Dwight Library Resources Update
Below are some books and online resources you may find useful. If you have questions about any of these resources or are looking for a different resource to support your work in the classroom, please let me know!
Newsela- Current Events differentiated by reading level
Make Google Docs Work for You
"Doctopus is a Google Spreadsheet script developed by Andrew Stillman that can help teachers manage the flow of shared work in in their Google Drive accounts. The basic concept behind the script is to enable teachers to quickly share documents with all of the students on a roster, monitor usage of shared documents, and give students feedback within that roster spreadsheet." (Richard Byrne, Free Technology for Teachers)
What's a Libguide and what can it do for you?
New PD Books
- The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
- Flip Your Classroom by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams
- Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization by Yong Zhao
- When Teaching Gets Tough: Smart Ways to Reclaim Your Game by Allen N. Mendler
- Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning by Michael J. Schmoker
- Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed by Hugh B. Price
- Teaching Boys who Struggle in School by Kathleen Palmer Cleveland
- Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap by A. Wade Boykin
- English Language Learners in your Classroom: Strategies the Work by Ellen Kottler
- Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay by Kimberly Hill Campbell and Kristi Latimer
Connect and Share
Blendspace is a "platform where teachers and students can collect, annotate and share digital resources" (www.edsurge.com). Click here for an example of a lesson I did with an 11th grade history class. There are lots of possibilities for both teachers and students.
Inklewriter "provides the format for writing interactive branched stories. While students focus on writing, Inklewriter handles the the story paths. Use Inklewriter to explore decision making and consequences in Health, Social Studies, Science, and English classes" (AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 2013).
Looking for more ed tech or online tools?
Edudemic " The site features a regular flow of tools, tips, resources, visuals, and guest posts from dozens of authors around the world" (About Edudemic). Check out their Teacher's Guides highlighting different technologies.