May 2014 Resources on Our Shelves
Literacy Is Not Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age
by Lee Crockett, Ian Jukes and Andrew Churches
The authors present five major ways students need to develop fluency if they are to succeed in the global world: information fluency, solution fluency, creativity fluency, collaboration fluency, and media fluency. Each fluency has its own staircase to develop that ability. The result is a method of creating digital citizens that are strong in personal responsibility, global citizenship, digital citizenship, altruistic service, and environmental stewardship.
Creating the Multi-Age Classroom
by Sandra J. Stone
Here is a practical guidebook that provides a complete design for the multi-age primary classroom. Teachers and administrators will find answers to their questions about planning, implementation, environment, curriculum, management, assessment and evaluation. This classic work can assist all teachers to develop personalized learning opportunities.
Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms
by Ann Gadzikowski
Create a richer learning environment and plan intentionally to help all children reach their full potential. This book combines three strategies – differentiation, conversation and connection – and provides techniques to identify and assess exceptionally bright children. It also includes ideas to change the pace, level, or method of teaching in response to the individual needs of children, as well as social and emotional support strategies and guidance for working with families.
Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood
by Diane E. Levin
This book is designed to help teachers understand how media culture is affecting children and families, and to find effective ways to promote children’s healthy development in today’s media-saturated environment. Teachers will be enabled to form the framework and strategies needed to work effectively with children to protect and promote their well-being.
by Walter Isaacson
Interviews with Steve Jobs, his friends, foes and colleagues provide an unvarnished look at the passions that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products he generated. The resulting book is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership and values. Jobs knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology, and he stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination.
Digital Citizenship in Schools
by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey
This essential introduction starts with a definition of the concept and an explanation of its relevance, then explores the nine elements of digital citizenship. The authors provide an audit and professional development activities to help educators determine how to integrate digital citizenship concepts into the classroom, as well as activity ideas and lesson plans.