Sat.Aug 25, 2018

Making the preschool magic last as children get older

The Hechinger Report

Mariano Agosto helps his daughter Melanie, 7, with homework after school at Christopher House. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. CHICAGO — When Mariano Agosto’s fiancée died a year after the birth of their daughter, Melanie, Agosto was scared and lost.

Facebook Joins the Digital Literacy Game


Here’s an interesting development: Facebook wants to teach your students digital citizenship and literacy. I’m not just talking about how to change your settings on your account.

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Google Classroom: Email Student Work Summary

Teacher Tech

Send Student Summaries from Google Classroom In Google Classroom People Tab You can access the individual student view of their “Your Work” page by clicking on their name on the People tab. Tip: Use Control F to find the student’s name in the roster.

The “Unnatural” Process of Reading Points to Why It Can Be So Difficult

According to, about 66% of 4th grade readers cannot read proficiently, which often translates into a growing achievement gap for these children. Why is reading such a difficult task to learn and teach?

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

School-Changers: Six Elements of School Change


“More Now” , a new book by Mark Wagner, Ph.D. brings together all the school-changers in a cohesive narrative of an innovation journey. The opening chapter is designed to challenge educators to reimagine infinite possibilities for schools to achieve the impossible.

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How Our Choices Reflect our Beliefs and Values

Reading By Example

Every day we make decisions. It’s unavoidable as school leaders. Should we purchase another digital subscription to an online literacy tool, or should we reexamine our current products first? Which read aloud will we use to kick off the first professional development day of the school year? How will I start the day – checking email or quietly reflecting on yesterday through journaling?

Makerspace Starter Kit Updated

The Daring Librarian

Three years ago I shared with you what I was buying to boost our Makerspace area using four empty Library study carrels that no longer held desktop Macs. Since then, I've had some great Makerspace successes and a couple dismal (and expensive) Makerspace failures!

Some Good iPad Apps for Showcasing Students Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

One of the best ways to show students that their work is valuable and important is through displaying it in public. Showcasing students work has several benefits: knowing that their hard work more

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