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Benetech, Macmillan Pioneer Effort to Make All Digital Books ‘Born Accessible’

There are more than 711,000 books—and counting—in Bookshare, a digital reading platform for people with reading barriers including dyslexia, blindness or cerebral palsy. Working with more than 850 publishers across the world, the library adds as many as 100,000 titles every year, according to Brad Turner, vice president and general manager of global education and literacy at Benetech, the nonprofit that runs Bookshare.

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I And You And Us: 30 Inspiring Messages For Students

I And You And Us: 30 Inspiring Messages For Students by Terry Heick The premise is simple enough here: What are the kinds of messages that inspire students? We’ve talked about student engagement and motivational videos for teens, in addition to ‘good class rules.’ This is similar but not intently meant to ‘inspire.’ Rather, the […]
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How an Open-World Video Game Teaches Kids STEM

Imagine learning math and science from the perspective of a middle or high school student. The student’s mental image of the subject is more than likely that of a textbook—dense, daunting, and dry—accompanied by a sigh exclaiming, “Please, anything but this!”

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10 Ways to Keep Students Learning Over the Summer [Infographic]

Summer is nearly here, which means that students are eagerly awaiting long days of nice weather, relaxed schedules and time spent with friends instead of schoolwork. And while everyone can appreciate a good lazy day, the academic consequences of an entire summer off is not something to take lightly. In fact, ASCD reports that, on average, elementary students lose one month of learning over the summer.

How Your Teacher-Librarian Can Be An Ally When Teaching With Inquiry

This article was originally published by Canadian School Libraries, a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to professional research and development in the field of the school library learning commons in Canada. It is republished here with permission.

By Trevor MacKenzie

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 162 What Do We Really Mean By “Deeper Thinking And Learning”?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 162 What Do We Really Mean By “Deeper Thinking And Learning”? Drew Perkins talks with Dr. Tim Simpson about classical and constructivist education and how both rely heavily on inquiry in order to get to deeper thinking and learning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Tim Simpson – Morehead State […]

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What Does Your School Schedule Say About Equity? More Than You Think.

In Fall 2017, when Hoover High School in San Diego’s Unified School District began building the next year’s master schedule, school leaders discovered something concerning. Some of the students who needed extra support—English learners, special-education students, and others in need of academic interventions—were more likely to be scheduled in larger classes with less experienced teachers. They were also significantly underrepresented in Advanced Placement courses, and were often separated from other students throughout the day because of how their intervention blocks were scheduled.