Teaching Kids News

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I came across a great site to use with elementary or middle school students in all curricular areas.  Teach Kids News is the brain child of Jonathan and Karen Tilley and Joyce Grant.  Jon and Karen would present news stories to their son’s class and decided to dedicate a website to share news with children all over the world.  Daily articles are written with elementary readability in mind and every article concludes with discussion questions for the class.  I am very impressed with the range of content covered and see tremendous opportunity for integrating in every content area.  Even if this is a site you use once a month, it is a must to have in your “teacher toolbox”.

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Mike is currently the Instructional Program Director for the Montana Digital Academy, Montana's state virtual school. Teaching Elementary and Middle school, technology directing, grant writing, presenting, and now managing instruction at a virtual school has given Mike a wide range of experiences in the educational field. Being able to teach and lead technology integration has brought a great pedagogic balance to Mike’s facilitation/instruction. With degrees from Carroll College (Elementary Education), Boise State University (Educational Technology), and pursuing a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Montana, Mike is well versed in both content and technology integration. Mike has been honored as an Outstanding Teacher by the Helena Education Foundation and winner of the ISTE “Making IT Happen” award. Mike is a NCCE Tech-Savvy Teacher in Residence and blogs regularly at the NCCE blog.

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