Neverwhere removed from Alamogordo school library, as parent complains Gaiman's novel is 'inappropriate' for teens
Oh yeah, let's keep kids from reading books with harsh language because they've never heard that on TV or on Video Games or in the hallway. Let's NOT have them read. Great idea. Said no librarian ever.
I love it when pop up PD happens & I get to share something cool with my teachers! Our PE team rec'd iMad minis yesterday and though they can't sync w/ their MacBooks (blocked) I suggested using Dropbox to move files! -- check out the BONUS space link!
Ready to get students excited about writing? Then check out Scholastic’s Story Starters, a virtual Willy Wonka type machine that randomly generates writing prompts. Yep, from general fiction to adventure, fantasy, and science fiction, this fun interactive is sure to provide students with some writing inspiration.
Following news that students at a Los Angeles high school had hacked district-issued iPads and were using them for personal use, district officials have halted home use of the Apple tablets until further notice.
Oh HUBRIS! Thy name is LA! Maybe if you hadn't gotten rid of your Librarians!
It took exactly one week for nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High School to hack through security so they could surf the Web on their new school-issued iPads, raising new concerns about a plan to distribute the devices to all students in the...
See? It ain't the tool, it's the teaching! OR....why not to block access. It just challenges the kiddos -- try teaching choices not chains!
"Speak Up, a national online research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives individuals the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning 21st century education and technology. "
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens (The case for libraries: freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication.
1. Why sharing ideas that matter, matters We built Scoop.it to make it easy and rewarding to share ideas that matter. Ideas matter: they make all of us, individuals, businesses and societies, progress.
I know I've been Scooping a lot about Scoopit today - feels slighty naughty, even because I do LOVE them so much. (and I'm NOT on the payroll - not even a hoodie or a t-shirt!)
Flatteringly but maddeningly, I get emails every day from companies wanting my shout outs, RT's, & blog focus nonwithstanding that I say my regard can't be bought (though a hoodie goes a long way ;-) lol --So here's why....
Scoopit is a one stop shop for glossy gorgeous customizable digital curation coolness!
It organizes for you, it Tweets for you, it collaborates and publishes all with a click using the handy bookmarklet on my toolbar. Nom nom yummy!
The principal of an elementary school in one of Oakland's most violent neighborhood gives tips on how to implement a blended learning program that serves the needs of disadvantaged students, many of whom are English language learners.
SO many brilliant ideas here! Pick one! BLENDED, Avoid Trends, or Partial Flip!
Mona Sobel has spent four decades at Bladensburg Elementary. “I still love what I do,” she said.
My Mom, Laurel Gombatz is quoted in this article - she's amazing! And she's retired from teaching for 34 years...but she rarely talks about herself! That's OK, she's got a big mouthed & proud daughter!