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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 - 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
- Nov/Dec 2016 Issue By

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
- Sep/Oct 2016 Issue By

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
- May/Jun 2016 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Building Digital Research Skills

Victor provides today's budding researcher-students with basic advice to consider before diving into a research project and with an array of online tools and resources to tap into once the project is underway.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Mar 2016
- Mar/Apr 2016 Issue By
 

Columns

  

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
- Nov/Dec 2016 Issue By

EDITOR'S NOTES: Purveyor of Delight, Dr. Mary Ann Bell

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 Nov 2016
- Nov/Dec 2016 Issue By

THE PIPELINE: Political Literacy Can Be Learned!

Says Stephen in this election season: "In today's political environment there is a fog of information. It tests everyone—adult and young adult alike—and our critical-thinking skills. Separating fact from opinion is hard enough. Combine that with public opinion polls, massive quoting of ‘statistics,' personal stories that elucidate and obfuscate, and everyone is overwhelmed by spin-doctoring run amok." But of course, librarians to the rescue!
Column/The Pipeline
Posted 01 Sep 2016
- Sep/Oct 2016 Issue By

IDEA WATCH: Getting on Board With the DOE’s Future Ready Initiative

In June, the Department of Education Office of Ed Tech rolled out a new Future Ready Librarian initiative and framework that highlights the ways librarians can accelerate change to help their districts build future-ready schools. Learn more from Carolyn, and get on board!
Column/Idea Watch
Posted 01 Sep 2016
- Sep/Oct 2016 Issue By

EDITOR'S NOTES: Flipped Learning, Political Literacy, and #FutureReadyLibraries!

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 Sep 2016
- Sep/Oct 2016 Issue By
 

CyberBee’s Web Pick
For December 1, 2016: At Google's Made With Code website, your students can code their own festive emojis for the holiday using the Blockly web-based graphical programming tool.
 

Knovation

SolidProfessor

Ascend Math

Kids Discover Online

EDUonGo

 

POPULAR ARTICLES

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.
Posted 01 Nov 2016

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.
Posted 15 Nov 2016

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

The paper, produced by Impero and the Digital Citizenship Institute, takes an in-depth look at educating children on living in a digital world and offers guidance for schools.
Posted 28 Oct 2016

OpenEd Partners with Pearson Realize to Provide Open Educational Resources

OpenEd resources are now seamlessly integrated within the Pearson Realize learning platform. This integration allows teachers to browse OpenEd's standard-aligned, efficacy-ranked resources and assign them to their students with just one click.
Posted 27 Oct 2016

ReadWorks

For October 15, 2016: Register at ReadWorks for free access to reading comprehension lessons and reading passages designed for all grade levels.
Posted 14 Oct 2016
 
 
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