journaling

How to Bring Nature Journaling into your Classroom

Reading Time: 4 minutesA few days ago*, I visited Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. When I arrived, the wind was bitingly cold, and the lake shore was obscured by thick flurries of snowflakes. I was there to see the place where Henry David Thoreau, renowned writer and naturalist, had spent two years, two

literacies

Three New Literacies for Today’s Classroom

Reading Time: 6 minutes“Now is the time that we need to rethink what we mean by the word ‘literacy’.” – Professor Michael Wesch, Cultural Anthropologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer What does “literacy” mean? Traditionally, it’s the ability to read and write, but in today’s interconnected and high-tech world that definition may no