Dot Day is based on a picture book titled The Dot. The Dot is about a little girl who thinks she cannot draw, but after her teacher frames her “dot art,” she decides that she can do better. The story’s message is simple but profound: “Make a mark and see where it takes you.”
24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning by Mike Acedo 1. http://makezine.com/ Makezine.com is a major hub for the maker’s movement, providing amateur makers and educators with a plethora of information, resources, and project...
School librarians must be assertive leaders and technology experts, Joel Castro, associate superintendent for the Lubbock, Texas, School District, told attendees at SLJ's annual Leadership Summit in Austin in September.
"As academic standards shift, technology evolves, and student habits change, schools are being forced to consider new ways of framing curriculum and engaging students in the classroom, and project-based learning is among the most successful and powerful of these possibilities.
As both a planning and a learning tool, project-based learning challenges teachers to make new decisions about how they plan student learning experiences, while simultaneously empowering students to take a more active role in the learning process."
Will Richardson, sums up 19 of his bold beliefs about education in exactly five minutes. His five minutes were not just inspiring, but a call to all educators to stop putting up road blocks and open up the classrooms and allow learning to become powerful and impact the world.
West Seattle schools: Sanislo celebration for public-library collaboration West Seattle Blog (blog) School libraries and public libraries would seem like natural partners – so that's why it was cause to celebrate when Seattle Public Library reps...
"Recently on westXdesign–via scoopit–we found an interesting graphic about naming 12 principles of collaboration.
Collaboration is among the most-often promoted fluencies of 21st century learning (along with creativity and communication). However, there are very few frameworks or models that exist to support the development of better collaboration forms. As it is, in many K-12 learning environments, collaboration is limited to teacher-created grouping, or more scattered project-based learning groups that converge on a single project and thus a single goal.
The following principles of collaboration (seemingly created for businesses but clearly applicable to learning) push that idea a bit further–with some important emphases on the individual, including:"
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
Digital media is increasingly present in kids' formal and informal educational settings, becoming as common as pencils and notebooks were to their parents. Yet in many American classrooms and homes, these high-tech tools are severely limited or forbidden. Teachers and parents wonder: What are students doing with these technologies?