Keeping Up with New Tools There are hundreds and hundreds of web-based tools available! There seem to be a dozen or more new tools online every day! Here are some of the newest ones that I'm exploring (from my Pinterest boards):Donna BaumbachWebTools-New 2 Me!Follow On Many of these have potential for increasing our own productivity, for enhancing our teaching, for organizing our information resources and/or for helping students learn. How to do keep on top of these new tools? Many teacher-librarians and other educators are curating webtools they find useful.
Using Student-Centered Comprehension Strategies with Elie Wiesels Night ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade For Students 2016 2b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices. Positive behaviors Interactions that convey a portrait of the way you want to be perceived and healthy interactions with technology itself, for example, moderating the time online or gaming, ergonomic issues and balancing use of media with daily physical activity. Safe behaviors Interactions that keep you out of harm’s way, for example, knowing the identity of who you are interacting with; how much and what kind information you release online; protecting oneself from scams, phishing schemes and poor purchasing practices (e-commerce theft).
Best Applications For Annotating Websites I’m always on the look-out for web tools that can mimc a key instructional strategy I use with students in the classroom — having them use post-it notes to annotate books or articles so they can demonstrate their use of reading strategies (asking questions, making connections, etc.). I thought it would a good subject for another “The Best…” list. In order to make this list, it had to be available free-of-charge, be accessible to English Language Learners, and not require any downloads of any kind. Here are my choices for The Best Applications For Annotating Websites (not in order of preference): A.nnotate is the newest addition to this list.
The Best Ways to Use Padlet - Examples from Teachers This afternoon at the ISTE 2016 conference I had a nice meeting with Melanie Broder from Padlet. She told me about some of the things that Padlet is working on developing during the rest of the year. One of things is a community for educators. EDU 609 - Antioch University Seattle School Library Certification Program Helen Adams, a former Wisconsin school librarian and technology coordinator, is currently an onlineinstructor in the School Library Media Endorsement Program of Antioch University-Seattle. Helen's published works include numerous article in professional journals. Additionally, she has written Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library (Libraries Unlimited 2013), Ensuring Intellectual Freedom and Access to Information in the School Library Media Program (Libraries Unlimited 2008), Privacy in the 21st Century: Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries (co-author, Libraries Unlimited 2005), and is a contributor to the forthcoming The Many Faces in School Library Leadership , 2nd edition (Libraries Unlimited 2017).
"The Lottery" lesson plans 11 Facts About Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"When the story was published in 1948, some people were so outraged that they canceled their subscriptions to The New Yorker; other background information. "The Lottery"7 critical-thinking discussion questions for small groups. Adobe Reader required. Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources “Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.” – Stephen Few This year get your students to visualize difficult concepts or understand a process by teaching with infographics. Standard 2 - Literacy and Reading - School Library Media Services The reading theme I chose is Black History. This theme will be taught starting the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day through Black History Month, February, allowing students to learn how famous Black Americans contributed throughout history. Some famous black Americans the students will learn about will be Martin Luther King, Jr., Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, Ron McNair, Harriet Tubman, and Henry “Box” Brown. Students will have access to several other books about these famous black Americans, as well as the showing of the Disney movie, Ruby Bridges, The Rosa Parks Story, and Our Friend, Martin. Maps will also be available to the students so they can locate the places that these people lived and traveled.
The Landlady About this BritLit kit Billy Weaver, a young man visiting the City of Bath for the first time, is looking for accommodation. He is inexplicably drawn to a house where the landlady seems to be expecting him. The house and the landlady seem friendly and welcoming, and he looks forward to staying there. Google Launches Toontastic 3D, an App for Telling Animated Stories Could one of your students be the next Ava DuVernay or Steven Spielberg? A new, free app out today (Thursday, January 12) gives kids the tools to try their hands at directing. Toontastic 3D allows children to create their own animated movies. “We call it our movie studio in a box,” says Andy Russell, one of the product managers at Google who developed the app.