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On Tuesday evening, I sat with my family and watched the season finale of “This is Us”. This hit television show has captured my heart as well as millions of viewers.  We started watching the show after hearing so much about it from friends and family. I...

Paper Books vs. eBooks

Will ebooks replace paper books?   Not yet,  according to Scholastic statistics published in  2015.  Based on the survey, 65% of children aged 6-17 prefer to read in print.  eBooks have not been completely adopted by schools either.  According to a 2015 School Library...

Black History and CTN Services

Black history and culture is such a part of the American fabric — and the school curriculum — that it’s difficult to imagine a time when that wasn’t so. Established as Negro History Week in the 1920s by Carter G. Woodson, February was chosen...

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

As we prepare for Catholic Schools Week (January 29th- February 4th), CTN would like to help you make 2017 the best!  I have the pleasure and honor of seeing the schools/academies of the Diocese of Brooklyn continue to work towards greatness!  Catholic schools offer...

New Year, New Tools

Happy New Year! As we begin a new month, in a new year, many teachers will have the opportunity to explore new ideas with new devices.  Whether you are using Chromebooks or iPads, before introducing portable devices to your students, you should consider these five...

Keep students learning over Winter Recess!

Instead of running off the homework packets, why not consider using the digital resource, EducationCity?  There are two ways you can approach giving assignments: Self Selected Learning If you do not want to assign specific skills, then keep it simple.  Give your...