7 tips for making your principal your ally Librarians, you cannot afford to have an adversarial relationship with your principals. You cannot even afford principals who are "agents of benevolent neglect." You need an administrator who actively supports you and your program. Your principal needs you as well - as a cheer-leader and co-conspirator for change efforts. As a staff development resource for new programs. As an educator who can positively affect the learning environment of the whole school. A New List of Great Web Tools for Educators Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is back to you with another collection of new educational web tools you can try with your students or for your own professional development plans. These tools range in purpose from simple study tools to web conferencing services. As always, the main goal behind such a post is to enable those of you who, because of their work and time pressure, find it hard to go online and spend hours looking for the new educational releases in the world of web 2.0 tools. We are very much hoping that by compiling such lists, you will be able to easily access the tools you like and always keep updated about the novelty in educational technology.
A Printable Guide To Creative Commons Something you probably see a lot of these days as you browse the internet is Creative Commons licensing. You’ll see many graphics that say something like ‘shared under a Creative Commons license’, or you’ll see a little rectangular graphic with some signs in them. Since we live in an age where most of our information comes from the internet in some way or another, its useful to know when and how it is ok to use something that you’ve found. We’ve already taken a look at some fair use guidelines (which comes along with a brief mention of Creative Commons licensing), but we thought that this handy infographic below gave a great, easy to read and understand version of the different types of CC licenses available. Keep reading to learn more. These licenses allow you to easily give others the opportunity to share your work.
15 Popular EdTech Tools Being Used Around The World During the past month, Katie and I have been working our tails off to make the upcoming September issue of the Edudemic Magazine for iPad (comes out tomorrow!) as helpful as possible to all teachers around the world. To do so, we spoke with teachers from, well, around the world. During those conversations, we discussed an array of topics, trends, tools, and whatever else popped up. 50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians You’ll find below a selection of quotes devoted to places and people deserving most attention: libraries and librarians. Libraries are essential in a process of giving citizens access to knowledge. In digital times they are needed more than ever before.
5 Free Map Creation Tools for Teachers to Try The ability to create and customize maps has become an important digital skill not only for students taking geography courses but also for everyone else engaged in any kind of learning. Students can use maps for a variety of purposes such as locating places, recording trips, making virtual trips, discovering information about other places and cultures, and even for sharing information about certain localities. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already reviewed some free map tools relevant for both students and teachers and today we are adding other awesome tools to that list. Check them out below and let us know about your suggestions. 8 tasty graphic organizers for primary sources Deb Brown, a good friend from the Shawnee Mission, Kansas district, shared a statement with me several years ago and it’s rattled around in my head ever since. Primary sources belong to everyone. Not just the smart kids. I like that. Something else she said caught my attention. Kids should read like a detective and write like an investigative reporter.
20 Must Have Posters for Language Teachers Posters are great learning tools that we use in our classrooms. They attract students attention and they can seamlessly communicate various concepts and ideas . These ideas can range classrooom rules to key grammatical structures. Getting Library & IT Admins On-Board with Leveraging Social Media Jump to Navigation Getting Library & IT Admins On-Board with Leveraging Social Media How do you convince your admins that social & digital media access and integration is a worthwhile investment? Free Worksheets and Printables for Teachers We have recently started publishing a series of posts about free educational web resources for teachers and educators.These posts provide some freebies relevant to different content areas and subject matters. We want teachers to have an instant access to technology resources they might need in their teaching . Up till now we have covered free resources on the teaching of : Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies , Music Education , Economics, and Physical Education and Health. . Today we are adding a list of another useful set of resources but this time on worksheet and printables. As you know worksheets and printables are very important elements in the learning-teaching process and sometimes we feel stucked when looking for worksheets to use with our students. There are thousands of worksheets online but not all are up standards.
Working Together Is Working Smarter A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals that school librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators. Additionally, school librarians not only participate in but deliver professional development to peers, educators and staff in their schools. The report, Remodeling Literacy Learning: Making Room for What Works, details key findings from a nationwide survey of more than 2,400 educators representing all grade levels and subject areas.