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Digital Literacy

Applying and using technology  effectively as a research, organization, and evaluation tool; using digital technologies and social networks to access, manage, create, and evaluate information successfully.

Aug 17, 2020

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Evidence-based Family Engagement in Children’s Literacy Via Text Messages

Close to 130 organizations, including school districts, are participating in Ready4K, a text-messaging program designed to engage parents in students’ literacy development. Parents can “opt in” to receive three text messages each week, covering everything from naming emotions to building confidence and staying active through movement.

Aug 03, 2020

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Digital Resources in a Time of Remote Learning

Get Back-to-School ready with thousands of discounted digital titles and distance-learning information and learn how to stretch your dollars with shared digital collections. For more than 35 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for preK–12. Known the world over for their exemplary service and stringent attention to detail, Mackin provides access to more than 18,000 publishers and a collection of nearly 3 million printed titles. The development of MackinVIA, a free, multiple award-winning digital content management system, has been instrumental in assisting digital learning for tens of thousands of schools, and more than 9 million students worldwide. To date, Mackin’s digital catalog boasts close to 3 million preK–12 age-appropriate titles in ebook, audiobook, read-along, video, and database formats. For more information call 800.245.9540 or visit Mackin.com.

Aug 03, 2020

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Cloud-based Platform for Monitoring and Collaborating with Students

NetSupport’s classroom.cloud is a low-cost, cloud-based classroom management and teaching platform equipped with teaching tools that make it easy for schools to deliver technology-based learning. Whether students are in school or at home, teachers can monitor, control, and collaborate with students to deliver engaging, interactive lessons that will keep them immersed and on task. Low cost and scalable, with clear central configuration and management, classroom.cloud is ideal for large or small installations. Once classroom.cloud is set up, the IT team’s involvement is minimal—and, for teachers, using its intuitive interface is a breeze, meaning more time for providing direct instruction. Register for the prelaunch trial for free at classroom.cloud to see how you can get the most out of your classroom technology.

Jun 15, 2020

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Poetry That Explores Social Conscience

Few American artists loom larger than Langston Hughes. He wrote novels, plays, short stories, films, librettos, children’s verse, newspaper columns, translations, and memoirs, and edited several important anthologies. But most of all, he remained a poet. From “Dreams” to “Let America Be America Again,” he explored social conscience and class difference with lyric beauty and music.

Jun 15, 2020

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Practical Ideas for Conversing with Children About Diversity and Inclusion

Talking Race with Young Children,” an episode of a podcast from NPR’s Life Kit, presents practical tips for having a conversation about race, racism, diversity, and inclusion, even with very young children.

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