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Facebook launches digital literacy library to help young people think critically

This library is a resource for educators looking to address digital literacy and help these young people build the skills they need to safely enjoy …

The Way We Read Online Has Changed. As Literacy Teachers, We Need to Keep Up

First Person<p>—Getty<p>By Chris Panell<p>Even as a technology teacher, I often have no idea what students are talking about when it comes to their digital …

Education Technology

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

'Pupils trapped by personalised learning'

Pupils have been “trapped” by low expectations and teachers overburdened by unnecessary workload because of a fad to crudely tailor teaching to …

Hey, You! Nobody’s Reading: Using Tech Tools to Reach a Wider Audience

A recent article <i></i>titled, “Hey Prof, no one is reading you,” highlights the dilemma of literacy professors whose annual evaluations depend on …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Every month, NPR Music asks DJs from public radio stations across the country: What song can you not get out of your head? Each time, we end up with a collection of new tunes and local favorites that's as varied as you can imagine.<p>For this month's playlist, we consulted with friends as far-flung as …

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Poetry in the Digital Writing Workshop

April is National Poetry Month, when the genre becomes the focus of my middle school classroom’s writing workshop. Although pioneers of writing …

3 Ways to Unlock the Writer Within Every Student

First Person<p>—Getty<p>By Ashley Lamb-Sinclair<p>I’ve always been a writer. At a young age, I told stories using yarn-bound books and notebook paper. In …

Asking Students to Plan Bad Behavior

How? By inviting them to first think about inappropriate behavior—that is, we used reverse thinking. My hope, of course, was that students would be …

Teaching

Three Ways to Spark Curiosity in Reading and Writing

Last year our elementary school opened a makerspace. The colorful space is always full of active learners using new tools and materials to advance …

Makerspaces

When reading a book means more than just looking at text on a page

While most books are still just text on a page, augmented reality books can bring words and stories to life. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The …

Augmented Reality

Want to Enrich Students' Reading Lives? Don’t Dismiss Audiobooks

First Person<p>—Getty<p>By Kyle Redford<p>I often hear teachers, parents, and students make implicit or explicit comments that reflect a bias against …

Audiobooks

OPINION: Here’s a way teachers can help break down equity barriers in high school: reading aloud to students

High school students read together in the library. Photo: Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune via ZUMA WireIt is harder now for high school …

Teaching

Feedback

I think that feedback is one of those constructs in education that seems both ‘common sensical’ yet elusive at the same time. It is absolutely …

A focus on writing in every class is key to success in this rural California district

Culture shift included schoolwide writing, comprehensive teacher training, teambuilding, new classes, and stressing importance of standardized tests.

Teachers in Most Populous States Graded... California's Did Even Worse than We Expected

California may be a hub for business and technological advancement, but its teachers aren’t matching the success of the state’s entrepreneurs.<p>A new …

Santa Cruz

9 Charts That Show What Education in America Is Like in 2017

Compelling visuals on the key issues of the past year<p>As trends in education ebb and flow, it gets hard to keep track of the current state of things. Visuals can clarify what’s changed over the past year and what has stayed the same. As 2017 comes to a close, we’ve compiled some graphs and charts …

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Best public high schools in every state

Among all public services in this country, few are as uneven in quality as the American public education system.<p>While schools must follow certain guidelines and are held to public standards, they are largely funded by property taxes — which means their budgets largely depend on neighborhood wealth …

High School

Top 50 Teacher Websites for Seriously Dedicated Educators [2017]

Teachers of Tomorrow is giving recognition to the most respectable and consistently updated blogs of this generation. These teacher websites contain …

Chilling Releases: The Top 20 Thrillers to Read This Winter Season

Lexie Elliott<p>This exhilarating debut <b></b>follows six college students as they embark on a summer getaway to a farmhouse. Everything goes well until they meet Severine, the girl next door. Kate Channing, one of the students, finds Severine to be a nuisance. One thing leads to another, and there is a huge …

Books

Districts Using Social Media, Digital Tools to Keep Education Afloat After Hurricanes

By onSeptember 12, 2017 1:27 PM<p>Even though her home lacked power after Hurricane Irma swept through her coastal area, Savannah-Chatham County public …

Social Media

'Disrupting Thinking': An Interview With Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst

By onSeptember 9, 2017 7:06 AM<p>Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst agreed to answer a few questions about their new book, <i>Disrupting Thinking: Why How We</i> …

Teaching

How to Build Community Leaders of Today—and Tomorrow—Through Student Genius Hours

When it comes to personalized learning in the classroom, no single thing has been as powerful as Genius Hour for my students.Genius Hour has its …

Using Technology to Cultivate a Culture of Readers

On the first day of school, Ms. Stafford read aloud <i>First Day Jitters</i> by Julie Dannenburg (Charlesbridge, 2000) to introduce herself as the new …

Teaching

Houston Teacher's Reading Group Comforts Students in Hurricane Aftermath

By onAugust 29, 2017 9:54 PM<p>As torrential rains and destructive flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey continue to plague the Houston area, and …

Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership

<b>Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Digital Citizenship has become one of the more symbolic phrases …

Education Technology

How I'll Teach Reading after Charlottesville

Going back to school each fall is always a little nerve wracking. There are new faces staring back at me, new expectations, and new stereotypes to be …

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

<b>By Beth Holland</b>As digital devices become more common in classrooms, teachers and students are discovering that what worked in the analog world may …