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Curing the Reading GERM by Jim Bailey. Outlook Web App. American Libraries - September/October 2014 Digital Supplement on School Libraries digital edition. 2013-2014 Passion Projects. Digital Learning Day / Homepage. A view on libraries, literacy and education. 21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons. Libraries have existed since approximately 2600 BCE as an archive of recorded knowledge.

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

From tablets and scrolls to bound books, they have cataloged resources and served as a locus of knowledge. Today, with the digitization of content and the ubiquity of the internet, information is no longer confined to printed materials accessible only in a single, physical location. Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions. Mr. C's SharesEase. This great video clearly outlines Genius Hour movement happening in classrooms across the world!

Mr. C's SharesEase

After reflecting for a few months on how to initiate #GeniusHour in my classroom I finally jumped in with both feet, my Genius Journal (click to download) and the question, “What do YOU want to learn Today”? The response, learning, level of engagement and finished products were incredible! Outlook Web App. 3M, Discovery Ed Open Young Scientist Challenge. Funding, Grants & Awards 3M, Discovery Ed Open Young Scientist Challenge Discovery Education and 3M have launched the 17th annual Young Scientist Challenge, with an opportunity to work with a 3M scientist and a $25,000 grand prize up for grabs.

3M, Discovery Ed Open Young Scientist Challenge

The challenge asks students in grades 5-8 to imagine a solution to an everyday problem, then create a one- to two-minute-long video explaining the science behind their idea. "Video entries will be evaluated based on their creativity, scientific knowledge, persuasiveness and overall presentation," according to a news release. Comparison Charts of Popular Ed Tech Tools - FreeTech4Teachers.com. Goodreads Voice: National Readathon Day. By Goodreads Staff | Published Jan 06, 2015 02:17PM Grab your latest book and charge your ereaders, ladies and gentlemen.

Goodreads Voice: National Readathon Day

It's time for the first-ever National Readathon Day! On Saturday, January 24, 2015, join readers across the country who will be reading in solidarity for literacy from noon to 4 p.m. Media Center / Ages & Pages Titanic Zone. Walkertown Middle & High School Ages & Pages Title I Family and Community Reading Project 2014 Set sail with us to navigate the disaster of the Titanic: the Unsinkable Ship of Dreams!

Media Center / Ages & Pages Titanic Zone

Enrollment forms were distributed to students on October 22 (links to forms below). Claim your first class ticket to a reading adventure by enrolling with a $5.00 fee per family (for food and presenter expenses). Families will receive complimentary copies of two Titanic books (descriptions below) and family reading guide materials, plus will be invited to exclusive Ages & Pages events throughout the year!

Ages & Pages Board Pass Enrollment Form The Anchors Away kickoff event is November 13 at 6 pm. Education Week. UserID: iCustID: IsLogged: false IsSiteLicense: false UserType: anonymous DisplayName:

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Home. Collaborative Learning Spaces. What does the "classroom of the future" look like?

Collaborative Learning Spaces

Instead of the traditional lecture-oriented room, this new classroom emphasizes group learning and collaboration. The instructor serves as a facilitator, handing out projects, answering questions, providing resources, and moving around the room as necessary. Students work in groups to learn, and activities are structured to emphasize collaborative, active, student-based learning.

The new classroom of the future emphasize group learning and collaboration. Students sit in small groups, work together on problems, discuss solutions with their instructor, access data from the Internet, and present their results using multimedia software. FACE_Research_Compendium.pdf. » INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits of Reading.

50 Ways to Teach With Current Events. Media Coordinator Walkthrough. The Six Ts of Effective Elementary Literacy Instruction. It seems that, finally, those who make educational policy – at the local, state, and federal levels – have begun to recognize just how much good teachers matter.

The Six Ts of Effective Elementary Literacy Instruction

A series of studies have confirmed what was probably obvious from the beginning. Good teachers, effective teachers, matter much more than particular curriculum materials, pedagogical approaches, or "proven programs" (Allington & Johnston, 2001; Darling-Hammond, 1999; Duffy, 1997; Pressley, et al, 2001; Sanders, 1998; Taylor, Pearson, Clark & Walpole, 2000). It has become clearer that investing in effective teaching – whether in hiring decisions or professional development planning – is the most "research-based" strategy available. If we are to hope to attain the goal of "no child left behind," we must focus on creating a substantially larger number of effective, expert teachers. Asana · Teamwork without email. 50 timeless quotes from book-loving authors.

Quotes about books, reading, and libraries collected from a single book published over a hundred years ago.

50 timeless quotes from book-loving authors

When we think about public domain books, the first thing that comes to mind is “oh, old good boring classics”. The world has changed since the times of Francis Bacon or Jane Austen, but it doesn’t mean old books are nothing more than vintage caskets from the past. Unite for Literacy library. RSS School & System Acccreditation. Navigating the 2014- 2015 AdvancED Accreditation Process 2014-2015 District Accreditation Visit During the Spring of 2015, Rowan-Salisbury will be hosting our second district accreditation External Review Team visit.

RSS School & System Acccreditation

Dot Day Fun! Watch Your Dot Come to Life in Amazing 3D in the colAR App. Thanks to our fabulous ambassador Suzy Brooks, we’ve connected the dots with awesome New Zealand-based company Puteko to bring you this fantastic new International Dot Day colAR coloring activity. By following these steps and using the colAR app (which utilizes augmented reality), you can watch your dot go from 2D to stunning 3D! Here are some photos from Peter H. Welcome to 3Doodler - The 3Doodler. Libraries Rock! A to Z Book Directory - Storyline Online. No Time to Waste. Get Results Fast. E3 Logo - Home. International Dot Day. Hug Machine Homepage. Library learning labs use connected learning principles to draw teens. At the Chicago Public Library's YOUMedia centers, teens can explore their passions.

Through mentoring and workshops, teens can experiment with a wide variety of tools and resources, from books to video editing software and SLR cameras. The first YOUMedia Center opened in Chicago's Harold Washington Library Center in 2009 and has expanded to four more Chicago Public Library branches. YOUmedia has a studio recording space where teens can use instruments and learn to mix tracks. Rowan-Salisbury Schools Literacy Framework. Librarians reimagine book clubs with the help of technology. Rowan-Salisbury Schools March Madness - Home. Digital Information Reading Strategies. Anyone who has been to any of my presentations in the past couple of years knows that I’m passionate about teaching search skills.

Not only search skills, but how search can and is truly changing our world. Search has the possibility to change our classrooms tomorrow because we can ask interesting questions that we never could ask before. 27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does. Enlivening Reading Clubs With Tech Tools and More. Adventure '15. Book Week Online. May 1-7, 2017 The best way to inspire kids to read... is to read. Your entire school can read together in celebration of Children's Book Week. Coming soon! 2015 Children's Book Week Poster by Grace Lee! Revolutionary War Project. Classroom Poster on The Benefits of Reading Books - Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. ProjectExplorer. The Library Voice: Just Look How Our Kids "Raise Their Voices" In Unique & Special Ways For WRAD's Blogging Challenge Week 1!

One of my most favorite days of the year is World Read Aloud Day. Engaging Students, Transforming Schools. Create, Present and Share Engaging Multimedia Presentations. Buncee - Your Creation and Presentation tool Simplified.

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers. February 16, 2014 Knowing how to develop a bibliography and cite the resources you drew on in your research papers are two elemental skills for any student researcher. Correct and accurate citations do not only augment the credibility of your research but also help other interested researchers use your citations for reference mining and thus building on your work.

There are actually a wide range of free web tools that makes it easy for students to generate citations and in different style formats, however, the ones below are the tools I have myself tested and therefor highly recommend for you. Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom. V-blogging in your classroom. iPad. Have I Got a Book for You! If you’ve been following the classroom library series or have a well-stocked library, you know that having a wide range of books is the backbone of your book collection. Wikispaces. ‘Miss, what’s my password?’ 14 Web 2.0 tools without student logins. How to Set a Reading Goal That Will Help Accomplish Your Other Goals. Edit Article. Digital Learning Day.

Promote Literacy. The Pink Bat. Why school librarians are critical to digital learning. School Library Story: When libraries thrive and when they crumble.

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