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January 15, 2016
Don't miss #nctechat on the third Sunday of the month at 8 p.m. ET - there is a new topic each week!
November 11, 2015
The National Council of Teachers of English is pleased to announce Emily Kirkpatrick as our new executive director.
June 25, 2015
On June 7, Kent D. Williamson passed away after a long illness. Kent was the Executive Director of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
October 23, 2014
Join us on Twitter or right here to share your ideas for taking ReadWriteThink from good to great!
September 08, 2014
ReadWriteThink.org has a multitude of education apps and online interactives to re-engerize your classroom and keep students engaged with learning. Here’s a list of popular digital resources on the site--all of which have our Work Saver functionality.
September 05, 2014
International Literacy Day (ILD) is going interplanetary to celebrate the power of literacy around the world! Sign up at the ILD website (www.reading.org/ILD) to pledge your participation and receive an activity kit of 60 fun, cross-curricular 60-second activities; by signing up, you’ll be entered to win an out-of-this-world prize pack from NASA.
June 30, 2014
The AASL named ReadWriteThink's Timeline App Best App for Teaching & Learning
June 20, 2014
The future of ReadWriteThink.org
June 02, 2014
ReadWriteThink.org is proud to be a free resource for teachers, caregivers, and out-of-school practitioners, and our Parent & Afterschool Resources section offers activities, tips, and tools specifically designed for learning outside of the classroom.
April 02, 2014
Now you can find all videos from ReadWriteThink in one place.
October 24, 2013
Verizon Foundation and its Thinkfinity Content Partners are pleased to present the professional development series Going Mobile EdChat. In this series of online conversations, learn from and interact with experts around the topic of mobile learning. The week before each chat, we’ll post short videos from our panelists for you to view and reflect on prior to the scheduled Twitter chat. Then join us for #MobileEdChat on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. EST. Ask questions or share your experiences with using mobile learning to engage students. After each week’s chat, keep the conversation going in the Thinkfinity Community.
September 09, 2013
Enter your middle school and high school students in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, offering an exciting learning experience and great prizes for winning teams and schools.
August 21, 2013
"Invent Your Future" this year for International Literacy Day!
July 16, 2013
Join @RWTNow in the International Reading Association-sponsored Twitter chat on Thursday, July 18 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Use #IRAchat to discuss digital writing in the classroom!
June 12, 2013
A long break from school can mean that students’ minds melt faster than an ice pop on a hot July day! ReadWriteThink.org offers free, engaging activities for out-of-school learning to stop academic setback during the summer months.
April 03, 2013
Lesson plans on ReadWriteThink.org have always been based on the NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts. In 2009, lesson plans on the site also became aligned to individual state standards. Now in 2013, when applicable, lesson plans on ReadWriteThink.org have been aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These alignments are provided courtesy of a collaborative project between Verizon Thinkfinity and EdGate and are revised on a regular basis as new or updated standards become available.
February 28, 2013
Discover new tools, best practices, and classroom strategies for mobile learning in the classroom.
February 05, 2013
Learn more about digital tools to support CCSS.
January 09, 2013
We look back at the projects of 2012, the 10th year of ReadWriteThink and our best year ever.
November 14, 2012
The Verizon Innovative App Challenge is an exciting, creative and collaborative competition that offers $10,000 grants for winning middle schools and high schools and tablets for winning students. Created to encourage students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the challenge also opens their eyes to exciting new possibilities for their futures.