Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nominations Now Open for the 2014 Edublog Awards




It's that time of the year, folks. The 11th annual Edublog Awards are accepting nominations from now until November 24, 2014. To make a nomination, simply fill out the form HERE.  You may not nominate yourself, but you are free to nominate others in as many categories as you like.  This year it is optional if you want to post your nominations on your blog, but feel free to share on Twitter, ( #eddies14 ) Facebook, Google+ and email.  Last year's winners are posted HERE. Good luck, everyone!!






Here are the categories:

  • Best individual blog
  • Best group blog
  • Best new blog
  • Best class blog
  • Best student blog
  • Best ed tech / resource sharing blog
  • Best teacher blog
  • Best library / librarian blog
  • Best administrator blog
  • Most influential blog post of the year
  • Best individual tweeter
  • Best twitter hashtag or chat
  • Best free web tool
  • Best educational use of media (audio / video / visual / podcast)
  • Best educational wiki
  • Best open PD / unconference / webinar series
  • Best educational use of a social network
  • Best mobile app
  • Lifetime achievement

Monday, November 10, 2014

Promoting Teacher-Librarians

Thank you, Joyce Valenza, for posting this on your blog. You can use this video to promote yourself. Teacher-librarians really matter!




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Real or Make-Believe: Prelude to Fiction and Nonfiction for Kindergartners

So I am now into my third month teaching kindergarten classes on Monday morning, and we have been talking about stories that are real and make-believe. By the time we get to January, I will introduce the kiddies to fiction and nonfiction, but for this coming week, I have an online interactive and a coloring sheet which talk about real vs. make-believe stories. This list will be added to the Teacher-Librarians page on my blog. Are you an elementary school teacher-librarian? If you have any ideas to share, please comment below.

LESSONS
Fact or Make-Believe Worksheet- must log into you Education.com free account

Real and Make-Believe- PowerPoint presentation

Real or Make-Believe- PowerPoint presentation

Real or Make-Believe Lesson- from Family Education


ONLINE INTERACTIVES
Dinosaurs: Real or Make-Believe-

Real of Make Believe?- from Scholastic; needs Flash to run

Tina's World: Real or Make-Believe

Christopher Emdin on Creating Magic in the Classroom


Gobble Gobble. Here Are 25 Sites About Thanksgiving

If you have been following my post on Holidays From September to June, you will notice that I have been updating it regularly. We are a few weeks away from Thanksgiving, so I hope that you can use some of the resources below.



AOK Teacher- coloring pages, arts and crafts activities
Apples 4 the Teacher- coloring pages with cute captions

Billy Bear for Kids-games, crafts, puzzles

Coloring Pages- choice of 10 different pages

Coloring Pages- choose from four pages

Coloring Pages- some are funny

Everything For Thanksgiving - Scholastic.com

History of Thanksgiving Videos- from History.com


Kids' Domain- coloring pages



The Pilgrim Hill Museum- located in Plymouth, Mass.

Rexanne.com- recipes, cooking ideas, cards, graphics



Teacher Planet- lessons, worksheets, clip art

TeAchnology- Thanksgiving printable worksheets

Thanksgiving Crafts, Lessons and Activities

Turkey Hunt- play this game online; primary grades

USA.gov- resource list

Monday, November 3, 2014

Educators Can Receive Free DVD of 12 Years a Slave!

Here's an offer for all history teachers: with your principal's approval, you can register to receive a free DVD of the movie 12 Years a Slave. Included in your education packet will be a printed study guide, a copy of the Penguin paperback and a letter from director Steve McQueen. Note: the movie has been edited but parental approval is suggested. Teachers can register HERE.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Researching 1:1 : Is Your School 21st Century Ready?



Our school is currently exploring a 1:1 technology initiative and I have volunteered to be on the committee. When you school is considering a 1:1 policy, it can be with laptops, Chromebooks, tablets or iPads. Each student has the luxury of their own device to access the Internet and their documents.I have resources below which cover all the possibilities.


PROS AND CONS OF 1:1



4 Perspectives on 1:1 Success- from ISTE's blog

Carts, 1:1 and BYOD: The Journey Towards Personal Student Devices


The Device Conundrum: 1:1 vs BYOD- Eric Sheninger's blog post

The Mobile Learning Debate: BYOD vs 1:1 - from K-12 Tech Decisions

Technology Brainstorm: BYOD vs 1:1- Prezi


West Branch Community Schools- explanation of why this Iowa district is going 1:1

What Teachers Need to Know About 1:1 vs  BYOD- from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Why Are 1/3 of Librarians Unhappy About BYOD/1:1 Programs?


1:1 INITIATIVE










5 Questions to Ask About High School Laptop, Tablet Initiatives- from US News and World Reports

8 Positive Findings from 4 Year 1:1 iPad Initiative

(At Least) 101 Tips for Going 1:1 or BYOD



Making 1:1 Work- from Tech Learning
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One to One Computing in N.J.- list compiled by Rich Sciorra  (For my NJ neighbors...)
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Making 1:1 Work- from Tech & Learning

Plan a Successful 1:1 Technology Initiative- from ISTE

The Positive Impact of Launching a 1:1 iPad Project- Hove Park School (UK)

Preparing Students For the Digital Age and Beyond- Colorado Academy


The Realities of 1:1- from Tech & Learning


Six Tips for Implementing1:1 iPads in Schools- from Learning Today
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