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Your Heinemann Link Round-Up for April 17–23


Time for another Link Round-Up!

These links are interviews with educators, posts from our authors' and friends' blogs, and any interesting, newsworthy item from the past seven days. Check back each week for a new round of finds!

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Author Meenoo Rami has started a TinyLetter newsletter. You can sign up today! A preview:

My aim is to share some of my work in progress. As an admirer of Austin Kleon, I try to adhere to his mantra: Show Your Work as much as possible. With each newsletter, you can expect a general update from on things I am thinking about and working on, links that caught my eye, and something that made me laugh.

Click here to learn more

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NPR asked, "What are kids learning from this presidential election?"

Quigley says that teachers are turning to civic education to help students "critically analyze the statements that are coming out — the truth factor and so forth."
That's one strategy Luciano D'Orazio is using. He teaches social studies to sixth-graders in the Bronx, and also coaches the debate team. His debaters have been fact-checking the candidates' claims on issues like the Second Amendment. "It's really been pleasant to see them actually cutting apart each speech and conducting their own research," he says.

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On their blog indent, Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts produced the fourth episode of their DIY Literacy video series.

Click here to watch it

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Allison Marchetti seeks to "find writing time where time doesn't exist":

But no matter how tight the schedule seems, when our kids ask for more writing time, we owe it to them to make more writing time. What would it take to pull some extra time out of our magician’s hat? Below I’ve presented some rough draft thinking about how we might find class time where time doesn’t exist.

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That's it! Be sure to check back next week for another round of links. If you have a link or a blog, be sure to mention them in the comments below. You can also email them to us or tweet at us. We're pretty available over here. Cheers to your weekend!

*Photo by Mikael Kristenson

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Topics: Video, DIY Literacy, Education, Education Policy, Heinemann, Link Round-Up, Meenoo Rami, NPR, Allison Marchetti, Kate Roberts, Maggie Beattie Roberts, Moving Writers

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