Friday, July 31, 2015

Did things seem a little off today - Perhaps it is the pull of the BLUE MOON!

July to Bid Farewell With an Illuminating Blue Moon

A blue moon shines above Stockton Springs, Maine, in 2013. (Photo/AccuWeather Astronomy Facebook Fan Barbara)
Katy GalimbertiBy Katy Galimberti, Staff Writer
July 31, 2015; 2:47 PM ET
A blue moon, which occurs only once every few years, is set to grace skies Friday night.
However, the moon will not be cast in any colored light. Blue moon refers to the second full moon in a calendar month or the third full moon of four in a season.
The blue moon will occur at 6:43 a.m. EDT Friday, the moment the moon becomes full. However, onlookers will be able to view the moon on Friday night.

Additional information on the Blue Moon:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Webinar - July 29th

Developing Lifelong Leisure Skills for Individuals with Multiple Disabilities: An Overview of Fun Activities for the Classroom
Wednesday, July 29

This session will be an overview of leisure skills students may need once they reach adulthood, with ties to activities and lesson goals that can begin as early as preschool to ensure these skills are developed. Simple and fun activity ideas for the classroom and home will be provided, with information about additional resources for materials and ideas.

• Time: 6:00PM to 7:00PM CDT
• Presenter: Jody Click
• Level: Beginner  

Limited space available, register today

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tests and Assessments LibGuide!

Check out the latest Tests and Assessments LibGuide by Kristin!

In addition to finding tests and assessments through our catalog and the lists on Library Acquisitions 2015, Current Test and Journal Lists LibGuide, this new LibGuide breaks down the test and assessments list into its broad categories and includes the A to Z listing.

Monday, July 13, 2015

More free instructional resources for K-12 teachers!

educade logo

Okay, there is one catch - you do have to register in order to access the library!  Not too bad, it is still free ---- Educade created by GameDesk funded by AT&T has instructional resources, including lesson plans, applications, games and hands-on activities which can be searched by grade level, subject matter and technology type.  It is at least worth checking out!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

OpenEd is the largest K-12 educational resource library, offering over a million assessments, homework assignmentsvideos, games and lesson plans for every Common Core MathLanguage ArtsLiteracy and Next Generation Science standard. OpenEd lets you assign quizzes and homework to your students and automatically grades them, recommending videos for whatever they have problems with. The result is truly personalized learning for each student.

OpenEd also offers a free modern (Common Core, SBAC and PARCC-oriented) assessment tool. After a student takes a formative assessment OpenEd recommends just the right resources for the student to watch or play to gain mastery. OpenEd's also offers free assessments for every Common Core Standard and more. We are the only free and open source assessment item bank in existence. Over 150,000 teachers use OpenEd, reaching over 3 million students nationwide.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Free Webinar on Memory and Learning
Wouldn't it be great to walk into a classroom full of students, and feel like you really knew how they learned? By understanding current research about the brain and its core memory systems, you can do exactly that!

In this upcoming webinar, join Francis Bailey and Ken Pransky, authors of Memory at Work in the Classroom: Strategies to Help Underachieving Students, in practical examination of research on memory and learning that will help you design high-quality instruction and troubleshoot learners' difficulties. Real classroom examples will be included.

Implications and Applications of the Latest Brain Research for Learners and Teachers
July 16, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET (US)
Presented by
Francis Bailey and Ken Pransky
Register Now