While researching tools that promote digital storytelling, I came across The Literacy Shed . It is a collection of visual resources that teachers can use as a stand-alone lesson, be the basis of a literacy unit, or enhance a unit already in use. The creators of The Literacy Shed has categorized the clips and images in thematic “sheds”. They share details of each, with a little historic background, places the clip in context, and then offer numerous lesson suggestions. This is the link to The Great Animations Shed , which includes a clip from the movie, The Rocketeer .
NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. A standards-based reproduction guide and a help section provide advice for both novices and experts.
Why is Facebook blue? According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple.
Links to Online Activities Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian features QR codes that direct readers with smart phones to great activities online.
By: Pamela Brown Publication: The Voice, Vol. 8, No. 5 Date: 2003 Summary : Collaborative examination of student work samples and teacher assignments using a variety of protocols was the centerpiece of the June 2003 LETSWork Institute for the 32 teacher-consultants who participated... "How can I tap into his love of illustration and help him apply it to his writing?"
Siderbars: Some Guidelines for Learning from Student Work The Collaborative Assessment Conference The Tuning Protocol: A Process for Reflection on Teacher and Student Work The Primary Language Record & The California Learning Record The 'External Review' of Portfolios and Exhibitions Making the Whole Student Visible: The Descriptive Review of a Child Surfacing the "Opportunity to Demonstrate" Factor Sampling a "Vertical Slice" of Student Work What to Look for in Student Work: Some Standards for 'Authenticity' Examining Student Work: A Constructivist Protocol For More Information Looking closely together at student work can unveil a treasure trove of insights to guide school communities as they reflect on their purpose, assess their progress, and plan strategies for reaching all children better.
Posted by LaRae Blomquist on Thursday, January 12th 2012 Both the K-6 and the 7-12 ELA Steering Committees worked diligently over the past year to produce Common Core standards-aligned rubrics. As our teachers continue to hone writing instruction for students, these rubrics can serve not only as assessment tools but also as instructional tools that are used throughout the writing process.
The Art of Storytelling is a website hosted by the Delaware Museum of Art. On the site students can learn about works of art.
I've been a super fan of Gwyneth Jones' fantastic comic tutorials (using the comic creator Comic Life) for a long time!
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Reading Rewards Program The BOOKS Reading Rewards Program will allow you to set your own reading goals and earn rewards for achieving those goals. We count TIME!