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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.

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From the Current Issue:

February 6 Will Be Here Before We Know It
Are You Ready for Digital Learning Day?

Response: Effective Ways to Use Tech in the Classroom -- Part Three
Read part 1 and part 2. Classroom Q & A blog, Education Week Teacher, December 21, 2012

More College Instructors Are "Flipping" the Way They Teach
eCampus News, December 18, 2012

Educators Use Technology for Their Own Learning
Literacy in Learning ExchangeParticipants use the online space of the Literacy in Learning Exchange as part of their professional learning, AND they are sharing out what they are learning as they go. For example, the WHS TBAR group, an action research team of five history teachers, has taken up two questions as their inquiry this year: (1) What is writing in history, its qualities and characteristics? and (2) How can we teach students to write that way (using disciplinary literacy practices)?

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Here Comes 2013: The Big Themes in Learning
Themes include the smart use of technology, the advancement of the Common Core, and learning out of school in MOOCs. Mind/Shift blog,, January 4, 2013

. . . More on Online Learning
"MOOCs Take Higher Ed by Storm": eCampus News, January 2013
"Growth for Online Learning": Roughly 1/3 of all students enrolled in postsecondary education took an online course for credit in the fall of 2011 according to the latest Survey of Online Learning. Inside Higher Ed, January 8, 2013

Take Note!
NCTE's Teaching Writing Online: How and Why


How to Help Today's Wired Students Learn to Focus
In one study, students who consumed the most media each day were the worst students, and if a student checked Facebook just once during a 15-minute study period that student had a lower grade-point average. eSchool News, January 2013

Schools Embrace Graphic Novels as Learning Tool
NCTE members Bucky Carter, Michelle Ryan, Daniel Argentar, and Mike Jacobson are quoted. The Sacramento Bee, January 2, 2013

Take Note!
NCTE's Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel



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