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Common Sense Media Launches Free Distance Learning Resources [web resource]

On April 1, Common Sense Media launched Wide Open School, a set of free online resources to support families and educators who are transitioning to remote learning as a result of the coronavirus. Read more ›

Internet Archive Announces No Waitlists Through June 30, 2020 for Online Lending Library [web resource]

Internet Archive, a nonprofit group that makes books available online for free, is suspending waitlists for the 1.4 million works in its online lending library in order to put books in the hands of people who need them while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.  This is called the National Emergency Library because it is meant to meet a specific, extraordinary need while physical libraries are closed. Read more ›

County Libraries Offer Free Online Access to Books, Videos, Music and More [web resource]

All Santa Clara County Libraries are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19, but you can still enjoy free access to  eBooks, audiobooks, downloadable movies, music, magazines, newspapers, international content, online learning, research and more in the online library, available to you 24/7 from the comfort of your home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Read more ›

How to Keep School Rhythm and Routines for Young Children at Home

As schools shift to remote learning models for the foreseeable future, parents and caregivers are finding themselves in a new role—that of the school co-teacher. Though parents are naturally a part of their children’s ongoing education, co-teaching is a new role for many of them. Read more ›

Common Sense Media Offers Resources to Deal with School Closures and More [web resource]

Common Sense has launched two new webpages compiling extensive resources for parents and educators with best practices for learning at home, keeping kids supervised and engaged, safeguarding physical and mental wellness, and more. Read more ›

New Screening App Can Identify Struggling Readers as Early as Preschool

What if a short digital game for young children could help lower the high school drop out rate? That’s a long-range goal of a new effort by a team from Boston Children’s Hospital in collaboration with Florida State University, which has developed a 15 to 20-minute game that tests children’s early literacy skills and generates a red flag for those in need of extra support. Read more ›

Why Teachers Are So Excited About the Power of Sketchnoting

Most of us doodle at one time or another… Sketchnoting, or visual note-taking, can transform those doodles into a tool that helps our students deepen their understanding of a concept. Are you interested in bringing visual note-taking into your classroom? Read on!
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National PTA’s Special Education Toolkit [web resource]

Special ed 569The Special Education Toolkit from National Parent-Teacher Association (National PTA) helps make sense of an often confusing system and educates families of newly diagnosed children with special needs on how to get the best special education, services, and resources available to them. Read more ›

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A Strategy for Reducing Math Test Anxiety

test anxiety 538A lot of students have test anxiety. How do we change test-taking so that we’re creating a comfortable environment for our students to show what they really know? A strategy called Test Talk, which the author of this article co-created, has helped her students relax during exams. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Improving Reading and Writing with Free Microsoft Learning Tools [presentation]

Did you know Microsoft has created free, accessible AT to support students who struggle with reading and writing?  Presenter Keri Chismar showcases how these learning tools can be used to support classroom engagement of reading and writing for users with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers, or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities. Read more ›

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