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The Greatest Gift: Teach Students to Fight Fake News

Challenge student thinking and fight ignorance by fostering critical thinking skills and information literacy in your classroom!

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Flipster Magazines

Available for individual and class use.  Current issue and back issues available.
.Browse the full collection of magazine titles

Time — Seventeen — Science News — Rolling Stone — People — National Geographic — National Geographic History — Sports Illustrated — Commonweal — World Soccer — The Week — Rugby World — Runner’s World — Golf Digest — Car & Driver — Bon Appetit — Yoga Journal — 5280 — Shutterbug

The magazines can be viewed in any Web browser on iPad, Android tablet, any Smartphone or computer.  Simply click on a cover above.  For a full list, click on the “Flipster” Logo. Click here for a desktop Video tutorial.

Or use the App.  Available for iPad/iPhone or Android.  Instructions for the app.

 

The Periodic Table of Videos

Maintained by the University of Nottingham (UK) comes this collection of videos for each element of the periodic table.  Be sure to check out the university’s YouTube channel for more great content.

Periodic Table of Videos

Vocabulary.com for learning vocabulary for any subject

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Vocabulary.com isn’t just a tool for English teachers (Though it’s quite handy for literary devices and novel vocab!).  Any teacher can create their own lists of vocabulary for students to learn, or choose pre-made lists from the vocabulary.com library on any subject!  Create lists of terms for history, math, science, or art units to help reiterate and refresh.

How vocabulary.com works:

https://www.vocabulary.com/howitworks/

 

Teenreads for booklists, reviews, interviews, and more!

teenreads

One of our favorite teen reading sites is www.teenreads.com.  If you’re looking for ways to add an independent reading project to your class, this site has great booklists (The Ultimate Reading List!), author interviews, reviews, blog posts, and newsletters about reading to supplement the project.  You can also encourage voracious readers to apply to be a book reviewer!

Found Poems for Inquiry!

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This post by literacy coach Lauren Francese outlines the process for using primary sources to make found poems. This activity can easily be adapted for any discipline.  In the blog post below, students use soldiers’ journals from World War I, but I have also seen teachers use found poetry with novels and articles.

https://goo.gl/qR2Dyj