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The School Librarian as Learning Alchemist. The landscape of learning is changing.

The School Librarian as Learning Alchemist

Children and young adults learn not only in school but fluidly across home, school, peer culture, and community. This transformation in learning and the school environment has prompted educators to ask challenging questions about how to de­velop learning spaces to meet these needs within the some­times competing economic, social, and political realities. At the same time, school librarians continue to serve their communities by linking children, young adults, and teachers with both the information they need and the skills to use it. We’ve identified three trends that we see as most affecting the role of the school librarian in the near future. Information on demand In the near future, there will be a significant reduction in physical library space and collections. Even as some schools move to virtual collections, the op­portunities for school librarians to influence learning will actually increase.

Assessment and Rubrics. Hints about Print. Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version.

Hints about Print

Learn more Looking for ways to engage your students in online literacy learning? Find more interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals-from organizing their thoughts to learning about language. History Labs. A Guided Approach to Historical Inquiry in the K-12 Classroom What is a History Lab?

History Labs

In this video students and teachers describe the benefits of History Labs. Their enthusiasm speaks volumes about how the History Labs approach increases student engagement, promotes critical reading and thinking skills, and leads to thoughtful, persuasive writing assignments. A preponderance of research in the field of history education has demonstrated that effective teaching of the subject relies on active student learning of the reading, writing and analytical skills involved in historical inquiry. Smithsonian's History Explorer.

Preparing For The Oath: U.S. History And Civics For Citizenship. Government Agency Pages for Kids. Government Agency Pages for Kids When kids are curious about certain things, it can be tough to find an age-appropriate way to teach them.

Government Agency Pages for Kids

Most of the many agencies of the United States government have created web pages designed specifically with kids in mind. These sites offer fun and safe ways for kids to explore the functions of various government agencies and to learn about how these agencies work for everyone as a part of our society. Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English.

Homework Help - KidInfo.com. Resource-Based Learning. Lisa Campbell, Paula Flageolle, Shann Griffith, Catherine Wojcik Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, University of Georgia Review of Resource-Based Learning Introduction Scenario Mr.

Resource-Based Learning

Hartman, the media specialist, was asked to collaborate on a Civil War unit for fourth grade students. Mr. Mr. At this point, he turned his attention to audiovisual materials that could enhance the unit and pulled several videos from the media center shelves. When it was time to introduce the materials to the learners, Mr. The following week, Mr. Inspirational Teaching Videos: Covering Common Core, Math, Science, English And More. Teaching Ahead of the Curve. Welcome To Professor Garfield. Internet4Classrooms - Helping Students, Teachers and Parents Use the Internet Effectively.

Tech Thinking Maps. SuperSites for Elementary Students / SuperSites! Kids.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for Kids. WatchKnowLearn - Free Educational Videos for K-12 Students. WebTools4u2use - home. Vimeo, Your Videos Belong Here. Educational-origami - home. Classroom 2.0. Dewey Decimal Numbers for Kids. The Nonfiction Minute - Blogs for Students and Teachers.

Homepage - ReadWriteThink. PBS LearningMedia. Eduweb: portfolio. S.O.S. for Information Literacy. My Best of series. I’ve separated my “The Best…” lists here by topics.

My Best of series

A number of the lists, though, can fit into multiple categories, so it still might be useful to scan all of them. The Websites Of The Year page on this blog, on the other hand, has these lists in the chronological order in which they’ve been written. Please note that I continually update and revise all of the lists. The Best Websites page on my website shows versions of these same lists that are designed for student self-access. The best way to search is using “Control + F” on your keyboard. The Best Resources Discussing The Importance Of Art In Education — Help Me Find More CLASSROOM PRACTICEWhen A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!) Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher. Kids' Games, Animals, Photos, Stories, and More. BrainPOP Free Stuff. A Program of the National Park Service.

Utah Education Network. Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more! FREE – Federal Registry for Educational Excellence. FREE Features These features originally appeared on the FREE.ED.gov features blog.

FREE – Federal Registry for Educational Excellence

The features highlight resources and ideas related to holidays, awareness months, anniversaries and seasonal topics. January February March April May June July August. Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease. Links to Primary Sources - Primary Sources VA. Document Analysis Worksheets. Classroom Resources. TeachersFirst’s Classroom Resources area includes anything you would use with students in the classroom.

Classroom Resources

You can find over 16,000 educator-reviewed web resources, searchable by subject/grade or keyword. You can also find lesson plans/units, ready-to-go content you can share on student computers, a projector, or interactive whiteboard, and special topic collections of web resources. Everything we offer will show up via keyword searches, or you can simply browse. We even offer just-in-time collections organized into a classroom planning calendar. To find just what you need and save TIME: BROWSE by subject/grade to find inspiration or see the breadth and depth of TeachersFirst’s offerings Target your search with a KEYWORD SEARCH for a specific curriculum topic and/or activity format. Everything we offer for your classroom is written or reviewed by experienced teachers who know the realities of teaching. Information Skills Lesson Plans.

Resources for School Librarians - Index Menu for This Page: General Collections of Lesson Plans | The Dewey Decimal System | Reference Books and Web Sites | Worksheets | Research Methods and Reports | Miscellaneous and Holiday Lessons General Collections of Lesson Plans Learn North Carolina - Searchable lesson plan database which includes information skills units.

Information Skills Lesson Plans

Library Skills Lessons - by Katy Punch on Pinterest Library Media Lesson Plans - For all grades from the Utah Education Network. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database. Learning Standards Hot Links.