Archive for February, 2014

Save the Date! Texas Teens 4 Libraries is Back and Better Than Ever!

For all librarians serving young adults, Texas Teens 4 Libraries (TT4L) day will be held on *Thursday, April 10, 2014* during the Texas Library Association’s Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX.  The theme for TT4L  is *Read to Lead* and will highlight how libraries help to create leaders within their communities. The deadline for registering […]

Learner-centered Classrooms

Yesterday, we had a staff development day themed “Back to the Future”.  We discussed educational tools and techniques of the past, present and potential future tools and techniques.  As I reflected on the day, I wondered how many of us, if we could, would take a look through the looking glass at a classroom from […]

Feedback on this blog

      Today I am asking you as a reader of the Inclusive Services blog to respond to the following Answer Garden link: Your responses will be anonymous.  The information will help me to provide better information to the readers of this blog. Thank you  

Just a thought

Recently I became ill with a stomach bug that my son decided to graciously share with me. And while I was at home in my misery, my colleagues came to the rescue: covering my workshops, bringing me materials I needed, texting to check on me. At first I viewed this as a negative. I sometimes […]

Huntington Independent School District

I am so excited to share this story from Huntington ISD! But, I am going to let Angela Dean, dyslexia teacher, tell the story. “I wanted to share my story about the dyslexic student in my class with you. We recently received “mobile devices” for our dyslexia program. I wanted to find a way students […]

7th Annual Doodle 4 Google!

This year’s theme: If I Could Invent One Thing To Make the World a Better Place… One talented young artist will see his or her artwork appear on the Google homepage, receive a $30,000 college scholarship, and win a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school! Discovery Education created three videos and […]

44 Classroom Tools That a Teacher Can Use Now

Animoto: Create and share videos, and put photos, video clips, and music into longer videos. Answer Garden: This minimalistic feedback tool helps in online brainstorming and also functions as an embedded website poll or guestbook. Blend Space: Educators can access free resources to create lessons in 5 minutes in order to flip the classroom, differentiate […]

Skype With An Author On World Read Aloud Day March 5th!

LitWorld‘s advocacy campaign for the human right of literacy, World Read Aloud Day, calls worldwide attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Kate Messner has published a list of authors who have volunteered their time to read aloud to classrooms and libraries all over the world on March 5th. Join the global […]

Did You Participate in Digital Day?

This week was a great virtual event called Digital Day.  I viewed several on-line events but one of the most impressive was from the Library of Congress.  The information below was shared during that session and I believe you will find it invaluable. Library of Congress Toolkit The Library of Congress (the Library) offers the […]

Bring Your “A” Game to School

There is a fabulous FREE resource available to any secondary school which provides a motivating presentation to students. The  Educational A’s of “Bring Your A GAME To School” ALLIANCE – Forging the right friendships; run with the right crowd . ATTITUDE – Bring a positive mental attitude every day to family, friends, work, school. AUTHENTIC […]