Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.
Here are this week’s picks:
13 Tips for Teaching News and Information Literacy is from The School Library Journal. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.
Teaching From a Textbook Makes My Class More Student-Centered is by John T. McCrann and offers an intriguing perspective. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death.
How North Korea Became One Of America’s Biggest Security Threats (with Lesson Plan) is from The Lowdown. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The North Korea Missile Crisis.
You can now sign-up for the Global Read Aloud, originally created by educator Pernille Ripp. Here’s a description:
The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 2,000,000 students having participated.
What is it?
The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. Each teacher decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be. Some people choose to connect with just one class, while others go for as many as possible. The scope and depth of the project is up to you. While there are official tools you can use such as Skype, Twitter, WriteAbout or Edmodo, you choose the tools that will make the most sense for you. Teachers get a community of other educators to do a global project with, hopefully inspiring them to continue these connections through the year.
When is it?
Once a year, starting in early October and running through mid-November. Due to the time commitment, this is only a once a year project, however two fantastic spin off projects run at other times; the New Zealand Read Aloud and the French version of GRA, Ecouter Lire le Monde.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On Getting Student Writers To “Buy-Into” Revision – Help Me Find More:
— Katherine Schulten (@KSchulten) August 3, 2017