The Fussy Librarian Wants to Help You Find Your Next Book Digital Book World The Fussy Librarian is the first website to match readers not only with the genre of books they like, but also their preferences about content.
9 Investigates: UNC students' information open to the public WSOC Charlotte The text offered prizes and a limo ride to a new apartment complex near campus for students interested in renting there.
Paige Jaeger 's insight:
The future of data-mining. This could be a secondary "evidence based discussion and debate." EQ: Has data-mining gone too far? Start with this 1 - sided article as a close read, and then ask students to do research to collect evidence for a debate.
Creating Collaborative Learning Experiences with VoiceThread Discover the multiple uses of VoiceThread in flipped and traditional classrooms, and explore how this versatile tool can increase motivation and assess learning.
We used voice thread about 6 years ago, when it was still in beta and it is interesting to juxtapose the uses now, today. "Conversations in the Cloud." I would model Voicethread on a "public" posting to the kids, and it was fun to see whether our "contribution" would be deleted or not.
RT @dawnlcrooks: This book was gripping and made for compulsive reading! http://t.co/qrGpLmfU2J @pauladalyauthor @TransworldBooks
Paige Jaeger 's insight:
'Just discovered this good blog which could be used as a model for students: Package an AIR (accountible independent reading) requirement via a blog - and suggest they find "meaning" in what they are reading and blog about it. This is a good model. Thanks Paula!
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." ―Nora Ephron (RT @WeAreTeachers: RT @liberrygurl: 22 Strong Female Characters In Literature We All Wanted To Be http://t.co/clQ0XypZiX #literature...
NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters Health) - Although American children still spend part of their days reading, they are spending less time doing it for pleasure than decades ago, with significant gaps in proficiency, according to a report released on...
"This is the last post in a series of posts on Tony Vincent's " iPad As Teacher's Pet". In today's post, I am sharing with you a list of some of the top educational iPad apps that teachers favour to use at school. The apps you will see below are based on a March 2014 survey delivered on Twitter to 558 iPad-using teachers. These teachers were asked about their favourite apps to use in school and they came up with this selection. As an educational app reviewer, I find this selection to be highly relevant and contains the best educational apps that teachers should know about. The apps are arranged in order of priority."
U.S. News & World Report has released a STEM Index of the United States and the data confirms what we in the business community have feared—that our educational system is not producing enough STEM graduates to keep up with marketplace demand.
But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe.
A new report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project finds that online video is growing. 78% of online adults watch or download videos online, up from 69% in 2009, and the share of internet users who upload or post video online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31% today. Kristen Purcell, report author, explains these findings and the reasons behind them.
The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and le (RT @yabooksandmore: A Librarian’s Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources
Edited by Russ Kick, the three volumes of The Graphic Canon contain a wealth of wonderful curriculum support materials for teachers. Although there may be colleagues of yours who balk at your desire...