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Connecting Alabama Library Media (CALM)

I (Meg) was reading in education magazine yesterday and saw this resource - smore. I have been looking for a way to share the good content and ideas that Dede and I come across in our jobs. I try to keep the Webpage updated but wanted another way to communicate with you. I am going to give this a try.

Inspiring Middle School Literacy

These self-paced online lessons are designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5–8. Each uses videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading, and writing to present students with an engaging science, social studies, mathematics, or English language arts topic.

Each lesson addresses a range of literacy strategies, which are listed in the accompanying teacher's guide.

Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role

Bring Learning to Life

Developed for parents but useful for teachers - With more than 250 top-rated products, this guide will help find apps, video games, and websites to assist children in a wide range of subjects and skills, from reading to reasoning. You will discover inventive apps for kids struggling with math, fluency games for advanced readers, websites to help with social skills, and much more. Click here for guide.

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

For many students, writing a novel summary is not exactly a glamorous assignment. But writing a novel summary using a timeline-based storytelling platform with embedded original content, hyperlinks, videos, and pictures might just make developing re-cap of A Christmas Carol interesting.

T.H.E. Journal asked for the most creative storytelling apps available. The results, listed here, turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers, with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom.

12 Things High School Students with ADHD Want Teachers to Know

This list has been compiled by teens with ADHD. They have kindly shared what is important to them and what they find most frustrating in working with teachers and parents.