The Wilds of Education WHEN it comes to bullying, to sexual assault, to gun violence, we want and need our schools to be as safe as possible. But when it comes to learning, shouldn’t they be dangerous? Isn’t education supposed to provoke, disrupt, challenge the paradigms that young people have consciously embraced and attack the prejudices that they have unconsciously absorbed? Isn’t upset a necessary part of that equation? And if children are lucky enough to be ignorant of the world’s ugliness, aren’t books the rightful engines of enlightenment, and aren’t classrooms the perfect theaters for it?
NCHS Research Rubric.pdf School Research Rubric Template Research Standard: Students will engage in research by locating, critically selecting, interpreting, organizing, and synthesizing information from print, non-print, and electronic sources to increase knowledge, solve problems, and construct meaning. Descriptor Locating/Critically Selecting Synthesizing/Constructing Meaning/ Solving Problems Presenting/Applying Increased Knowledge Top 90 Tips for Google Chromebook Getting started with a Google Chromebook is very easy so is being a normal Google Chromebook user. But to be a power user, you need to know some tips, tricks and secrets. Here is a few to get you started! untitled 278 classes with 42 teachers 25 unique units 24 instructional videos 25 posts on THE ANNEX 58 slide shows "Flipped" lessons are taught face-to-face, streamed in class, or assigned as homework, depending on teacher preference. @ncps-k12.org email since 8.27.2015
Beyond the Bullet Points: It is Time to Stop Trying to Save Libraries Close the crisis center. Take down the picket signs. Please proceed to un-occupy the library. It is time to stop trying to save libraries. No, this is not another bait and switch act of verbal irony about how libraries are obsolete. This is about the messages we send.
AASL Advocacy Brochures Advocacy Brochure Series Helps School Librarians Speak to Stakeholders Developed and distributed through a grant from the Bound to Stay Bound Books Foundation, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) presents a new advocacy tool to help school librarians generate and guide discussion with stakeholders about quality school library programs. School Library Programs Improve Student Learning is a series of advocacy brochures each designed to speak to a specific stakeholder audience within the school library community, including administrators, policymakers, parents, and teachers. Technology / Chromebooks in the Classroom What is a Chromebook?A Chromebook is a personal computer that runs Chrome as an operating system. The device is made to connect quickly to the Internet and supports apps that are on the web, not ones that are downloaded to the device. Helpful Chromebook links:Youtube Video (Chromebook Introduction)Chromebooks in the Classroom (huge list of links to resources)Chromebook Classroom Website Resources (tips and tricks and more)Finding apps for your Chromebook (great site that allows you to locate apps based on what you are trying to accomplish)
15 Best Content Curation Tools, Software, and Sites What is Content Curation? For the unversed, a quick content curation definition is the act of finding top performing content with existing social proof from a huge collection of areas and purposefully sharing this top content with your own specific audience for their benefit. We’ve talked about the importance of becoming an authority in any given niche market and how to create the most stellar content for your specific audience. Yet, finding proven pre-existing content is a whole other animal. Why do I need to find curated content? 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. It investigates the connection between professional learning, educator collaboration and student learning. NCLE Press Release Read an executive summary prepared by the AASL Research & Statistics Committee.
Guided Inquiry - CISSL Kim, Sun Un & Todd, R. J. The Information Search Process of English Language Learner (ELL) Students in a Guided Inquiry Project: An In-depth Case Study of Two Korean High School Students in the United States. Paper presented at the Annual Conference and Research Forum of the International Association of School Librarianship, Berkeley, California August 2008. Classroom Uses - Chromebook Classroom Sample Projects for the ChromebookStudents will use a variety of websites for Digital Storytelling. Digital storytelling allows the students to “show with they know” in a creative, digital format. Digital storytelling on the web also allows for publication and sharing of projects with a wider audience. Students plan to use Digital Storytelling for Social Studies, Reading, Language Arts and Science.
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