Technology Summer Camp Remember summer camp? The adventures, the friendships, the challenges, the mosquito bites? Well, when you think of professional development, bandanas, s'mores, and campfire songs might not be the first things that come to mind. 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:
5 Free (or Low-Cost) Tools for Flipped Learning Flipped Classroom Page 2 of 2 5 Free (or Low-Cost) Tools for Flipped Learning Office Mix The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con In 2012, I attended the ISTE conference in San Diego, CA. While I was only there for about 36 hours, it was easy for me to pick up on one of the hottest topics for the three-day event. The "flipped classroom" was being discussed in social lounges, in conference sessions, on the exhibit floor, on the hashtag and even at dinner. Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations Plagiarism is a hot topic in the academic world, but it applies in all aspects of our lives. In a country and culture that values intellectual property, it is imperative that we are conscious of plagiarism guidelines and standards. The reality is, in many facets of life, when we make mistakes, we can claim ignorance.
Web Tools for Teachers: Digital Storytelling There are a lot of great digital storytelling tools on the web. The tools below are free, easy to use, and they do what they say they will do: Animoto– Educators can apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom. Its powerful features can be used to create stunning presentations incorporating images, video clips, music and text. Capzles– Create rich, multimedia experiences with videos, photos, music, blogs and documents.
The Zen of Coloring There's a NEW! feature in our Library Media Center Makerspace area! It's Coloring! Zing! - School Edition What Does My Free Zing Account Include? Personalized Learning Package Upgrade Only $10 a year Assign specific books to individual students, small groups of students, or an entire class Send personalized messages to individual students or an entire class Add your own eLearning teaching points to any Zing text Access a full suite of real-time data and reporting Assigning Books Promo Tools for sharing thinking Teachers and students have access to an impressive set of tools for sharing ideas and making thinking visible. The old model of calling out answers to questions has certain limitations and while it remains the mainstay of many classrooms new options allow for a mix of options. Some of our goals are to provide our students with appropriate wait time or think time and to ensure the voice of even our most introverted students is heard.
An Introduction to Google Spaces - BetterCloud Monitor For desktop: To create a space, go to Google Spaces and click Create a Space. Name it, and then you can send out invitations to the space. You can send out the link by copying it, emailing it directly, or sharing it via Facebook. Spaces also has a mobile app. How to Use the New Version of Padlet Last week Padlet introduced a revamped version of their online corkboard tool. The core functions of Padlet are still the same, but the user interface has changed a little bit. The primary changes are in the way that you customize your Padlet boards. In the video that is embedded below I provide an overview of the new version of Padlet.Padlet as a simple blogging platform: Padlet walls can be arranged in free-form, grid, or stream layouts.
Mosquitoland - Penguin Teen Accolades for Mosquitoland: “Arnold proves his worth as a top-notch storyteller on his first literary go-round, which is reminiscent of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off if done by John Hughes with Jack Kerouac. . . Mosquitoland stings in all the right places, which is why it will no doubt be many teenagers’ new favorite book and win over the crustiest old-timer, too.” —USA Today “David Arnold combines brio with compassion in this captivating first novel, which holds surprises, big and small, right to the end. . . Illuminating” —The Washington Post How to Manage the 4 Types of Teachers You Meet in Professional Development In my heart, I will always be a middle school English Language Arts teacher. As I continue this path as a district administrator, I want to hold close to my heart the plight of the teacher: what it’s like to have to work all day with children and then go home and work on lessons, assessments, grading, etc. What it’s like to sit for hours in professional development sessions and be bored because you already know it or frustrated because it’s way over your head or not relevant to your grade level or content area. So in my role, I find that it is imperative to provide Professional Learning (PL) opportunities that are relevant, on-going, and effective.
Microsoft Releases 'Minecraft: Educator Edition' For educator fans of Minecraft, the wait is over. On June 9, Microsoft announced the release of Minecraft: Education Edition for teachers, administrators and students. After hosting a beta version of the program in May to find any issues, Microsoft has released this version of the program for educators to install and try for free during the summer. The company reports that the summer edition includes features specifically requested by beta testers. Features include: The ability to have up to 30 students playing in a world at the same time—no separate server required."