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Nick’s Picks: Population shifts through the centuries

Throughout the ages, individuals and groups have migrated, emigrated, fled, and been forcibly removed from their homelands. When teaching about the movement of people, books can provide students with a variety of perspectives. In this month’s post, we feature award-winning titles that address the experiences of enslaved Africans, indigenous groups, and recent immigrants, and offer […]






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Nick’s Picks: The promise of technology

This past summer I attended my first International Society for Technology in Education conference (ISTE), and was awestruck to be among 20,000 plus educators who share the exhilarating goal of advancing “excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology.” Four promises of technology that permeated conference conversations—along with exemplar multimedia resources […]

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Nick’s Picks: Passion and Purpose

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy recognize the importance of reading across all content areas, on all grade levels. In this month’s column we highlight the contributions of award-winning scientists—and science authors. Share these videos, audio recordings, book trailers, and other resources to invigorate classroom instruction and conversations while introducing […]






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Nick’s Picks: Losses and Legacies

Last spring the children’s book community lost several beloved authors and illustrators, including the hugely talented Leo Dillon, Jean Craighead George, Ellen Levine, and Maurice Sendak. In honor of their memory and their many accomplishments, we offer video and audio recordings of these creative artists whose work enriched the lives of so many people. In […]

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Nick’s Picks: Summer Reading

Public libraries play an important role in students’ lives during the summer months. They provide books and other media that entertain and educate. They present creative programs. And, of course, they offer (air conditioned) places to enjoy those resources and programs. In this month’s post, we highlight multimedia materials on a sampling of titles that […]

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Nick’s Picks: Thematic Booklists, Literacy Connections

In this month’s post, we highlight some useful thematic booklists from a variety of professional sources. Please note that the TeachingBooks.net display of the instructional materials and websites has changed. We’ve added cover images; information on each title can be tapped by rolling over the pictures. We hope you’ll agree that our snazzy new design […]






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Nick’s Picks: Enhancing ELA’s Drama Studies with Multimedia Resources

This post was originally published in Nick Glass’ monthly column for Curriculum Connections, an e-newsletter published by School Library Journal in partnership with TeachingBooks.net. Subscribe to this free newsletter here. In this month’s post, TeachingBooks.net highlights a variety of strategies and resources to encourage the infusion of multimedia into drama studies in secondary schools. These online […]

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