters and the Explain Everything app to present their thinking with models and practice mathematical communication.


Starting Mobile Digital Device Initiatives: Advice from High School Teachers in Maine

The research report summarized in this brief shares findings from a survey of teachers in three Maine high schools. The research highlights lessons teachers learned in . . .

Developing a Productive Struggle Mindset

Students experience productive struggle when they persist in trying to make sense of a difficult problem and develop new strategies for solving it. This perseverance is . . .

Findings on Engaging Teachers and Students in Formative Assessment

The research summarized in this brief describes a professional development (PD) model that emphasizes the roles of both teachers and students in formative assessment . . .

Leveraging Learning 2016

Through the Leveraging Learning conferences, the Auburn School Department helps participants learn how to design and implement an iPad initiative to customize student learning. This theme of this year’s institute, held Nov. 9 and 10, was “Making it Real”— iPads in the Classroom.


Inquiry Group Meets to Develop Supports to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning

On November 4–5, the Interactive STEM team at EDC convened an Inquiry Group, bringing together participants with varied professional backgrounds—teachers, teacher . . .

Findings on the Development and Use of Technology-Infused Curricula in Preschool Classrooms

The research summarized in this brief suggests that well-designed tablet-based activities can improve student learning outcomes at the preschool level.  . . .

Supporting Equity Through Co-Investigation: Sharing Student Videos

Watching videos of students solving math problems was a key part of partnership meetings during a research and practice collaboration in Auburn, Maine. The partners . . .