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12 Tools To Find Quality Reading Passages For Your Classroom

12 Tools To Find Quality Reading Passages For Your Classroom contributed by Lisa Tanner Are you preparing your students to succeed in this high-tech world? As more media moves to the internet, digital literacy is an essential skill. Students must know how to locate, read, and understand information from the web. But how can teachers […]

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Here, We Made Background Noise For Writing, Reading & Thinking

Here, We Made Background Noise For Writing, Reading & Focus by Terry Heick Without background noise, I can’t focus for the life of me–and if I am able to focus somehow, the quality of my thinking is absent and my creativity is next to zero. Thus this video and sound file. I actually made this […]

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Making Friends: 10 Team-Building Games For Students 

10 Team-Building Games For A Friendlier Classroom by TeachThought Staff 10 Team-Building Games for a Friendlier Classroom is a fantastic resource for developing relationships and a positive tone in the classroom. Included are 10 team-building games to get you started towards a friendlier, more positive classroom. This resource was developed by our own TeachThought Professional Development […]

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Useful Graphic: 100 Free Online Resources For Students

Useful Graphic: 100 Free Online Resources For Students by Ashley McCann  Thanks to the internet, we have an entire world of information and resources at our fingertips – and sometimes that feels like both a blessing and a curse. Sure, we have access to archives, databases, tools, and up-to-the-minute commentary on current events, but finding […]

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New York Public Library’s Digital Resources Are Now Free For Everyone

New York Public Library’s Digital Resources Are Now Free For Everyone by Ashley McCann  The most authentic learning evolves from experience; it involves engagement instead of just listening and ideally encourages curiosity and further inquiry. It’s one thing to teach history from a book — and books are indeed a fantastic tool for doing so […]

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13 iPad Apps That Promote Close-Reading

13 iPad Apps That Promote Close-Reading by Terry Heick Close-reading is the product of a dynamic and deeply personal interaction between the reader and a text. It is an active process characterized by questioning, adjusting reading rate, judgement thinking, and dozens of other “strategies” readers use to make sense of what they’re reading. This is […]

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That Dragon, Cancer: The Saddest Game Ever Made

That Dragon, Cancer: The Saddest Game Ever Made by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about the difference between gamification and game-based learning (GBL) in the past, as well as examples of games suitable for game-based learning. We’ve also explored the unfortunate juvenile connotation of video games, and celebrated the medium’s narrative abilities, consistently over the years […]

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14 Video Games That Tackle Important Social Issues

14 Video Games That Tackle Important Social Issues by TeachThought Staff While they have the connotation of children’s toys and time-wasting ‘interactions,’ video games and simulations provide useful and compelling platforms for narratives (think Uncharted 4), problem-solving (think Portal 2), experiential learning (think The Sims), simulations (read more on learning simulations), ‘tinker-learning’ possibilities (think Minecraft), […]

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