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Education Technology

Five Ways to Build Lifelong Readers

<b>Guest post by Maddie Witter <br>The new Common Core State Standards list skills to prepare American young people on the path toward the college and</b> …

2015 Rainbow Book List

The Rainbow Book List Committee proudly announces the 2015 Rainbow Book List. The Rainbow Book List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, …

Books

9-dollar computer tops two million on Kickstarter

CHIP easily fits in your palm and packs a 1GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of storage with Linux loaded and ready to roll. It has built in WiFi, …

Raspberry Pi

Top 4 Presentation Tools for Teachers

ThingLink is an excellent web tool that allows you to create interactive images online. The images you create come alive by adding to them text, …

Education Technology

Some Very Good Tutorials to Help Students Develop Online Search Skills

April 24, 2015<br>The key to unlocking the educational potential of the virtual world is through knowing how to effectively search it with the minimum …

Education Technology

17 Cartoon Videos Explaining the Internet and Internet Safety to Kids

<b>17 Cartoon Videos Explaining the Internet and Internet Safety to Kids</b><p>HT: Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers blog.<p>Planet Nutshell produces …

All About Libraries and Librarians - Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Twitter: @inkyelbows)

<b>LIBRARY LOVE, LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS</b><p><i>Updated: April 4, 2017</i><p>This is part of the super-fantabulous Bonus Page for <b>WHERE ARE MY BOOKS?</b>, Debbie's first …

Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation

Searching and citing usable images is easy once students learn the basics<p>Teaching students to respect the intellectual property of others is …

Creative Commons

“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”

<b>“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”</b><p>by <b>Britten Follett</b><p>“What is the most unique item your students have created in their …

Makerspaces

School kids weak at filtering data to produce own conclusions: study

The nation’s primary and junior high school students lack the skills to sift through and link information from multiple sources to solve problems, …

Writing Our Way Into Inquiry and Presearch

As we continue our efforts to think about writing literacies as a focal point of our inquiry work in a high school library, my colleague Jennifer …

Teaching

Finland's Latest Educational Move Will Produce a Generation of Entrepreneurs

Last Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the iPad, a device heralded for triggering the broad adoption of tablet computers and for further …

7 inspiring children's books to motivate your young activist

It's never too early to try to change the world.<p>Teaching your kids at an impressionable young age about the most important issues of our time can …

Pinterest and teachers: How the site is filling a gap in teacher training.

For most of us, Pinterest brings to mind crafts we’ll never make, places we’ll never visit, and wedding dresses we’ll never buy. But when teachers …

Social Media

When Teachers Cheat

Rampant conspiracies to alter kids' scores, including the one that resulted in the recent conviction of 11 Atlanta educators, attest to the dangers of high-stakes testing.<p>The social scientist Donald T. Campbell offered an insightful analysis of American education in his 1976 paper, "Assessing the …

Education

Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

Screenshot from Physics Playground, a game where middle school students draw agents of motion that will cause the green ball to hit the red balloon. …

Teaching
Teaching

Program Computers, Not Kids @coolcatteacher