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From PLN to Practice: Tips from 5 Educators on Personalizing Your Professional Learning

What is a PLN, and why should you start one? Our panel of teachers and PLN experts weigh in.
Traditional professional development for teachers, while important, doesn't usually address every teacher's unique needs when it comes to professional learning. Top-down PD solutions tend to ignore what we want most: More opportunities for choice and topics that are timely and actually relevant to our unique classrooms. It's no wonder, then, that online PLNs -- professional (or sometimes "personal") learning networks -- have become so popular in recent years. ... Read more
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Our New Research Shows How Kids Consume and Think About the News

In a world where information literacy is critical, Common Sense's research explores kids' relationship to the news -- and how adults can help kids thrive as 21st-century citizens.
The news isn't what it used to be. What was once shared by newspapers, radio, and TV now comes in Snapchat stories, on Facebook Live broadcasts, in Twitter conversations, and through other new ... Read more
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Uncover Hidden Histories with These Four Websites

Bring to light perspectives and experiences that have been ignored or overlooked, and help students make personal, relevant connections to history.
The rise of digital media is significantly changing how we teach and learn about history. Take a look at Twitter during an international crisis, and you'll see we now have instant access to a diversity ... Read more
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