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Five-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips | Edutopia The dog days of summer are upon us; now is the time when all the other activities have run out. Whether you're a parent looking to entertain bored, overheated children, or a teacher already brainstorming ways to break down the four walls of your classroom in the fall, how about taking a virtual field trip? As edtech writer Audrey Watters argues, real-life field trips offer enriching experiences that virtual ones can't, but resources are not always available for in-person trips. Besides -- virtual trips can take you places that wouldn't be logistically possible in the real world. Video Playlist: Virtual Field Trips Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. More Resources for Exploring Virtually Virtual field trips can be as simple as taking an online 360-degree tour of a museum, or as complex as a fully immersive multimedia unit that teaches about the culture, history, and geography of a faraway place -- plus everything in between.

Public Library Portraits of California's Homeless On a recent visit to the Sacramento library, the high number of homeless patrons I saw there surprised me. Seeing them in that quiet space, consumed by traditional media, I was struck by the difference between them and most of society with its 24/7 connection to streaming digital media. I began this project to take myself out of my own patterns and habits, to change my perspective, to observe, to listen, to understand, and to share this place of quiet. I met a woman, homeless, seated at a desk in the “quiet zone” on the fourth floor. Being homeless often means living off the mainstream grid, unplugged from the Internet, email, and streaming media. Jeffrey Matulich was looking for books by the author Henry Miller when he discovered the work of Kurt Vonnegut. And Edward Rideau went to Sacramento’s main library branch with a title in mind—Statutes and Amendments to the Codes of California. In 2010 the federal government set forth an ambitious goal to end chronic homelessness by 2015.

APA 6th Edition - APA Format - Lesley University Library Research Guides at Lesley University EndNote Web is an online citation management tool available to all Lesley University students, faculty, and staff. Gather references as you do researchImport references from databasesOrganize references by topicFormat APA references for your paperCreate bibliographies Access to Endnote Web is through the MyLibrary tab in MyLesley in the Citation Formats box. Consult our great guide to using EndNote Web! Take a shortcut through the tab at the top of the page. Textmapping Before I begin. . . what a long week it was! Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I have been swimming in work and haven't had a moment to post anything. In the past week, I have created and/or significantly revised 48 different literacy center activities, eight activities in six different literacy areas. That means thinking of what I need them to be, then typing them up, putting them in folders, and listing all the extra materials and copies I need to gather in school to complete the centers. Of course, the type A in me also had to search Google for 48 different clip art images to make each one fun. I'm posting today about an instructional technique I used in class this week with great success. Have you tried TEXTMAPPING? Here's some background info from The Textmapping Project explaining exactly what it is: (If you click on the the link above, it will take you to their site, which has a wealth of information.) Textmapping shines a light on the pre-reading process.

The Unquiet Librarian How To Write A Privacy Policy For Your Website Table Of Contents §1 – What Is A Privacy Policy? §2 – Privacy Policy Requirements §3 – Privacy Policy Best Practices §4 – Sample Privacy Policy Clauses §5 – Privacy Policy Study Cases §6 – Privacy Policy Versus Terms and Conditions §7 – Privacy Policy Template §8 – Conclusion 1. Launching a website? What is a privacy policy? The guide will answer these questions for you. 1.1. The definition of a privacy policy, as outlined by Wikipedia: “a statement or a legal document that discloses some or all of the ways a party gathers, uses, discloses and manages a customer or client’s data.” So, a privacy policy is a legal statement that tells the user how a company or website operator may use, gather, manage or share the personal data that the user sends to the website when using that website or service. What is personal information? NameAddressDate of birthMarital statusContact information (including telephone number or email address)Financial recordsCredit card informationMedical history 1.2. Transparency

Powerful tool for creating web surveys. Online survey software made easy! SurveyMonkey™ Thanks for completing this survey.Now create your own—it's free, quick & easy! Create free surveys in just a few minutes Ask questions in over 15 formats(configured for you and ready to go!) Register with SurveyMonkey today! Sign Up FREE » Animal Report / Pet Research Project ~... by Lisa Lilienthal Animal Report / Pet Research Project / Informational Writing: With this informative writing research project students will use research skills to learn about a pet's appearance, behavior and care. Then they'll create a animal report / pet booklet to share! Included are: ~a list of Common Core Standards covered ~lesson plans ~a list of pet research websites and sources ~informative writing poster in color and black/white ~note-taking pages ~example note pages ~note-taking guiding questions ~bibliography poster ~transitions/linking words poster ~example animal report booklet ~various publishing pages with categories for: All About ___, Table of Contents, What Do They Look Like?, How Do They Behave?, What Do You Feed Them? I hope your students enjoy learning about pets with this informational writing animal report project! You might also like: Biography Report ~ Informational Writing & Research Writing Opinion Paragraphs ~ The Four Seasons {Common Core} Informative Writing ~ U.S.A.

Literacies and Fallacies As someone who inhabits multiple learning worlds in libraries and public schools, concepts of literacy–traditional and emerging–are central to my work as I think about pedagogies that inform literacy practices in these spaces. Educational policies and curricular standards, economic factors, local and federal legislation, and political mandates are increasingly a driving force in the literacy practices championed by libraries (public, academic, K-12) and public schools. Critical Literacy: A Perspective for Framing Our Work My experiences as a practitioner contextualize how I think about literacy and learning through critical literacy perspectives, theories that explore the dynamics and issues of power, identity, privilege, and agency shaped by “…one’s historical, economic, ethnic, racial, and gendered positioning” (Hull 4). Critical Literacy: Deborah Brandt’s “Sponsors of Literacy” Sponsors of Literacy as an Interpretive Lens for an Inquiry Stance References: Bakhtin, M. (1981).

Agnostic, Maybe | the neverending reference interview of life Grading Tips | Boston University | Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching It is very important to students that assignments are graded fairly and it is very important to instructors to provide feedback that is meaningful to students. Questions to Consider about Grading Will I grade on an absolute (criterion-referenced) standard, on a relative (norm-referenced) standard, on subjective determinations of student learning, on student-teacher contracts, or on some other method of grading?What are my reasons for choosing the method I will use? Some tips on grading an assignment Determine and state the educational objectives of each activity.Prepare students for formal assessments by using activities of a similar challenge level.Consider whether all assignments need to be graded; would a check-plus/minus system work? Design a Grading Rubric Grading rubrics help to achieve both objectives. To design a grading rubric, consider: What components are you looking for in the answers to this assignment? More on Rubrics Walvoord, B. Classroom Assessment Techniques Focused Listing

Free Classroom Book Publishing Free Publishing with Studentreasures Have you heard of Studentreasures Publishing? It's a company that will publish your students writing for free! Simple Steps to Classroom Book Publishing Webinar I love sharing about this terrific project, so I set up this webpage to encourage others to participate. MP4 Version Below - You can view the MP4 version below on your computer or a mobile device. Free Storyboard Graphic Organizers Are you already participating in a Studentreasures Project? Classbook Storyboard (One copy for the entire class) Individual Storyboard (One copy needed for each student) Note: If you have no idea what to do with these storyboards, please sign up for the webinar because I'll explain it all in a step-by-step manner.

10 Very Good Tools for Student Researchers January 27, 2016 One of the onerous parts in essay and academic writing is the bibliography section. Managing, organizing and citing references can sometimes be a real challenge especially if you don't keep track of what and who you cite. The last thing you want after a strenuous writing task is a messy bibliography with one reference missing a page number, the other needs publication date or, worse of all, having to go back to your sources to check for the source of that quotation you included in your conclusion. Writinghouse is an excellent free bibliography and citation maker. Besides the citation and bibliography features, Writinghouse also offers other interesting tools to help students with their writing process. Citefast is an easy to use web tool for creating citations. Citefast automatically saves your citations for four days provided you access it from the same computer.But you can create your own free account and save and access your citations across different platforms.