Classroom Tech Resources for the Political Season

Teachers can enhance lessons on the presidential election by using news websites, online polling and social networks, K-8 technology teacher Mary Beth Hertz writes in this blog post. Hertz suggests using online tools such as PollEverywhere to have students vote on issues or candidates and compare results to national data, and using Skype or Google Hangout to set up political discussions or debates. “Students can now participate in online polls, read news at their reading level, and play interactive games that help them understand political issues and processes,” Hertz writes. Beth Hertz’s blog (10/8)