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Multiple Literacies & Web 2.0

ShaZam! Multiple Literacies in the 21st Century School Library


Guskey: Helping Standards Make the Grade

"Standards don't lessen the responsibility of educators to evaluate the performance of students and to report the results. Nevertheless, the focus on standards poses unique challenges in grading and reporting. What are those challenges, and how can educators develop standards-based grading and reports that are accurate, honest, and fair?" Additional books by Guskey available via the Professional Library.


Digital Literacy

Digital literacy skills are embedded in standards across the school curriculum.  These sites provide background information about digital literacy as well as ideas for projects.

Marzano on Formative & Standards Based Assessment

Project Information Literacy - Mike Eisenberg

Instructional Resources

  • AASL: Best Websites for Teaching and Learning
    The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, & collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly & encourage a community of learners to explore and discover (subcategories include media sharing, digital storytelling, manage & organize, social networking, collaboration, curriculum sharing & content resources)
  • Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and Web 2.0 Tools
    "Adapting existing programs to enhance a digital learning environment "
  • Google Tools to Support Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
    From Kathy Schrock, a clickable image map aligning various Google App tools with Bloom's updated taxomony. Each image links to the tool itself.
  • Bloom: Model of Learning Objectives
    "A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing:
    A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives"
  • New York Times: The Learning Network
    "The Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content." Content areas include American History, Economics, Fine Arts, Geography, Global History, Language Arts, Mathematics, Media Studies, Science, Social Studies and Technology.
  • Reading Lessons: 12 Ways to Scaffold Texts for Students
    Students of all levels need some scaffolding; they need a plan and some knowledge in order to build a foundation for deeper understanding. There are many ways to approach the task of scaffolding depending upon the age group of the students and the text’s level of difficulty. The following 12 ideas can be modified to meet the needs of any grade or ability level.
  • 5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Doing To Meet the Common Core State Standards
    The Common Core State Standards highlight five shifts that should be happening in every classroom. Teachers should:
    • Lead High-Level, Text-Based Discussions
    • Focus on Process, Not Just Content
    • Create Assignments for Real Audiences and with Real Purpose
    • Teach Argument, Not Persuasion
    Thanks to Edina High School
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