Services to Libraries Jump to Content Services to Libraries Statewide Projects and Initiatives Media and Technology Resources for Educators February 27, 2014 We are thrilled to announce the release of our entire Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as a set of eight interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free in the iBooks Store... read more March 31, 2014 Headsprout Research based, yet fun and engaging, Headsprout's online software adapts to the needs of each learner. Headsprout offers Headsprout Early Reading for ages 4-7 and Reading Comprehension for ages 7+. Price: $99.95
Fostering Creative Career Exploration - Creative Careers Careers Thanks to the new age of technology that we live in, working in the cultural and creative sector has never been so rewarding. Achieving any level of professional success requires creativity to some degree: the creativity to figure out new ways to do our jobs well, or the creativity to produce new ideas that advance our organizations. It’s ironic then that arts education—our primary means of fostering present and future generations of creative, innovative thinkers—has been cut from so many school curricula, and that careers in the arts aren’t encouraged with the same rigor as other professions.
Why the university of the future will have no classrooms, no lectures, and lots of tech Imagine a university without classrooms, lectures, disciplinary departments, or majors. Such is the goal of Dr. Christine Ortiz, former dean for graduate education at MIT, who is using technology to build a new kind of residential research institution from the ground up. At IdeaFestival 2016, Ortiz explained that universities are not keeping up with technology advances, or adequately preparing students for life in the 21st century.
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 My favorite part of the room!!!!!! My classroom library!!
10 Powerful Twitter Tools for Teachers Professional Development There is nothing that beats the power of Twitter when it comes to growing professionally using social media. I have written a lot on this topic and my master thesis is buzzing with all kinds of academic evidence that support my claim. You might be thinking why Twitter is making such a big fanfare in the world of academia. The answer is simple: it works.
Pinstamatic, create a Pinterest board Places Add a map to your Pinterest board, and when someone clicks it they will be taken to the location in Google Maps. What a great way to show people where you are or where an event is taking place. This is an example of a HTML caption with a link. Arts Skills Map resources Suggested Action Steps and Resources In July 2010, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills unveiled the 21st Century Skills Map for the Arts, which demonstrates how the three Rs and four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity and innovation) can be fused within arts curriculum. The map provides educator-created examples of how art subjects (dance, music, theatre, and visual and media arts) can be fused with skills to create engaging learning experiences that promote 21st century knowledge and skill acquisition. In addition to aligning teaching and learning to the demands of today’s world, the map cites specific student outcomes and provides project examples for grades four, eight and 12. The following material is designed to support the use of the map and is customized with suggested “action steps” for state policymakers, K-12 practitioners and arts advocates. The 21st Century Skills Map in the Arts can be downloaded here:
How Can Teachers Help Students See Themselves in the Curriculum? “What’s your plan?” yells a panting eight-year-old as he runs up to a group of his classmates working to build protected shelters for the kindergarteners out of recycled Christmas trees. The video is shot from his perspective and the viewer can not only hear his steps crunching in the snow, but hear his panting breath and his heart beat as they experience this school project from his perspective. It’s all part of third grade teacher Michelle Cordy’s plan to help students see themselves in the curriculum and take ownership over their work. Cordy first got the idea to put GoPro cameras on her students from her husband, who teaches kindergarten in an outdoor education program.
The School Library Media Specialist: Library Media Program: Introduction Whether you're planning a Reading Month promotion, designing a new layout for your nonfiction book collection, or developing a technology plan for your entire school district, the problem solving process is the same. Of course the length of the process and complexity of the solution will vary depending on the project, but the data that you collect and the stages you go through will be similar. When is planning important? Program planning is not a "one shot" activity done at the beginning of the year or when applying for a grant. As you consider all the aspects of your role as a library media specialist, always keep in mind the importance of taking a systematic approach to problem solving.
100 High School Teacher Blogs To Start Reading No matter what grade you teach, high school teacher blogs are some of the most important resources for teachers and school administrators. They feature insight, in-depth discussion, and usually quite a few bits of humor and personal experiences. What could be better? The following list courtesy of Online Degrees should get you more than started on finding some fascinating new educators to add to your RSS reader! Twenty Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, we're producing a series of Top 20 lists, from the practical to the sublime. 20 Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning 1. Use Social Media One of the best ways to document collaboration and engage students with technology is use social media platforms like Edmodo.