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Menasha Public Library. Videos. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share. Epic!: Read Amazing Children's Books Online - Unlimited Access to the Best Books and Learning Videos For Kids 12 and Under. Scholastic: Children Book Publishing. 14 Digital Literacy Activities. Following a PD session I was involved with yesterday on creating Digital Literacies I have compiled 14 activities with both student and teacher guidance notes included focussing on four aspects of digital literacies.

14 Digital Literacy Activities

Still Images, Digital Sound, Moving Images and Digital Text. These activities are aimed at students from years 5 - 9 but you could easily adjust them to suit the needs of older and younger students. These activities can be set as either an independent task or as a whole class activity. Still Images Design a Robot This digital learning object allows you to build robots for specific purposes Cartoon Capers This cartoon shows what many people thought about Labour leader Kevin Rudd during the 2007 federal election campaign. The Riddle of the Black Panther This is a series of three interactive learning objects which focus on a rumour that a black panther is loose near the town of Flotsam.

Digital Sound Moving Images. Digital Literacy is the Bedrock for Lifelong Learning. People often ascribe technological devices with magical properties, as though the inert objects in and of themselves can bestow us with the capacity to be "better, faster, and more productive.

Digital Literacy is the Bedrock for Lifelong Learning

" In actuality, it is the people making and using technological devices to achieve shared goals that produce the seemingly magical results. In a similar way, this Microsoft infographic seemed to suggest that simply having a home computer with Internet would fix billions of dollars of lost-earning potential due to nearly 10 million American students lacking access to digital tools. Certainly, increasing access to digital tools is a necessary step towards solving the problem, but as technologies of the moment come and go, it's even more important to ground digital inclusion agendas in the skills that youth will need to become and remain informed, engaged and discerning in a ever-rapidly changing technologically-infused world. Issues of Access Literacy Opens the Doors to Engaging with Diverse Ideas.

Why Reading Matters: An Interview with a School Leader. One of the greatest honors I have is the opportunity to work with a talented, creative, hardworking team of educators, people who demonstrate on a daily basis what it takes to prepare students for college success.

Why Reading Matters: An Interview with a School Leader

Teachers, in general, tend to be an awe-inspiring bunch, and Envision teachers and school leaders certainly do inspire me. Mark Isero Photo credit: Envision Schools In this post, I'd like to introduce you to one such amazing educator: Mark Isero, who is our director of instructional development. In that capacity, Mark coaches teachers and designs exceptional professional development experiences for our network of high schools in the bay area of San Francisco.

Edutopia: Mark, tell us how you came to the teaching profession. Digging Deeper: Developing Comprehension Using Thank You, Mr. Falker. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

Digging Deeper: Developing Comprehension Using Thank You, Mr. Falker

If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives.

More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview. K-6 Reading Lessons: Common Core Aligned. Reading Works is a Gem for Standards Aligned K-6 Reading Lessons click on any image to access the specific part of the site What is Reading Works?

K-6 Reading Lessons: Common Core Aligned

Per their site: ReadWorks is presented by educators and the not-for-profit organization Urban Education Exchange (a 501c3). Our sole mission is to close the achievement gap in reading comprehension throughout the United States. Reference Database Review. Getting To Know Me - Community Building Strategies - Classroom Community Building. Look Before You Leap - 2nd Grade Vocabulary Words - Common Core Vocabulary - Look Before You Leap. Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press. Sign Up. Book Creator. Your Digital Footprint: Data and Energy Use. The Children's Book Review, Book and Ebook Reviews of the Best Kids' Books. ICDL - International Children's Digital Library. SOS Myth 2Mb. Pbslearningmedia. Playtime in the Snow, Second Grade Reading Passage. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Baby Monkey, Private Eye, written by Brian Selznick and David Serlin and illustrated by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press, 2018), is the winner of the 2019 Gryphon Award for Children’s Literature.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

The Gryphon Award, which includes a $1,000 prize, is given annually by The Center for Children’s Books (CCB). The prize is awarded to the author of an outstanding English-language work of fiction or nonfiction for which the primary audience is children in kindergarten through fourth grade, and which best exemplifies those qualities that successfully bridge the gap in difficulty between books for reading aloud to children and books for practiced readers.

With a core of regular committee members, the award has become a way to contribute to an ongoing conversation about literature for inexperienced readers and to draw attention to the literature that offers, in many different ways, originality, accessibility, and high quality for that audience. Two Gryphon Honors also were named: Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Grade 2. Children’s Literature.