SAS Pathfinders

Exploring SAS Curriculum Pathways & Instructional Technology

Ta-da! We Wrote A Book!

Author: Jamie McQuiggan
Posted: February 27, 2015, 2:16 pm
We are excited to introduce our new book: Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators, Developers, and Learners.  Starting Monday, it’ll be available wherever books are sold. What’s it about? Let’s start with what inspired us to write. Every day, we think about the exciting possibilities mobile devices bring to the traditional classroom. […]

Headed to Austin for SXSWedu

Author: Scott McQuiggan
Posted: February 25, 2015, 6:59 pm
The thing I love most about conferences is the opportunity to think. I am able to break out of the box a bit, collaborate with folks from around the world, listen to some great ideas, and generate a few of my own. SXSWedu fosters these opportunities. It is one of […]

Mobile, Mobile Everywhere: Learning Anytime

Author: Scott McQuiggan
Posted: February 25, 2015, 12:11 am
Mobile devices are arriving in classrooms around the world in soaring numbers. Chromebooks and iPads are everywhere – from 1:1 programs to BYOD to carts classes can share.  Why is that important? Because these devices have the power to change the classroom, provided teachers have the right integration strategies and lesson […]

Black History Month: Honoring Science Pioneers

Author: Clare FitzGerald
Posted: February 24, 2015, 12:35 pm
  Following up our Black History Month look at mathematicians, let's take a look at  African Americans who have made their mark in science.  Dr. Mae Jemison (b. 1956) is an American physician and astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel to space in 1992 when she went […]

Celebrating the Rich Heritage of African Cultures and Civilizations

Author: Molly Farrow
Posted: February 22, 2015, 1:00 pm
Black History Month provides educators with the opportunity to explore the rich heritage of African civilizations in greater depth. SAS Curriculum Pathways has extensive resources that cover the breadth of African history, culture, and geography. The West African kingdoms of Ghana and Mali are celebrated for their wealth and prominence in […]

Black History Month: Honoring Math Pioneers

Author: Staci Lyon
Posted: February 13, 2015, 12:50 pm
In honor of Black History Month, let’s showcase a few African American mathematicians who have made their mark in the teaching profession.  Elbert Frank Cox (1895-1969) was the first black person in the world to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics. In 1917, Cox earned his undergraduate degree from the University of […]

Writing Navigator: Auto-Save to the Rescue

Author: Terry Hardison
Posted: February 12, 2015, 1:00 pm
Perhaps you’ve had this nightmare. You’ve spent hours planning and drafting an essay for an assignment that’s due the next day. All of a sudden, your computer freezes or shuts down, and you can’t save your work. All that effort, all that time—wasted. And your deadline still looms. Well, there’s […]

Teaching Students to Love the Value of Math

Author: Staci Lyon
Posted: February 11, 2015, 1:00 pm
Mathematics, what a beautiful subject. It requires inquisitiveness, perseverance, and critical thinking. It promotes discourse, challenges the mind, and creates problem-solvers. Unfortunately, it also scares many students and adults. Why is that? How can one subject cause so much joy and at the same time so much discomfort? As a […]

The February Dilemma

Author: Terry Hardison
Posted: February 4, 2015, 7:03 pm
As a high school English teacher, I faced a dilemma every February. Throughout the year, I assigned texts by African American writers, including Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neal Hurston. After all, their voices were central to any discussion of American literature. For Black History Month, however, […]

Booker T and W.E.B: Adding Women's Voices

Author: Molly Farrow
Posted: February 3, 2015, 2:56 pm
Black History Month provides educators with the opportunity to explore the contributions of prominent African American leaders and thinkers in greater depth. The post-Reconstruction period provided significant challenges for African Americans struggling to improve their lives in segregated and hostile environments. At the turn of the 20th century, two thinkers […]