IFL Recommends 3/14/23
This week’s recommendation is an article about the odds, illustrated with some visual representations and a multitude of statistics, of filling out a perfect bracket for the NCAA’s March Madness. Spoiler alert–the odds are not good.
IFL Recommends 3/7/23
This week’s recommendation is a video about the history of calculating pi. There is also a link to last year’s Pi Day, which contains another video and some classroom activities.
IFL Recommends 2/28/23
This week’s recommendation is an Edutopia article about research-backed study skills for high school students.
IFL Recommends 2/21/23
This week’s recommendation is television show Abbott Elementary, an award-winning comedy centered around a fictitious, underfunded Philadelphia school district.
IFL Recommends 2/14/23
This week’s recommendation is an Edutopia article about looking beyond narrow metrics of more of what it means to be “good” at math and providing opportunities for students to see their potential.
IFL Recommends for 2/7/23
This week’s recommendation is There’s Only One You, a picture book that recognizes and embraces kids’ differences.
IFL Recommends 1/31/23
This week’s recommendation is an NPR article about a University of Pennsylvania professor incorporating ChatGPT, a chatbot that can answer questions, write articles, and summarize information, into his entrepreneurship and innovation classes.
IFL Recommends 1/24/23
This week’s recommendation is a digital archive that the Heinz History Center created documenting the October 2018 Tree of Life attack on three Jewish congregations in Pittsburgh as well as its aftermath.
IFL Recommends 1/17/23
This week’s recommendation is a blog post by literacy expert Timothy Shanahan in which he discusses the best ways to teach how to use context in reading. Shanahan also talks about issues with some current ways of teaching how to use context.
IFL Recommends 1/10/23
This week’s recommendation is a paper exploring what sparks high school students’ curiosity in some mathematics lessons.