Library Announces Winners of 2017 Literacy Awards

Library of Congress September 1, 2017
The Literacy Awards honor organizations working to promote literacy and reading in the United States and worldwide. The awards recognize groups doing exemplary, innovative and replicable work, and they spotlight the need for the global community to unite in striving for universal literacy. “Literacy is the first line of defense against so many problems—unemployment, hunger, poor health—and gives people a foundation for a brighter future,” Hayden said.

Consider These Six Digital Resources for Your Classroom

The Tech Edvocate August 29, 2017
Educators are always looking for ways to bring a lesson to life. Before re-writing your next lesson plan, check out these six, user-friendly digital resources that could appropriately challenge student mindset and inspire growth in your learners.

A Tech Startup by Teachers, for Teachers (and their students)

Free Enterprise Presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce August 21, 2017
She thought to herself, “How do I share this? How do I make these resources available for all schools and teachers?” And the answer soon became clear: put it online. CommonLit has since connected with schools across the country, allowing teachers to have more, do more, and learn more.

Tool of the Month for Language Learners: CommonLit

American TESOL Institute August 7, 2017
Welcome to a new series where we feature our favorite free web tools and apps for language learners and teachers. This month we are highlighting CommonLit, a website with free reading passages and progress tracking tools for grades 5-12.

ATH 3: CommonLit Craze, Part Two

Across the Hall Podcast August 2, 2017
We love CommonLit so much, we thought we’d have two episodes on it. In episode two, we discussed CommonLit from the teacher’s perspective: What is it? What are some of its coolest features? How can it be used in the ELA classroom? In this episode, though, we brought in the expert. Anna presented so much useful information that gives teachers a broad understanding of all the ways CommonLit can be used in their classrooms.

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