CELEBRATING LITERACY DURING BANNED BOOKS WEEK

September 25, 2018

Banned Books Week, which took place Sept. 23-29 in the United States, is an event that celebrates the freedom to read, as well as the exchange of...

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THE SCHOOL LIBRARY IS A HUB OF LEARNING, CREATIVITY AND COLLABORATION

March 16, 2018

This post was written by Johanna Schooley, librarian at GEMS World Academy Chicago. 

Gone are the days when the only educational connections/links...

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DRAWING POWER: GRAPHIC NOVELS AS 'GATEWAYS TO LITERACY'

July 10, 2017

Parents and educators can find it challenging to get children of all ages motivated and excited about reading, especially in the digital age. A...

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HOW TO AVOID SUMMER 'BRAIN DRAIN'

June 5, 2017

Having a summer vacation is a healthy chance for children to take a break from the routine of spending their days in the classroom, and it's an...

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HOW SCHOOLS, PARENTS CAN HELP KIDS IDENTIFY 'FAKE NEWS'

May 23, 2017

The phenomenon of "fake news," while not new, became a popular topic of conversation during the 2016 presidential campaign, when numerous...

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WHY WE TEACH WRITING IN THE AGE OF TWITTER AND SNAPCHAT

March 24, 2017

At a time when so much information is shared via video content, hashtags or 140-character posts, it might seem that schools should devote less...
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VALUE OF ROBOTICS GOES BEYOND SCIENCE CLASS

January 19, 2017

For years, the use of robotics in science and math lessons has been heralded as a way to bring an innovative and exciting teaching model to the...

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DIGITAL OR PRINT, ENGAGEMENT WITH BOOKS IS WHAT MATTERS

December 7, 2016

 

The experience of reading has changed dramatically during the past decade or so. Traditional print books remain the format of choice for most...

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KEEPING MIDDLE-SCHOOLERS INTERESTED IN READING

December 15, 2015

When J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was published in 1997, kids weren't the only ones who were thrilled with the mega...

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