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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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Unique Literacy Apps Created For War-Affected Syrian Children

Unique Literacy Apps Created For War-Affected Syrian Children by TeachThought Staff From a press release Oslo/Washington, DC (March 20, 2017) – A Norway-led coalition today announced two winners of the EduApp4Syria innovation competition and the worldwide release of open-source Arabic literacy learning games Antura and the Letters and Feed the Monster. Both games are now […]

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7 Strategies For Using Context Clues In Reading

7 Strategies For Using Context Clues In Reading by Kathy Glass We often ask students to use context clues to figure out a word’s meaning; therefore, it is our job to formally teach how authors use them. In doing so, students become armed with an inventory of ways to access unknown words to help gain […]

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There’s A New Sesame Street Character–And She Has Autism

  New Bilingual Sesame Street and Autism Materials Created to Increase Acceptance and Provide More Tools for Families Impacted by Autism From a press release New York, NY—(March 20, 2017) There’s a new Sesame Street character–and she has Autism. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, today announced a rich new phase of […]

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4th Grader Wants To Lead Movement To Empower Women

4th Grader Wants To Lead Movement To Protect Women by Ashley McCann You may have seen a recent tweet about a 4th-grade teacher having found the above note under her desk, along with questions as to whether or not a 4th-grade student actually wrote it. Some of that narrative–via twitter–appears below. My fourth grade teacher friend […]

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25 Tips For Teaching With Apps

25 Tips For Teaching With Apps by Terry Heick We’ve done tips in the past for teaching with tablets. This one is similar, so there is some overlap, but this has more to do with apps specifically. Below are 25 tips for teaching with apps. Let us know in the comments what we missed. 25 […]

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But Who’s Going To Save The Bully?

But Who’s Going To Save The Bully? by Lisa Currie, Ripple Kindness Project Bully. It’s an ugly word because it involves ugly actions. This little word can stir the strongest emotions in people from all walks of life. Why, because it doesn’t discriminate and a high proportion of the population have been either directly or […]

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Education & Our Strange Culture Of Bad Homework Assignments

Education & Our Strange Culture Of Bad Homework Assignments by TeachThought Staff & Paul Moss Homework in elementary school has an ‘effect size of zero.’ We’ve written about John Hattie’s seminal aggregation of data on what works in formal education before, including On Data-Based Teaching: 6 Questions Hattie Didn’t Ask But Could Have.  “Homework in primary […]

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