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With a seemingly limitless number of topics to include in PebbleGo, how do we decide? There are several factors we take into account when creating our topic list, including curriculum standards, trends, and, of course, feedback from you!
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As librarians and teachers, we are always on the lookout for learning activities that engage and excite our students. We want them to connect to the content we are sharing and have them create their own meaning from these learning experiences in the most authentic ways. Well, there is something new in the world of education that does just that.
We celebrate National Poetry Month every year in April. This is a time to bring words to life through special experiences, projects, and celebrations with your students and school community. I love using art, writing, music, acting, and more to teach children about poetry and inspire them to be poets, too. I also love to think of ways to tie different subjects such as science, math, and history into Poetry Month and poetic opportunities throughout the year.
Access goes beyond being a core value for libraries. It’s the reason they exist. The idea that any student can check out a book at no cost and be trusted to return it for the next reader says something wonderful and important about our values. But libraries aren’t just about checking out books anymore and access isn’t either. As you reflect on what access means in your school library, here are some things to consider:
As you walk into many school libraries, you will see multiple spaces set up engaging students in different types of independent and self-directed learning. These are called learning centers and are used within libraries and classrooms in a variety of ways. They can be used to teach skills, as enrichment, to explore, and as a place to cultivate individual interests.
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The Common Core Standards were developed not only to provide consistent learning goals across states, but also to provide a clear and consistent framework for educators. Blended learning, a method of instruction that combines the use of online instruction through educational technology combined with face-to-face learning, provides unique opportunities to support the Common Core and other state learning standards.
As educational hardware and software improves, technology-rich classrooms are more and more common. However, moving beyond a technology-rich classroom is a classroom using blended learning. Blended learning leverages educational technology, like PebbleGo, to combine face-to-face instruction with online learning. There are many different models and approaches to integrating blended learning into an elementary classroom, but all models involve some sort of online component.