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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. Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions. Mr. C's SharesEase. 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.

"Ten finalists will then be chosen to participate in an exclusive mentorship program where they will work closely with a 3M scientist. 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.

Celebrate the conclusion of our reading journey with a culmination event on April 8, 2015 featuring a memorable showcase of student/family projects, student awards, and a special presentation by best-selling author Allan Wolf, followed by a dessert reception. Education Week. UserID: iCustID: IsLogged: false.

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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. 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. As John Ruskin said: “All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.” A single title that represents the second species was published by Oxford University Press in 1911. 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.

Dot Day Fun! Watch Your Dot Come to Life in Amazing 3D in the colAR App

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.

Library learning labs use connected learning principles to draw teens

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.

If you are asking your students the same questions today that you asked before Google,it’s time to updated your questions. Things have changed….the world has changed and questions and information are the main reason why. I consider Dan Russell from Google the father of search today. 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. While this can be done in classrooms, it's really more effective when the entire school gathers in the auditorium, gym, or cafeteria.

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!

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. 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. The Busy Librarian. 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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