Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools by Terry Heick Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things.
The National Education Association (NEA) is set to launch a study to measure student access to school librarians and libraries. The project was approved by its Representative Assembly at the organization’s annual meeting that just ended in Orlando, FL.
Joyce Valenza's insight:
This could be a critical validation coming from outside our own ranks!
This entry in the "3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip" video series shows how easy it is to 'flip' any YouTube video with the structured tool set provided at ed.ted.com. These lessons can be public or private, and the easy to use tools let teachers add associated content, a brief quiz, and online discussions associate with the video that is the focus point of the lesson. TedEd is totally free, and teachers get summary feedback on lesson views, quiz results, discussions, etc.
Admit it: you only read the list of the six levels of the Taxonomy, not the whole book that explains each level and the rationale behind the Taxonomy. Not to worry, you are not alone: this is true ...
Joyce Valenza's insight:
Important reading regarding the application of use of the verbs in CCSS:
"The greatest failure of the Common Core Standards is arguably to have overlooked these issues by being arbitrary/careless in the use of verbs in the Standards. There appears to have been no attempt to be precise and consistent in the use of the verbs in the Standards, thus making it almost impossible for users to understand the level of rigor prescribed by the standard, hence levels of rigor required in local assessments."
Dawn Finch, a school librarian, children's author and vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, shares a response to yet another list of the “top 100 books” that children “should” read in primary school raised an extensive discussion on social media about the books chosen.
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