Here’s how one elementary-school art teacher used iPads and a Do lnk app to extend learning digitally and expand the curriculum.
Through compelling stories, dynamic texts, and striking artwork, this selection of recently published picture books highlights trailblazing African Americans.
As we learn more about the cosmos, it’s essential to replace older books with up-to-date titles. Here are a few to fill the gaps on your shelves.
Earlier this week, Marcia Mardis, Chair of AASL’s Standards & Guidelines Editorial Board shared an update on their work on our Standards project. Our Standards for the 21st Century Learner debuted in 2007, followed in 2009 by Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs, what Marcia calls a cornerstone of many school librarians’ practice. The […]
“What, are you crazy? It’s all about the money.” According to a video secretly recorded by a group called Project Veritas, these are the exact words of a (since-fired) executive at a major publishing company. Is the Common Core all about the money? Marc Aronson responds.
While sometimes seen as lightweight, frivolous fare or eye candy, record books and almanacs can help students develop an understanding of measurement, draw historical comparisons, and make connections, and are often the gateway to the enjoyment of other nonfiction titles.
While there’s much written about the groundhog and Groundhog Day, it’s not always clear how much of it is based on fact—which is why a look into the habits and behaviors of this rodent offers a great opportunity for classroom research.
In her book Reading Picture Books With Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What They See, Megan Dowd Lambert demonstrates how the very young can engage in sophisticated discussions about design elements that add meaning to text.
Do today’s students need to be empowered learners, knowledge constructors, innovative designers? Should they be computational thinkers and global collaborators? ISTE seeks your input on the first draft of its new Standards for Students. The draft is the result of feedback from hundreds of educators who participated in refresh conversations since the birth of the […]
This has been an unprecedented year in the study of human evolution—made even more spectacular by the ways in which technology allows us to share the excitement of recent discoveries in our schools.
Look into the formidable eyes of an Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake, stare down the toothy jaws of a crocodile, spy some razor-clawed flying prehistoric bipeds, and take a peek at the more than 130 cat breeds in these compendiums of animals past and present.
While favorite authors from Dr. Seuss to Mo Willems remain perennial favorites with our earliest readers, each year brings new authors and titles to share with this audience.
Employing a variety of narrative approaches and illustrative styles, these up-to-date, lively presentations impart basic information about human biology.
As kindergarten teachers grapple with that question, librarians become “important resource” and find new opportunities for teaching the youngest students.
Young people often listen at a higher comprehension level than they read, according to Jim Trelease, author of “The Read-Aloud Handbook.” Here are librarians’ suggestions for enhancing teen listening and literacy skills.
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In a series of stunning poems, Newbery and Coretta Scott King awards honoree Marilyn Nelson introduces readers to My Seneca Village, a multiethnic 19th-century community that thrived on the edge of what today is New York City’s Central Park
Set against a backdrop of dramatic world events, three engrossing and vividly written novels provide glimpses at history from the relatable perspectives of their young narrators.
Children love photo-essays and stories about animals and educators looking to introduce global issues into the curriculum often find endangered animals a good place to start. The World Wildlife Fund provides a digital offering on the topic, with an update to their WWF Together app, available free on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.