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What should graduates look like in 10 years?
What should graduates look like in 10 years?

San Francisco’s Vision 2025 tackles technology and early literacy It seems an almost unknowable question: What will — or should — high school graduates look like in the year 2025?…


Digital reading service helps preserve language while fostering literacy
Digital reading service helps preserve language while fostering literacy

A unique partnership between the Muskogee (Creek) Nation and myON not only fosters English language literacy among students in this American Indian tribe, but also seeks to preserve the tribe’s…


The Minnesota Tundra can’t freeze personalized literacy
The Minnesota Tundra can’t freeze personalized literacy

The Lakeville Area Public Schools’ (LAPS) vision of world-class, personalized learning has driven and accelerated our work in digital learning both inside and outside of the classroom. Personalized learning has…


Fluency: A key to reading success
Fluency: A key to reading success

According to a recent National Assessment of Educational Progress report, approximately 33 percent of fourth grade students read at a level considered “below basic.” Over the past 20 years, the…


13 inexpensive ed-tech tools for writing

Being able to write clearly is an essential skill for all students. With these simple online writing tools and apps, students get to practice writing informally in settings that won’t…


How reading literature stimulates your brain

Humanities scholar Natalie Phillips has conducted a study at Stanford University that examined what effect reading Jane Austen had on the brain, and the results, she hopes, might give new…


Texas district sees boost in elementary reading after rolling out iPads

Instructors in the McAllen, Texas, school district see iPads as a tool to boost reading rates among younger students and say they've already seen a difference in the first months…


How to promote literacy skills in the digital age

Digital apps that claim to teach children important reading and literacy skills do not always impart higher-level abilities that children need to develop strong reading skills, according to a report…


Graphic novels, eBooks on students’ summer reading list
Graphic novels, eBooks on students’ summer reading list

Tom Miley, a media specialist for Baltimore County Public Schools, relayed something of an odd desire to a group of summer school reading students at Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville,…


iPads help charge reading instruction

East Haven, Conn., reading specialist Gina Tomassi sits with second-grader Isaac Florentino for a quick reading evaluation, listening to him read a short story about a riverside village.


New online service applies the ‘Netflix’ model to literacy
New online service applies the ‘Netflix’ model to literacy

Capstone Digital has launched a new online service that aims to do for literacy what Netflix has done for consumer entertainment, with the hope that this approach might spark students’…


Technology a key tool in writing instruction
Technology a key tool in writing instruction

While there are still many obstacles facing teachers in implementing technology, teachers play a critical role in driving the use of technology to teach writing, says a recent report by…


Speech recognition, mobile apps help build reading skills
Speech recognition, mobile apps help build reading skills

Students’ scores on a national reading assessment have remained relatively flat for nearly 40 years. As educators work hard to bring that average up, many are excited about the potential…