Buck Institute for Education: Non profit organization that helps educators prepare students through providing information about how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. BIE How to use PBL http://www.bie.org/about
¡Colorín Colorado! A bilingual resource site for educators and families of English language learners. It provides articles, videos, books, names of bilingual authors. Coloring Colorado ELL Resources http://www.colorincolorado.org
Google Forms for Educators It describes the invaluable tools and resources Google can offer to educators.
Ditch That Textbook: It gives a description of different Google Add Ons and google resources for teachers. http://ditchthattextbook.com
Gradebooks, lessons etc
Foundations of reading instruction, with emphasis on differentiated guidance.
Betts, E. A.
Oxford, England: American Book Co. Foundations of reading instruction, with emphasis on differentiated guidance.(1946). ix 757 pp. America Psychological Association (APA)
Differentiating Through Learning Styles
Sprenger, Marilee, 1949-Differentiation through learning styles and memory/Marilee Sprenger.—2nd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-4129-5544-7 (cloth) ISBN 978-1-4129-5545-4 (pbk.) 1.
Dual Immersion Studies and Research Book by Kim Potowski
Mindset The New Psychology of Success: How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential
Author: Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
In this book, Carol S. Dweck shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.
Out Of Our Minds
Author: Sir Ken Robinson
In this book Sir Ken Robinson explains why being creative in today’s world is a vital necessity. He describes different ways in which creativity is undervalued and ignored in our school system.
Boss, Suzie . (2015) Critical Thinking in PBL: Excerpt from chapter 1 2015 PBL Toolkit Series. PBL for 21st Century Success.
Betts, E.A. Foundations of Reading Instruction, With Emphasis on Differentiated Guidance. Oxford, England: American Book Co. (2012)
Krajcik, Joseph S. Phyllis C. Blumenfeld, Ronald W. Marx and Elliot Soloway. The Elementary School Journal. (May 2004) Vol. 94, No. 5 pp. 483-497
In Brain Rules, molecular biologist Dr. John Medina shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule--what scientists know for sure about how our brains
Story Telling / Tools:
In order of preference:
www.wevideo.com This is the easiest way to edit a video.
www.powtoon.com : It’s a good tool, but it wasn’t user friendly for me. It took me a little while before I could create the story-board I wanted. Making a video is easier.
Gradebook / Quiz maker for teachers: Flubaroo