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INBOX is a weekly e-mail wrap-up of the most important stories in English language arts education, ideas for your classroom, and news from NCTE.

Sent each week to NCTE members (to the email address we have on file for you), this e-newsletter is mailed once a month to nonmembers.

Members can update their email address by sending a message to NCTE; nonmembers can use this form to subscribe to receive a monthly issue of INBOX or can join NCTE to receive INBOX each week as part of their membership.

From the Current Issue:

Teachers' Lounge: The Lifelong Eighth Grader
NCTE member Shekema Silveri interviews NCTE President-Elect Sandy Hayes.  The Blog, The Huffington Post,  August 14, 2012  

. . . On Assessment
"Consortia Provide Preview of Common Assessments":  Education Week, August 14, 2012  (free registration required)
"Examining the PARCC Initial Set of Test Items and Tasks": Kevin's Meandering Mind blog, August 21, 2012 

See the sample test items and tasks on the PARCC website.

Once You Go Flat, You Never Go Back
SmartBlog on Education, SmartBrief, August 16, 2012

Communicate with Students through Technology
NCTE member Sarah Brown Wessling writes.  

. . . On Technology in the Classroom
"Teachers Learn to Integrate Technology into Curriculum":  The Washington Post, August 19, 2012
"In 1995, Prophetic Fifth Graders Predict Internet of the Future":  Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2012
"Social Climbing":  Language Magazine, August 2012
"Between Chair and Keyboard":  NCTE member Brenda Power suggests being less of a PEBCAK and more of a learner with technology.  The Big Fresh, Choice Literacy, August 18, 2012

On August 20 NCTE members Franki Sibberson and Bill Bass hosted a Twitter chat about using 21st century literacies in the classroom.  To read the great ideas they shared, go to and search for #engchat archive.

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