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20 Ways To Use Twitter's Vine In Education
If you are looking for new ways to use technology in your afterschool program, check out the American Society for Innovation Design in Education’s blog. A recent post lists 20 ways that educators can use Vine—a mobile app that enables users to create and post 6-second clips—in education. Suggestions include applications for educators and projects for students.

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Afterschool Tech Toolkit (with Support from Google)
With support from Google, the National AfterSchool Association has developed the Afterschool Tech Toolkit to help afterschool professionals and educators provide students with meaningful ways to engage with technology after school. Modules include getting started with technology, developing a shared vision for digital learning, equity issues, embedding technology into curriculum, and strategies to train and support staff in the use of technology.

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Coding in Afterschool
Kids love technology, but wouldn’t it be great if they could learn to make their own animations, video games, or phone apps? Presented by code.org and hosted by Afterschool Alliance and the National AfterSchool Association, this webinar recording explains how afterschool practitioners can get students started with coding during the Hour of Code. This 1-hour introduction to computer science is designed to demystify code and show kids of all ages that they can learn the basics.

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Cyber Ethics Resources
The National AfterSchool Association has compiled several cyber ethics resources to help afterschool practitioners support students—and their families—as they explore the internet. Topics include plagiarism and intellectual property, piracy, and cyber etiquette.

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Empowering Afterschool Professionals for Digital Learning
A new publication by Policy Studies Associates, commissioned by the National AfterSchool Association, examines how afterschool can help close the digital learning gap that students from low-income families often experience. Recommendations include providing tools and training to afterschool staff; using coaching and online platforms for professional learning; fostering site-based collaboration and peer observation; and creating connections with organizations that support digital learning.

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Game-Design Learning and Problem-Solving Skills
Published in Computers & Education, this article provides research findings for afterschool practitioners who are interested in providing game-design activities in their programs. The authors evaluated the impact of an initiative called the Game-Design Learning program on students’ problem-solving skills. In this quasi-experimental study, the authors found that, compared to students in a control group who did not attend the program, the children who attended the Game-Design Learning program showed a significant increase in their problem-solving skills.

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Turn to Tech for Professional Learning This Summer
Summertime often means a chance for afterschool professionals to catch up on professional learning. This blog post from the Department of Education’s You for Youth (Y4Y) afterschool web portal offers fun and innovative ways that afterschool professionals can use technology for professional learning. There are suggestions and strategies: podcasts like those included in the Y4Y’s Click & Go professional learning series, social media, new apps, and virtual expeditions.

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Supporting Local Experts Who Volunteer

Volunteers provide important support for afterschool programs, and it is crucial that afterschool leaders provide the information and support volunteers need to be successful. This blog post from the U.S. Department of Education’s You for Youth (Y4Y) afterschool website provides guidance and tools for recruiting volunteers, matching them with responsibilities that fit their skills and interests, supporting them, and recognizing their contribution so that they have a rewarding experience and stay involved.
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Classroom Collaboration

Collaborative learning supports social and emotional learning and is also a key part of successful group activities. This resource from Illinois Classrooms in Action provides an overview of collaborative learning as well as a 60-minute professional development guide with facilitator’s notes and presentation slides.
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