Weekly Links #8

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It’s Friday, and we’re halfway through August, and we’re probably maybe not 100% melted yet. These are good and important things! Here are some other good and important things from around the web for your weekend reading. We hope it’s a happy one!

The 1619 Project, an initiative from The New York Times, marks the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. “It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.”

5 things every new teacher needs to know. What would you add to this list?

Google is adding an “originality checker” to Google Classroom. Have you used similar services like TurnItIn? Will you try Google’s new tool?

A beautiful piece in remembrance of Toni Morrison.

Upcoming Events: You’re registered for ACGAL and the AMLE Annual Conference, right? We need your awesome brains there!

Follow Friday: We think you need to know Hannah Moore. She’s an ELA teacher at The Alberta School of Performing Arts in Tuscaloosa who shares snapshots of her readers and writers as well as reflections on her professional learning. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram!