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AR360 | Log In Curriculet Changing the way kids read — and how teachers create, share and teach. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero After spending the decade before founding Curriculet as the founder and principal of two KIPP schools, there were two major problems Jason Singer wanted to solve. “First and foremost, I want students to spend their school-age years falling in love with reading and making it a lifelong passion,” says Jason, but “In fact the opposite is true. providing this richer more engaging experience will fundamentally revolutionize the reading lives of kids,” says Jason. Victor: What else can you tell me about its development history? Jason: We began working on the vision and design of Curriculet while I was still a sitting principal. Victor: Anything else our readers would find interesting about your own background that informed your current approach? Jason: Everything really. Victor: What’s your 60 second pitch to someone on what exactly it is, benefits? Victor: Anything else in the works? Like this:
Top Ten Tech Trends 2015 | Piktochart Infographic Editor Social media is about learning, connecting, creating. It’s about relationships. It is our landscape. It’s thorny, but it’s here. We need to leverage it. We need to teach in it. 1. 2. 3. Platforms like G+ Hangouts & Skype, with its new translation service, make it easier than ever to engage & contribute, beyond our zip codes, with little or no cost. Platforms like Google Classroom and Subtext allow us to enter students’ work formatively, to intervene in the writing and research processes, to observe products and growth. We're using it, & modeling its use for advocacy, fundraising, supporting developers, making stuff happen 4. 5. 1:1/mobile is the new computer lab Library labs will morph into multi-functional planning/creating spaces. 6. Librarians must curate. create dashboards, for mobile, as well as desktop devices, and scout out best emerging tools.These new collections will allow students & teachers to easily find needed apps and sites and creatively blend or smash them. 7. 8. 9. 10.
James Kennedy » 90-Second Newbery Hey! There is a full-featured 90-Second Newbery website right here! At the website, I’ve gathered every 90-Second Newbery I’ve ever received, complete with judges’ reviews, along with many other resources for filmmakers, kids, and educators. (It’s on a Tumblr template, so I’m maintaining this page for schools have blocked Tumblr.) Check it out at The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds. Ever since 1922, the Newbery Medal has been recognized as the most prestigious award in children’s literature. Teachers, here’s a fun project that will get your students reading Newbery winners. The rules: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Intimidated? And again, check out this page of some of the 25 most popular 90-Second Newbery video submissions. Look, the American Library Association and I have had our disagreements. Get ready for next year!
Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters ” credit=”flickingerbrad/Flickr It’s becoming less and less effective to block students from websites. When Los Angeles Unified rolled out its one-to-one iPad program, administrators expected to be able to control how students used them both in school and at home. But, not surprisingly, kids are resourceful and students quickly found ways around the security, prompting the district to require students to turn over the devices. Students live in an information-saturated world. “If we are not teaching the kids to use the web as a vehicle for enhancing learning and teaching them to be the filter, that’s a dereliction of duty.” A key to making sure good practices stick is to teach research skills when kids need them. [RELATED READING: Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know] “If we are not teaching the kids to use the web as a vehicle for enhancing learning and teaching them to be the filter, that’s a dereliction of duty,” Luhtala said. Related
Books in the home as important as parents education level: University of Nevada, Reno Whether rich or poor, residents of the United States or China, illiterate or college graduates, parents who have books in the home increase the level of education their children will attain, according to a 20-year study led by Mariah Evans, University of Nevada, Reno associate professor of sociology and resource economics. For years, educators have thought the strongest predictor of attaining high levels of education was having parents who were highly educated. But, strikingly, this massive study showed that the difference between being raised in a bookless home compared to being raised in a home with a 500-book library has as great an effect on the level of education a child will attain as having parents who are barely literate (3 years of education) compared to having parents who have a university education (15 or 16 years of education). Both factors, having a 500-book library or having university-educated parents, propel a child 3.2 years further in education, on average.