Wow. It’s been a year since I did one of these! I’ve been squirreling away links and things to share, and using Schoology at work to share them with my team. Now, here’s some sharing with you…
Books, Reading, etc.
- This is the time of year when I make a list and check it twice: what great books from the previous year slipped under my radar? Here’s YA Interrobang’s list. And this of “what to read in each of life’s decades“. And one on Native voices. Did I miss any of 2015’s great translations? (yes, probably) For Rory Gilmore fans, a list of her past 9 years reads.
- Why the library shouldn’t be all things to all people.
- Important reading for all, especially English teachers: The Reading Rules We Would Never Follow As Adult Readers. Amen.
- With “fake news” and “post-truth” being topics of conversation/angst, here’s a great list of ideas and resources. And then there’s this article and Hoaxy. And this graphic:
- Many schools (including mine) spend a lot of time talking about privilege. That phrasing bothers me, and when I read this in IHE about using “advantage” rather than “privilege” I wondered how we can convince others to change their phrasing.
- What a great idea for a local history project for students (also, helps the community) – linking graves to historical society information.
- Not all information wants to be free. Something we’re thinking about regarding student work (newspaper, etc.) and our archives.
- Some interesting ways to reenvision the to do list.
- If you use your phone for notes (and who doesn’t?) consider Bear.
- Did using computers lower China’s PISA score? What are the implications for the US?
- It’s the new year. Perhaps add one of these tech blogs to your feed?
- What do you know about the TOS for your apps and related content? Probably not enough.
- A great graphic of the ISTE Standards. Is there one for ACRL and AASL?
- Thought-provoking post about deciding if traveling for PD has a good ROI. Networking isn’t covered, but should have been.
- This is the second school I’ve worked at that touts the presence of Harkness tables, yet no one has been trained in the method. I suspect that many schools are in the same position. So here is one way “to Harkness” (hint: it’s not about the table!!)
- Why streaming music (I may be one of the few who refuses to) is going to harm music creation.