School Library Media Activities Monthly Kristin Fontichiaro Meet Kristin Fontichiaro, School Library Monthly blogger, SLM "Nudging Toward Inquiry" columnist, and frequent SLM author. Kristin is a clinical assistant professor and coordinator of the school library media program at the University of Michigan School of Information.
Two Very Good Book Search Engines for Teachers May 11, 2015 In today’s post we are sharing with you two good platforms where you can search for and find online free and premium books. As for Free Book Search tool listed below , this is a specific search engine designed to help you find free ebooks, audiobooks, and Kindle books. This tool is also integrated with Google Drive allowing you to conduct your book search right in your Drive. The second tool we have in this list is the popular Google Play Books. Statistics Instructors By Cynthia Brame, CFT Assistant Director Teaching Statistics Statistical analysis is a critical tool in many fields, and as such, it is taught in courses across many disciplines. High School - AAPS Media Centers The purpose of the modern high school Media Center is to support 21st Century teaching and learning. As partners with subject area teachers, Media Specialists ensure students have the resources they need to solve problems through collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and communication. Media Specialists are integral to the teaching of research skills: they help select the best resources and teach students how to use them; they teach students how to cite sources, avoid plagiarism, and create presentations. Media Specialists also teach students how to use software for word processing and creating slideshows, podcasts, brochures, and other digital products. In addition, Media Specialists act as technical support for students experiencing problems downloading, opening, scanning, printing, and converting files and documents.
Book Trailers and Common Core Standards --------- Students use technology & digital media strategically and capably.-- Fan Fiction Takes Flight Among Teens Illustration by Michael Byers Many years before Harry Potter was born, his parents, Lily and James, met and fell in love at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. At first, Lily thought James was nothing more than an annoying show-off, but then she got to know the boy behind the bravado. Going Retro: Reading Apps for Real Books Reading Rainbow app YouTube clips. Texting. Twitter. Useful Web Sites for Teachers With so many web sites available, it is hard for teachers of statistics to select those that are most useful. The following is a compilation of information by members of the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on the Curriculum in Statistics and Probability. You may wish to visit these sites and see which are appropriate for your teaching level. General Sites Statistics Education Web (STEW) is a free, online bank of peer-reviewed lesson plans for K-12 teachers of mathematics and science.
YALSA Handouts and Flyers YALSA offers several downloadable resources about its events and resources. You can download the following tools, including presentations, handouts, and flyers for use at conferences, presentations, workshops, and other events. YALSA members can order up to 25 copies of most of these items, as well as YALSA swag and member ribbons, by filling out a materials request form (note: you'll need to log in using your ALA member number). Advocacy Tools | Canned Presentations | Bibliographies, Competencies, and Guidelines | Membership | Professional Development | Publications & Resources I Teen Reading | Technology | Toolkits
URL Shortener w/ Link Management Delivr FREE Free No credit card. 100% ad free. Personal, non-profit, or educational use. 5 Active Campaignsw/Short URL & QR Code 1000 Tracking Events Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Bukowski, Susan Sontag, Harper Lee, and Other Literary Greats on Censorship by Maria Popova A century of conviction celebrating the freedom to read. Some history’s most celebrated works of literature have, at various times and in various societies, been banned — from Arabian Nights to Ulysses to, even, Anaïs Nin’s diaries, to name but a fraction. To mark Banned Books Week 2012, I’ll be featuring excerpts from once-banned books on Literary Jukebox over the coming days. But, today, dive into an omnibus of meditations on and responses to censorship from a selection of literary heroes from the past century. Kurt Vonnegut writes in his almost-memoir, A Man Without a Country (public library):
23 Great Library Blogs Let’s say that you are a school librarian, and let’s say you’ve decided that like many of the teachers in your school, you too are ready to use a blog to connect with parents and students, to share your latest news and events, or perhaps to develop your own personal learning network (PLN). You’re motivated and ready to begin, but you may have some lingering questions about the best way to get started and maybe you’re not entirely sure how to organize your new blog. Unfortunately, searching the internet for “how to create a great library blog” doesn’t yield many helpful answers.
Teacher Resources - World of Statistics Demand for statisticians and data analysts is expected to increase by 4.4 million jobs worldwide in the years ahead. To teach students basic statistics literacy and introduce them to careers in the profession, many organizations have developed primary and secondary school statistics education programs and resources, most of which are free. Click the links below to view the resources available around the world. Census at School Program