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Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System. By Tali Balas Kaplan, Andrea K.

Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System

Dolloff, Sue Giffard, and Jennifer Still-Schiff on September 28, 2012 Illustration by Victor Juhasz Join the authors for a Twitter chat, Thursday, October 11, at 9 p.m. EST hashtag: #sljdewey Pushing between snack time and reading group, Zack, a third-grade boy, ducks into our school library while another class is beginning to check out books. With only a moment to spare, the librarian suggests that Zack look above the shelves for the big “Making Stuff” sign, and then search the labels under “P” for paper.

Zack’s “Aha!” Has Metis made a difference? Students aren’t the only ones who are enjoying the ease of navigating our collection. Winter of our discontent Certainly there was no lack of order back in the old days, in 2010, when we still used the Dewey decimal system: our shelves were labeled and organized; the online catalog was accessible; students were taught the basics of searching from the earliest grades. Ditching Dewey Articles of belief The grand plan. Site of the Week. Best Websites for Teaching & Learning.

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning.

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Sites recognized foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. The Landmark Websites are honored due to their exemplary histories of authoritative, dynamic content and curricular relevance. They are free, web-based sites that are user-friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover and provide a foundation to support 21st-century teaching and learning. K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work. P21. EdTech Acronyms Explained – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS. The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators.

EdTech Acronyms Explained – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS

In fact, this list will be up to date for a few hours and then more acronyms and terms will come along! But have a look and get familiar with what they stand for: 1:1 – One to one (usually talking about the ratio of devices in a class per child). API – Application Programming Interface. AUP – Acceptable Use Policy BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies).

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CIPA – Children’s Internet Protection Act. COPPA – Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. CMS – Content Management System (a tool to build websites and apps). CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching.

DOK – Depth Of Knowledge. FC – Flipped Classroom (click here for my guide to flipping lessons). FL – Flipped Learning (click here for my guide to flipping lessons). Like this: Teaching and Learning News provide by Expert Educational Consultants. In this episode, Alan speaks with Ewan McIntosh, Founder of NoTosh, out of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Teaching and Learning News provide by Expert Educational Consultants

The two begin with a discussion about Ewan’s work with design thinking for developing a new learning ecology within an International Baccalaureate school in Barcelona, Spain. This leads in to a conversation about the emotional process teachers go through in relinquishing some of their established control within the classroom. Finally, they discuss the role of school leaders and the key shifts they must make in order to jump into the design thinking process within their schools. SparkFun Education Blog. Bitstrips - Home. Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning.

How Seesaw accidentally became a teacher’s pet at 1/4 of US schools. It began as just another photo sharing startup founded by a Facebook exec.

How Seesaw accidentally became a teacher’s pet at 1/4 of US schools

It ended up in 200,000 classrooms from kindergarten to 12th grade in 25,000 schools across 100 countries. All because of one truism: When a student’s audience is the world, they want their work to be good. When their audience is only their teacher, they just want it to be good enough. Seesaw’s educational app lets students save and share their assignments with their teachers, parents, and fellow classmates. They just snap a photo or video, draw, or write. But rather than just the finished product, students can add audio narration or doodled annotation to show how they got there.

Seesaw sounds simple but solves some major problems. Instead of banning personal technology in the classroom, Seesaw lets teachers embrace it. From Social App To School Tool Seesaw founder Carl Sjogreen Carl Sjogreen started teaching coding at a summer camp while he was still in middle school. But Shadow Puppet flopped. The Modern Show & Tell. Educational Technology Videos. BBC Teach. Pairprep. Elementary (K-5) Pioneers of Flight. CHOICE Media Channel. Find me on Twitter @Catlin_Tucker.

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