The Search Results: Among other useful materials, I stumbled across a pretty neat interactive image on the Cyberbee site that answers some common student questions about copyright, including the one that sent me over the edge!
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Mind Mapping is one of those skills that students can really benefit from, whether it is just to organise what they need to know, showing what they already know or even scaffolding a piece of writing. I love the ease of mind mapping on the iPad especially those apps that allow you to go back and modify or enhance an existing mind map.
Every Friday afternoon Chase’s teacher asks her students to take out a piece of paper and write down the names of four children with whom they’d like to sit the following week. The children know that these requests may or may not be honored.
Joanne Schenkel's insight:
Although not library related, this may include the numbers of kids who use the library as a safe haven during lunch times etc. The article also took me back many years to when I regularly completed sociograms for my classes. Maybe I need to re-visit this or use this teacher's strategy to see that no-one is completely disconnected. A great reminder.
Getting your children to read does far more than improve their test results - it also teaches them invaluable life lessons about morality and empathy.
Joanne Schenkel's insight:
These same thoughts have been shared in many other articles. Refer to Mem Fox and her article promoting shared reading, curled up together and another Michael Pryor quoted on his Facebook page. The latter talked about children, boys in particular, being taught about empathy and social skills through literature.
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