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The Case for Preserving the Pleasure of Deep Reading

None of this is likely to happen when we’re scrolling through TMZ.com. Although we call the activity by the same name, the deep reading of books and …

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer

Gregory Currie, a professor of philosophy at the University of Nottingham, recently argued in the New York <i>Times</i> that we ought not to claim that …

Ready, Set, Read! Summer Fiction Ideas for Kids of All Ages

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Common Core: Evaluating The Credibility of Digital Sources

Students today are hyper-connected to information, but do they know how to research? Nope.<p>Anecdotally, I know from my own work with students that the …

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<b>4. Easel.ly</b> is a fairly easy way to create an infographic, a visual depiction of information. The tool offers set themes that can be dragged onto a …

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Each review includes two ratings, one by Common Sense Media editorial staff using a fixed rubric and editorial discretion, and another generated by …

Game On: An Online Challenge to Gifted Students to Compete Globally

Khim's presentation knocked it out of the park, bagging $75,000 for Alltuition, a "TurboTax for student loans." But within six months, the founders …

Digital Portfolios: Revise, Reflect Publish

At the end of each school year, I ask my students to select several different writing assignments produced throughout the year and edit those pieces …