This Week from @NotJustForTeach: May 29, 2016

A few selected tweets from our Twitter feed at @NotJustForTeach:


Teach For America Houston names new executive director

From the Houston Business Journal:

Teach For America, an education nonprofit that places teachers in high-need schools, has named Tiffany Cuellar Needham as its new executive director in Houston.

Source: Teach For America Houston, Family Houston name new executive director, chairman, CEO – Houston Business Journal


Students prefer books to e-readers

According to a recent survey (reported by Mashable) “books aren’t going anywhere.” 92% of students polled prefer books to e-readers. And I agree with them. I read ebooks all the time, but I find that I can’t learn as easily with them as with printed books. I can’t concentrate or something.

What do you prefer?

Source: Sorry, technophiles: 92% of students prefer books to e-readers |Mashable


The 2016 Google Science Fair is Now Open

Good news for all the parents out there, the 2016 Google Science Fair is now open.

Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to individuals or teams from 13 to 18 years old.
#howcanwe make the world better with science?

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Source: Free Technology for Teachers: The 2016 Google Science Fair is Now Open


Video Pick: Introducing Open eBooks

Today’s video pick is from YouTube, with the official announcement of

Open eBooks is a partnership between Digital Public Library of America, The New York Public Library, and First Book, with content support from digital books distributor Baker & Taylor. This effort is made possible by generous commitments of publishers with funding support provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and is part of the White House ConnectED Initiative.

Here’s the video:

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