Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians Editor’s Note: This article was originally published as a Tag Team Tech column on www.voyamagazine.com. It has been reprinted and reproduced numerous times and in many places. We are making it available here to ensure that all of our readers have seen it. How to build a real 'Star Wars' lightsaber The idea behind a lightsaber is simple genius: a light-weight and immensely powerful tool that uses a blade of energy to not only slice up disciples of the Dark Side in a single blow but also act as an effective shield against laser blasts. So why don't we have working lightsabers in real life? Surely physicists must be smart enough (and big enough Star Wars fans) to be able to produce one of these incredible objects. The obvious way of building a lightsaber would be to use a laser, which can be seen as a particularly bright and directional burst of light.
Do-It-Yourself Podcast: Topics Compare Earth's life support system with that of the International Space Station. In space, recycling is a necessity. A microbiologist who helped design the space station's life support system explains the importance of recycling in space and how it is accomplished. This module includes these resources: 17 video clips of a scientist and astronaut explaining the methods of and reasons for recycling on the space station, including two clips from the first time astronauts drank from the space station’s new water processor. Six b-roll clips, including animations of how urine is processed into water. 16 audio clips of experts discussing recycling on the station. 16 links to images related to recycling and Earth's water cycle. › Go to Recycling
BioEd Online David Eagleman, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, provides an extraordinary look at the human brain and current neuroscience research. In this engaging series of videos, Dr. Eagleman explains the basics of brain function, and describes how this extremely complex, often misunderstood organ defines who we are. Dr. David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and best-selling author at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action, and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. Best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw, Dr.
White Ravens Each year the language specialists (Lektoren) at the International Youth Library (IYL), in Munich, Germany, select newly published books from around the world that they consider to be especially noteworthy. This list of books is compiled into the annual White Ravens Catalogue, which is introduced each year at the Bologna (Italy) Children's Book Fair. The White Ravens Online Catalogue, which includes all titles from 1993 through 2007, was created by ICDL researchers in collaboration with the IYL and is available on the ICDL web site with the permission of the International Youth Library. The White Raven label is given to books that deserve worldwide attention because of their universal themes and/or their exceptional and often innovative artistic and literary style and design. The titles are drawn from the books that the IYL receives as review or donation copies from publishers and organizations around the world.
BUILDING BIG: Home Page Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston. Here are the main features of the site: Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels. The Labs Try your hand at our interactive engineering labs. The Challenges Take on the challenges of building big. Wonders of the World Databank Explore our databank of big structures. DiversityCentral.com: Cultural Diversity at Work FEBRUARY: African American History Month In 1926 Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted the first week-long celebration to raise awareness of African Americans’ contributions to history.
bulletin boards Welcome to My Classroom - My Very Own Treasure Box :) It is finally ready for the 2011-2012 school year! This is our literacy centers wall - there is a combination of teacher created & students created centers. View of our door from the inside :) Literary Genres Posters close to our library
Teach your students the right way to Google Kelly Maher November 24th, 2014 In the age of the split-second Google search, it’s more critical than ever to train students to distinguish between primary and secondary sources As in decades past, proper research methods are an essential skill for today’s students. Services to Libraries Jump to Content Services to Libraries Statewide Projects and Initiatives Grants Information Development of Libraries