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Valerie Chernek
Valerie Chernek

Valerie Chernek writes about education technology resources. 


We all learn differently, and that's okay!
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November 24, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

No student wants to look or feel differently in class. If they do, there’s a greater potential for loss of confidence in the learning process. ... Read More about We all learn differently, and that's okay!

Nine Out of Ten Educators Believe Learning Ally Enables Students to Better Comprehend Grade-Level Texts
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November 14, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

For Immediate Release: November 13, 2018 - Princeton, NJ -- A 2018 survey of more than two thousand U.S. educators revealed that participants overwhelmingly agreed that ... Read More about Nine Out of Ten Educators Believe Learning Ally Enables Students to Better Comprehend Grade-Level Texts

7 Ways Audiobooks Benefit Students Who Struggle with Reading
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November 9, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

Would it surprise you to learn that using audiobooks in the classroom can improve learning success and even reading scores?  When students in grades 3–8 ... Read More about 7 Ways Audiobooks Benefit Students Who Struggle with Reading

Decoding Versus Cognitive Ability
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November 3, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

By Terrie Noland, VP Education Initiatives   Automaticity is necessary in everything we do to move to higher order thinking skills and perform tasks flawlessly. In ... Read More about Decoding Versus Cognitive Ability

Introduce Students to Diverse Literature and Open World to Self-Reflection
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November 3, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

Imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book by relating to a character … a protagonist*.   Diverse ... Read More about Introduce Students to Diverse Literature and Open World to Self-Reflection