Cathy Meesters

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This Is What Math Looks Like

Math Simulations are tools I’ve created to visualize math ideas. They let students write math and see what it looks like by representing it visually …

The Tyranny of Being On Task

Many years later, I taught in a school with a focus on project-based learning. Learning was messy and conflicts emerged as students worked together …

Pedagogy

20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading

Kids can develop skills in letter sounds, writing, and first words with ABC PocketPhonics. Independent research has shown kids using this app can …

Kids

READ this: Why we must measure literacy at an early age

Also available in: Español<p>A couple of years ago Room to Read, a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in …

Papua New Guinea

On the gift of reading: "Dean has got something special going on"

Dean Johnston is not quite 3 years old and he has been reading for more than a year: sounding out words, reading full sentences and understanding …

Kids

A Brief History of Oscar Hosts in Pictures

Award Shows

Adorable Kids Recreate The 2016 Oscar-Nominated Movie Posters

Think Matt Damon and Leo ... but cuter.<p>For six years, Maggie Storino has been recreating iconic images from the Oscar Best Picture nominees with the help of her adorable daughters. The mom shares the images on a Tumblr and Instagram titled "Don't Call Me Oscar."<p>This week, she unveiled the latest …

Why Picture Books Are Important by Eric Litwin

Why Picture Books Are Important by Eric Litwin Literacy begins with picture books. They are the first step on the path to reading and learning. The …

Learning

Improving critical thinking

<b>Posted:</b> October 21, 2015 | <b>Author:</b> Greg Ashman | <b>Filed under:</b> Uncategorized |8 Comments<p>A few months back, I jumped into a discussion of this article in …

Why Dads Are Better Bedtime Story Readers

Score one for the dads. Turns out, children whose fathers read them bedtime stories develop more-improved language skills than those whose mothers …

Press Releases

NaNoWriMo a Great Way to Teach Literacy

It’s easy to engage young readers. Librarians do it all the time with reading programs and story hours. Yet how can those in the library profession …

Teaching

Teaching reading in the early years

Teaching children to read in the early years involves a variety of comprehension strategies for the development of literate practices, as Prue …

Teaching

Making the Most of Reading Aloud: Practical Strategies for Parents of Young Children

If you put a group of preschoolers in a room and read them a story, do they all hear the same thing?<p>In a recent study, researchers attached brain …

Developing Literacy Skills with Video Games in Education

Games in education are nothing new. Because of their strategic nature that they share with subjects such as math, reading and writing, games have …

SimCity

6 Hands-On Tools and Activities for Teaching Web Literacy | Emerging Education Technologies

<i>Creative Commons Licensed Image Source</i><p>Web Literacy is Essential for Today's Learners<p>One of the most important skills of the 21st century — web …

Literacy activities for children

A child’s journey towards literacy involves learning to speak, listen, read, understand, watch, draw and write. The foundation for building these …

Literacy in the Digital Age – Five Tools That Demystify Text Complexity

Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use …

Teaching

Free Apps and Sites that Support Literacy

There are so many apps to choose from to use in the classroom. I am often asked what are some of my favorite apps to use for guided reading and …

Building Tech Literacy with Google Classroom and Lucidpress by Guest Author Eliza Wright

You heard us right! Now, Learn how Lucidpress+Google Classroom Can Help You Improve Digital Literacy<p>The latest generation of students may be …

What is early literacy and why it’s important (infographic)

Early literacy is everything kids know about reading and writing before they learn to read and write.Sacramento Public Library puts a lot of stress …

Oscar Wilde

Literacy Project Foundation Surprised with $60,000 in Next Chapter of Disneyland Resort Million Dollar Dazzle

Last weekend, I joined our Million Dollar Dazzle Crew as we pulled off a textbook surprise by announcing the Literacy Project Foundation as the …

Walt Disney Company

Bedtime story is key to literacy, says children's writer Cottrell Boyce

As a new literacy drive is launched, authors including David Walliams and Michael Rosen warn of threat to storytelling from screens and busy lives<p>The childhood tradition of a bedtime story is in serious peril, as experts warn that parents are not making the time to read to their children at the end …

Did Dog-Human Alliance Drive Out the Neanderthals?

With the help of wolf dogs, early humans out-hunted—and outlasted—Neanderthals.<p>In popular culture, they're often portrayed like members of a heavy-metal band: fur clad, shaggy haired, ape-like. But in most ways they were like you and me. They used fire and made tools, lived in social groups, and …

Photographers

The truth about the Sound of Music family

<b>When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie?</b><p>"Everyone thinks the Sound of Music …

Using Exhibits as Assessment

Creating a Museum of Student Work<p>As a museum school, Normal Park utilizes student-created exhibits as a way to assess student learning. Every nine …