30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning

auntcloud:

Some of my picks to share with kids for National Poetry Month.

(Source: hrdreads)

The New York Public Library Has A Brilliant New Mapping Tool That History Fans Will Love

thedigitalark:

The cool part is that the NYPL’s website has overlaid a these maps over their present locations, so you can see how past residents viewed their homes.

Technology Focus Group this afternoon

The first Student Technology Focus Group is happening today at 4:15 right in the Library in Room B-111.

Stop by to share your technology needs and get some pizza!

Don’t forget to stop by this afternoon!

Don’t forget to stop by this afternoon!

coolcatteacher:

How do you develop 21st Century Critical Thinking? Awesome infographic to share with staff and discuss via Mentoring Minds.
(via Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | Teaching Strategies | Mentoring Minds)

coolcatteacher:

How do you develop 21st Century Critical Thinking? Awesome infographic to share with staff and discuss via Mentoring Minds.

(via Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | Teaching Strategies | Mentoring Minds)

I love endpapers!

lorettaschauer:

I’ve been dying to write a blog post about picture book endpapers. A few weeks ago, I got my hands on copies of ‘The Good Little Bad Little Pig’ for the first time, and I’m really pleased with how the book turned out. There’s something special about the feel of a physical book, and at long last…

Students! The first Student Technology Focus Group is happening next week. Stop by for a break from your studies and bring a friend. Free pizza is always worth it!

Students! The first Student Technology Focus Group is happening next week. Stop by for a break from your studies and bring a friend. Free pizza is always worth it!

Best Instructional Videos: Autism Awareness

educationworld:

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One in 66 people has a form of autism, a disorder of neural development. April is Autism Awareness Month, and to help teach students and educators about the condition, EducationWorld has rounded up three helpful videos below. Each includes a description and grade level, as well as the video’s capacity for engagement (“cool factor”). - See more at: http://bit.ly/1e5scf8


hithertokt:

gjmueller:

Beginners in the Classroom

Public school teaching is a profession in transition. Already the largest occupation in the United States, it is expanding faster than the nation’s student population. Teachers of color are entering the profession at twice the rate of white teachers, reversing an exodus after civil rights victories opened many other doors to African Americans. And women are again entering the profession in greater numbers after years of bypassing the field for other opportunities.But what may be most significant—to students, schools, and the nation—is that teachers today are younger and markedly less experienced than a generation ago.


And: “There are several reasons for the influx of beginners to America’s classrooms. One is a higher demand for teachers prompted by reforms such as smaller class sizes, expansions in special education, and a greater emphasis on math and science instruction. But, mainly, so many classrooms are led by rookies because teacher turnover is at unprecedented levels; teachers simply are not sticking around.”

hithertokt:

gjmueller:

Beginners in the Classroom

Public school teaching is a profession in transition. Already the largest occupation in the United States, it is expanding faster than the nation’s student population. Teachers of color are entering the profession at twice the rate of white teachers, reversing an exodus after civil rights victories opened many other doors to African Americans. And women are again entering the profession in greater numbers after years of bypassing the field for other opportunities.

But what may be most significant—to students, schools, and the nation—is that teachers today are younger and markedly less experienced than a generation ago.

And: “There are several reasons for the influx of beginners to America’s classrooms. One is a higher demand for teachers prompted by reforms such as smaller class sizes, expansions in special education, and a greater emphasis on math and science instruction. But, mainly, so many classrooms are led by rookies because teacher turnover is at unprecedented levels; teachers simply are not sticking around.”

(via hacking-curriculum)