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15 Effective Ways to Use Google Docs in Class

June 19, 2014<br>I spend a considerable time every single day browsing the net tracking new updates in the world of educational technology and, often …

Google Hangouts Guide for Teachers

Google Plus is gaining such a huge momentum within educational circles. More and more teachers and educators are flocking to it and this is probably …

A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps

March 21, 2014<br>Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If …

25 YA Novels Everyone — Even Adults — Should Read

It’s a truism that kids’ books aren’t just for kids. Franchises like <i>Harry Potter</i> and <i>The Hunger Games</i> wouldn’t be nearly as successful if adults …

Books

Summer Reading Heats Up

Ah, summer—those gloriously long days with plenty of time to take part in fun activities, such as diving into a good book! Check out these recently …

Free Technology for Teachers

Good morning from Maine where the sun is shining and it is a perfect day to play outside with daughters and my dogs. Before they're awake and we're …

Cool Cat Teacher Blog

<i>A Global Search for Education Reflection</i><p>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis<p>Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter<p>The hair on my arm prickled up …

Social Media

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MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions. We examine how learning is being affected by technology, discoveries about the …

Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Educational Websites

<b>Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites</b><b><br>The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents.</b><b> <br>Over 20,000 relevant links personally</b> …

Edublogs Plugins? Your Questions Answered

Last weekend at our local WordPress Meetup some members suggested we share the plugins we use. Plugins can be very personal depending on the type of …

Vocabulogic

Drawing from years of research applied to adolescent literacy, Ruth Schoenbach, Cynthia Greenleaf, and Lynn Murphy have recently distilled their …

Literacy educator, Literacy Professor, Literacy and Reading Blog, Reading Instruction

Teacher question: I am a reading specialist and a parent. My daughter is in first grade. Her classroom teachers have all the books in the classroom …

Literacy Beat

Posted on May 16, 2018 by TDWolsey<p>~Thomas DeVere Wolsey<p><i>Available in English/inglés and adapted from:</i><p>Lapp, D., Fisher, D., & Wolsey, T. D. (2009).</i> …

Literacy

Communication Skills<p>Techniques for fostering meaningful class discussions by getting even reluctant students to share their insights.<p>Student …

Reviews - Children's Literature

Children’s Literature is an independent review source whose reviewers critically read and review thousands of books each year.<p>Reviews cover books for …

18 Top Notch Books for Teachers' Summer Reading Lists

Hey, teachers. We've got you covered on some of the most relevant and peer-favored books for your 2016 summer reading list.<p>Learning the Best …

Teaching

A Parent’s Role in Protecting the Love of Reading

I have not hidden the fact that my oldest daughter has been a developing reader for the past 2 years. That something that came so easy for me, has …

The New York Public Library Challenges Kids and Parents To Read 20 Minutes A Day This Summer

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New York Public Library

It's Time for a New Summer Reading List

The summer reading list has provided students with a link to school during the dog days of vacation for decades. While it's important for students to read real literature during the summer -- wasn't Moby Dick on the list every year? -- the idea of a traditional book list today seems outdated and …

Data and Insights on E-Books and Literacy

Book Origins<p>We included hundreds of titles from African publishers on the treatment e-readers.<p>Reading Comprehension<p>The group of students that …

Books of Their Own

Home Libraries for Low Income Children<p>Literacy Partners offers free adult literacy classes to help low-income and immigrant parents develop the …

How to nurture your child's love of reading

Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there's one key book that captures a kid's imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a teacher who assigns great books in class sparks a hunger for more big ideas and fine writing. In some …

Storyworks Jr.: Differentiating Instruction with the Video Read-Aloud

We know that <b>3rd grade is a critical year for both kids and teachers</b>. It’s often the first year of high-stakes testing, for one thing. It’s also when …

Teach reading with storytelling: How to read aloud to kids so they love books

To read aloud to kids, your own or others, is the single most rewarding adult and child activity. Storytelling may never be a recognized talent. …

Heroic Girls Wants More Kids (And Parents) To Read Comics!

Over the summer, children get bored. They need things to do, and a good chunk of those "things" will ideally involve reading comics, right? Reading …

Graphic Novels

Top Ten DIY Ways to Get Smarter Over the Summer

It’s that time of year again. You know, when you can tell people exactly (down to the second) when school lets out for the summer. It can’t get here …

These 3rd graders will help you diversify your kids’ summer reading lists.

Summer is finally here, and with it the annual challenge: How do we keep kids reading?<p>Many schools have reading challenges. Your local library likely …

Literacy Lab Engages Students, Improving Reading

As a former teacher and technology director, Steven Anderson has seen firsthand how technology used in a literacy lab can help personalize …

Redefining Education to Include More Meaningful Critical Thinking

In a recent professional development session with a small group of teachers, our conversation evolved into deeply philosophical questions surrounding the purpose of education. One experienced teacher expressed dissatisfaction in teaching now that so much importance is placed on passing standardized …