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Why do kids need to read more?

February 21, 2017

Educators - When asked WHY kids need to read more, here are 9 researched-based answers to give.

In this article, the authors describe how life materials, including plastic spoons, clothespins, beans, rubber ducks, and toy cars, can be repurposed to support emergent reade...

In this new column, one of WSRA's local council's officers will provide tips on how they foster a specific literacy domain with their own students.  For this issu...

Good Nonfiction Websites for Students In this Education Week article on literacy instruction in the computer age, Liana Heitin recommends the following free websit...

The Hour of Code is Coming!

October 24, 2016

Over the last three years the Hour of Code has reached more than 100 million students in over 180 countries. Last year, you helped make this the largest learning event in...

"Over the past 5 years, NWEA has sponsored three national studies focused on what various stakeholders, including superintendents, principals, teachers, students and pare...

All of the “Into the Book” educational media resources are now in one place! “Into the Book” is a collection of educational media resources...

Get Rid of Rows! and Other Tips for a Student-Centered Classroom Sarah McKibben   When Pamela Kennedy took over Room 17 at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School...

The Eyes of Nye

January 28, 2016

The Eyes of Nye is available for FREE from Wisconsin Media Lab! This 13-part video series helps students learn how to analyze facts before forming opinions. T...

Summer Bootcamps

January 28, 2016

Exciting news, folks – topics for summer Bootcamps have been decided!  I’m still working on dates and venues, but you can count on Bootcamp Dells 2016 to...

Place-based education is one effective way to teach students about Wisconsin tribal culture, history, and sovereignity.< A coordinated effort among Wisconsin agencies ...

October 13, 2015 By Guest Author Young student writing math sums on board Think about the questions that you ask in your math classroom. Can they be answered with a simple ...

A New Balance: Wisconsin’s Strategic Assessment Systems ­ Webpage Launch We’re happy to announce that DPI’s new strategic assessment webpage is now live!...

This new resource from Wisconsin Media Lab is a collection of five online activities that provide students the opportunity to apply their geography skills to solve problems, c...

Money, dream jobs, a better brain: why everyone should learn a second language language With more online learning resources available than we know what to do with, there&r...

In pedagogical research, the concept of learning-by-teaching is a recognized and successful technique. The idea is that kids develop greater interest and confidence in a subje...

I guess this is my month for rants.  My “why-attention-getter-lists-stink” blog felt like a channeling of Dennis Miller.  And like the impetus for t...

Stand Up Project By the Class 81 Student Documentary Committee:  Hannah, Charlotte, Zanira, Angela, Elyse, Katharine Take a seat.  Please sit down.  As stud...

With dozens of studies proving its benefits for young minds and the grim reality that we are far behind other nations in a key competitive skill, you would think that politici...

Is Common Core too hard for kindergarten? Robert Pondiscio February 11, 2015 A report last month from a pair of advocacy organizat...

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Wisconsin Media Lab

January 13, 2015