I'm on a personal crusade to get my students to read more. As digital learners, today's kids have access to computers, smartphones, iPads, Wii, Xbox 360, 3D TVs and movies. They are in a very visual world, and it's a challenge to get many of them interested in reading of any kind. I've added graphic novels and Manga to the collection, added more magazine subscriptions and asked students what they like. My latest addition to the walls of the library are READ posters. I personally designed my own rather than purchase because I wanted our teaching staff to pose with a book. Maybe students would see their teacher with a specific book and want to check it out. Worth a try, right? And the female teachers especially appreciated the "digital plastic surgery" I did to their faces!! If you would like to download a fully editable PSD copy of the poster, you can click here.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
There are thousands of apps out there in many different subject areas, and in my new guide I have narrowed the list down to include just the basics for any teacher. (Subject areas to follow in the future) Caveat: the guide covers Android and iPhones.