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Digital Tools for School Libraries and Media Centers

Digital Tools for School Libraries and Media Centers

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MYP: From principles into practice The MYP extends IB approaches to learning (ATL) skills categories into 10 developmentally appropriate clusters. This framework provides common ground from which schools can develop their own ATL planning based on MYP units, student needs, and local circumstances and requirements. ATL skills are often interconnected. Individual skills and skills clusters frequently overlap and may be relevant to more than one skill category.

Maker Maven We've Got The Resources For Distance Learning We want to ensure that learners everywhere continue to have the opportunity to learn during this time. Click on the buttons below and find FREE resources to help you teach, learn, and grow. Please check back often as we will be adding weekly resources! 10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever Read how these passionate and savvy educators support schools and students every day. It's National Library Week, and we couldn't resist paying homage to one of the most important members of the school community: librarians. Also known as library media specialists, librarians play a unique role in our schools. Often asked to take on a wide range of duties, these passionate and savvy educators deserve more than only a week of praise.

Four Good Places to Find Audio Files for Multimedia Projects Whenever I talk to students or teachers about using music in multimedia projects I emphasize that just because a song is available to stream or download through the Internet, doesn't mean that you have the rights to re-use it. Therefore, you should strive to use public domain or Creative Commons licensed music. To that end, here are four good places to find free audio files to use in your multimedia projects. Dig CC Mixter offers thousands of songs that are Creative Commons licensed. The site is divided into three main categories. Those categories are Instrumental Music for Film & Video, Free Music for Commerical Projects, and Music for Video Games.

Government Document Portals and Resources - Finding Government Documents - Research Guides at Library of Congress The United States Government is the largest publisher in the world. It distributes materials in a variety of formats, including electronic, CD, microfiche, and paper. As part of its publishing program, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) distributes certain classes of government documents free of cost to designated libraries throughout the United States and its territories.

How Google Took Over the Classroom But that also caused problems in Chicago and another district when Google went looking for teachers to try a new app — effectively bypassing district administrators. In both cases, Google found itself reined in. Unlike Apple or Microsoft, which make money primarily by selling devices or software services, Google derives most of its revenue from online advertising — much of it targeted through sophisticated use of people’s data. Questions about how Google might use data gleaned from students’ online activities have dogged the company for years. “Unless we know what is collected, why it is collected, how it is used and a review of it is possible, we can never understand with certainty how this information could be used to help or hurt a kid,” said Bill Fitzgerald of Common Sense Media, a children’s advocacy group, who vets the security and privacy of classroom apps.

New subject has students in a Sydney high school fighting fake news "Mine is going to be a rhyming picture book targeting kids and telling them how you can use technology without it harming you, how to be safe on the internet and how to keep balance," Lachlan Carter, 15, said. "One person is making their own website to teach people languages, you can just pick anything you want." Alexander Kammer, a science teacher at Killara High who is also coordinating the Apollo subject, said the school is aiming to help build students' autonomy and increase the authenticity of what is being taught in the classroom. "We wanted to do something that would allow students to dive a bit deeper," Mr Kammer said.

Home - LIS 5070.51: Introduction to Reference Services - LibGuides at Chicago State University This guide was prepared by Gwendolyn Brooks Library Chair Prof. Gabrielle Toth in conjunction with her presentation on Government Information Librarianship for students enrolled in Library and Information Science 5070.51 Introduction to Reference Services during the Spring Semester 2020 taught by Prof. Kimberly Black. The guide is organized into the following sub-topic areas: Article Databases, Library Catalogs, Federal Depository Library-related websites, Illinois State Depository Library-related Websites, Useful CSU LibGuides, and Organizations . Click on the appropriate tab to navigate the guide and see information and resources related to each sub-topic.

How to Use Digital Word Walls and Dictionaries in Google Drive™ Are you looking for digital ways students can keep track of their sight words or vocabulary words? Look no further! This post is going to give you a FREE download and walk you through how students can use a digital word wall in Google Sheets™. check for ‘code words’ – revising your writing It is not uncommon for doctoral writers to get supervisor feedback saying they need to unpack an idea. But what does this unpack really mean – and how does a writer get in a situation where they have something that needs to be unpacked? Well.