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Breaking News
  

New White Paper 'Digital Citizenship: a Holistic Primer' Released at Digital Citizenship Summit 2016

News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Oct 2016

OpenEd Partners with Pearson Realize to Provide Open Educational Resources

News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Oct 2016

Learning Upgrade Launches New Mobile App to Serve ELLs on the Go

News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Oct 2016

ThinkCERCA Launches Online Resource for Teaching the Election

News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Oct 2016

Mojo Learning/Reading Kingdom Releases ASD Reading 2.0 for Children With Autism

News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Oct 2016

Capstone Launches Webinar Series on Integrating Technology into Upper Elementary Classrooms

News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2016

PBS Series NOVA Launches NOVA Black Holes App for iPad

News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Sep 2016

Gale Brings Smithsonian Treasures to Middle and High School Classrooms

News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Sep 2016

Free Resources: Generation Global's Safe Online Environment for Students to Explore Cultural Differences Through Dialogue

News/Free Resources - Posted 20 Sep 2016

Free Resources: PBS LearningMedia's ELECTION CENTRAL, an Online Destination Providing Educators With Curated Content to Teach Students About the Political Process

News/Free Resources - Posted 19 Sep 2016

Ideaphora Classroom Empowers Students to Construct Lasting Knowledge from Digital Content

News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Sep 2016

Lightsail Partners With Antares Reading to Build Student Literacy

News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2016
 

Features

  

TOOLS FOR LEARNING - Project-Based Learning: Engagement, Authenticity, and Collaboration on a Mission

Taking on a common task with others—collaborating in an authentic, engagement type of situation—is not merely busywork. It's either practice for real work, or real work itself! That's what project-based learning offers, and Victor offers lots of PBL-oriented resources.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Jan 2017
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING - Open for Learning: Open Educational Resources: Ensuring Equity of Access to Education Resources for All Students

Open education, a collective term describing programs and practices that work to broaden access to learning and training traditionally offered through formal education systems, needs initiatives, open materials, and content to succeed. Victor describes the movement, a range of just such initiatives, and pathways to open educational resources in this month's Tools for Learning.
Editorial/Features
Posted 15 Nov 2016
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING - Flipping Forward: An Early Pioneer Shares Successful Actions for Classroom Magic

Victor spoke with a range of luminaries—from the Flipped Learning Network, SolidProfessor, and Techsmith—plus an in-the-trenches educator to illuminate the flipped learning concept and bring you both up-to-speed and up-to-date on "The Key to Flipped Learning."
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Sep 2016
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: The Common Core and Complex Texts - Learning Experiences, Engaging Strategies, and More

The Common Core State Standards seek to "emphasize increasing the complexity of texts students read as a key element in improving reading comprehension," according to a brief issued by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governor's Association. Is it working? Victor has some thoughts, and, as usual, some tools to use.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 May 2016
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Columns

  

THE PIPELINE: What’s in the Pipeline? Teacher Librarians as STEAM Vents

True to The Pipeline's mission, Stephen says it's time to look at what's in the pipeline for another year. This column scans the future horizon and predicts some of the juggernauts that will change the world, and not just those technologies that create a fad, without looking at the underlying trends.
Column/The Pipeline
Posted 01 Jan 2017
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IDEA WATCH: School Libraries, Librarians, and Project-Based Learning–“Flexing” Library Spaces for Learning

Carolyn builds the case for flexible library spaces that support authentic inquiry and promote the kind of collaborative energy inherent in effective project-based learning.
Column/Idea Watch
Posted 01 Jan 2017
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EDITOR'S NOTES: PBL Examined!

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 Jan 2017
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THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: For the Love of Historical Art!

Are paintings primary sources? Can they be the centerpiece of a lesson or interdisciplinary learning? How can maps be paired with paintings? In this month's New Media Center, Mary Alice shares some ideas that illustrate the power of a painting, used alone or paired with another resource to provide a great learning activity.
Column/The New Media Center
Posted 01 Nov 2016
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BELLTONES: In Memoriam–Dr. Mary Ann Bell

Mary Ann's fellow Texas librarian and colleague Carolyn Foote has written this memorial to and appreciation of Mary Ann to fill the void in this, the final Belltones column. Mary Ann recently passed away quite unexpectedly.
Column/Belltones
Posted 01 Nov 2016
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EDITOR'S NOTES: Purveyor of Delight, Dr. Mary Ann Bell

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 Nov 2016
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CyberBee’s Web Pick
For February 15, 2017: It's time for an update. The Smithsonian Kids website has added lots of hands-on activities and games for children of all ages covering culture, history and science.
 

Educurious

Expeditions

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Knovation

SolidProfessor

 

POPULAR ARTICLES

TOOLS FOR LEARNING - Project-Based Learning: Engagement, Authenticity, and Collaboration on a Mission

Taking on a common task with others—collaborating in an authentic, engagement type of situation—is not merely busywork. It's either practice for real work, or real work itself! That's what project-based learning offers, and Victor offers lots of PBL-oriented resources.
Posted 01 Jan 2017

Bald Eagle Web Cam

For January 1, 2017: Although this will be a short lived Web pick, it is well worth a visit to the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam!!
Posted 01 Jan 2017

Mind/Shift

For January 15, 2017: Teachers will appreciate the many ideas and resources that KQED's Mind/Shift KQED's Mind/Shift offers. Broad educational topics about how we will learn consist of Teacher Stories, Growth Mind/Shift, Teaching Strategies, Big Ideas, and Games and Learning.
Posted 15 Jan 2017

Epic!

For February 1, 2017: Epic's ebook library and subscription service includes many of the best kids books and popular books, such as  Fancy Nancy, Big Nate, Warriors, Ramona, and National Geographic Kids.
Posted 01 Feb 2017

Smithsonian Kids

For February 15, 2017: It's time for an update. The Smithsonian Kids website has added lots of hands-on activities and games for children of all ages covering culture, history and science.
Posted 15 Feb 2017
 
 
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