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Captioned Media Improves Literacy

Feb 15, 2019

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SPOTLIGHT! On Using Captioned Media to Improve Literacy

Described and Captioned Media Program’s (DCMP) Read Captions Across America (RCAA) is the first national reading event to put emphasis on the importance of captioned media as a reading tool for all children, not just those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Thousands of students have participated in this event since its inauguration in 2006. Teachers can order a free RCAA kit, learn more about how captioning improves literacy, and find great ideas from teachers and parents on the RCAA website.

Educators can also use these captioned media resources from DCMP to celebrate Black History Month (February) and Presidents Day (February 18)—and throughout the year.

Empathy Stories

Feb 15, 2019

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Stories That Foster Empathy in the Classroom

The Global Oneness Project has created an Empathy Collection of 15 stories and lesson plans to foster empathy in the classroom. Through the multimedia stories, students meet individuals from different backgrounds and visit communities in different geographic locations facing challenging global issues.

Augmented Reality Animal App

Feb 15, 2019

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Magical Windows to a 3D Animal World

Alive Studios Rugs alive are colorful classroom rugs that come to life with the free Rugs alive app for iOS and Android devices. Students can learn about the world’s animal habitats, explore 26 animals in 3D, take fun photos with their favorite animal, brush up on uppercase and lowercase letters, and more.

Harry Potter Podcast

Feb 15, 2019

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Podcast Analyzing the Harry Potter Series

At the beginning of February 2019, the podcastBinge Mode” concluded its eight-month run of 70 episodes discussing every chapter of the seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Students can jump on their brooms and explore all the episodes of the Harry Potter podcast on the Binge Mode website or in iTunes.

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