Teaching digital citizenship with picture story books

Ditch That Textbook

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.

One Book One School/Book Club Solutions


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? It is intended to be a free platform for libraries and schools to share book club materials.

Book Creator Ambassador


I recently became a ‘ Book Creator Ambassador ‘ If you want any support or guidance about this fantastic app, contact me ! Click here for a previous article I wrote about Book Creator. Have you used Book Creator?

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Poetry Notebooks with Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

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! 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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2018 Student Book Budget: First Steps

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

It’s time for one of my favorite projects of the year: Student Book Budget. This year their budget comes from the profit we made from book fair. The book budget is their chance to make sure that books are added to our library that represent their interests.

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Character Analysis with Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

It’s no secret Book Creator is one of my favorite apps. This week, I’ve worked with teachers using Book Creator in various ways in their instructional contexts. A favorite activity was creating a character analysis book featuring a character in a recent story.

Google’s new Talk to Books: Semantic search for book and idea discovery


This week TED curator Chri s Anderson and futurist Ray Kurzweil introduced Talk to Books. What is Talk to Books? Talk to Books results are retrieved from Google Books’ collection of 100,000 titles or 600 million sentences. an entirely new way to explore books.

Baby's Got Mail: Free Books Boost Early Literacy

NPR Learning and Tech

A simple, scalable way to reach kids before they enter school: You sign up and get a free book in the mail every month until your child turns 5. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR


Some early comments on my new book

Dangerously Irrelevant

My new book with Dean Shareski, Different Schools for a Different World , is getting some positive early comments. This book is lean and dead on point. Scott McLeod and Dean Shareski have knocked it out of the park with their latest book. New book!

’Booking’ Students: The Literacy Solution

EdNews Daily

Now to make appropriate book selections which had appeal to students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Our students begin each school day immersed in literacy, and the change in our listeners is palpable, nineteen books later and counting. Written By Guest Author: (Mrs.) Linda A.

Books to Inspire Coding & Robotics

Fractus Learning

Books Classroom Educators Parents Primary Resources Science STEM books coding lego maker makerspace reviews robotics stemI have been running a Coding and Robotics Club at my school, St Aidan’s AGS Junior School, Brisbane, for a couple of years now.

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.

8 New Books to Jump-Start Your Summer Learning

Tom Murray

Both groups also look forward to some needed downtime and finally the opportunity to relax with a good book. To prepare for the upcoming summer, I wanted to share eight books that I’ve recently reviewed or read for my own personal growth. Book: BrandED.

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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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5 Tips for Would-Be Academic Book Authors


This week, I’m participating in a small panel at my university addressing the academic book publishing process from the faculty author perspective. When I was starting out on my first book proposal, Philip Nel kindly shared a sample of one of his book proposals.

Student Book Budget: Meeting with Vendors

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Our student book budget team has been hard at work making consideration lists based on the data they have collected from Barrow readers. Each year, we meet with several vendors to look at book samples, catalogs, and websites.

Books That Celebrate Diversity

The Daring Librarian

We decided it would cool to create a curated list of books on a bookmark that celebrate diversity. We made sure that the books listed were all books we had in our Middle School Library Collection and were ones that were sourced from the WeNeedDiverseBooks website.

BookWriter: Turn your Digital Storytelling into Printable Books!


Book Writer: Innovative app to make multimedia books What it is? Book Writer ($3.99) is an educational iOS app designed for the iPad/iPhone for creating multimedia digital books. A user can add video, images, music, and even record their own voice to narrate a 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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Giveaway: Barron's Educational Books


As some of us change room assignments, grade levels, or subject matter, it will be very important to maintain a well stocked selection of age and grade appropriate books for our new students. The following books, written by Syl Sobel, will help them learn how it all works.

New book! Different Schools for a Different World

Dangerously Irrelevant

As some of you may have realized by now, Dean Shareski and I have a new book out. Our book is a call to action that serves as the framing volume for the Solutions for Creating the Learning Spaces Students Deserve series from Solution Tree.

Bring Literacy into Math with Big Books!


Big Books for Math Instruction and Centers *enter to win the entire Big Book set below* We use big books in a variety of ways in my classroom. I love using big books during reading and writing workshop. You can buy the books individually for $39.95

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Win Google Classroom Book

Teacher Tech

Win Alice Keeler Google Classroom Book Win a copy of my first book “50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom” co-authored with Libbi Miller. This book is for if you’re new to Google Classroom and looking for ideas on how you can use Google Classroom in your class. The post Win Google Classroom Book appeared first on Teacher Tech.

2016 Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Picture Book Month came to a close and we once again hosted a Picture Book Smackdown with schools around the country. All month long, students have been celebrating Picture Book Month by reading picture books from every genre section of our library. Picture book smackdown!

Our Book, “The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox,” Has Been Published!

Larry Ferlazzo

A copy of our new book arrived today! You can order it at Amazon. And you can read excerpts here


New Productivity Book: Vote on Your Favorite Book Cover

The CoolCatTeacher

POLL: What is your favorite book cover and title? Planning system Book Cover. A vote on the planning system and book cover. What is your favorite book cover?

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Follett Expands Book Fairs into Texas Market


Follett today announced Follett Book Fairs, which launched regionally at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, will expand into Texas, effective August 2018.

The 2017 Student Book Budget Books Have Arrived!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Every year a volunteer group of students give their time to spend a budget on books for the library. This budget comes from grants, book fair profits, and rewards points and it is completely in their control. Book budget unpacking and genre sorting starting soon!

The Student Book Budget Books Have Arrived!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

After almost two months of working on the 2015-2016 student book budget project, the books are rolling in to the library, and the excitement is brewing. Students had $5,000 to spend on books. It's book budget unpacking day! Assembly line during student book budgets.

Social media tips, books and more (#DitchPod wrap-up)

Ditch That Textbook

Social media can be a deep, wide reservoir of ideas and inspiration in the classroom. But at some point, it can make a huge shift in effectiveness. The way we use it can go from transformation to entertainment. It can eat up hours of our lives without actually changing our practice.

Summer Book Buzz

Reading By Example

In her book, Becoming A Literacy Leader , Jennifer Allen is guided by two goals when planning study groups: purposeful alignment and peer interaction. ” I agree with her goals, and I have had the opportunity to plan book study groups based on these goals.

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Design Thinking & Book Creator


However, with the multimedia capabilities of Book Creator – which will soon be available on ALL devices including Chromebooks – one app offers up a robust solution to this problem. First, with Book Creator, students can use a variety of media to document their work.

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Teacher Created Texts in Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

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.

Summer Book Club 2018: Literacy Essentials by Regie Routman @StenhousePub #LitEssentials

Reading By Example

I am pleased and honored to share that we will be reading Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners by Regie Routman (Stenhouse, 2018) for our summer book club. Featured writers for last year’s book study can be found on the “Contributors” page.

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Join Us for the 5th Annual Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are nearing the end of November, which means the close of Picture Book Month. Jenny Lussier, Cathy Potter, Shawna Ford, Kathy Kaldenberg, and I created the very first Picture Book Smackdown which was held via Google Hangout on November 21, 2013. A list of the books we reference.

Top New Books for Educators

Where Learning Clicks

The post Top New Books for Educators appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom Be the Change: Reinventing School for Student Success Donna Wilson education books Eric M.

The 5th Annual Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Our 5th annual Picture Book Smackdown was held on November 30th. Don't miss today's Picture Book Smackdown at 1:30 PM EST. [link] #tlchat #picturebookmonth #pbsmkdwn #futureready. Each pair of students shared a favorite picture book.

Top New Books for Educators

Where Learning Clicks

The post Top New Books for Educators appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. How to Create the Schools We Need Chris Lehmann Dale Russakoff Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools education books John B.

More Books On The Way!

Larry Ferlazzo

Our next book, The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students, will be published in April, 2018. This summer, I’ll be writing the fourth book in my series on student motivation. You can get a zillion free resources from all my books here.

The Many Formats of Book Club

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

For the first quarter of the year, I’ve been exploring how to start book clubs in our school in a variety of ways. I hoped that by offering a variety of ways to engage with a book, that we would support many different interests, availabilities, and format preferences.