I don’t make too much of this sort of honor. But at least it gives me the opportunity to tell you what you have been and still are for me, and to assure you that your efforts, your work, and the generous heart you put into it still live in one of your little schoolboys who, despite the years, has never stopped being your grateful pupil.
Albert Camus (1913-1960), in a November 19, 1957 letter to Louis Germaine, his childhood teacher, a few days after Camus received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Do Your Students Know How to Evaluate a Website?
HOTS - Higher Order Thinking Skills
The Open Syllabus Project
Screencast-o-matic (Use to embed text within YouTube videos)
Teach With Movies
Websites - Miscellaneous Teaching Resources
In this video from ACSD (a professional learning community for educators) Robyn Jackson introduces what rigorous instruction requires students to do.
Amanda Ripley is an investigative journalist who writes about human behavior and public policy. For Time Magazine and the Atlantic, she has chronicled the stories of American kids and teachers alongside groundbreaking new research into education reform. "Kids have strong opinions about school. We forget as adults how much time they sit there contemplating their situation."
Most students are really not sure how to tell if a website is trustworthy. Many may think, "All I need is Google to do my paper." How savvy are YOUR students? Here are 14 resources on website evaluation, adapted from A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet.
HANDOUTS AND POSTERS
Evaluating Resources, from the Baker University Library in Baldwin City, Kansas.
Evaluating Sources, from Western University Library in London, Ontario.
Evaluating Websites, from Gulf Coast State College Library in Panama City, Florida.
Research Therapy: Search Strategy, from Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.