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.

Alphabet Journal with Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

It was made in Book Creator and I’ve written about it here and here. Another great way to use Book Creator in the Early Childhood classroom is to create an alphabet book. The ePub of this book can be downloaded for free here.

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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.

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.

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 librariesDonalyn Miller and Colby Sharp's "Game Changer! Its 10 short chapters are power-packed with research, stories and strategies for building a strong reading culture.

Free access to English and Spanish eBook libraries

eSchool News

Benchmark Education is are now offering free access to their extensive collection of eBooks to families and educators. The library includes books both in English and Spanish for grades K-6 and is accessible to users using nearly any device with internet access.

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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.

Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript

CUE

A while ago, I published an e-book, “An Educator’s Guide to Podcasting Beyond the Classroom”, and it’s been really successful–it’s been downloaded over 1,000 times already! ??However, The post Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript appeared first on CUE, Inc. Inspire accessibility apps DEI podcasting UDL

20+ wide-ranging books to check out for educators

Ditch That Textbook

Examples: We have lots of access to research and best practice to inform our teaching. Ed Tech Lesson planning Student engagement Teaching books for educators books for teachers education books teacher books teacher summer readingIn many ways, we educators live in an exciting time to be in the classroom and work with students. Educators from all over the world share their best ideas and discuss freely via social media. It’s easier than ever for […].

Accessibility for Everyone - A Book to Help Educators Create Content

techlearning

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. Providing access to technology is important but not a complete solution when it comes to getting rid of systemic disparities caused by issues like income inequality, geographic isolation, or discrimination.

Adapting Books to Increase Accessibility: A Multisensory Approach

N2Y

When you remember a favorite book or story from childhood, chances are you remember it as a multisensory experience. Maybe a song or activity takes you right back to time spent with a parent, grandparent or teacher and a book or story you shared. Books can ignite imagination, provide an escape from the pressures of reality and help us learn. When children read books on their own, their feelings of independence increase and they can experience a sense of control.

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. In this book, you will find examples and practical tips on how Book Creator can be used to differentiate lessons for students in your classroom. Using Book Creator for Differentiated Learning.” Apple Books. Download link: Click here to read Rosey’s book!

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 We just can’t keep up with the number of books that are published,” says Turner. We have yet to see a book from a publisher that is perfect the first time.”

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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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. Book Reviews Reading book choice Colby Sharp Donalyn Miller independent reading Kevin Hodgson reading advocates Scholastic

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). I have had the wonderful opportunity over the past year and a half – thanks to series editor Bill Ferriter and the amazing folks at Solution Tree – to publish two very different books, both of which are intended to meet very specific needs of school leaders and classroom educators and both of which have been well-received. The book has gotten good reviews so far.

Free access to Mackin’s Distance learning solution

eSchool News

Macking one of the world’s largest providers of print books, ebooks, audiobooks, and video is offering access to its ebook library and distance learning content for free.

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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Picture Books Set the Stage for MS Learning

MiddleWeb

In Part 2 of a series on using picture books in middle school, Jennifer Sniadecki and Jason DeHart focus on "the simple power" of stories with minimal text to set the stage for a lesson and make the learning more accessible. Articles Reading accessibility efficiency enjoyment Jason DeHart Jennifer Sniadecki middle school picture books

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. We are studying the rainforest currently and I’ve made a few books pertaining to the rainforest for my student’s iPads. These books took 5 minutes to create.

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With Print Supplies Disrupted, More Schools Adopt Digital Books

eSchool News

With a record number of students going back to school online, educators are urgently turning to digital books in place of print for their established curriculum. This means that schools can provide instant access to assigned titles as ebooks and audiobooks for in-class and distance learning for all students. With a growing catalog of over one million premium digital titles, students can benefit from anytime, anywhere access with the Sora reading app.

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. Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books. I’d make a book. I’d print the pictures into the book, and then write all the steps. Two of them were right at the beginning, and I started using the books.

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How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

As we enter summer and close the books on the 2019-20 school year—one sure to be more than a footnote in history texts in the future—there’s a new consensus that all students should have the technology they need to stay connected to learning. Yet as this crisis has demonstrated, millions of children live in homes without reliable access to an internet-connected laptop or tablet that can be used for schoolwork.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

Zaretta Hammond, author of the book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. Zaretta Hammond, the author of the book “Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain,” describes a vicious cycle in which low-income students of color begin their education in under-resourced schools with less-experienced teachers, then fall behind academically so that even if they get opportunities to attend a high-performing school later, they arrive grade levels behind their more affluent peers.

Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Accessibility is and should be a huge topic of discussion across multiple industries but especially in learning. Reach all learners with Google’s accessibility tools on ep.

Online Learning Book Recommendations: And Why I Read so Few Books on the Topic

Edsurge

I’m wondering if you might recommend what top three books would you suggest I read outside of ‘Urgency for Teachers,’ ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed,’ ‘The New Education?’ I’ve ordered your book as well. I haven’t read many books that are focused strictly on online teaching.

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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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. This way they look the same, and they can access their friends’ names when they write. This is not a chart that has to stay up all year, especially since they will have it in a book on their iPad device.

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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. While I love using iBooks Author to create multi-touch books, I realize not everyone has access to a Macbook to create them. A good alternative is Book Creator. Anyway, back to quick and easy…Book Creator meets this demand. Ten more minutes and 2 more books.

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Vooks is another great resource for books, context.

SpeechTechie

Vooks has produced beautiful, slow-paced video animated books, and offers a free year to educators (quite a snarky teacher video there, lol). The selection of books looks great and many are titles I have in my library of picture books.

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.

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. The American Education Policy Landscape Jennifer A. Rippner In today’s complex educational environment, it’s critical for educators to understand the policy landscape.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online. For students who don’t have online access, we’re happy to be able to provide this,” said Seeta Pai, executive director of education at WGBH.

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. Once a person has had an immersive experience with a book, they usually become readers. Embracing a book club and literature circle format can allow teachers the opportunity to shift from a whole class experience to a more personalized reading experience.