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Children’s Classics as Minimalist Posters

03/3/2012 Comments off

From Rapunzel to The Little Red Riding Hood, Beloved Children’s Classics as Minimalist Posters  via Brain Pickings.

Wow!  very clever, and a great idea for an art class…


Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grants

01/29/2012 Comments off

Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

“Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:

  • Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
  • Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs”

Grant Deadline:  May 16, 2012

Categories: Check it out, Go for/Go to

U.S. House (re)Introduces SKILLS Act

01/20/2012 Comments off

U.S. House Introduces SKILLS Act to amend ESEA to do the following:

  1. “Defines an “effective school library program” to be staffed by a state-certified school librarian, have up-to-date materials including technology, teaches digital literacy skills, and finally, has regular collaboration between other education professionals over curriculum.
  2. Replaces Improving Literacy Through School Libraries with Improving Literacy and College and Career Readiness Through Effective School Library Programs which would award competitive grants to underserved local schools and school districts to develop an effective school library program.
  3. Allows school librarians access to professional development funds under Title II of ESEA.”

via District Dispatch.

Please contact your local Congressperson and ask them to support it!

Free Webinar by Richard Byrne on 2/20

01/15/2012 Comments off

Discovery, Discussion, and Demonstration, with Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers

“3D Outline
Discovery – Give students a research topic and they almost automatically turn to Google. In this section we’ll explore some advanced Google search options. We’ll also take a look at some search tools not named Google. Finally, we’ll discuss re-use and citation of materials found on the web.

Discussion – One of the great features of the modern Internet is the ease with which we can host and archive discussions. In this section we’ll look at using blogs, wikis, and private-label message board systems (like Ning) for sharing our discoveries and building upon them through discussions with colleagues and or students.

Demonstration – In the past, more times than not, demonstration of learning was limited to the physical parameters of a classroom. Today’s modern web allows students to create a wide variety of products to demonstrate their knowledge. Likewise, sharing those products with a wider audience has become easier than ever before. In this section we’ll look at tools for creating multimedia ebooks, videos, and podcasts. We’ll then look at platforms for sharing those products with a wider audience and the benefits of sharing.”
Richard Byrne

Google Diet Alternative for the Digital Omnivores

11/22/2011 Comments off
Categories: Go for/Go to, InfoSkills

7 Unique Image Search Tools

11/19/2011 Comments off

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

11/10/2011 Comments off

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival: New York Style « A Fuse #8 Production.

the entire premise was this: Kids from around the world (yes world) filmed 90-second or so versions of various Newbery Award and Honor books.  They sent these books to YA author James Kennedy (of The Order of Odd-Fish) and he collected, curated, organized, tightened, and generally got them into working order.  Now James received more than 100 entries, so those were culled down to a select few that he is showing in three theatrical showings. “