"Google's Search Anthropologist Daniel Russell recently shared a short videodemonstrating why word order matters when formulating your search terms. In the two minute video we learn how and why reversing word order can affect the outcome of your search. The video is embedded." --Richard Byrne
Over the last few days I've featured a couple of free tools for adding interactive elements to your videos. In the last year I've reviewed a few other services and methods for doing the same thing. This is a round-up of the ways that you can add interactive elements to your videos. The first four tools could be used by students to create a series of choose your own adventure videos. These tools could be used by teachers to enhance the short videos that they create for flipped lessons.
So is this the beginning of the end for school libraries? Not by a long shot, says Susan Ballard, president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Enlightened administrators realize that school librarians still play a pivotal role for students, guiding them through search processes and helping them find appropriate, reliable, vetted resources in print and digital format for research and other classroom projects.
Project ENABLE, a collaborative project of Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, Center for Digital Literacy, and Burton Blatt Institute, provides high quality, comprehensive, train-the-trainer continuing education program for school librarians nationwide in ways to create and deliver effective library and information services to students with disabilities.
Writing About Emotional and Developmental Disabilities
Contributed to CBC Diversity by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
My Personal Connection I am honored and grateful to be invited to contribute to the Diversity 101 blog, but as a person with Asperger’s syndrome (a mild form of autism) who can discuss at great length a topic of special interest, I find the blog’s word limit especially challenging. Hence, I will focus on what is one of my biggest issues among those who write about emotional and developmental disabilities such as Asperger’s—the exaggeration of difference at the expense of the feelings and desires we all have in common
I love great stories--and especially love passing them on to others. Mostly I blog about middle grade or YA fiction, but I love good narrative nonfiction for kids too. Personal stuff: I'm a Massachusetts-based writer of fiction and nonfiction for young readers, former middle-school and high-school library aide, current independent bookstore bookseller, public library clerk, and all-around story slinger.
There are a lot of very good book blogs out there, but this one is worth taking the time to check out.
80,000 of the best questions from NY Regents, State Assessments, Academic Competitions, and more.Search by topic or exam. Select, arrange, and format questions the way you like. Create beautiful classroom materials in just minutes!
"Wonderopolis is a fantastic site that I learned about through Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano's current series of blog posts about embedding visuals into teaching and learning. Wonderopolis currently offers nearly 900 "wonder" prompts. The prompts cover topics in science, social studies, mathematics, and language arts. Each of the prompts includes a short article, a video, an image or two, and links to additional readings." --Richard Byrne
wireWAX is video, evolved. Start tagging your own videos today.
"What makes using wireWax different from using the YouTube annotations tool is that clicking on your tags (what YouTube calls annotations) does not send you outside of the video you're currently watching. This means that you can watch a video within a video or view a picture or listen to a different audio track within the original video. When you click a tag in the original video the video pauses and the tagged item is displayed." --Richard Bryne