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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 …

Google

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 …

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 actual, real-world locations that can be found on the map. A team from <i>Atlas Obscura</i> has taken the liberty of compiling just such a map with blue, green, …

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> …

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, …

Pedagogy

Dot Day

So many of us are already talking about connecting and doing fun things for DOT DAY so lets start our collaboration here. Let’s all create a Dot Day …

The Creative Classroom: Why We Must Teach With Imagination

In a truly creative classroom, teachers need to plan time in their lessons for change and growth. They must allow children to transition from …

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 …

An Open Letter to School Boards Everywhere

Dear Board of Education members,<p>It is budget season across the country. Now is the time when school districts need to make hard choices. Why are …

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 …

Books

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 …

Kids

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>Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush is inspired by Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte<p>Perhaps the most famous …

Literature

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. <br>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 …

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>…

Northern Kentucky school librarian is 2016 KySTE Outstanding Teacher

Heidi Neltner, teacher librarian for Johnson Elementary, is the 2016 winner of the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education’s Outstanding Teacher …

Education

Library Media

Staff - May 9, 2017<p>The Bluegrass Book Buddies is an initiative inviting Kentuckians of all ages to try reading in a fresh way through meaningful …

'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 …

Libraries

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

« In Fla. Schools, Digital Divide Shifts From Access to Use, Research Finds | Main | iPads Can Change Math Instruction, Study Finds »<p><i>Washington</i><p>Few …

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. …

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> …

Digital citizenship is more important than ever

A lot has changed since <i>Digital Citizenship in Schools</i> was first published four years ago. But one thing has remained constant: the importance of …

Reading for pleasure conference 17 March 2016 - in pictures

The Guardian Education Centre conference for primary school teachers and librarians on inspiring children to read for pleasure, visual literacy, approaches to reading choices, being creative with books and reading strategies that raise attainment<p>Conference notes

Education

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