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Libraries, research & IL. Library Terms That Users Understand. Library of Congress Home. Bibliographies & Research Guides Listed by Subject (Science Reference Services, Library of Congress) WorldCat.org: The World's Largest Library Catalog. Welcome to the Caldecott Medal Home Page! Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events.

Libraries’ tech pipeline problem. The Next Librarian of Congress — The Message. We don’t expect all this to happen, so we should mention what we would settle for.

The Next Librarian of Congress — The Message

I’d personally like a Librarian of Congress who I felt was committed to the idea of service — service to the American people via the mechanism of the best library on earth. Some of this is about being a good diplomat, a good delegator or a good decision-maker, but some of it is just about creating and continuing the library’s conversation with the public. The way we talk about our culture and our library culture matters a great deal. I was a “credentialed blogger” at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. I had a library blog that sometimes talked about politics. The Power of Letterforms: Handwritten, Printed, Cut or Carved, How They Affect Us All, Sassoon.

What's the Point of Handwriting? What learning cursive really taught me. Since the US Department of Education dropped cursive writing from the standard national curricula in 2011, the debate on the value of learning penmanship has raged.

What learning cursive really taught me

Daily Writing Prompts. As always, The Teacher's Corner is looking for ways to make your life easier.

Daily Writing Prompts

We hope that our newest addition, “Daily Writing Prompts,” does just that. On as many days as possible, we have selected an event from our monthly event calendars to be the focus of the writing prompt. Creative Writing Tips and Ideas. Reading Worksheets, Spelling, Grammar, Comprehension, Lesson Plans -

Teaching Resources. Flipped Classroom info. Tech For Teachers. TeachersPayTeachers.com - An Open Marketplace for Original Lesson Plans and Other Teaching Resources. Blooms Taxonomy, Dyslexia and Autism. Teacher Discounts. Making Your Thinking Visible With Graphic Organizers - The Classroom Key. Freebie!

Making Your Thinking Visible With Graphic Organizers - The Classroom Key

One of the keys to teaching reading comprehension is showing kids how proficient readers think about text. Teachers have to find a way to make their thinking visible. Boundless - Cloud Powered Education. Stormboard - Online Brainstorming and Planning. Add a sticky note and post it online with dot voting.

6 Websites or Apps You Need to See Before School Starts. The arrival of August can shift our thoughts back to the classroom.

6 Websites or Apps You Need to See Before School Starts

But before you head back to your students this fall, take some time to check out these websites that can make your teaching experience easier and help you engage students in new ways. 1. BAM! The BAM Radio Network founded in 2007, remains a growing, timely, and practical resource for teachers, parents, leaders, and others.

Their website is full of great material and has links to their blog, a massive podcast library, and all of the nearly 50 radio channels they offer for educators covering topics like ed tech, school culture, blended learning, and so much more. Geenio — Knowledge at your fingertips. The Easiest Way for Teachers to Share Online Resources. Georgia Is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow - Pacific Standard. Georgia has been illegally and unnecessarily segregating thousands of students with behavioral issues and disabilities, isolating them in run-down facilities and providing them with subpar education, according to an investigation by the United States Department of Justice.

Georgia Is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow - Pacific Standard

Some of the students in the program were schooled in the same inferior buildings that served black children in the days of Jim Crow. The investigation found that many of the buildings lack gyms, cafeterias, libraries, labs, playgrounds, and other amenities. "It's a warehouse for kids the school system doesn't want or know how to deal with," a parent told the Justice Department of the program. The Justice Department detailed its findings in a letter earlier this month to Georgia's governor and attorney general. Federal law mandates that schools educate students with disabilities in the "least restrictive environment" in which they can learn and thrive. The Problem We All Live With. “What’s ‘Colorism’?” Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer When I began teaching in Boston, I was struck by how often students of color referred to each other as “light-skinned” or “dark-skinned.”

“What’s ‘Colorism’?”

Almost daily, I witnessed high school students identify, categorize and stereotype their peers based on skin tone. Having grown up African American in Louisiana, I was used to white people’s ideas of white superiority and even those “colorstruck” black people who preferred lighter skin. Texas, Textbooks and Truth. It seems at least once a month we read a news story about dubious education practices that spawn national outrage.

Texas, Textbooks and Truth

This week’s news featured pages from a geography textbook that identified Africans forced into the horrific transatlantic slave trade as “workers” and “immigrants.” Here’s the story: 15-year-old Coby Burren took a picture of a fishy page from the textbook and sent it to his mother, a former teacher and current Ph.D. student, with a text message: “[W]e was real hard workers, wasn’t we ☹.” Roni Dean-Burren, his social media-savvy mom, made a video of herself flipping through offending pages, and it went viral. Before talking about all that is wrong here, I’d like to point out two aspects of this story that should hearten us all.

First, it shows that speaking up sometimes can effect change. Rewriting History—for the Better. Illustration by Julie Flett It was pure coincidence that, during a recent trip to Northern California’s wine country, Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., stumbled upon a perfect illustration of what’s wrong with history instruction in the United States.

Rewriting History—for the Better

The surprising things Seattle teachers won for students by striking. Striking Seattle School District teachers and other educators walk a picket line Sept. 10 near Franklin High School in Seattle.

The surprising things Seattle teachers won for students by striking

(Ted S. Warren/AP) Seattle teachers went on strike for a week this month with a list of goals for a new contract. Schools around the world. Has Your Child Had an AT Evaluation? For students with learning disabilities, technology is an important tool in leveling the playing field, providing struggling students with the ability to access educational material that may otherwise prove challenging to understand.

As Assistive Technology (AT) continues to evolve, the task of understanding what makes sense for your child becomes more complex. That’s not autism: It’s simply a brainy, introverted boy. I have followed William in my therapy practice for close to a decade. His story is a prime example of the type of brainy, mentally gifted, single-minded, willful boys who often are falsely diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when they are assessed as young children.

This unfortunate occurrence is partly due to defining autism as a “spectrum disorder,” incorporating mild and severe cases of problematic social communication and interaction, as well as restricted interests and behavior. How to talk to children about tragedy in Paris: Online resources. It’s been a somber mood around here, as our hearts go out to the people of Paris. We each have been hoping and praying for peace for humanity in our own ways, and this image from French artist Jean-Julien, which you’ve probably seen by now, has captured the sentiment so simply and beautifully. As someone who lived through 9/11 in New York, I admit I am having a very difficult time with this. It’s hard enough to process the horror and inhumanity of it all, but what’s different this time — even though it’s 3600 miles away and not just a few blocks — is now I have children, when I didn’t in 2001. Rookie.

25 Fun First Day of School Traditions. PD Café. PD Café offers professional development activities to complete alone or with colleagues. BiblioNasium - Kids Share Book Recommendations. Use Online Reading Logs, Find Books At Their Reading Level. Bright. Even Teachers Make Mistakes: How to Bounce Back from Blunders. By Patrick Kelley, author of Teaching Smarter. 11 Easy Classroom Warm-Ups and Icebreakers. Curing My Classroom Jitters — Bright.

5 Tips for Engaging Parents at the Start of the School Year. Helping Your Child Adjust to All-Day Kindergarten. Good Work in Education. As a teacher educator, I would sometimes ask my students, “What is a good teacher?” Take This Non-Expert Advice. 11 Stress Management Tips for Kids. Supporting Students with ADHD. By Tom McIntyre, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Kids with Behavior Challenges Research shows that certain classroom characteristics promote success for students with ADHD. Creating Community in the Classroom. Are Your Students Prisoners?

Your source for research useful in everyday life. Science Kiddo- Kid Friendly Science Experiments. Make It... a Wonderful Life: Update on The Weaving Project. 27 Ideas For Kids Artwork You Might Actually Want To Hang. Free Do It Yourself Watercolor Painting Lessons and How-to Demonstrations. Origami Resource Center: Know When to Fold.

Elementary Art, Art Rooms and Art Lessons. Elementary Art, Art Rooms and Art Projects. Art Projects, Chinese New Years and Self Portraits. Collaborative Art, Class Projects and Class Auction Projects. Art Projects, Student and Earth Day. Escola - plàstica on Pinterest. Pavuluri Vikam - All Under 1 Roof. Teacher-tested Art Projects.

Tori's Teacher Tips: Snow Globes. Ethical decision-making in academic administration: A qualitative study of college deans’ ethical frameworks. Is “Donors Choose” Right for Our Schools? Teaching Leadership Skills Using Digital Platforms. Trisha Prabhu. Remember Your Old Graphing Calculator? It Still Costs a Fortune — Here's Why.

Not Just STEM: Why We Need to Fund the Social Sciences - Pacific Standard. College Ratings and the Idea of the Liberal Arts. Why we need Arnold Toynbee's good life – Ian Beacock. Japan Dumbs Down Its Universities. After the Trauma: Treating PTSD in Children. The Suicide Clusters at Palo Alto High Schools. Free counseling tools to help students get into college. Active Minds. Trans Student Educational Resources. Trans Student Educational Resources — The U.S. Department of Education’s recent... Psmag. For a Writer of Color, Is Twitter More Valuable Than an MFA? - Pacific Standard. Duke Students' Objections to Reading 'Fun Home' Aren't About Trigger Warnings.

Survey Shows Prevalence of Campus Sexual Assault. Inside Stanford Business School’s Spiraling Sex Scandal. What Is the Real Role of Police on College Campuses? Students ruined by for-profit colleges are getting even. ‘Angry Olives’ Game Skewers U. of Akron’s President – The Ticker. Education - ChartsBin.com. Pre Primary Education Entry Age by Country. School Entrance Age Population by Country. Gender Parity Index for School Life Expectancy. What’s News? Finding Service Learning Ideas in the Newspaper. Number of Non Daily Newspapers Titles Per 1,000,000 Persons.