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School Talk is a lively six-page newsletter designed specifically to help classroom teachers bridge the gap between the ideal and the real world of teaching. Presented in a friendly, informal voice, each issue focuses on one particular topic and deals in practical terms with questions that teachers everywhere are asking. Since teachers choose the topics explored in each issue of School Talk, the conversation in upcoming newsletters will continue to focus on what really matters to teachers and learners in today's elementary classrooms. (Published October, January, April, and July.)

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School Talk, July 2010 
Theme: 21st Century Literacies: Bringing It All Together in Our Schools

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The past year’s issues of School Talk have all focused on 21st century literacies. In this issue, though, we hear from some voices we haven’t heard from before: the technology teachers who work in the computer labs and help introduce new literacy tools to classrooms, and the students themselves, who tell us what they think of these new modes for learning.

Recent Themes

April 2010: 21st Century Literacies: Young Children Reading and Writing in a Digital World

January 2010: 21st Century Literacies: Young Children Reading and Writing in a Digital World

October 2009: 21st Century Literacies: Navigating the Possibilities

July 2009: A Tribute to Donald H. Graves: Teacher, Writer, Friend






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