What's New for February 2018


Hello 2018! We're off to a busy start -- working on exciting new features and tools, including the following updates:

Data Analysis and Science

Data Depot, our repository of clean, ready-to-use data sets, is a user favorite. Did you know that several datasets include lessons as well? Analyzing Commercial Fishing Catches takes advantage of our new Portfolio feature by saving students work as they perform a comparative data analysis of how commercial fishing affects shark, tuna, and cod populations.

Social Studies

Filled with rich imagery and interactive critical-thinking questions, Ancient Rome: Constantine and Christianity provides a wonderful overview. Students follow the guiding question How did Emperor Constantine become Saint Constantine? As with all of our resources, this lesson has already been aligned to all state and Common Core standards and includes a lesson guide.


Rounding out our new beginning-level vocabulary lessons, El Cuerpo guides students through the parts of the body. This short lesson includes beautiful images, authentic audio clips, and video.


About Author

Lucy Kosturko

Lucy Shores Kosturko, PhD manages product development for SAS Institute's K-12 educational initiatives, a suite of cross-platform offerings promoting data literacy, artificial intelligence and computer science. After graduating with a B.A. in psychology and computer science from Rhodes College, she earned a M.S. in computer science and PhD in educational psychology from North Carolina State University. Lucy lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and two daughters.

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