Making Sure All Kids Can Access Books

MiddleWeb

Book Access for All Kids" is a must-read, writes principal, NBCT and veteran school librarian Rita Platt. Book Reviews Reading book access book overnership classroom libraries Colby Sharp Donalyn Miller independent reading Scholastic school libraries

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more. accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

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Accessibility for Everyone - A Book to Help Educators Create Content

The Innovative Educator

All schools receiving public funding must make content accessible to everyone including those with disabilities. If your school or district is interested in helping staff understand why this is important, then consider Accessibility for Everyone for your next great book study.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Students can access learning materials outside of school. One of the most straightforward ways that technology contributes to equity in schools is ensuring that every student has access to learning materials, even outside of the classroom. Ensuring internet access outside of school.

Book Review: Repositioning Educational Leadership

Ask a Tech Teacher

The result is this book with a simple rationale: Education leaders must position themselves as inquirers. The book is organized into three sections: Learning from and with Students, Collaborating with Teachers and the School Community , and Leading System-level Inquiry.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today.

Benetech, Macmillan Pioneer Effort to Make All Digital Books ‘Born Accessible’

Edsurge

There are more than 711,000 books—and counting—in Bookshare , a digital reading platform for people with reading barriers including dyslexia, blindness or cerebral palsy. publishing industry put out 339,000 new books. That adds up to more than a million new books each year. “We

Game Changer! Assuring Book Access for All Kids

MiddleWeb

Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp make the case for dedicated independent reading time and choice in books for all students in all schools – and they push back hard against narrow reading spectrums and the misuse of book leveling, writes 6th grade teacher Kevin Hodgson.

Using Book Creator for Differentiated Learning

EdTechTeacher

Book Creator’s multimodal tools and supports can be used for both teachers and students to create content, demonstrate understanding while building in student voice and choice. Using Book Creator for Differentiated Learning.” Apple Books.

Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books

The CoolCatTeacher

Brett Bigham has created a way to use books to help special needs and young children prepare to go to new places. You can even make books for kids (or some older students might be able to as well.) Ability books for those with special needs. I’d make a book.

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Creating Digital Books: 15+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. I still have my construction paper book with my poor drawings. This holiday season we can get them to create digital books that help others. Fortunately, several free web tools and apps help students quickly and easily create and publish digital books. Creating & Learning with Digital Books from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. More Book Ideas.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

Zaretta Hammond, author of the book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. The post Access does not equal equity appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Maker Academy teacher Gerry Irrizary assisting students in his Design Principles class. Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report.

2 books for 2 different needs

Dangerously Irrelevant

That’s particularly true when it’s something as big as a book (even a small book). My first book, Different Schools for a Different World , was a collaborative effort with my joyful friend, Dean Shareski. The book has gotten good reviews so far.

Teacher Created Texts in Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

We model reading daily for our students, but how can we model writing in such a way that our students have continued access to these writing samples? I still use iBooks Author to create books for my students and I also use Book Creator to create books as well.

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Use Digital Notebooks to Facilitate Book Clubs and Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

Catlin Tucker

Different books appeal to different readers. Many students do not become readers until they encounter “the book.” ” It’s the book that grabs them and pulls them into the story.

Collaborative Dot Day Book with Pages

iTeach with iPads

I’ve written about Dot Day before and this year’s International Dot Day is a chance to encourage young students to “make their mark” My friend Marc Faulder has created a template in Pages so you can make your own collaborative Dot Day book.

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Anchor Charts and Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

Each time we create a new chart, students open the Book Creator app and snap a picture of the chart…even the alphabet charts that stay up all year. In the beginning of the year, I create the book template and send it to every iPad in Showbie. I love anchor charts!

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Teacher Created Texts in Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

My kindergarten students are becoming voracious readers and most of them are ready for some fresh book selections. I like to create books for them to read and you can read more about that here. A good alternative is Book Creator. Ten more minutes and 2 more books.

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Create and Access Interactive Games With TinyTap

techlearning

TinyTap is both a tool for creating interactive games and books and a vast library of precreated games and content

Making Research Books More ‘Discoverable’ Online.

Edsurge

Called TOME, short for Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem, the effort raises money from universities to support the publication and digital distribution of open-access versions of the monographs that scholars write. Or, as they’re sometimes called, “books.” “Our

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Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

The post Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Higher Ed News Adult learning Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Universities Inc The St.

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A Book That Tells Teachers How To Talk About Race. No, Really. [Not Light But Fire]

The Jose Vilson

Some of the books do a solid job of charting some activities that can be integrated into simple or complex conversations. Some books are written by people of color with racial dynamics in mind, but don’t actually address race. If there is a tool to be given, this book is one.

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One Book One School/Book Club Solutions

NeverEndingSearch

What do we do with the leftover books after our One-Book-One-School / One-Book-One-Community or major book club events have passed? We also used paperback trading sites and interlibrary loan to avoid waste and to facilitate access.

Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042

Shake Up Learning

The post Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Not every professional development book is made equal. In every book on this list, the main focus is on the four C’s and putting student learning first.

Top New Books for Educators

Where Learning Clicks

This accessible resource unpacks complex concepts and provides a comprehensive. The post Top New Books for Educators appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes education books Eric C.

More Relevant Books. More Engaged Reading.

EdNews Daily

We provide children with a wide range of intriguing books, which increase in level alongside them as they increase in age. But what choices does he have for books that he is able to read? The books written at a third-grade level are for third graders! Sus, done with this book.

2 books reveal a shocking lack of supports for high-needs students

The Christensen Institute

Two books out last year offer compelling data suggesting that simply pumping more resources into current guidance and support systems will prove woefully insufficient. Her book Divergent Paths to College chronicles her multiyear study at two racially and socioeconomically diverse high schools.

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Book Creator – A Brilliant Tech Tool To Use In The Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

Book Creator was launched in 2011. Now, 7 years later, a staggering 1 million books are made per month! What is Book Creator? Book Creator, as the title suggests, is an app which allows you to create your own books. Book Creator really is that easy to use. .

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. Books to Africa and My Personal Transformation to a Global Educator. Julie: Well, I am very passionate about the fact that I think that all children should have equal access to education.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

Collaborative Dot Day Book with Pages

iTeach with iPads

I’ve written about Dot Day before and this year’s International Dot Day is a chance to encourage young students to “make their mark” My friend Marc Faulder has created a template in Pages so you can make your own collaborative Dot Day book.

Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. I still have my construction paper book with my poor drawings. This holiday season we can get them to create digital books that help others. Fortunately, several free web tools and apps help students quickly and easily create and publish digital books. More Book Ideas. Books to help local museums or charities.

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Dear Otto: How Do Students Access Twitter in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

” While I understand the points that you are making in the article, one question I didn’t see answered is how students access Twitter — is this done on their personal devices; or is this something that is allowed on district equipment?

Student Book Budget: Meeting with Vendors

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Our 2018-19 student book budget team is hard at work creating consideration lists of books for purchase. Our first vendor was Gret from Gumdrop Books. She gave each student a pad of paper to write down item numbers for books or series they were interested in.

How would you like to access the first chapter of any book for free? What about your students?

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