15 books to celebrate Read In Week - Part 2

Read In Week is an annual event devoted to raising awareness about the importance of reading. Although literacy and learning events occur on campus and around the city throughout the year, Read In Week is a special time for Edmontonians to celebrate reading and plan their own reading-centred events—in classrooms, libraries, community centres, workplaces, and more.

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15 books to celebrate Read In Week - Part 1

Read In Week is an annual event devoted to raising awareness about the importance of reading. Although literacy and learning events occur on campus and around the city throughout the year, Read In Week is a special time for Edmontonians to celebrate reading and plan their own reading-centred events—in classrooms, libraries, community centres, workplaces, and more.

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7 tech tools for readers and writers

With so many apps, software options and tech platforms available on so many devices, it can be overwhelming to choose the best tools available for teaching and learning.

Thankfully, the tech-savvy educators in the Faculty of Education’s Technologies in Education unit are here to help you stay on top of the latest educational tools, gadgets and strategies.

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Enter the Ninjas

By day, Sheldon Durstling (BEd ‘12), Cheryl Lyster (BEd ‘13) and Angie Barron (BEd ‘04) are elementary school teachers. But when they’re not in the classroom, they become online ninjas, putting their skills and experience to killer use developing a website for fellow educators called Ninja Plans.

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94 Calls to Action, 3 ways to get started

Elementary education is one common experience we all share as Canadians—Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal—and even that is not so common as far as the experience goes.

Many students, most notably Aboriginal students, may disengage from that “mandatory” relationship with one another at school as early as junior high. For many Aboriginal students, the lack of information about, and value of, Aboriginal people in our education systems and curricula is too much, and they leave school very young.

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Top 10 tech tools for teachers

From increasing student engagement to reducing exam marking time, there are many reasons for teachers to explore the educational tech tools available in today’s market.

“Technology not only supplements student learning, but at times transforms it,” says James Park, a learning consultant in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education.

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19 ways to use Twitter in the classroom

By Carol Tonhauser

Using Twitter in the classroom is one of the most discussed tech-related topics concerning today’s classroom. But where does one begin? There just are so many ways to integrate the social media service into a lesson plan. Well, here are a few tips to get you started!

1) Follow a #tag relevant to your lesson plan For example, you could follow #poetry in your English class.

2) Create and promote your own #tag (ex. #schoolnameFrench11)This can be a great way to encourage discussion around a specific topic.

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