Deborah McCallum

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A Call for Fewer Screens in the Classroom

First Person<p>—Getty<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>A colleague of mine recently invented a new buzzword: "screen-free reading." It refers …

Education Technology

Introducing Our Genre Booklets To The Class & Their Impact.

<b>Introducing Our Genre Booklets To The Class & Their Impact.</b><p><b>Genre-Booklets To Aid Children & Teachers In Writing Across The Curriculum</b><p>This article is …

March Madness Global Book Talk Challenge (Round 1)

Back in January, we were inspired by Jennifer LaGarde and Brad Gustafson’s 30-second book talk challenge. Our 5th graders all worked on scripts and …

AASL Position Statements

With the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act moving forward, it is critically important that school boards and administrators understand …

Education

Collaborate on Wordpress posts with the new Wordpress add-on for Google Docs

WordPress.com has released an add-on for Google Docs that allows saving a Google Doc as a draft.<p>To get started, you will need to install add-on for …

Google Docs

Google Classroom Speed Grading

Time<p>A teacher's time is so valuable. Technology is intended to aid in the ability to save time. Google Classroom is a tool that can do just that. You …

Education Technology

Nobody Eats Lunch Alone at this Florida High School

For new and shy students, lunchtime can be the most stressful part of the school day. It’s no secret that anxiety over the prospect of sitting alone …

Education

12 Must-See TED Talks for Teachers

Looking to intrigue tomorrow’s first period class? Want to connect with that student sleeping in the back row? Tasked with giving a presentation at …

TED Talks

What Research Tells Us about Online Discussion

Student discussion differentiates online education from the old correspondence courses. But there are still many questions to answer in order to …

Education

Toronto school board connects the dots for 21st century learning

Self-reflective toolkit empowers teachers to move forward one lesson at a time<p>When the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) made a bold …

Education

What Is Formative Assessment?

1:55<p>Meghan Pazmino, a math coach at Ross Elementary School in Washington, helps clear up some confusion about what formative assessment is—and how it …

Media Literacy: Storytelling As Change Agent

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21st Century Assessment

• Supports a balance of assessments, including high-quality standardized testing along with effective classroom formative and summative …

Education Technology

Integrating Technology and Literacy

When teaching with digital natives in a digital world, one question facing many educators revolves around integrating technology to help facilitate …

Education Technology

How Mind Maps Apply Brain Science to Creativity

I do my best thinking when I’m supposed to be doing other things—showering, grocery shopping, having dinner with a friend, etc. So long as I’m <i>not</i> …

Margaret Atwood: There's nothing in The Handmaid's Tale 'that didn't happen, somewhere'

If we are to learn just one thing from dystopian fiction, it’s to try and make sure not to let evil empires, dictatorships, or totalitarian states rise. But Margaret Atwood, author of the pivotal 1985 speculative fiction <i>The Handmaid’s Tale,</i> has been increasingly vocal about the current political …

Science Fiction

365 Books by Women Authors to Celebrate International Women’s Day All Year

For over a century, International Women's Day has been observed on March 8 — and this year, we've compiled 365 books by women authors from across the …

Literature

Blurring Racial Narratives

The Agenda discusses the impact slavery and the American Civil War has had on Canada's Black population.

MOOSE

Black History Month spotlight:

Black Girls Magazine: OISE PhD student inspired to make a difference<p>Annette Bazira-Okafor changing the face of pop culture<p>By Lindsey Craig<p><i>February</i> …

Black History

Professor Lance McCready shares expertise on building black male student success

Wednesday, February 1 : OISE sits down with Professor Lance McCready to talk about challenges that black male students face in Canada today. …

Education

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

Black History Month spotlight: Ann Lopez<p>'Teachers must consider what they need to learn and unlearn'<p><i>February 27, 2017</i><p>OISE Professor Ann Lopez has a …

Education

12 (mostly cheap) Teacher Tricks that Work in an Elementary Library

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> <b>12 (mostly cheap) Teacher Tricks that Work in an Elementary Library</b><p><i>on</i> 02/28/2017 • ( 0 )<p>Learning practical teaching tips and tricks …

Education Technology

Nanaboozhoo and the Wiindigo: An Ojibwe History from Colonization to the Present

0<p>Long ago, the Ojibwe people were sick. A terrible epidemic was killing them. There was a man called Ode’imin. <i>Ode’</i> means heart in Ojibwe, and his …

Native Americans

Unite for Literacy library

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Linguistics

Multicultural Picture Books about Inspiring Women & Girls

March is Women’s History Month! A great opportunity to highlight women’s contributions to history, culture and society!<p>Although we should of course …

Primary Education

Complex Instruction

Members<p>Program for Complex Instruction<p>Achieving Equity in the Classroom<p>Complex Instruction evolved from over 20 years of research by Elizabeth Cohen, …

Education

How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’

A group of young women who had graduated from high school between 1997 and 2006 sat at the front of the room crying and laughing about their …

Education

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Four years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

ESL

Educational Leadership:How to Differentiate Instruction:Baby Steps: A Beginner's Guide

Teachers differentiate curriculum through content, process, and product. <i>Content</i> differentiation means giving the students different material to …

Pedagogy