Saturday, March 1, 2014
Because this year's Academy Awards nominees include so many docu-dramas, and because young people think they are seeing real history on the screen, I created this new resource. It ties in nicely with Common Core, critical thinking/viewing, media literacy and more.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators harness the power of technology responsibly, has just released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available on iBooks. These iBooks Textbooks are the latest and most dynamic way to deliver an educator-approved curriculum that teaches how to participate safely, responsibly, and respectfully in today's digital world. Mike Lorion, General Manager of Education at Common Sense Media says the books "embrace the benefits of the technology itself and use it to engage students in important lessons that teach 21st century skills, like Internet safety, recognizing and preventing cyberbullying, and online privacy and reputation." Details here. Or go the iBooks store and search "Common Sense Media."
Saturday, February 22, 2014
The American Press Institute and The Newseum have revised several resources for educators who are teaching with and about the news, all designed to coincide with News In Education Week, March 3-7.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Bradley Beach Elementary School held a Digital Story Showcase to present 14 short films created by the school's Writing Across the Curriculum classes. It was the first-ever initiative, within the school’s Writing Across the Curriculum classes, that was designed to teach students how to work together, tap resources and expertise, and use technology to share personal stories in an engaging way.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
We know our students LOVE the movies. And the upcoming Academy Awards telecast (March 2) will (again) be one of the most viewed programs, both in the US and around the world. I have developed a new resource web site providing ELA (and other) educators opportunities to take advantage of the buzz about the Oscars. Take a look and share it.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
March 21, 2014 8:00AM-6:00PM
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