School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth Photo by Bob Gathany IPads, maker spaces, 3-D printers, and coding skills top the tech wish lists for 1,259 school librarians across the country, according to School Library Journal’s (SLJ) 2015 Technology Survey. Educators are hungry to bring their students even more—whether that’s robotics classes or Arduino kits. Frost Middle School Throughout the 20 week course each student will complete the following assignments. 4) Career Research MLA Style Typed Paper- For this assignment you will be researching a career and writing about it in MLA style using Microsoft Word! Click on this link to show you a sample and a step by step on how to set-up your page. 5) Game Show Power Point- For this assignment you will be creating some review questions for any one of your classes (English, History, Math, or Science) to insert in a game template for "Who Wants to be a Millionaire".
6 Important Wikipedia Tools for Teachers Wkipedia is a great educational resource for both teachers and students. Its articles appear almost always in the first four links of the search results. I know there are some issues with the use of this resource in education such as : plagiarism, trusted content and many more but still instead of excluding it all together we better learn and teach our students the best ways to use it. Everything online has both negative and positive effects and we should always focus on the filled side of the cup. Check out Facts Educators need to Know About Wikipedia to see how important a resource such as this in education. Given this importance I have compiled here a set of tools that are commiserate to Wikipedia.
Designing A Website For Your Class Lesson Plans and Teacher Timesavers - Huge Collection - Instant Lessons View Collection Need Tons of New Worksheets? - 50,000+ printables - Save Time! View Now... Fully Loaded: Outfitting a teacher librarian for the 21st century. Here’s what it takes. Illustration by John S. Dykes What does it mean to be fully loaded? I often consider the notion for my students. In fact, ever since I acquired the first apps for my iPhone, I’ve adopted the admittedly odd habit of pondering which apps I would “load” onto my students. If, indeed, high school students were smartphones or iPads, I would do my very best to fully load them with the critical skills and tools they need to become information- and media-fluent adults.
Life in the Tech Lab: Spreadsheet Magic! Introduction Spreadsheets are very powerful tools that allow you to accomplish many tasks easily. They can do massively huge math problems quicker than you can blink your eyes (actually they can do thousands of math problems quicker than you can blink your eyes), help you organize your life, create and format lists that can be used in a number of ways and they help you understand huge amounts of data. Spreadsheets can also be used to create models that simulate what happens in real life which allows you to study and understand problems to help find a solution. Without the spreadsheet we might not have personal computers today. It was the spreadsheet that made people understand that personal computers were indespensible and caused them to start buying them by the thousands way back in 1980!
ATN-reading-lists - Read Alikes Skip to main content Get your Wikispaces Classroom now: the easiest way to manage your class. guest Join | Help | Sign In ATN-reading-lists Home 7.2 Metaphors of the Mind 7.2 Metaphors of the Mind In 1980, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson published a book titled Metaphors We Live By (see also Lakoff, 1987; Johnson, 1987) in which they present a strong case that the way in which we perceive and think about a situation is a function of the metaphors we have adopted for and use in that situation. For example, Marshall (1988) has argued convincingly that the dominant metaphor in many schools is "School Is Work." We speak of students needing to work harder on their studies, to complete their homework, to earn a grade, and so forth. Teachers are trained to manage their classes and are often held accountable in terms of their productivity. These metaphors not only structure the way we think about schools, they also help create the world of the school.
50 Ways to Integrate Technology - Ways to Anchor Technology in Your Classroom Tomorrow Using Free Websites as Learning & Teaching Tools 1. Have students use Spelling City to learn their spelling words, vocabulary words, or site words through games, practice, and quizzes. Spelling City is a free resource for teachers. www.spellingcity.com Facebook Project Project Overview: The Facebook Project is one that can be done instead of a traditional report. The subject does not necessarily need to be a person, it could be any person, place, or thing.
For Librarians Home For Parents For Teachers For Librarians AR & More 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals Leadership | In Print 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals By Jennifer Demski06/07/12 The Dos and Don'ts of Tech Integration PD Of all the initiatives a school can begin, integrating technology may require the most professional development. This is partly because of the equipment, hardware, and software involved and partly because of the shift that a teacher must make in his or her teaching style, technique, and planning process in order to effectively use technology in the classroom. Here are some basic "dos" and "don'ts" for anyone doing tech integration professional development.