Successful Summer Reading Program Second grade teachers getting ready to read to a crowd of children during the Summer Reading Program. I don’t know about you, but every April, I feel a huge weight on my shoulders as the school librarian to figure out an effective way to motivate children to read every day throughout the summer months. Children, teachers, and parents work so hard during the school year to improve reading stamina, and it is troubling to see what the Summer Slide can do to this progress. Well, last summer, Colchester Elementary School completely changed their reading program, and it was a huge success reaping high attendance rates. The program consisted of weekly storytimes led by teachers who volunteered to read at the public library.
March 2011 We have had a little over two months with our iPods and there are several updates. The teachers are still learning, some faster and more eager than others, but we're getting there. We have used the iPods with the students several times now.
Book Trailers and Common Core Standards --------- Students use technology & digital media strategically and capably.-- Common Core Standards. From the Common Core Key Points on Media and Technology: 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers The list of 71 titles and 2 series, drawn from 151 nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for any reason. “Our committee is very happy with the titles we selected this year,” said Chair, Dorcas Wong. “Reluctant readers will be treated to a diverse selection of intriguing nonfiction, wild adventures, twisty mysteries, and thoughtful realistic stories. Book Boot Camp 2013-2014 I'm continually inspired by my PLN. This idea is a direct result of the amazing librarians and teachers I follow. After reading this article about Teen Lit Boot Camp classes, taking part in the Shelf Challenge and following along with Donalyn Miller's Book Gap challenge, these three ideas morphed in my head to become the Middle Grade Book Boot Camp.
URL Shortener w/ Link Management Delivr FREE Free No credit card. 100% ad free. Personal, non-profit, or educational use. Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times As a new presidential administration finds its footing here in the United States — and as fighting spills across borders and international institutions abroad — teachers and students alike may feel that keeping up with the news is more important than ever. We hope our 10-week contest can make that easy. But we also hope students will realize that reading The Times is fun. As you’ll see in the guidelines below, literally anything published on NYTimes.com in 2017 is fair game. We don’t care if you choose a piece about North Korea or naked mole rats, far-right politics, food, fashion or flying cars; we just care what you have to say about why you chose it.
Venn Diagram The Venn Diagram app allows users to compare and contrast information and to organize it in a visually appealing way. Users can customize their circles by choosing from several color choices, and both the circle and font sizes can be altered to better align with the users' needs for each project. The finished Venn diagram can be e-mailed or saved to the device's photo album. Designed for use in the school environment, this app features a simple profile system so that multiple users can create and store their own Venn diagrams on the same device without confusion. This app mirrors our web-based student interactive Venn Diagram, so users familiar with one can easily adapt to the other. In fact, users can send their editable .rwt files to an email address and then open their Venn diagram right in the online tool!
QR Code Generator, 2d Barcode Generator, QR Code A QR code generator is a software or online application that allows you to create QR codes. QR codes are probably the most popular and flexible two-dimensional barcode that is used by most businesses and individuals for anything from their marketing campaigns, education and even in ordinary lives and lets not forget just for fun! They’re widely used by any web design agency
YALSA's Teens' Top Ten *YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. About the Teens' Top Ten #yalsaTTT Movers & Shakers 2015 — Educators Fail-Safe “I think we need to teach and show students that failure is a very real part of life and learning,” says Sherry Gick, who was the librarian for Rossville Consolidated Schools in Indiana for five years before becoming the district’s K−12 library and instructional technology specialist in 2014. Gick embraces the pedagogy of “meaningful failure,” emphasizing the process of learning. “The library is a great place to demonstrate this and allow students to try many different things,” she says. Creating both a physical and mental space that “students don’t want to leave” was part of Gick’s initiative to develop a safe space for kids.
Ask Essential Questions Standards describe what students know and are able to do. Performance indicators describe the evidence for achieving a standard. Objectives: should be phrased in terms of student learning: e.g. students will be able to demonstrate, explain, apply, interpret, etc. Essential Questions: Derive from the six facets of understanding defined by Wiggins and McTighe, authors of Understanding by Design. (ASCD, 1998; 2nd expanded edition, 2005.)