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Assessment: The Bridge between Teaching and Learning

Why classroom formative assessment is so promising.

From Dec 2013 NCTE Magazine. Visit site for full article.

"People often want to know "what works" in education, but the simple truth is that everything works somewhere, and nothing works everywhere. ... research can highlight for teachers what kinds of avenues are worth exploring and which are likely to be dead ends, and this is why classroom formative assessment appears to be so promising."



Fraud Prevention Kit - High school

Resources from the Bank of Canada

"The Fraud Prevention Kit on bank note counterfeiting and identity crime is our innovative educational resource for high schools. Designed by teachers for teachers, this kit is adapted to provincial curricula. Learning outcomes include essential skills such as communication, problem solving, responsibility and job readiness."

Also available in French

The New Yorker's Poetry Podcast : The New Yorker

Conversation and Poetry

Might be good for high school Lit or English classes.
"For decades, The New Yorker has led the field of poetry in print journalism.... The structure of the Poetry Podcast is very simple. Each podcast consists of a conversation between myself and a guest poet. In each, the guest reads not only a poem of hers that has appeared in The New Yorker but also introduces, and reads, a poem by another contributor to the magazine that she particularly admires."



20 Popular "High School" Titles as Free eBooks &/or Audio Books

Classics loved by young and old readers alike
"Every year, thousands of American high school students read a common selection of great novels — classics loved by young and old readers alike. Today, we have selected 20 of the most popular books and highlighted ways that you can download versions for free, mostly as free audio books and ebooks, and sometimes as movies and radio dramas. You will find more great works — and sometimes other digital formats — in our collections of Free Audio Books and Free eBooks."

Some classic titles available online:
  • 1984 by George Orwell: Free eBook - Free Audio Book – Free Movie
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell: Free eBook – Free Audio – Free Animated Movie
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: eText – Free Radio Dramatization
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - Free ebook – Free Audio Book (MP3)
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad: Free eBook – Free Audio Book (iTunes)
  • Plays by William Shakespeare
  • Romeo and Juliet - Free eBook – Free Audio Book (MP3s)
  • MacBeth - Free eBook - Free Audio Book (iTunes)
  • Hamlet - Free eBook – Free Audio Book (MP3s)
  • Julius Caesar – Free eBook – Free Audio Book (MP3s)
  • Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen – Free eBook - Free Audio Book (iTunes)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain – Free eBook
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London - Free eBook - Free Audio Book (iTunes)
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller - Free Audio Book from
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – Free Audio Book from
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Free eBook
  • The Odyssey by Homer – Free eBook – Free Audio Book
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - Audio Book from
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane – Free eBook - Free Audio Book
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne – Free eBooks – Free Audio Book
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Free Audio Book from