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Peggy George

Peggy George's Public Library

23 Apr 14

"The Wellcome Library, in London, specializes in the history of medicine. While the institution has long offered a good digital collection for browsing, the library announced yesterday that they are making more than 100,000 historical images free to download under a Creative Commons CC-BY license. (Users can distribute, edit, or remix at will; the license even allows for commercial use, with attribution.)"

19 Apr 14

"If your battery life issues are specifically related to iOS 7, there are a few critical steps you might try to improve your battery life usage, which are successful to a varying degree based on the vast number of reports we have heard from users in our daily walkabout, as well as from around the internet. With any luck, a few of these will work for you."

11 Apr 14

A new Beta version of GeoGuessr with a number of different games for exploring the world. Fantastic for engaged learning about geography! "The World is not enough for you? No problem. Below you can view a selection of some of our finest games, each with its own locations, characteristics and unique atmosphere. The list is updated frequently so be sure to check in often. "

11 Apr 14

GeoGuessr is a web-based geographic discovery game designed by Anton Wallén, a Swedish IT consultant. The game utilizes random Google Street View locations and requires players to guess their location in the world using only the clues visible in Street View. The Street View window of GeoGuessr does not provide any information beyond the street view itself. Things such as road signs, vegetation, businesses, climate, and landmarks have been suggested as some clues which may help the player determine his or her location. The player may also move about along the roads through the normal directional controls provided by Street View. Once the player is ready to guess the location, a location marker is placed on a zoom-able Google Map. After the marker is placed, GeoGuessr reveals the true geographic location and assigns the player between 0 and 6500 points, depending on how far away the player's guess was. A new location is then provided to the player, and this process repeats until the player has guessed five locations.

08 Apr 14

"tables that help school librarians learn how the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and the Common Core State Standards align."

08 Apr 14

As many teachers can attest, assessing student writing can be quite difficult. It is a very subjective task, as writing cannot simply be deemed "right" or "wrong" or even "good" or "bad." There are different traits that we look for when assessing a piece of student writing. Teachers are taught to look for writing that has interesting ideas, clear organization, and, of course, "strong voice." However, many students are not sure how to add voice to their writing and do not have a clear understanding of what strong voice truly sounds like. In this lesson, students will be exposed to mentor texts with strong voice. They will learn to identify compelling voice in picture books by determining the emotions that are exposed by the author. After recognizing what strong voice sounds like in literature, students will work to improve their own writing.

08 Apr 14

Great resource for encouraging students to use more varied word choice for the word "said"

05 Apr 14

Moodle course created by Kim Caise using Voicethread to create mathcasts for engaged student learning.

25 Mar 14

Resources that can be used to facilitate conversations/discussions for design thinking in creating learning environments.

22 Mar 14

Dr. Seuss, the writer and illustrator behind children’s classics The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Lorax, would have turned 110 on March 2nd. We think that if he were alive today, he would have been a social media master. So to honor his wit and wisdom, here’s our interpretation of the Seuss guide to Twitter.

07 Mar 14

"Stick Around is very open-ended. Students, teachers, and parents can make puzzles about almost anything. The ability to import images, add drawings, and attach audio to stickers "

04 Mar 14

PPT slides for presentation by Janet Sturm: Enriched Writers’ Workshop for Students with Developmental Disabilities. I’m here to discuss the EnrichedWriters Workshop—an approach for adolescent students with DD. I am in the process of publishing this writing
instructional approach. Many of the concepts presented will
be in this future product/publication.

04 Mar 14

"The complexity of learning to compose text is particularly challenging for persons who use AAC because of cognitive, language, sensory, and motor needs. Despite these challenges, evidence is mounting that active participation in context-rich instructional opportunities can result in the development of reading and writing skills. Unfortunately, access to these opportunities has been limited. There are several erroneous assumptions regarding literacy instruction for children who use AAC that may be inhibiting this access."

01 Mar 14

"Stay tuned for a host of fresh new ideas and events being launched by this Leadership team's talent, inspirational ideas and passion for activating our SIGDS' Mission! Hats off to these peeps for making time and adventure space every month for hatching up new events for our 4500+ membership! SIGDS has a LOT of talent, power and klout - let's use it to launch unimagined possibilities for every learner - young and old!"

01 Mar 14

There is a great deal to consider in constructing a digital story. While there are endless approaches to crafting stories depending on purpose and audience, at least six elements are considered fundamental to this particular digital storytelling style

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