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Teaching Media Literacy: If Not You, Then Who?

Teaching students how to be media literate citizens is not something that can be taught in a “one and done” lesson. In the past, this might have sufficed, but to combat today’s climate of fake news and viral media, we need a broad approach -- an ALL in approach where we all collectively accept the responsibility to prepare our students. Are YOU doing your part to prepare your students to be media literate citizens?

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Helping Students Find their Voice

In our society today, now more than ever, students need to not only know what they want in life but be able to state it in the proper forum to the appropriate people to make that wish into a reality. Digital media literacy is the key to voice in the classroom.

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Improving Digital Literacy in the Classroom

How do you convince 13-year-olds that have always relied on Google’s search screen to answer research questions that they have to actually open each search result, read the information, find the author and cross-reference the information presented with other sources? Or better yet, how can you ensure that your students have the necessary digital literacy skills to identify different types of media, think critically about them and understand the messages they're sending?

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For the Love of Lit: Virtual Professional Learning Series

Teachers! Join us as we bring the Great American Read to your classroom. This four-part virtual professional learning series is designed for English Language Arts teachers, created FOR educators BY educators. With an emphasis on fun, engaging, accessible, and free tools for classrooms, this series will highlight techniques for engaging learners through essential communication skills, and present ideas for enhancing teaching practice through activities, projects, passion, and a connection to literature. PBS...

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What the Dot Test Can Teach Us to De-Stress Our Students

Students are stressed out. Here’s a quick look at some tips and tricks to alleviate some of that unnecessary pressure.

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Self-Care for the School Year

When you need time, you have permission to keep it.  This is NOT permission to ‘take’ time; the time is yours to begin with. You GIVE it away all day, every day. You have permission to KEEP your own time.

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How ‘Just One Change’ in the Classroom can Lead to Greater Student Curiosity

Learn a strategy that can teach this fundamental skill and facilitate more student curiosity, wonderment, and equitable learning this school year.

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What Do Educators Want? Educational Technology Support! Why Do They Want It? To Meet Students’ Needs!

What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘educational technology’?  For me, it’s interactive white boards, tablets and laptops.  Each one is a technology tool – but educational technology is far more than that. 

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Joining Skillful Teaching with Educational Media that Children Love

Watch as Ms. Poulin and her children play the online game, Wild Kratt’s Aviva’s Powersuit Maker, as part of their study of animal adaptations. Your browser does not support the video tag. As you observed the children, what did you notice? I was tickled by their glee as Ms. Poulin announced they would play the game, and I noticed that children’s joy was sustained throughout game play--children were smiling and eager to share their thinking and reasoning about which animal adaptations (e.g., cheetah or skunk head)...

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