• Library Apps ... What they look like in action
  • Article LibraryFile Library, and Link Library
    Library apps offer easy access to further resources (article text, file downloads, websites).
    You can easily provide access to these resources without having to format a web page.
    You can opt to limit the resource posting to specified dates. 
    (samples are demonstrated below)
     
    Book List and Photo Gallery        
    Allow you to enter and display information in a similar way -
    however they simply display entered info and do not provide access to further resources. 


Article Library

  •  Student molding clay

    Integrated Studies

    To increase engagement and retention, academic subjects are presented in an interdisciplinary fashion that reflects modern knowledge and society. For instance history, literature, and art can be interwoven and taught through text, images, and sound.

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  • Visual Aids and Enduring Understanding

    Visual Aids and Enduring Understanding

    Think students today are wired differently? They are!More than ever before, students need visual context to helpinvoke their shifting schema, anchor their short/long term memory,make connections within and between topics.

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  • Article Library … You enter title, summary, full article text and accent image if desired.
    Users click the article title to access and read the entire article.  

File Library

  • File Library … You provide a title and description of an uploaded document/file.
    Users click the filename or icon to download the file. 
     
    An alternative to using the File Library App …
    Use a Flex App with hyperlinks to uploaded files:
     
     
    Files to Download 
      
    Grade 3 - Online Life   parent tip sheet 
  • Link Library… You provide a title and description for a website.
    Users click the site name and are redirected to the website. 
     
    An alternative to using the Link Library App …
    Use a Flex App with hyperlinks to desired websites:

     

    Website Links
     

    This K12 Math site offers Java based manipulatives by topic and grade.

     

    This site provides fact practice.

Book List

  •  Book Cover

    Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age

    by David H. Rose & Anne Meyer Year Published: ASCD, 2002 Education
    As a teacher in a typical classroom, there are two things you know for sure: Your students have widely divergent needs, skills, and interests . . . and you're responsible for helping every one attain the same high standards.

    This book is the first comprehensive presentation of the principles and applications of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)--a practical, research-based framework for responding to individual learning differences and a blueprint for the modern redesign of education.

    The first part of Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age lays out the foundation of UDL, including neuroscience research on learner differences, the effective uses of new digital media in the classroom, and how insights about students who do not "fit the mold" can inform the creation of flexible curricula that help everyone learn more effectively. The second part of the book addresses UDL's practical applications--how UDL principles can help you

    *Set appropriate goals for every student.
    *Choose the methods and materials that give every student optimum instructional support.
    *Ensure the fair and accurate assessment of every student's progress.

    Along with references to digital tools and links to online resources, the authors provide a set of templates to facilitate classroom implementation of UDL, share the experience of a school district already succeeding with UDL, and highlight plans for UDL implementation on a national scale.

    David H. Rose and Anne Meyer are the founders and co-directors of the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), a not-for-profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, including those with disabilities.

    Access Digital version from Cast
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  •  Hunger Games Book Cover

    The Hunger Games

    by Suzanne Collins Year Published: Scholastic Press; Reprint edition (July 3, 2010) Disutopian Fiction
    In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.
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  • Photo Gallery … is a Java-based slideshow.
    The description of each photo is available by clicking the i in the corner of the image.
    Gallery width can’t be changed once a photo has been uploaded.