Chromebook Tips Every Teacher Should Know Cards on the table, we love Chromebooks. They’re a fast, relatively low-cost portal to powerful learning opportunities. And that’s what we want out of classroom technology: something to push learning beyond current limitations. We collected some next-level tips every Chromebook-using instructor should know: Shortcuts! There are tons of em. Ctrl+N: New window Ctrl+T: New tab Ctrl+Shift+W: Close current window Ctrl+Tab: Next tab Ctrl+Shift+Right/Left Arrow: Select text one word at a time Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down Arrow: Select text one line at a time Alt + F or Alt + E: Opens Chrome settings menu Alt+1, Alt+2: Navigate between different windows Ctrl+Shift+a: Select all Alt+Tab: Go to next window Ctrl+F: Find Shift+Search: Caps lock/disable caps lock You Can Still Have a Home Icon You can get a “home” icon on your omnibar by navigating to “settings” and then “appearance.” Screencast Like A Pro There are a few different ways you can screencast on your Chromebook. Are You Pinning Tabs? Using a Chromebook now?
Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is here and teachers are trying to figure out how to best integrate it into their tried-and-true lessons. They’re struggling to integrate technology to best augment CCSS. They are in desperate need of classroom materials that they can trust. Like a superhero, the U.S. Library of Congress has just swooped in and unveiled an enormous new (and free!) Common Core Resources You can now do a ‘Search By Standards‘ query which lets you do exactly that. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations. Professional Development Tools There are professional development tools that are sorted by grade level, ease of use, and written in plain English. Classroom Materials Created by teachers for teachers, these ready-to-use materials provide easy ways to incorporate the Library’s unparalleled primary sources into instruction. Learn More
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Skip to main content ALA User Menu Search form A Division of the American Library Association You are at: ALA.org » AASL » Learning Standards & Program Guidelines » Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Share this page: Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Print Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Standards for the 21st-Century Learner offer vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon our profession as education leaders. Rights and permission on the use of the learning standards. Downloading & Ordering You can download the Learning Standards as an eight-page full-color pamphlet: You can also purchase the learning standards in packets of 12 from the ALA Online Store. Prices are $13.50 for members; $14.95 for non-members. *This publication complements the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action and Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs. © 1996–2015 American Library Association
How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information The volume of information available on the Internet is astounding, and it just keeps growing. Business intelligence company DOMO estimates that 571 new websites are created every minute. With that amount of information, it can be difficult for students to separate the gems from the garbage, but, fortunately, we can help them navigate online information easily and efficiently. What Students Currently Think of Online Information Image via Flickr by USACE Europe District Students today don’t know a world without the Internet, but that doesn’t mean they know how to think critically about what they see online. Coiro suggests strategies to help students to effectively evaluate what they see on the Internet, practice refuting what is on the Internet, and cross-check claims. Identifying Good Content There are a few checks and balances to ensure that online content is indeed credible. Learning to Use Websites Effectively Students may not understand the differences in quality between websites.
Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension | Offices of the American Library Association Judi Moreillon The Web Supplements that support the lesson plans provided in Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension are arranged here by chapter number. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. Chapter 6. Chapter 7. Chapter 8. Chapter 9. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. Chapter 6. Chapter 7. Chapter 8. Chapter 9. Back to Web Extra home page Think. Learn. Innovate. | Getting Smart Welcome to ARBAonline About ARBAonline ARBAonline-the most comprehensive, authoritative database for quality reviews of print and electronic reference works-was launched in response to popular demand from library professionals. Derived from the trusted reference standard American Reference Books Annual, ARBAonline features more than 19,000 reviews of reference works published since 1997. Written by librarians for librarians, ARBAonline's reviews cover reference sources from more than 400 publishers in over 500 subject areas. Accessible 24/7, ARBAonline lets you identify reference publications with confidence and ease, and enables you to keep library collections up-to-date, maintain quality standards, and ensure depth of coverage. ARBAonline is updated monthly. ARBAonline offers extensive benefits to your library. More Than 30 Years of Excellence ARBA and ARBAonline are created and produced by Libraries Unlimited, global publisher of quality resources for library professionals, media specialists, and educators.
A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet For Authentic Learning A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet by TeachThought Staff Like most buzzwords in education, “authenticity” isn’t a new idea. For decades, teachers have sought to make student learning “authentic” by looking to the “real world”–the challenges, technology, and communities that students care about and connect with daily. You’ve probably been encouraged in the past to design work that “leaves the classroom.” We’re going to take a closer look at progressive approaches to teacher planning whenever Terry Heick can be convinced to finish that series. The function of this image is to act as a kind of brainstorm–to help you get your own creative juices going to decide what’s most important when designing an authentic project-based learning unit–audiences, technology, habits, purposes, and so on. You obviously don’t even have to use these categories; they are just a sampling of the kinds of thinking that can help you make the shift from academic to authentic learning.
Best Books for Young Adults | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) *YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. Policies and Procedures | Previous Lists | Previous Top 10 Lists | BBYA Publications Through 2010, The Best Books for Young Adults committee each year selected and annotated a list of significant adult and young adult books, as well as chooses a list of top ten titles from the full list. Best Books for Young Adults evolved into Best Fiction for Young Adults after the 2010 BBYA list was published. Current List 2010 Best Books for Young Adults 2010 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults Previous Lists 2009 Best Books for Young Adults 2008 Best Books for Young Adults 2007 Best Books for Young Adults
S.O.S. for Information Literacy Book & Media Awards | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) 2018 ALSC Book & Media Award winners 2018 Award Acceptance Speeches 2017 Book and Media Awards 2017 Award Acceptance Speeches Watch the 2017 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet View Reaction Videos from the 2017 Youth Media Award Winners 2016 Book and Media Awards 2016 Award Acceptance Speeches Watch the 2016 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards Banquet View Reaction Videos from the 2016 Youth Media Award Winners Past Newbery, Caldecott, and Legacy Banquet Acceptance Speeches List with downloads of Newbery, Caldecott and Legacy Award Winning Speeches ALSC fosters values of respect and equality, and therefore accepts media award submissions from all. Frequently Asked Questions Click on the red Publisher Information button for easy, one-stop access to rosters, terms & criteria, submissions process, and more. The ALSC media awards below are announced every January at a Monday morning press conference that takes place during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. (Mildred L.) (Robert F.)
Google Forms for Teachers- A Must Read Guide In today's post, we are sharing with you one of the best and simplest guides I have ever read on Google Forms. This visual tutorial is created by Eric Curts and covers a wide range of tips and tricks on anything you need to know about Google Forms. Check it out and, as usual, your feedback is most welcome. Enjoy Here is a cursory look on the table of content of this guide : What is Google Forms? Orbis Pictus Award (nonfiction for children) Award Details Nomination Deadline: October 15 Purpose: The NCTE Orbis Pictus Award® was established in 1989 to promote and recognize excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. Eligibility: Books must have been published or distributed in the United States during the calendar year. Nonfiction books are defined as those written, designed, and organized to interpret documentable, factual material for children. The following are ineligible: traditional literature (e.g., folktales), poetry, and book reissues. Award Criteria: Each nomination should meet the following literary criteria: In addition, each nomination should be useful in classroom teaching grades K-8, should encourage thinking and more reading, model exemplary expository writing and research skills, share interesting and timely subject matter, and appeal to a wide range of ages. Deadline: Nominations must be submitted to the Award Committee by October 15.
Teachers And Social Media: Finding Your Comfort Zone by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Social Studies & Educational Technology Teacher Teachers And Social Media: Finding Your Comfort Zone “You’re a teacher. You shouldn’t blog.” My friend was serious–and concerned. Social media has the potential to strike fear in the hearts of many educators. As more and more teachers reach out in the public sphere, they wonder if this leaves them overexposed, and if so, the best practices that they should use. “Well,” I reply, “I want them to use my Learnist boards, and there’s nothing I wouldn’t say in public on my blog, though I’m not sure the topics are of interest to them. The payoffs are huge. I now have a PLN, (Professional Learning Network) of national experts in education, tech, writing, blogging, social media, sustainability–any interest I develop. If you’re just jumping into social media, you might appreciate the following Learnist resources. Teachers & Social Media: 6 Resources For Finding Your Comfort Zone 1. 2. 3. 4. 21st Century Leaders: Connected Principals