The Best Dr Seuss Reading Apps for Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Dr. Seuss In Your Pocket! Apps for school and home to engage kids and open the door to books through a shared digital experience.

The Best Dr Seuss Reading Apps for Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.


World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

Dokument Press: UK (2013)

ISBN: 9781781310731

A global romp through the streets of the biggest cities in the world, this book brings the amazing works of today’s contemporary graffiti and street artists to light in a way not seen before. Arranged geographically, this book takes readers to places they may be familiar with and shows the beauty and art there that they may have simply walked past before. Incorporating both familiar and foreign artistic forms, this atlas of the world is unlike anything else in that section marked “Art Books.” In a genre of art not always accepted as mainstream, street and urban art is so much more today than youth with spray pain cans in a duffel bag in the dark of night. Cultural, political, local, and  beautiful – these sometimes edgy sometimes simple things of aesthetic display challenge us to consider the definition of art. An amazing and thought-provoking addition to any library, this book is worth the high price tag.

Quantitative: No Lexile Level or ATOS available.

Qualitative: Middle to Upper Grades (8-12) The language is suitable for middle grade students. The content and some art depicted in this book may not be appropriate for younger students as it contains some content that is sexual or violent in nature. With guidance, this book could be used as a reference item for students in grades 6-7 also.

Content Area: Art – Urban Art; Graffiti

Additional/Digital Resources:

Rethinking Innovation – An Infographic from Mia MacMeekin


From her blog
Mia is the master of the infographic – she can visually organize and illustrate a tremendous amount of information in some of the most well-crafted infographics available for use with teachers for PD or with students in the classroom. I love her creative and innovative focus – and she and I share a professional inspiration in Sir Ken Robinson who so succinctly puts our educational system into focus.
What do you think?
And for those of you who have not met
Sir Ken Robinson…..
here is a brief introduction to his brilliant mind and some of his controversial ideas about education reform:


Teachable Moments for Digital Citizenship

Infographic from Nancy White

   A Visual Guide to Teaching Digital Literacy Infographic from Nancy White

The Virtual Learning Commons – not just another pretty website for your school library

Your school library could become a LEARNING COMMONS – but you may need a new website!

Meet Babymouse – Classroom Cast

This is a terrific video to introduce students to Babymouse by authors Jennifer Holm and her brother, Matthew Holm. It is a graphic novel series for middle grades (5-8) and has a middle school cult following. There are several books in the series of Babymouse and the simple drawings with mostly black, white, and pink graphics, are very popular with students, particularly girls.

Babymouse, by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm. Random House Books for Young Readers (2005)

Quantitative: Lexile Level: 240; ATOS 2.2

Qualitative: Middle Grades (5-8). Graphic Novel with themes set in middle school experiences.

Content Area: English; Art – Graphic

Common Core Standards: RL.5.2, RL.5.5

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, by Peter Brown

Peter Brown, the author and illustrator and recipient of a Caldecott Honor, describes his creative process and the artistic influences that shaped his picture book, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, which is among School Library Journal’s best picture books of 2013. In this video, Peter Brown describes how he researched other artists’ techniques and designs to come up with inspiration for the beautiful illustrations in his story and how the creative process of writing and illustrating can work using storyboards and sketches. This is a great video that can be used with students as they work on arranging their own writing on a word wall or on a digital device using virtual “sentence strips.” Students can see how writing a story and illustrating it pulls it together and creates greater meaning and expression.

Peter Brown, author and illustrator of Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Quantitative: No Lexile or ATOS available.

Qualitative: Grades K-12

Content Area: English; Art – Illustration

Common Core Standards: W.1.6, SL.1.3, SL.1.5; W.6.5, SL.6.5; W.9-10.3, SL.9-10.5

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