April 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary, the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience. However, at each level—middle […]

Reading Around the World | Picture Books

Blending striking artwork, captivating storytelling, and universal themes, these recently published picture books provide glimpses at the lives of children across the globe.

Manzano Wins Americas Award; Celebrate International Dot Day | News Bites

Sesame Street’s “Maria,” Sonia Manzano, received top honors in the 2013 Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature for her The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. Celebrate International Dot Day with its creator, author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, on September 15.

Pick of the Day: Sky Color (DVD)

The starred DVD version of Peter H. Reynold’s picture book, Sky Color , celebrates art and the power of creative thinking and is a wonderful prelude to a class art project.