James Allen

624 Flips | 4 Magazines | 37 Likes | 3 Following | 232 Followers | @james3 | Teacher Librarian at Eminence Independent Schools

Google’s huge 4K touchscreen whiteboard is now on sale for $5K

Google’s Jamboard is not a kitchen app for curating PB&J recipes – it’s a 55-inch digital whiteboard, with pen and touch input, companion iOS and Android apps, an Nvidia Jetson TX1 processor on board and 4K resolution. The behemoth is an enterprise-focused collaboration tool, that comes in three …

Redefining the American Library, Part 2

Part II: How Can We Redefine the American Library?<p>Julie Todaro D.L.S., the American Library Association's President-elect, spent time with Dr. Rod …

Librarianship

Mapping the real-world locations that inspired great children’s books

Although many books written for children and young adults take place in entirely fictitious worlds, there are plenty more whose plots unfold in …

Children's Books

Michael Morpurgo says exams have created ‘apartheid’ in schools

Writer warns that policy of constantly testing children is resulting in millions feeling excluded and alienated<p>Michael Morpurgo has said the policy of constantly testing children in schools has created an “apartheid system” that is destroying their self-confidence and resulting in feelings of shame …

Education

Incorporating Literacy in Your Project: An Excerpt from PBL in the Elementary Grades
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August 29, 2016<br>Incorporating Literacy in Your Project: An Excerpt from PBL in the Elementary Grades<p><i>This book by BIE has just been updated to reflect</i> …

Teaching

Tapping into Declarative and Procedural Knowledge in the Art Room

When it comes to professional development, sometimes art teachers feel a bit forgotten. Many of us have sat through faculty meetings, staff training, …

Teaching

Dot Day

How Nerd Camp Transformed My Teaching by Holly Schlan

<b>BNC (Before Nerd Camp):</b>I would like to think that before I attended Nerd Camp I was a pretty good teacher. I loved my students and wanted them to …

Teaching

Photocatalysis with a Raspberry Pi

Access to clean, safe drinking water is a global problem: as water.org notes, 663 million people lack access to water that’s safe to drink. That’s …

Abcya Word Cloud -- Fun and Classroom-Ready

Abcya Word Cloud Generator is especially great for kids.<p>I don’t know why I haven’t written about this nifty free tool before. Abcya has some great …

Reading Comprehension Crisis? - Simplek12

(AP) — A colorful chart on the wall of the English as a New Language classroom in Beardsley Elementary School shows the six levels of English …

Top 10 Circulated Graphic Novels of 2016

When random jugs of Sunny D and begin to appear in the teacher’s lounge (leftover from one classroom celebration or another)……you know the end of the …

Graphic Novels

Digital Citizenship: Two Perspectives on Using Social Media in Education

Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and whatever’s next, social media plays an integral part of most people’s lives these days. As an …

Library Journal

Were you looking for Dewey Decimal Class 404? Didn’t think so.<p>If you typed the URL directly, please make sure the spelling is correct.<p>If you clicked …

Libraries

Why we need wildness in children's fiction

From The Wild Things to Saki’s beast children to Peter Pan, Philip Womack on why he is, and always has been, drawn to the wild side of children’s books<p>It always seemed glamorous to me, to be wild. It was the sort of word adults said behind their hands - that boy, he’s wild. The implication was of …

Eric Carle: children can identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar

The author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar tells us how he makes his iconic collages and which artists have inspired his work<p>• Find out about the The Very Hungry Caterpillar stage show which is coming to the UK, after a sellout run on Broadway!<p>Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar …

Study Ties College Success to Students’ Exposure to a High School Librarian

Attention, educators: training high school students early in digital research, partnering them with a school librarian, and providing time to …

10 songs you didn't know were inspired by literature

From David Bowie’s We Are the Dead to Katy Perry’s Firework, art imitates art in this selection of literature-inspired songs<p>For more great blogs check out the Guardian children’s and teen booksite!<p><i>you just gotta ignite the light and let it shine, just own the night like the 4th of July. Cause,</i> …

The Educator Hive....A Brand New Place To Share & Adapt Smore Flyers We All Create!

I have been waiting for this ever since I heard it was coming and I can't wait to tell you all about it.<p>It is called <i>The Educator Hive</i> from our …

The Librarian Lists

I had never been a list maker. However, my tune changed when I started my first job as a library media specialist. I realized just how much …

Middle School

Why I still love the words LIBRARY & LIBRARIAN

April 04, 2016<b>in</b> Libraries, Professional Growth5 Comments<p><i>Note: All opinions here are my own and do not represent my district or any other organization</i><p>…

Libraries

Northern Kentucky school librarian is 2016 KySTE Outstanding Teacher

By Kathy Mansfield <br>kathy.mansfield@education.ky.gov<p>Heidi Neltner, teacher librarian for Johnson Elementary (Fort Thomas Independent Schools), is the …

Teaching

Library Media

Staff - May 10, 2018<p>The media services team from Fayette County Public Schools received the 2018 Award of Merit from the Central Kentucky Association …

Kentucky

'A place of refuge and reinvention': what my local library means to me

Libraries are facing a crisis, with many at risk of closure because of cuts. We asked people to tell us what their local libraries mean to them<p>There’s something about local libraries.<p>For some, the library is a place to read. For others, it’s a place to learn how to use the internet, or whatever …

The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research

<i>Washington</i><p>Few trends in K-12 ed tech are as hot—or as under-researched—as "Maker" education.<p>The term generally refers to using a wide variety of …

Education

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Students' Attitudes Towards Plagiarism

<i>Click on the image to open the full data visual.</i><p>It’s clear that accurate referencing has a great impact on students’ success at university. …

Teaching

Makerspace Logistics: What Happens When I’m Not There

April 12, 2016<b>in</b> Makerspaces1 Comment<p><i>This post is part of an occasional Makerspace Logisitics series, where I answer reader questions about the</i> …