Category Archives: Outside Source

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | Edutopia

Here’s a great blog post from 2014 on visual literacy. Hope you all enjoy it.   Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | Edutopia.

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Complexity Through Creativity

By Erik Francis Michael Crichton + Cognitive Rigor + Common Core = Complexity Through Creativity Each year, districts and schools conduct book studies as part of their professional development plan to learn new insights, methods, and strategies to improve student … Continue reading

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Instructor: Pop Culture In the Classroom-Engaging Middle Schoolers

By Nancy Mann Jackson 1. Become a gamer. Playing video games is a favorite pastime for many of your students, so why not look at your curriculum through the lens of games? When talking about how disease affects the human body, have … Continue reading

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NEA- 5 Facts: Making Common Sense of the Common Core

By Cindy Long, NEA Sr. Writer/Editor Common Core State Standards are K-12 English Language Arts/Literacy and Math standards that will create a clear, consistent level of knowledge for our public school students no matter where they live. They Will Deepen … Continue reading

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Kids on YouTube: An Interview with Patricia Lange

By Henry Jenkins Not long after I launched this blog (Henry’s Blog), I featured an interview with Mimi Ito and the graduate students from USC and Berkeley who worked with her on the Digital Youth Project. One of the first projects funded by … Continue reading

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Uh Uh Uh …Spoilers

Some teachers know just how to keep their students in line. Check this out. Teacher Punishes Students with Game of Thrones Spoilers      

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News Literacy Project: Free Professional Development Webinar

The News Literacy Project (NLP) is an innovative national educational program that mobilizes seasoned journalists to work with educators to teach middle school and high school students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age. Students learn how … Continue reading

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Popcults: Lasting Legacy of Rod Serling Will be Celebrated at L.A. Conference

I understand there will be panels on incorporating Twilight Zone into the classroom. If you’re in the area, check it out. -KellyAnn Posted by Richard Cardenas in News, Press | 0 comments Rod Serling The lasting legacy of the groundbreaking television and film writerRod Serling will once … Continue reading

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