Although this assignment must have been engaging, if you read this infographic, there is no proof of "synthesis" of the information. OK...the title says he was a legend, but the infographic is mere facts. Where is the "so what..." "Why..." What if..." When you assign a "project" - even with technology, insure that you are requiring some synthesis, higher level thought, transformation of the mere facts. : Why is our world better because Abraham Lincoln walked the Earth? -- That is what this chart should show. IMHO
I HATE how they have a picture of kids taking "assessments" for this photo. The CCSS are standards, not tests. Even though we KNOW that they have created a testing behemouth aligned with these standards. A seasoned teacher can assess without a formal "test" and can direct their instruction with performance-based assessments. Ugh.
If this site had "text" available .... now that would be great. This is a well-organized site and impressive. I only wish they would "type" the downloadable text for us...rather than having 100K educators have to do that for classroom use. However, you can get great ideas and be certain to examine some of the essential questions that appear on the pages. They are great to foster Text Dependent discussions.
Local Bookmobile librarian named an 'emerging leader' by national association Helena Independent Record Somewhere between Georgia and Maine, as she was backpacking some 2,000 miles along the Appalachian Trail, Bretagne Byrd realized she wanted to...
Paige Jaeger 's insight:
Great press! I remember the bookmobile from my childhood summer days in a parkinglot near my home! Go Ms. Bookmobile Byrd!
PopMatters In Defense Of ... Reading Books, Not E-Readers PopMatters E-Readers have made it possible to carry around entire bookshelves in our pockets and a general fading interest in having anything even remotely close to an attention span has...
As education technology has evolved, so, too, have the kinds of digital tools that school librarians use with their students. More than 750 school librarians responded to SLJ’s survey, representing K–12 public and private schools across the country.
Powering learning with hands-on projects Glens Falls Post-Star “This will allow our students to continue on to an associate's (degree) right after they finish this program,” said WSWHE BOCES Superintendent James Dexter.