In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
Thought I’d share my favorite resources technology wise for June, some were discovered July and August, here we go:
MY THREE FAVORITE BOOK RELATED VIDEOS this past month:
Epic Battles- between Gandalf and Dumbledore– NOT FOR KIDS!!
Critical Thinking: Broken Logic:
Action: cleaning our earth:
Some favorite resources:
Book Clubs: Newbery Book Club:
Books I’ve enjoyed:
Evernote lesson planning
Virtual tour of library. Prof. resource.
Great Netiquette video:
School Library Journal – connect common core to audiobooks that promote critical reading habits!
Great ideas for building excitement into the classroom.
lovely list of books about books.
25 Twitter Accounts that will Make You Smarter and More Links of the Week – http://t.co/5p1K1ZnJ via @ShiftTheDigital
Student friendly objectives to post http://t.co/dHHdsGFq
Dav Pilkey, the creator of the Captain Underpants series, explains how Reading Gives You Superpowers! http://www.pilkey.com
Huge #titletalk archive tonight. Broken into three docs housed on our wiki: http://t.co/7jzihvxi
Wrote a #nerdybookclub post on the top ten books I want to share w/ students this year. #titletalk http://t.co/InkrDkST
iPAD apps review
Lexile framework for reading reviewed.
Google search tip posters: http://t.co/LV0hlDup
Fantastic tool PLN Starter Kit…
S’More Tech Camp- take advantage of these fantastic online resource ideas!
Screenshot and image editing!
Beginning of the Year books…
I can’t decide. I know of a couple more possibilities of NEW books that I may put in a later post … but I ask you, oh wise Internet. I’m a little tired of most of these. Any suggestions?
Evernote fantastic resource– explanation and resources in Livebinder.
“We use task cards all the time. Students would rather do those than a worksheet. Plus, it’s great for a quick mini-assessment. I usually use them after teaching the skill for a couple of days. We play Scoot a lot; students will do them in small groups, and sometimes in groups of three they will work on the activity cards.”
Text-dependent questions do not require information or evidence from outside the text or texts; they establish what follows and what does not follow from the text itself. Eighty to ninety percent of the Reading Standards in each grade require text-dependent analysis; accordingly, aligned curriculum materials should have a similar percentage of text dependent questions. When examining a complex text in depth, tasks should require careful scrutiny of the text and specific references to evidence from the text itself to support responses.
THE OC is making a difference every Monday in keeping our earth and oceans clean. JOIN IN! OC Wildlife & Beach Tour and other Organizations in Orange County are picking up trash every Monday and we encourage everyone to join the Monday movement and pick up at least 2 pieces of trash. If you’re inspired like we are, join the everymondaymatters.com movement.
Australian outfit Bridge 8, who have the admirable mission of devising “creative strategies for science and society,” and animator James Hutson have created six fantastic two-minute animations on various aspects of critical thinking, aimed at school ages 8 to 10, or kids between the ages of 13 and 15, but also designed to resonate with grown-ups.
Why, why, why? http://t.co/nHqxptEk
Realistic Fiction books that have touched me- which ones would you add?… http://t.co/Tq5LwDWp
Loved this article, I am all about books at home, in classrooms, AND in a school library, all over… !… http://t.co/tCXHrCxz
I kept the blogs that genuinely inspire me, motivate me, provide practical and useful ideas, and support middle grade collection development.
Excellent article on school librarian’s role & reading workshops http://t.co/T34Kee73 #tlchat
Great point on plagiarism: http://t.co/SKjg27kO
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/48-summer-websites-kids-teachers-keith-ferrell [Trending] 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Students & #Teachers http://t.co/hkhRBvvH #ptchat #elearning
I adore fractured fairy tale picture books, this is quite the fantastic list:… http://t.co/vm91lrmc
Stop Motion apps – Great Storytelling tools for iPad | @scoopit http://t.co/YRtVzlwz /via @VAMCE2010 #ipaded
MY FAVORITE TUMBLR EVER: http://t.co/fHaWe5TY
These book confessions are fabulous and I pin them quite… http://t.co/PxVUxqnY
Interesting principles for people to reflect on. Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world: http://t.co/lFFSyGq0
@colbysharp @mentortexts thinking if you, wondering if you might share my latest post on #Titletalk – top circ series http://t.co/e3NMimd8
Presently, this is my favorite book quote source: THESE ARE CONFESSIONS AND/OR THOUGHTS OF A BOOK LOVER, BIBLIOPHILE, BOOK ADDICT, READER, LOVER OF LITERATURE, NERD…CALL ME WHAT YOU WILL, BUT HERE THEY ARE. IF YOU HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR A BOOKFESSION, SEND IT TO MY ASK BOX!
Great source for summer reading: Jokes, Silly Stories, Creature Creator, How to draw… etc: This program is a joint initiative between TD Bank Group, Toronto Public Library and Library and Archives Canada. Every year a theme is selected from suggestions made across the country. Supporting materials for the program are developed by a team of children’s librarians from Toronto Public Library with the francophone component developed by librarians from Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal.
Hi, welcome to robertmunsch.com. I hope you enjoy this selection of my work, as well as the creative art and short stories donated by kids and teachers.
Create your own comic strips starring YOU and your friends!
Summer vacation is just around the corner and teachers and librarians are freaking out. It has nothing to do with lost books or late report cards. It has everything to do with reading. After spending months working to get students into the habit of reading, myself and many of my colleagues are concerned that much of that hard work (on both sides) will be undone by two months of (much needed) summer distractions. To help students keep reading in the summer, I’ve been showcasing several websites with my K-6 students to encourage to keep those reading skills sharp. Below is a list of five of the best websites to help kids keep up their reading this summer.
Let’s put our hands together for SLJ blogger Betsy Bird who spent the last six weeks sorting through 200 titles to bring you the Top 100 Picture Books and Chapter Books of all time.
Dying to know who topped the lists? Maurice Sendak’s classic Where the Wild Things Are made best picture book, while E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web ranked the best chapter book.
Evernote is a great web service and software application that we can use in education. A lot of ink has been shed on this topic and just one click in a search engine is enough to get hundreds of links to guides and tutorials about Evernote. I have been going through so many of these resources and have collected ideas, videos, notes and many more. If you are a loyal reader to my blog ( I am glad most of you are ) you would clearly notice that guides I write here are different in that they are simple. to the point, address teachers and students direct need, and most of all written in an easy and simple language. In this regard, I am working on an ebook that will contain all the guides I have posted here so far but will be available for free only to my subscribers. Without any further ado, let us get back to our guide.
Cool idea for book spines, turn into bracelets.
Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors. Use the browse menu on the left to find an author by surname, or use the search boxes on the right to search for an author or book
I am web geek, and not just because I own a Foursquare t-shirt that I bought at a discount after my 1000th check in. The real reason I know I am a web geek is because I LOVE discovering cool web 2.0 tools that can enhance my classroom! I am about to share with you my not so secret sources for teacher Web 2.0 excitment! …and that’s not all! Actually, it is, but I think you will enjoy discovering all of the new tools that these web sources will present. I guarantee that you will find something new that will amaze you as you explore. So get ready to dive into these web 2.0 treasure troves!
ORDER IN THE LIBRARY game.