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Digital Storytelling

Mar 15, 2019


Platform to Create Digital Stories

Encyclopedia Britannica’s LumieLabs uses video creation and digital storytelling to harness students’ passion and natural engagement with media. Featuring millions of royalty-free clips, editing tools, and personalized, project-based video lessons, the platform enables students to tell digital stories that combine footage, images, music, text, and a narrative voice.

interactive I Have a Dream speech

Mar 15, 2019


Interactive Multimedia “I Have a Dream” Speech

Freedom’s Ring is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream speech, animated. On the site, students can compare the written and spoken speech, explore multimedia images, listen to movement activists, and uncover historical context. Freedom’s Ring is an especially powerful resource because it covers the whole speech in an interactive and multimedia format.

Scholastic Reading Revealed

Mar 15, 2019

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Why, What, and How of Research-Informed Reading Instruction

Fifty award-winning literacy educators contribute more than thirty-five “engagements”—student-focused, classroom-tested instructional and assessment actions—to strengthen the reader in every child, while reinforcing one essential fact: reading involves constructing meaning. Reading Revealed is organized in a four-part framework: Knowing Reading, Knowing Readers, Engaging Readers, and Knowing the Language to Use. Each engagement includes a brief introduction; Why?—benefits of the engagement; Who?—students that would benefit most from the engagement; How?—materials and instructions for effective implementation; Closure/Stepping Back—concluding the engagement; How’s It Going?—informal assessment; and Sources for more information. With helpful tips, photos, callouts for additional resources found at, an appendix of forms, and lists of professional titles and children’s literature, Reading Revealed offers indispensable support for helping students approach reading strategically and joyfully.

important women history

Mar 15, 2019


Teaching Tools for Celebrating Women’s History

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Congress’s passing a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote. NewseumED offers free online resources to explore the history and struggles of the suffrage movement—from artifacts on the Seneca Falls Convention to a video recounting Susan B. Anthony’s arrest for voting to a timeline on major events in the fight for gender equality.

Mar 01, 2019


Online Museum Conserving the Sounds of Gadgets

Can your students recognize the sound of an 8mm film projector or the cadence of a rotary phone’s clicks? Conserve the Sound is an online museum that aims to protect the sounds of gadgets so that future generations will know what a dial telephone sounded like, for example, or an analog typewriter, 56K modem, nuclear power plant, or even a cellphone keypad.

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