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Visitors to an interactive theater at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be presented with the stark choices that confronted the nation’s 43rd president.
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First they left Facebook for Twitter, now they've left Twitter for Instagram, which is owned by... Facebook!
What: Book Spine Poem Mini ContestWhen: April 21 to the end of the monthWhere: Instagram & TwitterWhy: Because ARTHow: #bkspinepoem
American teachers feel stressed out and insignificant, and it may be impacting students’ educations. Gallup’s State Of America’s Schools Report was released Wednesday.
Powerful figures in mental health are claiming to have identified a new disorder, sluggish cognitive tempo, that could widely expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems.
In this post, Sarah Fine asks why we see play as so central for young children and again for creative professional work, but treat high schools as play-free zones. She argues for why we should care about playful adolescence, and gives several examples of schools that are realizing these goals in practice.
Before you skip right over this (those of us on the verge of April break are seeing quite enough playfulness thank you very much), it's not about letting students have recess in your classroom, it's actually a very interesting article about "playful learning."
Highlights from the American Library Association's annual state of the libraries report.
Mike Paul reviews the new Google Tips site, which features a fun interactive card flipping design. To go directly to Google Tips: https://www.google.com/get/googletips/
At the start of this year, the President Barack Obama administration made a New Year’s resolution for schools nationwide. It urged them to drop the “zero tolerance” approach to discipline, joining a growing chorus of critics of policies that dispense serious punishments for small rule violations. The essence of zero tolerance is that normal but undesirable behavior counts as a strike against students. But the potential end of zero tolerance is also great news for a surprising part of society: the tech sector.
The oft-neglected literary form can help students learn in ways that prose can't.
April is National Poetry Month in the US, but online, just about anyone can participate in the festivities of the month. Whether it's through reading the poetry of others, sharing your own poetry, or spreading the joy to others around you, there's no shortage of great ideas."
A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
Photographs from a new book of American public libraries—some famous, some neglected, some both—plus an essay by former Poet Laureate Charles Simic.
The latest acronym that is popping up everywhere is: VAM. It stands for Value-Added Measurement and refers to the practice of evaluating teachers based on the performance of their students using standardized tests as measures.This link goes to a list of blog posts on the NPE site that focus on VAM. A quick scan of the dates shows that VAM as a topic on this particular site has become very frequent lately.
We joined a campaign against children's books targeted by gender and asked the boys and men in our audience to tell us what female characters they liked. Here is a selection of your contributions
Another attempt to socially network books has bitten the dust. Maybe readers just want to be alone
Supporters and foes of storing books to open up space say they revere the sanctity of books.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Another attempt to slow down virtual public charter schools in Maine took a step toward enactment on Monday.
In honor of National Library Week 2014, SAGE databases are offering free access to their library science and education journals. Many more journal trials are available from SAGE. Some provide access into 2015. You do have to create a personal account and register. Visit the link to InfoDocket to see the full list of titles.
Published on Apr 4, 2014
Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School was crowdsourced by Dr. Judi Moreillon and Dr. Teresa Starrett using funds provided by the Texas Library Association, Demco, and the Dean's Research Funds (College of Professional Education, Texas Woman's University).If you are a principal or school administrator and you want to share why your school librarian is the heart of your school, contact Dr. Judi Moreillon (email@example.com).This video is also available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/91689175
Perfect to share with your school librarians and their administrators.
Stanford's Challenge Success describes strategies for establishing a schoolwide climate that discourages cheating.
The evidence against VAM is at this point overwhelming. The refusal of school reformers to acknowledge it is outrageous.
"Players who did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter." A study points to an association between football, specifically, rather than other sports, and traumatic brain injury.
The latest monthly collection of articles about young people published in The Times.
This New York Times feature includes lesson ideas and questions to go with the articles featured. If you have trouble accessing the articles because you have come up against your monthly limit of free articles, ask your librarian for help!
This article is a bit one-sided, but I think there are still lessons to be learned from Kentucky's experience with expanding access to AP classes.
For National Poetry Month, dare yourself--and your students--to try reading a poet you've never sampled before.