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Now Available! New Second Edition – Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, 2nd Edition

When a child is struggling at school, you need to find out why. Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, 2nd Edition will explain how. Learn more about the new Second Continue Reading ?

What burns away

We are among the lucky ones. We did not lose our home. We did not spend day after day evacuated, waiting to learn the fate of where we live. We never lost power or Internet. We had three or four days where we were mildly inconvenienced because PG&E wisely turned off gas to many neighborhoods, […]

Updates from Florida and Nevada

The Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association in Florida and its staff ratified a new three-year contract, putting an end to a dispute that dragged on through pickets, protests and unfair labor practice complaints. Also, I’m told thatShow More Summary

Check out Seeds at the Library

Recent research shows that many public libraries now manage seed libraries. This unique kind of “library of things” has many benefits for libraries and for the communities they serve.

Renee F. Hill | LJ/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award Winner 2017

The range of the 23 courses she leads (many of which she designed herself); her passion for teaching; her ability to create online asynchronous courses and make them come alive and feel personal to her students; and the extension of her role as an educator far beyond the MLIS classroom are only a few of the reasons Renee F. Show More Summary

The National Book Awards & Best of the Year Lists | Book Pulse

The National Book Awards are announced and The Washington Post picks the best books of the year.

AL DíA: Animal Webcams

Check out Google Earth's live cams and learn how to use them in the classroom.There are many ways to incorporate livecams in the classroom. Explore Google Earth’s Brown Bear Livecams and take students on a learning journey to Alaska...Google collaborated with to offer “Bear Livecams” in Google Earth. Show More Summary

AL DíA: When Differentiation Fails in Online Courses

When do online courses fail students? When online course fail to differentiate instruction low performing students.The vast majority of online courses mirror face-to-face classrooms with professors rather using technology to better differentiate instruction across students. Show More Summary

Turnitin Encourages Writing Across Content Areas with Historical Analysis Resources in Revision Assistant

New features and prompts for Turnitin Revision Assistant. EdTech for writing instruction in social studies and other content areas beyond ELA.

The UFT Committee of 300

Someone told me yesterday that, as a member of the Executive Board, I am automatically on the Committee of 300, tasked with the negotiation of the UFT Contract. I'm torn between being honored, confused, or confounded.It's nice to earn a place in such an important decision-making body. Show More Summary

We cannot continue to educate students in classrooms designed for a world that no longer exists

Hazel Mason said: We can’t make America great again, or Europe only white by trying to recreate the world of the past. The era of well paying industrial jobs with amazing benefits and pensions is over. The problem America and other industrial nations are facing is the girth of their populations who are not just […]

What it’s like to be an under-paid Ontario college instructor

Opinion: Teaching at Ontario colleges pays so much less a university that there is very little incentive to put up with it if there are other options The post What it’s like to be an under-paid Ontario college instructor appeared first on

News Briefs for September 1, 2017

Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, TX, receives $120,000 grant from; Washington State University's Sustainable Heritage Network project wins the Society of American Archivists’ Council Exemplary Service Award; Watkinson...Show More Summary

Beyond Desktops: 10 Ways to Make Your Automated Device Checkout Program One-of-A-Kind

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT Librarians only have so much time, and patrons bring an increasingly wide array of needs. In this informative webcast, learn how to customize a kiosk to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to your patrons (and/or students). Show More Summary

Two university majors for the price of one

Recognizing students want broad skills, schools’ offerings now cross programs—and even faculties The post Two university majors for the price of one appeared first on

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