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Arts + Letters

Is Skimming Replacing Reading? Why, Yes.

We are reading less deeply for briefer amounts of time and with less investment than we used to. At least…
Arts + Letters

What You Learn Reading 5 Million Books at Once

Something incredible happens when you read through machines. You can see things in texts you would be hard pressed to…
Arts + Letters

Reading Books in Their Settings

I love this list from the New York Public Library about reading books set in New York City in New…
Current

The Simplest Explanation for How to Integrate Reading and Writing You are Likely Going to Hear Today

Take 6 minutes and watch how I explain to teachers a planning strategy for integrating reading and writing. It’s not…
Equity

The NYPL’s Fantastic Reading List on Black America

In light of recent events, the New York Public Library has put together this list of essential reads on the…
Computer Science Education

Snap Circuits Battle: A Two-Hour Tournament to Learn As Much As We Can About How Circuits Work

You take a smart STEM toy like Snap Circuits. Mix it with some game theory. Add a group of pre-service…
Arts + Letters

Forget Audible. HiBooks is Like Netflix for Audiobook Lovers

Listening to audiobooks is increasing in popularity. There are some great free options, but if you want more current reading…
Arts + Letters

An Underground Literacy Movement, Literally

Kudos to the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York for promoting reading. I appreciated their line: “Celebrate the transformative power…
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Get Out the Fun-Tak! PBS Made Literary Travel Posters

You know what they say about reading taking you places. Well, when PBS held their Great American Read event this…
Arts + Letters

9 Pictures of Readers from Around the World

Thank you, BBC, for curating these snaps featuring reading–in many forms–from across the globe. And if teaching reading and writing…
Computer Science Education

An MIT Icon Breaks Down Why Kids Need to Learn to Code

Watch Mitch Resnick of MIT’s Media Lab explain why coding is important for children to learn today, what it is…
Arts + Letters

Readers Confess Why They DIDN’T Read the Books Teachers Assigned in School

Ever skip a reading you were supposed to do for school, and it didn’t really matter? You’re not alone. In…
Arts + Letters

Wait, Frankenstein’s Monster is What Happens When One Learns Improperly!?

While rereading Frankenstein recently, I couldn’t help but think Mary Shelley was offering us a critique of education. There is…
Arts + Letters

The Etymology of “Lit” is Lit

Lovers of quirky wordy things prepare to spend the next three minutes reading Merriam-Webster’s brief summary of the etymology of…
Curriculum

How to Turn Homework into a Game So Students Want to Do It

While working with a middle school literacy coach recently, we talked about how to make homework more meaningful to their…
Assessment

Why Do Boys in Rich Districts Do Better in Math Than Girls? Look at the Data.

A recent data analysis of 260 million standardized test scores by researchers at Stanford University suggests that both boys and girls…
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