Mobile technology is becoming more popular in today’s classrooms, according to a recent survey. A majority of educators—86%—who responded to the survey said mobile technology bolsters student engagement, and 67% said it helps support personalized learning. An infographic detailing the survey results is available: elearninginfographics.com/state-of-mobile-learning-infographic/
Can you count on what you have? A new webinar from AASL will help school librarians in this increasingly digital age to evaluate and demonstrate the value of their school library’s collection. Presented by Sue Kimmel, “Counting on What We Have: Evaluating School Library Collections” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Thursday, Nov. 13. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.
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