Ann Hagedorn writes: "When you say parents, middle school students, books, and reading some believe that it equals a recipe for disaster. Well, a few years ago a co-worker and I decided to try out this recipe- we created what we called a parent-child book club (still hate the name, but we couldn’t come up with anything better)."
Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development, the performance aspect of the job is rarely emphasized or taught. Acknowledging this aspect could be a missed opportunity to restructure ways teachers learn new skills and tactics.
AddreIn an effort to address the lack of broadband access among low-income residents, the Chicago Public Library (CPL), and New York Public Library (NYPL) on June 23 announced new programs that will allow patrons to check out and take home wifi hotspots. NYPL’s “Check Out the Internet,” and CPL’s “Internet to Go” programs are made possible, in part, by grants awarded this week by the Knight News Challenge, a competition developed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in partnership with the Ford Foundation and Mozilla, to fund and promote projects committed to making the Internet an open, equitable platform.
As I’ve mentioned before—it is not only important for educators to encourage students to push the technological envelope, but it’s equally essential that we teach them to navigate the digital world in a responsible manner. But in order to do so, we must first become familiar with copyright rules and fair use guidelines ourselves—a task that can seem very daunting and frustrating at times.
If you’ve ever used online materials for teaching and learning, then I’m sure you have wondered one or more of the following: Do I need permission to use this image? Can I share this video on my classroom web site? Would it be best for my me and/or my students to create my/their own media?
Well, it may not answer all of your burning questions, but the copyright flowchart shown below will surely help with some of the confusion surrounding this very relevant and significant topic.
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has hired an ethics consultant to work with students at Corona del Mar High School in the hopes of restoring the school’s reputation after a year of controversy.
On May 13th, the top European court upheld a law that requires Google to erase “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” information from search results if individuals request so. One problem here is that drawing the line ...
Unless you live under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of this guy named John Green and chances are that you’ve read an article or seventy-two talking about how one of his books — the phenomenal New York Times bestseller titled The Fault … Continued
Back in the day, there weren’t a ton of choices for word processing options out there – you had to use what was installed on your computer, based on the type of computer you owned. At that time (which was before Apple really became the mainstream crack of tech), that meant Microsoft Word was your …
You know you have it, you know you use it, you may even know most of these tips - but why not share em with your peeps?
I just taught a teacher THIS YEAR how to Cut & Paste text! Never assume! I have comic tutorials that work back to this, too! For the kiddos!
Having trouble getting your Mac to reconnect to Wi-Fi after waking from sleep? The problem may be related to Bluetooth, and here's how to fix it As near as I can tell, somewhere along the way after I upgraded to Mavericks, my Retina MacBook Pro stopped working right. It wouldn't reconnect to a Wi-Fi network after waking from sleep. I had to manually reconnect it; often I'd have to...
Been struggling with this since updating to Mavericks - thanks to @KathySchrock for sharing this fix!