October 2014

October 2014



Reading and the Common Core: It’s Not Just for ELA (opens in new tab)
By Shannon Mersand
For teachers not used to incorporating reading into the curriculum, it can be a daunting task to select age-appropriate texts for use with students. Here are a variety of resources available to help teachers select the most appropriate informational texts for their students.

Mixing it Up (opens in new tab)
By Ellen Ullman
With its combination of online and face-to-face lessons, the techniques of blended learning enables teachers to use data to differentiate instruction and reach each child with what he or she needs. But don’t let us convince you. See what your colleagues are saying.

New & Improved Libraries (opens in new tab)
Read how these educators in New York and New Jersey have transformed their libraries into exciting and engaging learning spaces.


Put to the Test: T&L Editors take some new products for a test drive.
LumiBooks (opens in new tab)
Wildlife Acoustics’ Echo Meter Touch (opens in new tab)
LearnPad Octavo Solution (opens in new tab)
Kurzweil 3000, V14, Web Edition (opens in new tab)
Compass Learning Hybridge (opens in new tab)
Corwin Press’s Connected Educator Series (opens in new tab)

What's New (opens in new tab)


Editor’s Note: Focus on the Function

Top10 Web Stories (opens in new tab)
BLOG BITS (opens in new tab)
TOP TWEETS (opens in new tab)
Connected Educator Month is Back! (opens in new tab)
Site We Like (opens in new tab)
T&L Reader Survey: What is the best social media tool for your PLN? (opens in new tab)
Should students be allowed to use mobile phones in school? (opens in new tab)
Good Prospects for STEM Careers (opens in new tab)
Apps and Sites to Find Informational Text
Inspirational Videos and Guidelines for Sharing Media (opens in new tab)
Classroom Technology: How Would Your School Score? (opens in new tab)
Apps of the day from techlearning.com (opens in new tab)