15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library

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It’s crucial to provide your students with books that explore a diverse breadth of identities and experience for two reasons, both of which tie into equity and access. We’ve separated each section by age to make sure you can find the perfect books for your school or classroom library.

Books I read in December 2020

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Books I finished reading (or rereading) in December 2020… Call for the Dead , John Le Carré [thriller]. TOTAL FOR 2020 = 104 books. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in August 2020. Books I read in October 2020.

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Teaching digital citizenship with picture story books

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These picture books illustrate important concepts beautifully. Teaching digital citizenship books digital citizenship picture books picture books for the classroom social media picture books technology picture booksTeaching digital citizenship in a meaningful way can be daunting. This post is written by Eleni Kyritsis, a Year 3 teacher and Leader of Digital Learning and Innovation from Melbourne, Australia.

The Epic E-Book of WebTools

The CoolCatTeacher

Resources Mentioned in the Show Epic book of Web Tools and Apps The Digital Librarians Survival Toolkit Kristina Holzweiss – Bio as Submitted Kristina A.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Books I read in November 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in November 2020… Law of Innocence , Michael Connelly [legal thriller]. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in April 2020. Books I read in August 2020. Books I read in October 2020.

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New Book: Inquiry and PBL

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher has a new book out, Inquiry-based Teaching with PBL: 34 Lesson Plans. This book includes 34 lesson plans as well as discussion on inquiry-based teaching strategies: The Inquiry-based Teacher. Here are a few screenshots from the book: Click to view slideshow. Inquiry-based teaching requires a mindset that makes curiosity a cornerstone of learning with lessons that value it.

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.

Halloween Projects, Websites, Apps, Books, and a Costume

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Books. Three holidays are fast-approaching–Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you’re a teacher, that means lots of tie-ins to make school festive and relevant to students. Here are ideas for Halloween projects, lesson plans, websites, and apps: Websites and Apps.

January’s Top Books for Educators

Where Learning Clicks

As we return to school after some much-needed time off, we share our picks for January’s top books for educators, with a heavy focus on mental health support. The post January’s Top Books for Educators appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

2 Children’s Books You’ll Love

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As a teacher, I’m always looking for children’s books for my students. Eastman’s incomparable book, Are You My Mother , about a baby bird’s search for its mother, you must read this book. This is a short book. Robbie Cheadle’s Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five story and cookbook (2019) is the next in the author’s delightful series of books that blend children’s stories with themed original recipes.

Books I read in October 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in October 2020… What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism , Dan Rather & Elliott Kirschner [politics]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in May 2020.

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Book Review: Repositioning Educational Leadership

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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. But be forewarned: This book is not for the faint of heart. The introductory sections on Rationale, Inquiry as Stance, Genesis of the book , and Practitioner Inquiry are not a casual read.

December’s Top New Books for Educators

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It’s our favorite time of year, time to curl up with a blanket and books to stay warm! Check out our picks for December’s top new books for educators. The post December’s Top New Books for Educators appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

3 Important Books for Kids

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To encourage that last activity, here are three great books that will entertain, motivate, and educate–all in one fun experience. Who could not pick up Robbie and Michael Cheadle’s story-and-baking book, Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Dough Bees Story and Cookbook (TSL Publications 2017) after reading this blurb: “A greedy snail damages the flower fields and the fondant bees are in danger of starving. I love this book as well as the entire Piper Morgan series.

Books I read in September 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in September 2020… Parable of the Sower , Octavia Butler [sci fi]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in May 2020. Books I read in July 2020.

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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. Here is a sample of a page from one of our ABC books: This book can start at the beginning of the year and students can add to it throughout the year, or once all letters of the alphabet have been explored, students can create a culminating project.

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Books I read in August 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in August 2020… Kiln People , David Brin [sci fi]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in May 2020. Books I read in July 2020.

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10 great education books for summer reading

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Teaching summer reading for teachers top books for educators top education books top teacher booksSummer … the time when all teachers spend carefree days sitting by the pool and drinking fruity drinks, right? Many teachers I know (especially the best ones!) spend at least part of their summers honing their craft. It’s a time to do things we were too busy to do during the school year, and […].

20+ wide-ranging books to check out for educators

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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. Examples: We have lots of access to research and best practice to inform our teaching. Educators from all over the world share their best ideas and discuss freely via social media. It’s easier than ever for […].

September’s Top 7 New Books for Educators

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Now that students are enrolled and underway, we selected seven new book releases to help you support your students’ needs in and out of the classroom. The post September’s Top 7 New Books for Educators appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Books I read in July 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in July 2020… Equity Visits , Rachel Roegman et al. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in April 2020. Books I read in May 2020. Books I read in June 2020.

Top 7 Education Books for Back-to-School 2020

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With another challenging school year on the horizon, we picked 7 books to help you and your colleagues return to school better prepared for virtual learning. The post Top 7 Education Books for Back-to-School 2020 appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

October’s Top 7 New Books for Educators

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We've selected several books that can help educators connect with students and families, and care for themselves during this most unusual school year. The post October’s Top 7 New Books for Educators appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer

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My Twitter friends, folks like @mrhowardedu and @Coachadamspe , gave me great suggestions on books to read that I want to share with you but first: A comment on the selections : I did get more suggestions than I could possibly list so I focused on books that were positive and uplifting rather than dark and foreboding. Having said that, here’s a granular list of teacher-approved books to keep you busy this summer: Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times.

July’s Top 5 Education Book Releases

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Check out our picks for July’s top 5 education books, which can help you plan for what’s sure to be another unusual school year. The post July’s Top 5 Education Book Releases appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom Books for Educators July’s top 5 education book releases Top books on education Top New Books top new books for educators

Poetry Notebooks with Book Creator

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Each child has a black and white sewn composition book and we glue in a copy of the poem for the week. Then, it hit me…Book Creator! So I created a poetry book in Book Creator app that has their poems and I left a blank page beside each poem so the students could go in and illustrate them if they choose. They saved it to Book Creator and this allows me to add more poems as we go through the rest of the year.

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Language Arts Lesson Using a micro:book

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Reading and writing are integrated into learning activities in the form of fun, interesting books and stories and through writing original stories, narratives, and journalistic reports. The micro:book Lesson. After showing the micro:book activity (see [link] ) to a bi-lingual co-teacher, Natalia, she took off with it to develop a lesson to teach her Spanish-speaking students types of sentences.

Using Book Creator for Differentiated Learning

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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!

How Teachers Can Self Publish Books

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David has self published three books. He explains simply how teachers and authors can self publish books in print and ebook format. Essential Questions: How Teachers Can Self-Publish Books. What is the difference between formatting ebooks and print books? David shares the links to resources that will help you get started self publishing your own books. APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book. David has self published three books.

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8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

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I love reading, but there are so many books out there, it’s challenging to pick the right one for my education needs. She curated a great list of essential tech-minded books for today’s teachers. I recommend the following eight books which were written with tech-minded teachers in mind. This book is a collection of essays which demonstrates how modern technology is challenging the traditional models of education in order to meet the needs of today’s students.

Books I read in June 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in June 2020… On Liberty , John Stuart Mill [government]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in April 2020. Books I read in May 2020. Miscellaneous books miscellaneousHow to Be an Antiracist , Ibram X. Kendi [civil rights]. The Secret Adversary , Agatha Christie [mystery]. Thinblade , David Wells [fantasy].

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Connecting Your Students with the World: Book Review [Book]

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Connecting Your Students with the World: Book Review by Billy Krakower, Paula Naugle, Jerry Blumengarten (Eye on Education, 2015). This book designed especially for grades K-8 classrooms. I’m excited to review this book. My favorite thing: The book organizes by month! I knew when I saw this book several months ago that it was going to help lots of teachers and their students connect. This book makes it easier. My Book Review.

7 Books to Help Add Purpose and Meaning to Life

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Great books can do that. Here are some of the best books I’ve read this year (2015)– in no particular order. (I I did not include education books. I interview the authors of my favorite education books on Every Classroom Matters!) I’m giving you a brief overview of the book and why I loved it. 7 Books to Help Add Meaning and Purpose to Your Life. Excellent book! I finished this book last night and cried as finished the last page.

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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