Interactive Technologies and STEM
Early-Grades Teaching and Learning

Research and Practice Collaboratory


Differences in Student Use of Technology for Learning at Higher- and Lower-­Poverty Middle Schools

The use of digital computing devices in classrooms is becoming ubiquitous and an essential part of 21st Century learning. However, the research summarized in this brief…


Interactive STEM Wins Grant to Expand Collaborative Work in Maine

The Interactive STEM team at EDC has been awarded a grant from the Maine Department of Education for the Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program to continue,…

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…