PrimarySource has created the “What Teachers Need to Know” podcast specifically for educators who teach about global cultures or world events in their classrooms. In every compact episode, the podcast offers vital insight for understanding world cultures and current events so that teachers can facilitate deeper learning about the world with their students.
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 multimediaformat.
Starting with the Alamo in 1836, Experience Real History (ERH) uses cards and RealityBoards, in addition to apps, to help students gain insights into history. The Reality Board is a large mat with a printed image of the 1836 Alamo from a bird’s-eye view.
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/SteppingBack—concluding the engagement; How’s It Going?—informal assessment; and Sources for more information. With helpful tips, photos, callouts for additional resources found at scholastic.com/ReadingRevealedResources, 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.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in January.