Barrow Media Center | Expect the Miraculous 11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation In this day and age, where anyone with access to the internet can create a website, it is critical that we as educators teach our students how to evaluate web content. There are some great resources available for educating students on this matter, such as Kathy Schrock’s Five W’s of Website Evaluation or the University of Southern Maine’s Checklist for Evaluating Websites. Along with checklists and articles, you will also find wonderfully funny hoax websites, aimed at testing readers on their ability to evaluate websites. These hoax sites are a great way to bring humor and hands-on evaluation into your classroom, and test your students’ web resource evaluation IQ! Check out these 11 example hoax sites for use in your own classrooms: Of all of these, my favorite is always the Dihydrogen Monoxide website, which aims to ban dihydrogen monoxide and talks in detail about its dangers. Happy hoax-hunting! Like this: Like Loading...
I'm obsessed with Daily 5! Check out my rotation chart & FREEBIES! Well friends, it's official I am obsessed with Daily Five! I read the book & stalked all your blogs & became....OBSESSED! I am loving it & so are my kiddos! It was very intimidated at first because I wasn't sure how I was going to fit it into my schedule & then I found out we are required to do an uninterrupted 90 minute reading block which does not include RTI...ugh! Here are a few shots of my kiddos in action! I know, I know...holy cuteness! Can you say "Namaste"...they can! This is our first try @ "Read to Self" after picking out our "Just Right" books for the week. Of course I set the "Stamina Timer" on the smartboard! After we built up our stamina to 12 minutes I let them have "reading buddies". And then I introduced "Read to Someone". Two of my boys during "Read to Someone". Another perfect example of "Read to Someone". Okay last one...them saying "Namaste". Here is a sheet that I created for "Word Work". This is the sheet for write it-rainbow write it. Write it-build it! WAH-LAH!
Voices From The Inglenook « What's happening each week @ The Cold Spring School Library Shelver! | Mrs Lodge's Library TPT Bonus Sale! TPT is throwing a bonus sale for back to school tomorrow! Everything in my store is on sale! read more » TPT Sale! Daily 5 (or rather Daily 7) goodies to share.... I seriously can't believe it has been almost 2 months since my last post! This school year is C~R~A~Z~Y!!!! Or maybe it's just me that is crazy! My daily 5 centers are working! The reason I think centers is so successful this year is because I only allow 3 people at each center, except buddy reading (only 2) and technology (4). So far it is working out nicely!
AASL Hotlinks Hotlinks is a monthly e-mail newsletter of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Hotlinks is primarily composed of brief summaries with links to more in-depth content, and includes previews of upcoming association activities and continuing education programs, news from AASL, valuable Web resources, highlights of new products and services, and summaries of new articles from AASL's print and online journals and more. This newsletter is sent to AASL members with valid e-mail addresses on file in the ALA member database (currently over 75% of our members). Additional "pass along" distribution occurs through our members, who are encouraged to share each issue with colleagues and administrators in their school and district, and AASL's state and regional affiliate organizations, which can redistribute the newsletter to their own members. Current issue of AASL Hotlinks - March 2015 Archives Read past issues of AASL Hotlinks.
Felt Board - Mother Goose on the Loose Based on the award-winning early literacy program by Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Mother Goose on the Loose, and developed by the creators of the original Felt Board app, Felt Board – Mother Goose on the Loose can be used by parents and children at home, in early childhood programs, and by librarians as a supplement to the Mother Goose on the Loose parent-toddler program. Help Little Bo Peep find her lost sheep and dance them around the screen together in time to the music. Guide Jack and Jill up and down the hill and march with Grand Old Duke of York. Sound effect buttons like rhythm sticks, rattles and a rain stick are included for young children to interact with songs and rhymes as they are played. Songs and rhymes include: Old Mother Goose, Goosey Goosey Gander, Jack and Jill, Jack Be Nimble, 2 Little Monkeys, 5 Fat Sausages, Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Little Miss Muffet, Hickory Dickory Dock, Eency Weency Spider, Row Row Row Your Boat, and more. Testimonials
Target the Problem! Welcome to Target the Problem!, a tool to help parents and classroom teachers understand the specific problems a child may be having with reading. You'll find practical suggestions on what you (and kids themselves) can do to help students overcome or deal with their reading difficulties. Overview Target the Problem! For more comprehensive information, click below to learn about areas where kids often have reading difficulties: What you'll find in each section An explanation of the problem and how it affects a child's reading Information on how children experience the difficulty as well as what it may look like from a parent's or teacher's point of view Suggestions on what parents, teachers, and kids themselves can do to help Links to more information You can also download and print this handout version of "Target the Problem!" Download the handout (246K PDF)* Things to be aware of There are many reasons why reading can be hard. We hope you'll use this information as a starting point.