Miranda Streeter

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Digital Citizenship and Documenting Learning

This is the third post in a series to dig deeper into the relationship between literacy and documenting learning. HOW does documenting learning have …

Your 5 step guide to a great school library

The library should be the beating heart of your school, and the most valuable resource in it is - of…<b>1. Brilliant books!</b>The first priority in making …

Ten Types of Books That Are Hooking My MOST Reluctant Readers by Wendy Gassaway

I teach reading to middle schoolers who read two or more years below grade level. I am a fierce believer in the power of reading workshop and choice, …

Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers

Your students are probably Internet authorities. When it comes to Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, they might know far more than you. All of that …

Plagiarism vs. Collaboration on Education's Digital Frontier

<b>by Jennifer Carey</b><p>It’s an open secret in the education community. As we go about integrating technology into our schools, we are increasing the risk …

Promoting Multiple Literacies (Principles of New Librarianship)

In my last post, I outlined 5 principles that I believe new librarianship encompasses. Today, I’m going to delve into the first principle a little …

Do Your Students Know How To Search?

<b>The Connected Student Series:</b><p>There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the …

School library infographics: research and advocacy — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

However compelling the research is, it can be hard to make the case with a 30-page study, or even a executive summary.<p>Sometimes you need the visually …

Librarians in the digital age and an infographic round-up — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

The USC Master of Library and Information Management program recently published, Librarians in the Digital Age, an infographic that describes what …

Teach Informational Texts Alongside The Literature You Love

The Common Core places new emphasis on the importance of reading and analyzing complex nonfiction and informational texts. This has many English …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources

You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources and maybe even used some in your classroom. But the world of OERs is growing constantly, with …

5 Strategies to Help You Rethink Research

The word research appears 80 times in the English language arts section of the Common Core Standards. It’s clear the ability to find, evaluate and …

Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem?

Imagine, for a moment, the technology of 2017 had existed on Jan. 11, 1964 – the day Luther Terry, surgeon general of the United States, released …

Top borrowed library books and series

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The periodic table of iPad Apps

I was recently inspired by Sean Junkins’ (@sjunkins) periodic table of iPad Apps. I thought it was a really useful too – being able to map Apps to …

iPad Apps

What is a "library" in the 21st century?

Digital Storytelling: What it is… And… What it is NOT

I was lucky to have shared my childhood bedroom for a few years with my grandmother, when she had come to live with us after an illness. At bedtime, …

How to Write Effective Driving Questions for Project-Based Learning

To get a better sense of this, I encourage you to watch some videos at the Buck Institute for Education's "How To Do PBL" playlist on their YouTube …

Fostering Student Questions: Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning

1. The Question Formulation Technique<p>The Question Formulation Technique offers a starting place to teach students how to construct questions that …

12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls

You’ll find recommendations for lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school, and high school. For each book, we list the appropriate grade …

Making GREAT Makerspaces: The 7 Attributes of a GREAT Makerspace - Worlds of Learning

My work with schools across the Nation on planning and creating makerspaces has proven to me that while anyone can create a makerspace, there are …

STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

Explore ways to use STEM lessons and approaches to help students practice cross-disciplinary thinking and build skills in science, technology, …

Unbored: The Power of 'Making' in the Classroom

The sixth graders at Marymount School -- an independent Catholic school for girls in Manhattan -- have a problem they need to solve. The American Dental Association recommends that kids brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day. But the students know that most kids fall well short of that …

Sylvia Martinez and The Maker Movement: Invent to Learn, Tinker to Teach! #makered #makerspace

The <b>Maker Movement</b> is here.<p>What do 3D printers, Rasberry pi programing units, scrapbooks and woodworking have in common? They are all part of the <b>Maker</b> …

Recognizing the A in STEM Education

We live in a world where you can’t understand science without technology, which couches most of if its research and development in engineering, which …

The Neighborhood STEM School: Creating a Better World

How will you make the world better?<p>This question challenges every member of the Preston Middle School community and serves as the foundation for …

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

Want to get a beautifully simply visualization of data over time? It’s easy to use Dipity to create certain types of web content in a highly visual …

How Free Play Can Define Kids' Success

“So many of the things that we care about are completely learned through the creative process,” Ginsberg said at an event hosted by the Bay Area …

What The Future Holds For Girls In STEM Careers

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