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News in the Classroom 1

Posted on December 12, 2011 by Sarah

Hey people! I know it’s been crunch time for me at OISE, but the holidays are almost here!  I just wanted to share a website, Teaching Kids News, a Toronto based news site for kids! They have timely articles written in kid friendly language that break down important issues. Like any news site, TKN is divided into categories from science to art, environment to politics. The site is clear, legible and easily navigable. The team behind the project includes TDSB teachers looking for a meaningful way to develop a balanced literacy program. As such, they provide suggestions on each entry for how to use the articles, from Writing and Reading Prompts to Grammar Features. If we, as educators, are to help our students develop skills necessary in current and future realities then I think getting them involved in news early and regularly is a great way.  Check out one of their most recent articles Gap Between Rich-Poor Growing: OECD!

photo: N.Dunn

photo: N.Dunn

Do you incorporate discussions about the news in your practice? Share your links in the comments below or find me on twitter @sarlowes (or @RookieTeacherCA)

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A Rookie Introduction: Our Newest Contributor…Sarah Lowes 2

Posted on November 09, 2011 by Sarah
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photo: Mlle Lowes

Hey friends! How are you? My name is Sarah Lowes, but some may know me around Halton as Mlle Lowes as I’ve recently been hired on the French Occasional Teacher list. My more time consuming current life adventure is completing a Masters in Education at OISE. Having round table discussions with professors, researchers and doctorate students in Toronto is always offering new perspectives to keep me sharp. I hope to share some of my learning experiences with you! Check out my twitter chatter at @sarlowes!

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