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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters. Five Steps to Responsibly Search for Images for Digital Projects. Pages This Blog Linked From Here My Blog List Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Five Steps to Responsibly Search for Images for Digital Projects.

Five Steps to Responsibly Search for Images for Digital Projects

The concept of common global school evolution. 33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed. Comics in the Classroom: Comics as Educational Texts. Throughout the month of August, and Reading With Pictures are bringing you Comics in the Classroom, a blog series about using comics in education, including why graphic novels are complex texts as defined by the Common Core Standards, how to use graphic texts to teach in the content areas, how and where to find the best graphic texts, and more.

Comics in the Classroom: Comics as Educational Texts

We hope you’ll join us and bring the power of comics to your classroom! The following guest post is written by Tracy Edmunds, M.A., Curriculum Manger at Reading With Pictures Humans have been using pictures in sequence to communicate and educate for thousands of years; hieroglyphics are the ancestors of comics. Before the advent of the printing press, beautiful stained-glass windows in cathedrals throughout Europe used images in sequence to educate parishioners.

And the tradition of education through images in sequence continues today. "All About Vowels" Anchor/Flip Charts. Standards011.pdf. Library Media Curriculum Maps. Media Center Lessons - home. As a teaser for their massive database of... How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective. By Maria Popova “A man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.”

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts,” wrote James Webb Young in his famous 1939 5-step technique for creative problem-solving, “becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.” Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter. From Dickens to 9/11: Exploring Graphic Nonfiction to Support the Secondary-School Curriculum. By Barbara J. Guzzetti, Professor, Arizona State University and Marcia A. Mardis, Associate Professor, Florida State University Abstract. 7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning. Big Ideas Culture Teaching Strategies Flirck:WoodleyWonderworks Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students’ love of learning.

7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning

Because the criteria are intangible, it’s difficult to define or pinpoint exactly what they are. But one group is giving it a try. Escape Google With These 12 Search Engine Alternatives - SEW. As concerns over the de facto monopoly status of Google continue to grow, I'm reminded of the great philosopher Herman Cain and his infamous line "blame yourself".

Escape Google With These 12 Search Engine Alternatives - SEW

As long as "Google" is a generic phrase for Internet search, their dominant position is assured. ActionSentences_3375x4500 .jpg (3375×4500) The Dead Sea Scrolls. Newspapers by State - Historical Newspapers Online - Guides at Penn Libraries. Skype Resources - Skype Adventures! Digital Morphology at the University of Texas. Open Access: New York Public Library Makes 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Available Online, Free to Download and Use. Puzzling. “How many hours a day do you write?”


Is one of the most frequent questions I encounter when I speak at schools. The Nonfiction Detectives: Determining Nonfiction Writing Styles. Today I had the pleasure of co-moderating a School Library Journal webcast with my friend, Amy Koester from The Show Me Librarian blog.

The Nonfiction Detectives: Determining Nonfiction Writing Styles

The webcast focused on using nonfiction series in schools and public libraries, and we heard about new books from Scholastic, Gale, and Reference Point Press. Visit The Show Me Librarian Blog for programming ideas related to the titles mentioned in the webcast. If you missed today's webcast, you may view the archive on the SLJ site. While Amy and I were sharing our ideas about recent trends in nonfiction series, I mentioned different nonfiction writing styles. Twitter Rubric. University of Wisconsin - Stout — Schedule of Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree Follow us on.

Twitter Rubric

5 Five-Minute CCSS Tips That Yield Big Results: I LOVE #1! 13 Browser-Based Tools For Writers. Portability and accessibility are important for writers.

13 Browser-Based Tools For Writers

You never know when inspiration will hit, and when it does you don’t want to be caught off guard. Professional software suites can be nice but often times are overkill, localized, and more hassle than they’re worth. Browser-based writing tools are available no matter where you go. Whether you need help with organization, a way to kill distractions, or a clean slate on which to write your words, these tools will prove useful to all of you who write on a regular basis. Professional Shelf. It’s clear from SLJ’s 2013 Tech Survey that school library media specialists have taken a leadership role in providing students and teachers with access to online resources.

Professional Shelf

Despite dismally small budgets, time constraints, site-specific limitations, and the demands of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), many consider the support of digital learning a priority. PBS LearningMedia, a content-rich, free resource offered to educators working with preschool through grade 12, makes the challenge easier to meet. With additional video and audio clips, interactive material, images, documents, and lesson plans, PBS LearningMedia is the stylish new face of Teachers’ Domain, also supported by and developed in partnership with WGBH of Boston. The Periodic Table of Storytelling. Understand what you read.

Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) Sources: All of the information in this essay came from A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, and Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James W. Using Superhero Comics to Teach English and History. It's high time for more English and history teachers to set aside their literary purism, and to embrace superhero comics as effective and legitimate teaching and learning tools. Superman Stands in for Hamlet In Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, an aging and embittered Superman, distraught over a hero-villain conflict that results in the irradiation of much of the Midwest, is coaxed out of retirement by Wonder Woman.

"Kal, please. Our generation takes its lead from you. My BIG List of iPad Coding Apps for Kids! December 9-15, 2013 is Computer Science Education Week, and this year their big push is to get coding incorporated into school curriculums everywhere. VideoLectures.NET - VideoLectures.NET.