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Friday, September 13, 2013

Jim Burke's resources for CCSS literacy standards are hot off the press. Enjoy!! Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Don't spend another minute poring over the standards!
Focus instead on how to teach with Jim Burke's Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded—your roadmap to what the standards really say, really mean and, and how to put them into day-to-day practice across subjects. Click here now to learn more!Bookmark and Share

Monday, September 9, 2013

Technology has redefined literacy. The Common Core outlines that new definition. The following article takes a look at this new definition. Courtesy of ASCD Smartbrief.

How is technology changing school libraries?
Technology is playing a greater role in the school library, with digital collections replacing encyclopedias and books and a growing focus on libraries as collaboration centers. Studies have shown that this shift can be effective in improving teaching and learning, especially if teachers and school librarians work together. For example, Van Meter Community School in Iowa has used the eBook platform MackinVIA for more than one year, using the service to access about 900 titles as well as online databases. eSchool News (free registration) (9/4)Bookmark and Share