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Nonfiction “Listen & Read” from National Geographic

Check out these excellent “Listen & Read” nonfiction stories from National Geographic. (Click the link at the bottom of the page to access even more issues!)

NationalGeographic

You can access lots of great content by clicking the For Teachers button for the desired issue. Most issues offer a “projectable edition” that’s perfect for full class participation on your big screen!

What do you think?

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Driving and Texting?

Do you text? Do you drive? Have you ever been tempted to text and drive at the same time? If so, you should definitely check out the New York Time’s interactive game, Gauging Your Distraction.

Gauging Your Distraction

Read the directions carefully to get started – you’ll begin by switching lanes and then you’ll be asked to read and respond to three text messages, while “driving.” After you’ve sent your third response, there’s an interesting graphic that shows response times while texting and accuracy with the lane changes.

This can be especially helpful for new drivers, but a good reminder for all of us!

I read about this interactive tool on one of my favorite EdTech blogs, Free Technology for Teachers.

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