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Five Tips & Tricks for Grant Applications
posted by: Melissa | September 28, 2017, 12:47 pm   

Maybe it’s an idea for that classroom project that is sure to inspire your students, the newest bit of education tech that your school hasn’t worked into their budget yet, or a field trip for which there isn’t enough funds for. Whatever the cause, most teachers will reach a spot in their career where they need to look outside their schools and districts for classroom funds.

2017’s Top Teacher Podcasts
posted by: Melissa | September 26, 2017, 01:04 pm   

I freely admit that I’m a podcast addict. I jumped onto the podcast train when they were just starting out and I was a young teacher in downtown DC. Facing a 45-minute ride on Metro and busses, podcasts were a way to use that time to unwind and keep my knowledge of the world fresh. Now, years later, podcasts accompany me when I have a long drive, do housework, or work out.

Weekly News Round-Up for September 22nd
posted by: Melissa | September 22, 2017, 12:32 pm   

Each week, NWPE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, teachers’ unions are striking, a heroic teacher saves her students, and a new study about teacher absenteeism.

Five Citizen Science Projects to Do With Your Students
posted by: Melissa | September 21, 2017, 01:33 pm   

In this day and age of crowdsourcing, students have more opportunities to become engaged with authentic scientific experimentation than ever before. Citizen science uses the power of the internet to connect scientists with a vast community of science enthusiasts who conduct experiments and gather data on a massive scale.

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information
posted by: Melissa | September 20, 2017, 06:59 am   

This blog was written by Julie Coiro and originally posted on on August 29, 2017.

An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to assess its level of accuracy, reliability, and bias. In 2012, my colleagues and I assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, and the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of the students’ responses suggested that:

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