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Robert W. Maloy is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he coordinates the history and political science teacher education programs. His research focuses on technology and educational change, teacher education, and student writing and learning. He co-directs the TEAMS Tutoring Project, a community outreach initiative where University students provide academic tutoring to culturally and linguistically diverse students in public schools throughout the Connecticut River Valley region of western Massachusetts. He is Webmaster of the award-winning resourcesforhistoryteachers educational wiki.

He is co-author of the following books:
• Critical Media Literacy and Civic Learning: Interactive Explorations for Students and Teachers (2021)
• Building Democracy for All: Interactive Explorations of Government and Civic Life (2020)
• Transforming Learning with New Technologies (Fourth Edition, 2021; Third Edition, 2017; Second edition, 2014; First Edition 2010)
• Kids Have All the Write Stuff: Revised and Updated for a Digital Age (2019)
• Ways of Writing with Young Kids: Teaching Creativity and Conventions Unconventionally (2003)
• Kids Have All the Write Stuff: Inspiring Your Child to Put Pencil to Paper (1992)
• The Essential Career Guide to Becoming a Middle and High School Teacher (1999)
• Schools for an Information Age (1996)
• Partnerships for Improving Schools (1988)

Robert received the President’s Award for Public Service, University of Massachusetts (System-Wide Award), 2010. He also received a Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Massachusetts Amherst (Campus-Wide Award) in 2010. In 2004, Robert received a Distinguished Academic Outreach Award as well as the School of Education’s “Outstanding Teacher Award.” He was awarded the “Chancellor’s Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Community Service” in 1998 and 1993.
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  • Publication
    Usable Math: Open Online Tutor for Elementary Math Learners, Teachers and Families
    (2023-01-01) Edwards, Sharon; Maloy, Robert W.; Gattupalli, Sai
    Introducing Usable Math Free & Accessible: An OER platform tailored for elementary kids, educators, caregivers and families. Interactive Problem Solving: Engages students in grades 3-6 in math problem solving and design thinking. Four Virtual Coaches: Estella Explainer, Chef Math Bear, How-to-Hound & Visual Vicuna offer diverse problem-solving strategies through words, images, animations, and more. Encouragement & Motivation: After every problem a feedback slide builds children’s learning and confidence while fostering curiosity about maths. Multiple Modes of Learning: 17 modules explore essential math concepts and 3 new modules integrate storytelling, history, and science learning.
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    Elementary Students Designing Math Learning Slideshows with NoCode NoCost Programming Tools
    (2023-01-01) Edwards, Sharon; Maloy, Robert W.; Gattupalli, Sai
    Introducing Usable Math Free & Accessible: An OER platform tailored for elementary kids, educators, caregivers and families. Interactive Problem Solving: Engages students in grades 3-6 in math problem solving and design thinking. Four Virtual Coaches: Estella Explainer, Chef Math Bear, How-to-Hound & Visual Vicuna offer diverse problem-solving strategies through words, images, animations, and more. Encouragement & Motivation: After every problem a feedback slide builds children’s learning and confidence while fostering curiosity about maths. Multiple Modes of Learning: 17 modules explore essential math concepts and 3 new modules integrate storytelling, history, and science learning.
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    A Tai-the-Math Historian AI-Enhanced Time Travel Adventure!
    (University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2023-01-01) Maloy, Robert W.; Gattupalli, Sai; Edwards, Sharon
    Also available online at https://usablemath.org/ Online Version
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    Science & Technology in U.S.History Digital Choice Board
    (2022-01-01) Maloy, Robert W.; Trust, Torrey
    This choice board invites students to: Construct an augmented reality exhibit of First American cities. Write an interactive digital story about automobile innovation from the Duryea brothers to self-driving cars. Create 3D digital artifacts representing the work of 19th century African American inventors. And explore many more topics presented in resourcesforhistoryteachers wiki & Building Democracy for All eBook. Go here to make your own Google Doc copy of this choice board to remix.
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    Bookcase for Young Writers
    (University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2023-01-01) Edwards, Sharon; Maloy, Robert W.; Trust, Torrey
    Bookcase for Young Writers is a free web companion to our book Kids Have All the Write Stuff: Revised and Updated for a Digital Age published by the University of Massachusetts Press in December 2019. This online bookcase has virtual shelves filled with literature, apps, and interactive digital tools to inspire children from preschool and kindergarten through the upper elementary grades to become confident, expressive, creative young writers. The bookcase includes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as picture books, chapter books, and e-books. There are links to child-engaging information and topics related to all the writing ideas in the Book.
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    Ukraine-Russia Conflict 2022 Digital Choice Board
    (2022-01-01) Trust, Torrey; Maloy, Robert W.; Butler, Allison
    This choice board invites students to: Design a Social Media News Evaluation Tool to examine how Russia create propaganda Investigate freedom of the press rankings for Ukraine, Russia, and other countries around the world. Evaluate its coverage of the Ukraine-Russia conflict by different TV news stations or networks. And explore more media literacy topics raised by the war in Ukraine and the book Critical Media Literacy and Civic Learning. Go here to make your own Google Doc copy of this choice board to remix.
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    Olympics 2022 Digital Choice Board
    (2022-01-01) Trust, Torrey; Maloy, Robert W.
    This choice board invites students to: Sketch a gold medal for the 2024, 2026, 2028, or 2030 games representing the host country's history and culture. Create a political cartoon about the freedom of the press rankings for the upcoming and previous host countries of the winter and summer games. write a song about how and why athletes have engaged in political protests throughout Olympics history. And explore many more activities where studetns students explore the history and impacts of the Olympics throughout the world. Go here to make your own Google Doc copy of this choice board to remix.
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    Student Legal Rights in School Choice Board
    (2022-01-01) Maloy, Robert W.; Trust, Torrey
    This choice board invites students to: Create a stop motion animation about the landmark Mendez v. Westminster case. Design a game about the influence Supreme Court decisions have on students' lives. Write a paper in praise or protest of their school's dress code along with suggested improvements and changes. Create a mosaic expressing one of the rights outlined in the Student Bill of Rights. And explore many more topics that are covered in Building Democracy for All "Student Rights" Learning Pathway.
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    The Constitution, Amendments, and Supreme Court Decisions Choice Board
    (2022-01-01) Maloy, Robert W.; Trust, Torrey
    This choice board invites students to: Create a movie trailer for a film about the separation of powers between the branches of the U.S. government. Write a press release about a Presidential Impeachment. Critically evaluate
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    Black Lives Matter Choice Board
    (2022-01-01) Maloy, Robert W.; Trust, Torrey
    This choice board explores how to: Learn about protest songs and write a protest song for the Black Lives Matter movement. Create a video exploring the history of Black athletes who have engaged in protests. Learn about Zelda "Jackie" Ormes, the first African American woman cartoonist, and create a cartoon about her life. Explore the contributions of Benjamin Banneker and George Washington Carver to math, science, and politics, and create 3D digital artifacts that represent these contributions. And explore many more topics that are covered in Building Democracy for All "Black Lives Matter" Learning Pathway.