Library Literacy News

Unity Junior High School Media Center

Vol. 3; Issue IIII

Tech it to the limit

Students have technology at their fingertips. Although easily accessible, technology is seldom intuitive. It's often difficult to navigate. For students to reach their full potential in this day-and-age, the TPACK framework outlines the best way to reach students' needs as the teacher is a liaison between knowledge and student. To use this framework effectively, content, pedagogy, and technology work together to help students grasp a particular subject. Using this framework, the apps and websites highlighted in this issue support the needs of a wide-range of learning styles, across content areas. "Individual teachers, grade-level, school-specific factors, demographics, culture, and other factors ensure that every situation is unique, and no single combination of content, technology, and pedagogy will apply for every teacher, every course, or every view of teaching." http://www.tpack.org/

Technology + Pedagogy + Content Knowledge = TPACK

Apps & Websites for Teaching and Learning

FlipQuiz

"A quick way to create your own gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom."

Pear Deck

Bring interactive, engaging slide presentations to your classroom. Real-time formative assessments and discussions enhance student understanding. Try it!

Think Like Churchill

In classic choose-your-own-adventure style, "this app lets you stand in the shoes of Winston Churchill as he faces some of the most difficult and challenging dilemmas in history". ($)

Touch Van Gogh

"Discover what information is concealed in and under the paint."

Win the White House

"A popular, interactive, and nonpartisan game that engages kids in the electoral process." Perfect timing!

Book Trailers

Pax by Sara Pennypacker | Official Book Trailer
DOROTHY MUST DIE -- Official Book Trailer
Salt to the Sea // Book Trailer