One Book to Connect the World The Global Readaloud is a yearly event integrating literature and technology, engaging students world-wide. From October 3rd through November 11th, 2016, participating educators read aloud a book to their students; explore the story through discussion and projects of their own choosing; and find ways to connect through social media with others reading the same book. Begun […]
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Book Creator is an iPad App that allows you to create an electronic book (or eBook) using text, photos, videos, links, and drawings. You can save the eBook and then open it in the iBooks app. You can save it as a video, so that embedded sounds and videos play automatically. And, if your book does […]
At McLean School’s recent PD unconference for faculty and staff, I participated in a dynamic session entitled “Global Issue Awareness in the Classroom.” This meaningful conversation, attended by K-12 teachers of various subjects, embraced topics such as facilitating discussions on terrorism and other current events with students; the teaching of understanding about cultures and countries; the importance of both […]
A picture is worth a thousand words! Open up any newspaper or magazine and you will most likely find articles containing charts, diagrams, pictograms and other graphics presenting visual data and information. An infographic is an image that presents large amounts of data or information in interesting and meaningful ways. In the article “How Real Kids Create Infographics,” […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (an organization whose goals include “defending your rights in the digital world”) has developed a curriculum for students at Teaching Copyright. The introduction to the curriculum states that, “As today’s tech-savvy teens become increasingly involved with technology and the Internet for learning, work, civic engagement, and entertainment, it is vital to […]