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Digital Curriculum & PD Summer Learning Initiative

Discovery Education announced the launch of its new Summer of Learning initiative. Designed for all learners, the Summer of Learning initiative features a collection of grab-and-go lessons and at-home student activities, as well as on-demand professional development for educators. Users of Discovery Education's digital services can find this new content here. The Summer of Learning resources designed to support students' continued...

The Science of Reading

Does reading really matter that much now that we’re in the digital age? Yes! In fact, in the digital age, when we encounter so many different texts and messages every day, our critical and analytical abilities may even matter more than ever. Without a rich vocabulary and background knowledge that we can apply and utilize, we will get tripped...

What Kids Are Reading Report Sheds Light on K–12 Student Reading Habits

Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, recently released the 2020 edition of What Kids Are Reading, a report that has been providing educators, families, and communities unparalleled insight into students’ reading habits for more than a decade. This year’s What Kids Are Reading report highlights the most popular books among millions of K–12 students across the nation, and also finds that easy access...

PhD Student Makes History as First to Defend Thesis in Quechua

A doctoral student in Peru, Roxana Quispe Collantes, is the first to write and defend a thesis in Quechua. The indigenous language, which boasts over eight million speakers, is widely known for being the main language of the Incan Empire and is the second most-spoken language in Peru. Despite its popularity, the language has been largely absent in academia,...

Museum Dedicated to Language, Planet Word, Opens in May

Planet Word-- a museum dedicated to everything language in Washington D.C.-- has announced that it is expected to open May 31 with 10 immersive galleries that will explore language in informative and entertaining ways. The museum will host a variety of exhibitions designed to inform and delight. In the large Great Hall, the museum will have 31 language ambassadors who...

5 Ways to Celebrate Afro-Latinos For Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history, and to celebrate Language Magazine would like to feature ways to honor Afro-Latinos. 1. Music Below you'll find a playlist created by NPR sure to get you grooving including Cumbia, bachata,...

Thinking Critically

Today it is more important than ever that students know how to think critically and display traits that provide evidence of strong thinkers. These traits, which Mentoring Minds calls the “9 Traits of Critical Thinking,” appear in students who exhibit skillful thinking and deeper levels of thought. The nine traits, when explicitly taught, modeled, and practiced, can guide students...

Exhibition Hall on a Page

To coincide with the annual ISTE EdTech conference, Language Magazine is offering readers a two-dimensional glimpse of some of the sector’s latest offerings Literacy ReadingIQ  Age of Learning recently launched ReadingIQ, an advanced digital library for children twelve and under with thousands of high-quality books, all curated by experts to advance literacy. Available on computers, tablets, and smartphones, ReadingIQ gives families and...

Crow Summer Institute

The Crow Summer Institute is occurring in Crow Agency, Montana, at the Little Big Horn College starting June 3rd through June 21st of 2019. This in-depth 3 week long institute is the leading event for teachers and language learners interested in advancing their knowledge in Crow culture and language. As the number of Crow language speakers continues to decline...

How Internet Slang Enters ASL Vernacular

As the Oxford dictionary updates its lexicon with Internet-y terms such as “lolcat” (a photograph of a cat accompanied by a humorous and typically misspelled caption) and “hawt” (an informal spelling of hot), speakers of American Sign Language (ASL) adapt to tech-lingo as well. Change in ASL happens the same way as any other language, with new trends and...
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