We Connect Through Reading


This article by Wil Schwalbe  published in the Wall Street Journal, discusses why we need to read. We connect with others, we disconnect from technology, we learn new things.

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This is a great article to share with others in your building.

Students’ ed-tech opinions might surprise you | eSchool News | eSchool News


Students are more thoughtful about tech than we often give them credit for.  Read here and see if you are surprised by what our kids have to say.

 

Students’ ed-tech opinions might surprise you | eSchool News | eSchool News.

8 ways to improve your digital teaching | eSchool News | eSchool News


This serial article offers practical tips and helps guide integration of technology in ways that can work for you.

8 ways to improve your digital teaching | eSchool News | eSchool News.

MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity | EurekAlert! Science News


Yes, Story time is important:

MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity | EurekAlert! Science News.

Libraries are early learning partners


Libraries are early learning partners

The American Library Association (ALA) urged the Department of Education in a letter (pdf) Wednesday to include public libraries as early learning partners in the Proposed Requirements for School Improvement Grants (SIG). The Association specifically asks that the Department of Education include public libraries as eligible entities and allowable partners under the new intervention model that focuses on improving early learning educational outcomes.

via Libraries are early learning partners.

The 10 biggest current and future edtech trends


As librarians, technology is a necessary part of our teaching. It’s important to stay on top of those trends, and this infographic provides an overview.

http://dailygenius.com/current-and-future-edtech-trends/

9 Things your students need to learn to do in Google Docs


9 thingsThis article offers a quick introduction to 9 tools embedded within Google Docs that will help your students write better research papers.

Tips focus on the items found under the Tools option in the Document editing menu bar. They include the research tool, doing a  Scholarly search from within the document, and setting preferences so Google will automatically change common typos or insert characters.

It’s a handy article.