Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Home Page. The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age – Digital Promise. | by Digital Promise Part of a series of case studies produced by Digital Promise examining the work of members in our League of Innovative Schools.
Click here for more info on the League. To stay up to date on future case studies, sign up for our email newsletter. Location: Vancouver, WA Enrollment: 22,192 students Superintendent: Steven Webb Per-pupil funding: $7,447 Low Income: 53% As school districts confront budget constraints and cuts, one of the first places administrators often look for savings is the school library. STEM for Elementary School Students - How to Instill a Lifelong Love of Science. Elementary STEM students at Glen Lake Elementary in Minnetonka, MN (Photo Credit: Glen Lake Schools) By now, we’ve all heard about STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) — and its importance to the U.S. economy.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, all STEM jobs in the U.S. will increase 14 percent from 2010-2020, accounting for millions of positions. Yet, data shows that 3 million of those jobs will go unfilled by 2018. One reason for that is not enough students seriously consider a career in STEM. The good news is that President Obama has made STEM education one of his presidential initiatives: “One of the things that I’ve been focused on as President is how we create an all-hands-on-deck approach to science, technology, engineering, and math… We need to make this a priority to train an army of new teachers in these subject areas, and to make sure that all of us as a country are lifting up these subjects for the respect that they deserve.” (Photo Credit: BioBus) TCEA 2016 Handouts. Librarians Lead the Way in EdTech. April is School Library Month, and this year’s theme is “Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends.”
No tag line could be truer. Librarians are lifelong learners by nature. Whether it is the newest educational theory, the latest research methods, or the newest educational technology push, librarians love to learn and share new things. 50 Ways to Integrate Technology - Ways to Anchor Technology in Your Classroom Tomorrow. Using Free Websites as Learning & Teaching Tools 1.
Have students use Spelling City to learn their spelling words, vocabulary words, or site words through games, practice, and quizzes. Spelling City is a free resource for teachers. www.spellingcity.com 2. Www.brainpop.com 3. Www.dovewhisper.com. National Education Technology Plan. The National Education Technology Plan provides a vision of transformational learning experiences powered by technology that can shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps.
Joseph South, Director, Office of Educational Technology The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology. Each day, teachers face the task of helping students stay engaged, show growth, and master the curriculum.
How can they do this? Should they open the textbook and start teaching on page one? Should they use ongoing formative assessments to determine the individual needs of the student, also called differentiated instruction (DI)? According to research presented at the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement in January 2011 (PDF, 168KB), "No other factor contributed to the change in student's achievement further than the intervention of DI. " What DI Is and Isn't Many teachers feel overwhelmed if you mention the words "differentiated instruction. " Creating an individual plan for each of my students Keeping students in stagnant groups based on data from the beginning of the year Teaching only the lower-level students and letting the higher-level students teach themselves.
Instead, as stated in an ASCD infographic, differentiated instruction is when: Integrating Tech: More Than Just Having Computers. Technology has become part of the educational process, but too often it is separate and not integrated into the learning experience.Today, Education World offers easy and painless ways to integrate technology into your daily routine.
Included: Nineteen activities and nearly 50 Web sites. Integrating technology into the curriculum is a priority -- if not a mandate -- in most schools today. Most educational technology experts agree, however, that technology should be integrated, not as a separate subject or as a once-in-a-while project, but as a tool to promote and extend student learning on a daily basis. 10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library. Today’s hottest web and mobile technologies are offering libraries a new world of opportunities to engage patrons.
Ultra-popular social media websites and apps combined with the availability of affordable cloud-based services and the evolution and adoption of mobile devices are enabling librarians to share and build communities, store and analyze large collections of data, create digital collections, and access information and services in ways never thought about before. Libraries have become technology leaders by integrating cutting-edge tools to enhance users’ experience. It’s not enough to redesign the library website. Best practices mean developing user personas and following usability strategies to produce user-informed designs.
New digital collections are stored in the cloud and mobile applications are developed around them. Technology Applications Network - Welcome to the Technology Applications Teacher Network.