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The Adventures of Library Girl. Teacher Blogs. February 21, 2017 - In the Classroom+ In the Classroom (7) Curriculum Matters Writers Liana Loewus and Jaclyn Zubrzycki explore teaching and learning across the subject areas.

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Prove It: Math and Education Policy High School math teacher John Troutman McCrann writes about his quest to integrate inquiry- and performance-based learning into his instruction, and how these concepts might inform education policy. Teaching for the Whole Story New York City language arts teacher Ariel Sacks shares stories, reflections, and practices for cultivating a student-centered, literature-based classroom in today's education climate. Work in Progress Journalism teacher Starr Sackstein discusses how to guide students into taking charge of their learning and their writing. - Teaching Profession+ Teaching Profession (8) The Art of Coaching Teachers. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events.

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Copyright Learning Projects. Epic Reads: Young Adult Books & Books for Teens. HarperCollins Children's Books. Cut, color, fold and learn with printable activities to try at home.

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EdTechTeacher. The Banned Books We Love. Every year during Banned Books Week, libraries around the country take the opportunity to acknowledge that censorship is still a problem in the United States.

The Banned Books We Love

From the American Library Association: By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.... While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. What better way to celebrate that hard-won freedom than to read a few banned and challenged books? Children & Young Adults And Tango Makes Three—the sweet story of two male penguins in the Central Park Zoo who raise a chick together—has been banned in libraries and schools across the country.

Adults. 8 Modern YA Novels to Pair With Classroom Classics. The school year is winding down, which means that teens (young people of any age, really) can finally give the classics a rest and dive instead into the young adult novels that really reflect what it’s like to grow up today.

8 Modern YA Novels to Pair With Classroom Classics

Not so fast, though: Lots of YA books, for all their fantastical plot elements and contemporary detail (in at least one of these novels, witches and iPods are never far apart), address some of the same themes the classics do, including race, female sexuality, mental illness, and obviously enough, love. In honor of the classics, YA, and the joy of reading of both together, we’ve rounded up eight of the most-taught books in America and paired them with contemporary reads that tread the same, timeless territory.

Classic: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare YA Equivalent: The Fault in Our Stars Classic: Macbeth by William Shakespeare YA Equivalent: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl Classic: Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Google For Education (@GoogleForEdu) Web of Stories. Wacky Web Tales. Interactive Story Books online. iTunes - Podcasts. Free Podcast Hosting, Best Podcast App.

7 Ways Teachers Can Create Videos without Installing any Software. 1- Wevideo WeVideo is a collaborative, cloud-based online video editor that is free to use, with affordable options to export in HD and store additional videos 2- Google Story Builder This Story Builder allows you to create mini-movies or video stories with the feel of Google Docs.

7 Ways Teachers Can Create Videos without Installing any Software

You can also personalize the videos you create using the characters, story, and even music of your choosing and when you finish you can share your final product with others. 3- Pixorial Rather than spending valuable classroom time learning a complicated video editing program, you and your students can now get straight to the project. 4- Powtoon Here is what you can do with PowToon :Create Engaging and Captivating ContentAnimate Your Flipped ClassroomInspire Reluctant Students to be CreativeLet Your Students Express Themselves 4- Intervue Intervue is a quick and easy tool for publishers who are looking to gather short video responses online from anyone with a webcam.

7 Ways Video Games Will Help Your Kids in School. The first video games were not designed with education in mind.

7 Ways Video Games Will Help Your Kids in School

Pong, Mario Brothers, Sonic the Hedgehog and Street Fighter didn’t help anyone learn algebra, practice vocabulary, or memorize details of Ancient Roman history, but they were fun. Because of their entertaining nature, video games developed a bad rap over the years for “rotting kids’ brains” or distracting them from more studious pursuits. Fortunately, we know now that playing video games is far from a waste of time. A number of recent studies have indicated that video games, even violent ones, can help kids develop essential emotional and intellectual skills that support academic achievement. These findings led many innovative teachers around the globe to recognize the benefits of gaming and include game-based learning in their curricula. 1.

Seventy percent of gamers play with their friends who are in the same room, and only 20 percent play alone. The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom. YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the planet and a vast resource for educational content.

The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom

The site is home to over 10 million videos tagged as educational, many of them submitted by your fellow teachers. A completely free resource this huge and varied has nearly endless potential for the classroom. Here are some ideas and suggestions to get you started. Ways to Use YouTube in the Classroom 1. Many lessons can be enhanced with the right video. Showing videos in the classroom doesn’t have to mean much work for you. 2. Some people learn better by watching than reading, so providing video alternatives to the reading homework you assign could really pay off for some students. 3. YouTube can become a repository for saving and sharing any lectures you record. 4. 12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers. Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom.

12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers

But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway.