Sunday, June 19, 2011

8 ways that technology is changing school libraries

Here is an excellent article courtesy of ASCD.   Is is excellent and gives some great ideas for teachers and librarians.  Enjoy!

8 ways that technology is changing school libraries
Teacher and writer Dave Saltman explains in this article eight trends for librarians and teachers who are working to increase the digital literacy of students. Among the developments, more schools are using digital catalogs that include features allowing students to share comments about particular books, while virtual libraries enable educators to compile useful online resources for students, he writes. Harvard Education Letter

Saturday, June 11, 2011

News from Generation YES

 Following is a great resource from Generation Yes.  Take a look and see what you think.

Free Collaboration Resource 

Free Site - Create collaborative documents without creating accounts for every student with This collaborative site is simple and easy to use. Go to the link, create the document, and share using your unique URL. That’s it! 

Here is more information about Generation YES.

Webinar Archived

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Link Between Technology Integration and Reading Comprehension- Lessons in a First Grade Classroom

Please join us for this ground breaking webinar !

Alison's latest research makes us rethink what many of us thought we knew about reading! 

For those of us in the U.S., this will also have some important implications for the Common Core.  - Regardless of grade level!!

 Alison Prescott joins us again this year to share her research and share a no nonsense plan on technology in a first grade classroom.

The webinar will begin with a step by step outline of how to implement teach students the basic of technology while applying it to their learning.  This is a simple no nonsense plan - accessible to all teachers.  Applications she will discuss are free.

Next, Alison will briefly share the research from her thesis that establishes the link between use of these specific technology applications and increased reading comprehension.

Finally, there will be a question and answer period.

Hope to see you there:)

Topic:  The Link Between Technology Integration and Reading  
            Comprehension- Lessons in a First Grade Classroom

Presenter: Alison Prescott 
Date: June 9, 2011

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

The URL for Thursday’s meeting:

Phone bridge numbers: 1-866-910-4857 / Password 985399.

Further instructions on joining the meeting are available in PDF format at

Friday, June 3, 2011

Literacy Across the Curriculum

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The recording of yesterdays webinar, Literacy Across the Curriculum by Lisa,  is ready and online -

Thanks for an excellent presentation and materials posted on line:)  

Great response from teachers:)