Strategies for Facilitating Difficult Conversations in Any Classroom

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“My father used to say, ‘Don’t raise your voice; improve your argument.’” Desmond Tutu Each August, the United Nations celebrates the accomplishments and potential of youth worldwide with International Youth Day. This day celebrates young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation, as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. International Youth Day’s goals … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Bookopolis – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to Bookopolis and discussed the application of both the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework to help you integrate Bookopolis into your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions for using this tool and shares classroom use ideas. Bookopolis:  As you arrive at the site, you … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Bookopolis – Part 1

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Bookopolis is a social reading tool where students age 13 or younger can connect safely with other classmates about books. In this online community, students can create bookshelves to save their favorite books, rate and review books that they have read, and recommend books to friends or classmates. Each book includes reading levels (some include … read more »


Build an Inclusive Classroom with Microsoft Tools

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Thirty-one years ago, George W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. This law prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and guarantees them the opportunity to participate equitably in American life, including employment, purchasing products, and participation in state and local government programs. These protections also extend to access to and availability … read more »