My Top 4 Thought-Provoking Readings for January
My Top 4 Thought-Provoking Readings for January, 2011
One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to complete my GLMA Blog post in a timely manner. I have many websites and articles that I would like to share, but I have culled it down to my top 4 (plus that gives me another couple of blog posts so I can keep the resolution going for several months.)
1. Tony Vincent presented at the Dalton ETC Media Consortium and shared the following: http://engagetech.pbworks.com . Several schools in Northwest Georgia are using the framework by Phillip Schlechty. Tony’s presentation was based on the WOW framework, but he has excellent ideas for integrating instructional technology for all levels and subjects. Explore this website for creative ideas to share.
3. The next article addresses the importance of reading for pleasure. Only my grandmother reads books— Each semester, assistant elementary-education professor Heather Rogers Haverback poses a question to her students: “What was the last book you read for pleasure?” In a recent ASCD Express article, Haverback shares that nearly half of 18- to 24-year-olds in the U.S. aren’t reading for pleasure at all, a point reinforced by the lack of answers she’s been getting from her students. Haverback discusses the importance of reading and offers six strategies for helping students get into the practice. Read on.
4. Joyce Valenza’s Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians is a must read for us all. The following SLJ Blog post is an updated Manifesto from December 2010. A Revised Manifesto posted by joycevalenza on December 3rd, 2010.
Send me your suggestions for thought-provoking articles and websites for the New Year so I can share, plus it will keep me on track towards fulfilling my 2011 resolutions.
Cawood Cornelius, Ed.D
Library Media Specialist, NBCT
Sonoraville High School
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–Alexander Graham Bell,