Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Teach Kids News!!! Excellent Canadian Website gets Global Accolades!!


Reviewed in the Globe today and on the TDSB website! This site is developed by a Canadian journalist and 2 TDSB grade 3-4 teachers,Target audience Grade 2-6.

Curriculum tie-ins with each article.
Excellent font size, and so easy to navigate!
Fantastic for the upcoming elections!

Cheers! Guardian-Librarian

Teaching Kids the News (TKN) was created by educators Jonathan Ophek and Kathleen Tilly and freelance journalist Joyce Grant.

Jonathan Ophek is an elementary-school teacher with The Toronto District School Board. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from The University of King’s College and an MA in Child Study from The Institute of Child Study (OISE). Jonathan has been a speaker at conferences in Canada and the United States on the subjects of child development and psychology.

Joyce Grant is a veteran freelance journalist and editor. She has a strong background in marketing and advertising. She also produces the non-profit children’s literacy website Getting Kids Reading.

Kathleen Tilly is currently a teacher in the Toronto District School Board. She has a B.A. in Art History from Dalhousie University, teaching qualifications from the University of Edinburgh and a M.Ed from OISE, UofT. In addition to teaching, Kathleen has led education workshops and written curriculum for the TDSB.

Thank you for using TKN. Please bookmark this site and visit it frequently to help you get – and keep – your kids reading!

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