Improving Literacy with iPads

Usually, improving literacy with iPads is not high on the list of educators for teaching children.  However, a pilot program with iPads for elementary school students is resulting in improved response of students to reading activities. In Maine, kindergarten through...

Teaching Children to Spot False Information Online

Teaching children to spot false information online is a passion of library media specialist Anne Marie Griffin. Every year she teaches students about the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. This is an amphibian who survives in water and climbs trees, and is an octopus. ...

Summer Reading Success with Summer Book Clubs

A group of middle school students are returning to school having experienced summer reading success with summer book clubs. Many students were ready to  discuss the books they had read over the summer when they returned to Sharon Middle School. Instead of having each...

Kids Can Finish Professional Writers’ Stories

Students at South-Western’s Jackson Middle School are discovering that kids can finish professional writers’ stories. They are adding endings to professional novelists’ unfinished works. Some of the writers have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List. Kevin...