Daily Archives: October 20, 2012

Teaching Questioning Skills: continuing the VirtCon conversation

Teaching Questioning Skills: continuing the VirtCon conversation

There is no doubt in this librarian – technologist’s mind that asking good questions is a skill needed by students – and adults for that matter.  One of the first keys in good research — a particular interest area for librarians — is, as the Big 6(http://big6.com/) puts it, Task Definition with the person needing

Anything to Help Teach Reading?

“There is nothing here to help me teach reading,” lamented a woman at a recent Discovery Education Day of Discovery in Connecticut. She said this to me after learning that I am a middle school reading specialist and very excited about Discovery resources. She taught struggling high school readers. While I empathize with this woman

Extended Learning

There are always so many opportunities to attend conferences.  I love attending conferences to of course gain new learning… but even more to connect with others throughout the eduverse.  I teach in a self contained classroom, so I welcome an opportunity to connect with educators outside the classroom.  At the end of September I was

Animated Hero Classics

Do you love biographies? Do your students enjoy learning more about historical figures? Consider enhancing your teaching of historical people with the series from Animated Hero Classics. These great videos are about 30 minutes each and provide excellent information about people like the Wright Brothers, Madame Curie and William Bradford, just to name a few.