Amy Turner

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8 Sites and Ideas to Help Teachers and Students Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Rescue boats fill a flooded street at flood victims are evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. …

Hurricane Harvey

Teachers talk: 12 makerspace must-haves for back-to-school

Makerspaces are becoming a classroom staple. As these shared spaces for student-led learning continue to flourish, the concepts, tools and …

Makerspaces

Learn SketchUp

Video Tutorials<p>From beginner tool tips to intermediate and advanced modeling techniques, our video tutorials are a great way to build your SketchUp …

A Collection of Good Web Tools to Help Research Students

August 14, 2017 For those of you who haven't seen it yet, below is one of our popular infographics we published last year featuring important web …

How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects

In recent years, libraries have broadened their scope of offerings to the local community to involve more making activities like 3-D printing and …

Makerspaces

15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More

Nobody cares how busy your are or how work you late, they just care what you get done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. For many this is a daily struggle. The …

Productivity

Printable Maps for Kids

Here you will find a collection of free printable maps in children-friendly designs that can be used for learning geography, playing games, coloring …

Top 10 Circulated Picture Books of 2017

The school year is ending soon – a good time to take a look at the most popular books in our K-4 school library.Today – picture books.I did something …

Books

Over 4000 Free Common Core Resources for Teachers

June 1, 2017 Back with another excellent resource from OER Commons. This is basically a collection featuring over 4000 free resources aligned to the …

Common Core

6 Great Tools for Creating Classroom Newspapers

May 25, 2017 Creating classroom newspapers is a great way for teachers to engage students in a wide variety of literacy activities. Students can use …

Writing

Creative Makers at Wells Road

Wells Road students were excited to participate in Simsbury Public Library’s Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 1. No Fooling! The newly formed …

Maker Faire

5 of The Most Popular Student Interactives to Use in Your Class

April 29, 2017 One of our favourite resources for student interactives is ReadWriteThink. It provides a wide variety of educational materials to help …

Psychology

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

Alexa tip: Wake up to any song on Spotify

Alexa is getting a lot smarter. With skills and more third-party support for smart home devices, you can order pizza and control your home using just your voice. You can ask what your car's fuel level is, set recurring alarms and much, much more.<p>One of the most requested features and largest missed …

Print Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides

What do you get when you combine sticky notes with Google Slides? A super cool idea from Tony Vincent that shows teachers how to create customized …

Education Technology

100 Scope Notes Burning Question of the Day (#1)

<i>I have questions, you have the answers. Let’s solve some of children’s literature most vexing questions with the 100 Scope Notes Burning Question of</i> …

Children's Books

Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

<i>A conversation with Richard Byrne on Episode #57 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher …

Education Technology

Three Dry Erase Productivity Boosters

I discovered a great productivity perk a while back for my speaking audience that use dry erase markers on glossy photo paper. I just create easy to …

Costco

First Look: President Trump Releases Self-Published Children’s Autobiography

Citing the rise of “fake publishing”, Donald Trump has just surprise-released a self-published autobiography for kids. Here’s the cover:“Nobody gets …

Book Trailer Premiere: The Fleatastics by Lisa Desimini

<b>Hello, Lisa Desimini! Welcome to Watch. Connect. Read.! Thank you for dropping by to finish my sentences and premiere the book trailer for The</b> …

The Things Triangle Has Seen

Look at that face.Rather, look at those eyes.There’s no denying it, Triangle (by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen) has <i>seen</i> some things.Bad things:Good …

Thunkable - Design and Publish Your Own Apps

Thunkable is a free platform for designing, testing, and publishing your own Android apps (support for iOS apps is coming soon). Through Thunkable …

Readers Need Book Celebrations!

Just before Spring Break began last week, my fellow district librarians and I were busily prepping for our March Book Madness set to begin when we …

A Great Website to Transform Your Class Into Interactive Learning Space

March 11, 2017<br>Spiral is a great website where you can create a class for your students and get them engaged in a wide variety of collaborative …

Your 2018 Newbery/Caldecott ‘Hey, Keep An Eye Out’ Lists

The 2017 Youth Media Awards: pretty good, right? Pretty, pretty good.But like a cool guy who doesn’t look at explosions, I now have my eyes set …

Yearly Migration

By:Ryder Carroll20 Comments<p>Top<p>As the year draws to a close, I wanted to share a little tradition of mine – The Yearly Migration. On the first day of …

Productivity