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Advantages of Audiobooks in Urban Neighborhoods

Educators and state and municipal officials have been trying to improve literacy rates in urban, low-income neighborhoods for decades. Despite spending untold millions of dollars and trying…

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Combining Music and Literacy in the Classroom

** Thank you Jenny Holt, a freelance writer and author of many blogs and books, for this guest post.

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When Disaster Strikes

Recently, the news has been full of stories about natural disasters. The images of devastation we've all seen in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico are distressing to say the least. For educators and…

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High Schoolers Love Audiobooks

High schoolers are busy and their schedules can be stressful. Listening to audiobooks is a great way to relax and enjoy a book for pleasure while leaving hands free. Turn on a good story and…

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The Irresistible Power of Storytelling

During Super Bowl XLVIII (2014), Budweiser introduced its now famous "Puppy Love" commercial. If you don't remember the commercial, it tells the story of a young lab puppy who manages to befriend…

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Featured Collection: Meditation Sounds

Many teachers are integrating meditation in their classrooms. Meditation has been associated with a variety of benefits including:

  • reducing stress levels
  • promoting focus and good attention
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The Effects of Audiobooks on English Language Learners

All students need to be able to read, listen, write and speak proficiently in order to achieve academic success, and subsequent college and career readiness. Receptive skills (reading and…

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The Importance of Multicultural Titles

We live in a multicultural world. America prides itself a melting pot made up of many different racial and ethnic groups. While the majority of Americans are still White (73%), population growth…

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Launching Tales2go

The post below was written by Corinne Altham, a technology integrator and librarian in Maine. Thank you for writing this informational post about getting started with Tales2go!

Launching a new…

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Audiobooks as Equity

We are all painfully aware of inequities in K12 education, sometimes even between schools within the same district. Last August, an article in The Atlantic detailed per pupil spending across…

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