February 24, 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 […]

Pictures of the Week: WPIX Weatherman Mr. G Reads Aloud at Manhattan’s P.S. 140

To kick off Read to Me, a new national literacy initiative, WPIX weatherman Mr. G and other members of the Screen Actors Guild read to children on World Read Aloud Day.

Librarians Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

From Belarus to Brooklyn, the world’s students, teachers, and librarians marked the fourth annual World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday with a diversity of celebrations and special events. The special day was created by Pam Allyn and Lit World, a nonprofit organization she founded that encourages a global celebration of the invaluable practice of reading aloud.