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National Scrabble Week

National Scrabble Week

What are the best techniques for children and adults to improve spelling? Reading naturally improves spelling, and is considered the best strategy because the words in a story are absorbed within its context as they are associated with the print on the pages. Perhaps a weekly game of Scrabble, or Scrabble…

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Integrate Writing In Social Studies

Integrate Writing in Social Studies

Writing in the social studies classroom is often misunderstood. You may think of writing in history as answering short answer questions or writing a research paper. Integrating writing during your social studies lessons should come naturally and used as a way to assess content knowledge. Here are a few suggestions…

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Why Digital Literacy Matters?

Digital literacies are not solely about technical proficiency, but about the issues, norms, and habits of mind surrounding technologies used for a particular purpose. - Doug Belshaw, educational researcher What is digital literacy? Digital literacy requires a variety of strategies and skills. In exploring what digital literacy is, we must…

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Curating Content

Curation is a way of adding value to content so it's effective for teaching and learning in in schools. The challenge faced by most educators who have taught for years is the transition into teaching in the 21st century schools, in that, educators must learn how to select, sort, and…

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Libraries Then and Now

From 1880 to 1920, more than twenty million immigrants arrived in the US. Many traveled by steamboat at major ports and then set out via the railroad for destinations across the country. Public libraries responded in specific ways, because libraries have always been important to freedom. This photo taken in…

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