"In Mike FIsher and my keynote/workshop last week at the Wildly Excited Conference at the Grand Rapids State University in Michigan, I shared the following blended sketchnote (blended= self-drawn doodles/sketches combined with a photograph). Participants were asked to take a look at the image and use the Visible Thinking Routine I see, I think, I wonder from Project Zero. They shared their thinking in a backchannel in a Today’s Meet room.
Before looking at my image annotations and reading the examples/ excerpt of the backchannel below with teachers’ responses, consider going through the exercise yourself. Take a few minutes to intensely look at the image above and follow the thinking routine: I see…, I think…, I wonder… Share your responses in the comment section below, adding your thoughts…sharing and making your thinking visible to other."
E-books bring opportunities and issues for your school, its library, and your students. Making sound decisions on e-books will require you to keep up to date with developments around copyright, devices, delivery, availability and sources.
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report (2014) from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems What is interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet the ever changing needs of the global market, and some potential ways to address shortcomings in our collective educational systems.
Huntington welcomes library along with new school year Chillicothe Gazette Since June 1, Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library employees have been working to convert the high school's library into a branch location, which aims to serve the...
In trying to imagine what would be different if we did this instead of that, I was surprised at how education has settled one a small handful of models in light of so much possibility. Was it because we’ve found the magic formula, and in 2014 we’re in an era of simple refinement? That we know “what works,” and now it’s all a matter of tweaks?
Karen Bonanno's insight:
Reflections on different styles of learning through a cause / effect lens.
MORE than 10 million Australians are library members and there are more than 110 million visits to libraries every year.
School library staff support student literacy – not only reading, but also information literacy (how to find things) and digital literacy (how to find and use information online and in electronic formats).
They are the go-to for cybersafety, helping children stay safe online and they provide essential resources for teachers, based on their curriculum needs.
Yahoo News Canada (blog) Elementary kids turn to Indiegogo for money to re-open their school library Yahoo News Canada (blog) Due to changes in their district, what was once the school library at Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, California, is...
In May of last year, Ken Robinson–he of “Is School Killing Creativity”/TED Talk legend status–gave a brief talk on the idea of contrast, specifically the difference between who we are and how we teach.
His general message was that we, as human beings, are wired for certain tendencies. Three of those most immediate to education, Robinson explains, are our diversity, curiosity, and creativity, calling children “natural learners.”
He contrasted these hallmarks of being human with the tone in which public education in the United States currently operates–a tone that promotes conformity, compliance, and standardization.
15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching by Terry Heick 15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching–And 15 That Are Not So Much On Sunday, we’re going to release a basic framework to begin to make sense of what “student-centered learning” mean in...
Images via Locke High Innovation Space Green Dot Public Schools and No Right Brain Left Behind have launched the Locke JetSpace, a transformed public school library in Locke High School in Watts, California.
Specialists keep library relevant in the Internet era The Daily Advertiser This struck me as being particularly novel and funny because I hadn't considered that the library would have an active presence on social media, and certainly not a...
LA School Turnaround Sets Sights on Reinventing the Library EdSurge Current Locke tenth grade teacher Kathleen Hicks corroborates the backstory: "Over 20 years of transient staffing meant the books were a combination of woefully outdated and...
Inquiry curriculum skills, evident in the Australian Curriculum and general capabilities, mapped to the Guided Inquiry Design Framework, and core essential
Karen Bonanno's insight:
In the latter part of 2012, I was granted permission from the authors of Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School, Carol Kuhlthau, Leslie Maniotes and Ann Caspari, to develop a scope and sequence typing the five kinds of learning to the inquiry skills and general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum. This document also includes core skills and web tools.
As miners are alerted to dangers from noxious gases when a canary dies in the mine, community members should immediately wake up and take notice when budgets propose cutting school librarians. This is an early sign that the school culture is endangered, that access to information is at risk, and that student-centered learning may well be compromised.
School librarians are getting quite a bit of amount of attention lately. Education blogger Anthony Cody has written about scams rife in the corporate reform movement, citing librarians as an antidote to destructive policies. Education Activist Peggy Robertson addressed the critical importance of school librarians recently in her blog, Peg with Pen. In July Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis shared a post on Facebook about the bleeding loss of school librarians in Chicago. Under that post, I linked a comment to the Chicago Lab School where one can clearly note the rich school library programs present in schools of the, well, rich. Stories, literature, information literacy – all this matters to families of Lab students as “skills and dispositions learned through library use allow students to explore the wide range of human experience through a variety of media.” Shouldn’t this exploration of what it means to be human be available to public school students?
Technology driving new Hewitt library design Waco Tribune-Herald Now a retired elementary school teacher, Roch recalls how some students would light up whenever she brought new books or magazines to class because they didn't have anything to read...