Saturday, August 27, 2011

Here is a great article with important implications for school libraries and classroom blogs.  Many teachers in Maine have already moved to a similar format.


Social-networking sites offer the feel of a book club
While reading is usually thought of a solitary activity, some companies are attempting to make books more social through the use of social-networking applications. Services such as Goodreads and Amazon's "Public Notes" make it easy to share what you are reading, creating an experience not unlike a virtual book club. E-books also may lend themselves to becoming more social, with ways to discuss the book with other readers in real time.KQED.org/Mind/Shift blog (8/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Free Webinar from e-School.

2011 Free Webinar Series
Become a tech-savvy educator:
Discover the resources to get you there
Date: August 24, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm EDT / 11:00 am PST
Duration: One hour
This informative webinar will help you understand the vast online resources aimed at improving education in your school and district.
You'll be guided through the various websites and we'll explore the numerous communication channels that are available to you, such as email, educator resource centers, social media, and video.
You'll learn:
  • Where to find best practices that describe how colleagues just like you are using technology to enhance teaching, learning, and school administration;
  • How to get the latest news on school-reform efforts and join in the national debate over the future of education and the federal No Child Left Behind Act;
  • Where to find collections of resources to help you solve the most pressing challenges you face each day, such as tackling reading comprehension, securing your school networks, stretching your ed-tech dollars ... and more.
  • Where to get powerful advice that can help you win grants, use technology to connect with stakeholders, serve as educational leaders in your local communities--and more!
  • How to connect with your peers, share comments and ideas, and engage in a national dialogue about how technology can transform education.
Don't miss this opportunity to gain the knowledge you need to find the resources to improve education in your school and district, register to attend today!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Blog from BPI!

To My Readers,


As we move forward as a nation, implementing the common core, many educators are not being informed about the process or resources available.

Common core will dictate extensive changes in the classroom.

In an effort to support educators, I have created a new blog where I will post information and resources as soon as it becomes available.  


I will post information applicable to all grade levels and content areas.
Please don't hesitate to sign up as a follower and share your thoughts with us.
Together we can make a difference.
Darlene

Text - Speak. What do you think?

Here is a post from a great, new blog, Phone Service.
  
"10 Reasons Schools Should Teach Text-Speak”  


This blog has a number of articles pertinent to teachers.

Take a look and see what you think.
 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Unexpected lessons from global education

  • Here is a great article on lessons form around the globe - one of the areas we have focused on with our literacy and technology grant.  It has some surprising insights.  See what you think!
    There are valuable lessons we as educators can learn from elite education systems that produce high test scores. But what about the lessons we can learn from developing nations? In a recent ASCD Express column, Douglas Reeves, ASCD author and founder of the Leadership and Learning Center, suggests we direct our attention to the education successes of Oman, Zambia, and beyond. Read on. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story