In this new complimentary webinar from AASL,Senior/Capstone Project: The Role of the School Librarian, a panel of presenters will address potential roadblocks or challenges, opportunities to raise the rigor of an existing project, practical tips for creating a Senior/Capstone Project, and how to become more involved in the process at your school. Register here: www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming
What does kissing a pig, milking a goat, or shaving your head have to do with reading? Incentives! Principal Kelly Huggins of Newell Elementary School promised her students that if they reached the school goal of 2 million reading minutes, not only would she kiss a pig, but she also would milk a goat. (http://bit.ly/1vebeB9) Principal Scott Pope of Max Abbott Middle School promised to shave his head if his students raised $3,000 for Reading Rocks. (http://bit.ly/1vecUKW)
Do you use games to enhance student learning? In “All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games,” Kristen DiCerbo writes: “Not as often discussed is our ability to use students’ in-game actions as evidence for the assessment of skills and knowledge, including those not easily measured by traditional multiple-choice tests.” http://bit.ly/11nOVxT
Are your students interested in stop motion animation after seeing The Boxtrolls? Duxbury Free Library shares how to run a stop motion animation program using iStopMotion, iMovie, and the DropBox app (an AASL 2013 Best App for Teaching & Learning). http://bit.ly/11nMJGp
The Character Lab is sponsoring a contest asking teachers to send great ideas for cultivating character strengths in the classroom. The seven teachers with the best ideas will each win $10,000. http://characterlab.org/teacher-innovation-grant/
A united front is stronger. Share your voice and share the wealth! www.ala.org/aasl/STW
In honor of National News Engagement Day, The Learning Network from the New York Times shares 50 ideas to help teach current events: learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/50-ways-to-teach-current-events.