Education

The best field trip I ever took...

Morgan Baden  October 1st, 2014 

In seventh grade, my school hosted something called the Pinelands Experience: a three-day camping trip for all students, where we were bussed out to a solitary campground...

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31 days of Goosebumps

Guest Blogger  October 1st, 2014 

October means Halloween, and Halloween means creepy, spooky, scary… Goosebumps! In honor of the holiday, Goosebumps is celebrating ‘31 Days of Goosebumps’ on our...

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Carol Jago: My Life as a Reader

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 30th, 2014 

Carol Jago is an author of six books for teachers and has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years.

Mexican art fun with Miguel!

Guest Blogger  September 26th, 2014  Comments • 1

All month, Maya & Miguel will be on OOM weekly to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Last week: cooking with Abuela; today, we're making art with Miguel!

"Comics have always been misunderstood:" Happy National Comic Book Day!

Guest Blogger  September 25th, 2014 

Barry Lyga is here to talk about National Comic Book Day!

Meet Jorvorskie Lane, former READ 180 student and NFL player

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 24th, 2014  Comments • 1

As a child, reading never came easily to Jorvorskie Lane, but sports did. He exceled at athletics and was a star on his high school’s football team. Thinking football...

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Taylor Swift joins us to celebrate the power of reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 24th, 2014 

We're excited to announce this morning that on October 29th at 1pm ET, global superstar Taylor Swift will be joining us for an up-close...

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Katherine Paterson's 'Reading What I Love: My Greatest Joy as a Writer'

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 23rd, 2014 

Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books including 16 novels for children and young people. She recently wrote an essay for our Open...

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Texas middle schoolers win the 2013-2014 Lexus Eco Challenge!

Guest Blogger  September 23rd, 2014 

In 2010 the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report that identified arsenic as a “major health concern” and called for urgent measures to reduce “human exposure to...

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Are you 1? Are you 2? Are you 225??

Deimosa Webber-Bey  September 17th, 2014 

It has been 225 years since the United States Constitution went into effect in 1789, and you can never have too many resources for teaching this essential...

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The power of music in the classroom

Alexandra Wladich  September 12th, 2014 

As seen in Education Week, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, elementary students who participated in music programs for two years...

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“The Smartest Card in Your Wallet”

Deimosa Webber-Bey  September 9th, 2014 

That is the catchphrase for 2014’s Library Card Sign Up Month campaign from the American Library Association, so today during my lunch break I signed up for a card at the...

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Open a World of Possible

Morgan Baden  September 8th, 2014 

On this International Literacy Day, we're starting something new: a movement to help children become lifelong independent readers. We call it Open a World of Possible, and...

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And the new world record for summer reading is...

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 5th, 2014 

...somewhere north of 300 million minutes. Impressive, right?

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