An Open Letter to School Boards Everywhere | School Library Journal


School libraries are popping up that are fully, even lavishly, equipped, save for one thing: a certified school librarian. Here, one New Jersey librarian explains why that can never work. Ever.

Source: An Open Letter to School Boards Everywhere | School Library Journal

Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated | eSchool News


Technology, collaboration, and new standards are changing the classroom at a rapid pace. Every teacher’s professional development must keep up.

Source: Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated | eSchool News

Librarians are taking the lead in the digital transformation | eSchool News


For library media specialists, finding high-quality digital resources is an ongoing challenge. Today, media specialists are being called upon to organize and share content for students and teachers…

Source: Librarians are taking the lead in the digital transformation | eSchool News

What’s in a Makerspace? – Corwin Connect


In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School’s Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace.

Source: What’s in a Makerspace? – Corwin Connect

38 best tools for data visualization


 

Looking for new ways for your students to present data?

Here are 38 options that you can offer to your students.

This article offers reviews and screenshots so you can offer a wider choice of tools to your students.

 

http://www.creativebloq.com/design-tools/data-visualization-712402

 

Annotating Videos in the classroom


This article offers three great options for students to annotate videos in the classroom. Each one has its benefits, and I would add another that i have used. It’s EdPuzzle, a Google Chrome Extension that allows teachers to edit a clip and insert comments, comprehension questions, and bookmarks so students can interact with the video meaningfully.

These are all some great tools for using video in the classroom.

 

 

App Smashing to create interactive books


Interested in creating interactive books in your classroom? bookcreator

This article offers some ideas and lesson plans for using Book Creator and Tellegami to help your learners create interactive ebooks using iPads.

 

 

 

Here’s the link