Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with eMediaVA media resources for K-12!
Constitution Day is September 17th. Social studies teacher Anne Walker shares her favorite resources for elementary and secondary classrooms.
Join us this month for back to school webinars focused on SOL-related content and engagement strategies.
Veteran teacher Kristen Strickland shares ideas for using your summer break to relax and mentally prepare for next school year.
Tammy Byram shares ideas for using images as an educational tool in the classroom and library.
Explore our end-of-year review collections for elementary and secondary classrooms.
Explore ideas for celebrating National Physical Fitness and Sports Month during May.
Social Studies Specialist Nick Dzendzel shares lesson ideas and resources for integrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month into every classroom this May.
SOL season is upon us! Kristen Strickland shares review ideas for the reading SOL.
Looking for Earth Day lesson ideas?
Explore tools for the future with online kindergarten teacher Toymeka Raymond.
Factor in students’ opinions and feelings when creating a welcoming space during Ramadan.
Learn more about helping students navigate dating relationships with resources from high school librarian Erica Thorsen.
Register now for our spring webinar series, with relevant and engagement training topics this March!
eMediaVA’s home education resources for children to learn at home add fun to distance learning and home learning.
Women are the embodiment of strength, resilience, and innovation! Here are 6 of our favorite resources for Women’s History Month.
Explore five of our favorite resources for teaching the Harlem Renaissance this school year.
High school librarian Erica Thorsen offers advice on using social media to connect with students and raise awareness of the library’s collections.
Create a Presidents’ Day Scavenger Hunt for grades 2-12! See an example from Nick Dzendzel, eMediaVA Ambassador.
Learn how to help English language learners make the most of the school library with advice from middle school librarian Tammy Byram.
Learn more about FREE professional development opportunities for teachers this summer!
Research shows that using games in teaching can help increase student participation, foster social and emotional learning, and motivate students to take risks.
This year, Friday, January 27th, is designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day for current and future generations to commemorate the Holocaust.
We all know Sesame Street but have you explored the Sesame Street in Communities collections? Read more to learn how educators are using Sesame Street resources to increase the social and emotional intelligence of young learners.
In this content spotlight, learn how science teacher Carolyn LaRoche uses NOVA Lab interactives, labs, and videos to teach evolution in her Biology class.
We’re kicking off 2023 with a winter webinar series on topics like science media, SEL, and media literacy. Register to join us in the New Year!
December is a busy and stressful time, especially for teachers. Tanisha Ricks goes over self-care strategies you can use this holiday season and throughout the year.
Want to teach your students about many different holidays celebrated in the winter? Here are inclusive ways to use media to talk about winter holidays!
ITRT Patrick Hausammann shares resources for celebrating CS Week and Hour of Code in your school and classroom.
Elementary teacher Amanda Knighton shares how she uses music to teach science, social studies, and more.
Did you know there is an ongoing debate on where the first Thanksgiving really took place? Educator Dale Harter shares details.
Elementary teacher Toymeka Raymond shares resources for emphasizing SEL through Thanksgiving classroom activities.
Social studies teacher Anne Walker shares her favorite eMediaVA resources for her first year teaching Psychology.
Librarian Aubree Mitchell shares ideas for honoring Veterans Day in our classrooms on Friday, November 11th.
Midterms are November 8th! The election season is a great time of year to explore the impact of midterm elections with your students.
GreenBeats℠ is a WHRO-produced series of animated songs that focuses on critical environmental issues and themes for elementary learners.
Media Literacy Week is October 24th-28th. Librarian Dale Harter shares his favorite resources for media literacy to use this week and all year long.
It’s spooky season! Check out our favorite Edgar Allan Poe resources in eMediaVA and register for our Poe webinar!
Join eMediaVA staff and teacher ambassadors for two PD opportunities during October: teaching the midterm elections and the best of Edgar Allan Poe resources on the web!
Digital Citizenship Week starts October 17th. ITRT Patrick Hausammann shares lesson ideas and advice for DCW!
Explore how songs can be used to emphasize social and emotional learning practices with young learners.
Librarian Tammy Byram is getting back to basics this school year by emphasizing listening, questioning, and analysis with students.
Explore eMediaVA resources that support teachers and parents in integrating social-emotional learning strategies into young learners’ everyday environments.
Educational Technology Manager Janie Everett shares modern methods of administering asynchronous professional learning sessions during teacher work days.
If your back-to-school night needs a refresh, ELA teacher Heidi Speece has you covered with fun ideas to improve the experience for you, students, and parents!
Nervous about the first day? New and returning teachers can benefit from educator Kristen Strickland’s tips for a great first day!
Register now for our back-to-school eMediaVA webinar on August 23rd!
Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? From videos and learning activities to crafts and games, check out our list of dino-themed learning resources.
If school is out for the summer where you live, check out these fun activities to help the kiddos have fun at home while also learning.
It’s been a challenging year for all of us. Unwind and relax this summer with these ideas from ELA teacher Heidi Speece.
Explore ideas and resources for celebrating the 4th of July at home or in the classroom!
Learn more about supporting students’ social and emotional learning through reading and instruction with tips and resources from media specialist Tanisha Ricks.
The redesigned eMediaVA is finally here! Read more about the new features and resources you’ll experience June 13th.
Librarian Dale Harter shares how summer learning benefits students, teachers, and parents.
Social studies teacher Anne Walker discusses resources for teaching the Tulsa Race Massacre.
Learn how Denyse Phelps is promoting student voice at her school with podcasting.
Librarian and eMediaVA Ambassador Dale Harter shares his experiences hosting a Citizen Science event in the school library.
Learn more about how Wakelet can be used by teachers and students alike.
English teacher Heidi Speece outlines a new approach to student research projects, using the Titanic.
Increase your child’s love of reading with these tips from eMediaVA Ambassador Janel Kelley.
Educator Kristen Strickland shares her favorite FREE digital resources for PreK-12 educators!
Educator Tammy Byram shares practical ideas for integrating Youth Art Month into your classroom, library, and school.
March is Music in Our Schools Months. Around the country, music educators and students celebrate and explore the lasting impact music has on our lives.
As Women’s History Month approaches, teachers begin thinking about what notable women they can introduce to their students. Here are some of the less touted Virginia women your students should know.
Enhance engagement in your classroom and libraries with 20% Time! Get started with advice from educator Kristen Strickland.
We all learned history in different ways. No matter what level of education, your knowledge of history can be based upon certain perspectives that have been presented to you in your learning.
Black History Month is right around the corner! Explore Virginia’s black history icons.
eMediaVA Ambassador Kristen Strickland’s favorite eMediaVA SEL resources.
Students’ use of technology is the highest it has ever been. It’s our responsibility as educators and parents to help students find balance in their digital lives.
Resources and advice on supporting reading literacy from Norfolk Public Schools Media Specialist, Tanisha Ricks.
There’s an old saying that goes like this: When a dog bites a man, that’s not news. When a man bites a dog, now that’s news!
Strengthen inquiry in your classroom with tips and ideas from eMediaVA Ambassador Nick Dzendzel.
ITRT and eMediaVA Ambassador Monica Mitchell explains her favorite resources for Digital Citizenship Week.