As promised, here are more of those links I’ve collected. Helpful tip: if you’re saving things as Twitter bookmarks, you can access them on your laptop by changing from twitter.com to m.twitter.com.
Books, Reading, etc.
- Things to be aware of when you suggest students (or friends, colleagues, etc.) search Google Books for a phrase.
- DPLA’s Open Book project is a great resource for ebooks (even though research shows that students prefer print, ebooks can be great for research)..
- If you love Frankenstein, you’ll love the Frankenstein Atlas. Fingers crossed other books get the same treatment.
- Latin inscriptions at the Ashmolean – perfect for Classics or Ancient History classes.
- This can sometimes be a slow process, but I live in hope that all teachers will be open to collaborating with the school librarian (David’s AISL presentation may be another way in). And as we’re collaborating, maybe sharing and using the single point rubric idea (especially in terms of research process skills).
- We’re rethinking the ninth grade experience at my school, and possibly looking at the rest of Upper School. This might be one way to approach it. While we’re at it, let’s rethink professional development.
- Forget that this is from a religious site. The data you can pull would be great for students studying statistics. And it can maybe help students become math people (too late for me, but…)
- Working in a boarding school makes me wonder about this model, outreach where our students live.
- ISTE has done a standards crosswalk to Future Ready Librarians and has a ton of great resources. Can’t wait to see the AASL/ISTE/FRL/ACRL crosswalk (please, someone create one!)
- A new (to me) tool to have students present on books, research etc.: I Fake Text.
- I use some Google products because work requires me to, but when possible I use alternatives. The more other people do, the more Alphabet may improve things like privacy.
- Help transcribe African American Civil War records. Aka crowdsourcing at its best.
- Teach students about “cyber hygiene” before they’re victims of phishing or other schemes.
- As a lifelong Red Sox fan, it’s fun checking out the Library of Congress’ Baseball Archives. It’s probably fun for fans of other teams, too.
- Timesuck, but in a good way: GeoGuesser.
- When I attend conferences (in person or virtually) I take notes longhand and then transcribe into a blog post (or other document). NPR on why it helps me learn.