Teacher Appreciation Day is May 3 … Thank a Teacher!

By Bette Jamison

Molly Spearman with image of a teacher in class

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman reminds us that May 3 is National Teacher Appreciation Day. View her thank-you message

May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week, devoted to acknowledging the importance of teachers. In the United States, Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated during the first full week of May and Teacher Appreciation Day is the Tuesday that falls during Teacher Appreciation Week so this year it is celebrated on May 3! 

ETV Announces South Carolina Teacher as a Member of the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

By Glenn Rawls

Carla Jefferson

South Carolina ETV announced Carla Jefferson from Darlington County School District as one of this year’s PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. The program, which is in its fourth year, recognizes tech-savvy K-12 educators who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms. Jefferson is one of 52 Lead Digital Innovators in the U.S. and its territories.

Knowitall Media – Weekly Topics Presented All Through April – in Collections

By Mimi Brown

Knowitall Media Collections page

In April, Knowitall Media will highlight four very timely Collectionswith a different topic featured each week.

We think it's the perfect time to focus on a healthy lifestyle, so first up is Knowitall Healthy! 

For National Poetry Month, we’ll introduce you to our new Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection, which features writers and poets you won’t want to miss—and please note that this collection will continue to grow!

VIDEO | USC Students Work Collaboratively to Build Mobile Apps

By Marina Ziehe

Computer science class

As previously mentioned in Carolina Money, the University of South Carolina Entrepreneurship Club has partnered with the USC Computer Science Department to make 13 mobile apps. Students in the computer science class are working collaboratively with business students to build a minimum viable product that they are envisioning.

Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World

By Kathy Finger

Young digital readers

Educators, you know the power of reading! Help your students develop a daily, joy-centered reading practice with the strategies in this new course from PBS TeacherLine! You’ll learn how to ignite students’ interest through personal, real-world connections, explore digital reading and audio technologies, discover how to use a wealth of online resources and tools, and analyze social reading’s power to connect and engage.