Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
What does the Maker movement have to offer education? One compelling idea is what some many consider to be an upside-down way to learn.Larry Rosenstock, founder of High Tech High, started me thinking about this idea in a conversation we had on project-based learning. He pointed out that
Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself." But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web of resources out there, creative, interesting oppo
Several tools exist that do word clouds (Wordle, for instance) and all of them have become popular for a couple reasons. They allow for students to check the focus of their writing – frequent words should be the focus of their topic. Help you edit out excessively used words that don’t belong (like). Give students […
Colleen Graves, SLJ Maker Workshop speaker and 2014 School Librarian of the Year Finalist, describes how her little middle school library maker space grew to encompass an inter-school catapult challenge, an international network, and the support and enthusiasm of teachers.
Reading too easy books is a great strategy to get your kids back into the habit of reading over the summer. But, that's not all. There are specific reasons why reading easy books sometimes (not all the time) helps children with their reading.
Can I Use That? Teaching Fair Use for the Remix Generation Gail Desler - EGUSD - @GailDesler Jane Lofton - MBUSD - @jane_librarian Intro - each introduce JL -Intro Poll by hands, grade levels/teaching assignments GD -Poll on comfort levels - How confident are you in teaching about copyright and f...
At the core of Visible Thinking are practices that help make thinking visible: Thinking Routines loosely guide learners' thought processes and encourage active processing. They are short, easy-to-learn mini-strategies that extend and deepen students' thinking and become part of the fabric of everyday classroom life.
Thinking Ideals are easily accessible concepts capturing naturally occurring goals, strivings or interests that often propel our thinking. Four Ideals -- Understanding, Truth, Fairness and Creativity -- are presented as modules on this site.
There are associated routines for each ideal and within each module there are activities that help deepen students' concepts around the ideal.
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