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Teachers can register for a free one-year
subscription to Paper ToolsPro, an online
software program created by ePen&Inc and
M3Designs, Inc., that facilitates the writing
process and ensures that students write
in their own voice and cite resources correctly. Normally
priced at $225, the free PaperToolsPro subscription allows
one teacher per school to pilot the program with up to 150
students. Paper ToolsPro is designed to teach high school
and college writers the proper way to take notes, cite written
work, manage the research writing process, and eliminate
plagiarism. The deadline for registering is June 30.
MORE INFO: www.papertoolspro.net
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Coming Next Issue
ISTE has two new books on the horizon.
101 Best Websites for Principals,
Third Edition will be released this
month, and Bookmapping: Lit Trips
and Beyond is scheduled to be released
in April. 101 Best Websites for Principals
by Susan Brooks-Young is an updated
guide to the most relevant and useful
websites to help busy principals find
resources for finance, curriculum, professional development, social and legal
issues, and more. In Bookmapping: Lit
Trips and Beyond by Terence W. Cavanaugh and Jerome Burg, readers will
discover how to use bookmapping as a
dynamic, interactive, crosscurricular tool
that helps students not only develop a
better understanding of places, cultures, and the books they
are reading, but also make connections to the subjects they
study in school.
MORE INFO: iste.org/store
eSchool News, an online newspaper that covers education
technology and school reform, has created a new addition to
its website designed to keep educators and school leaders
informed on the latest school-reform issues. Beyond Superman: Leading Responsible School Reform combines
the latest news, research, video, and resources to create a
dynamic and interactive online platform for engagement and
conversation about what it will take to improve U.S. schools.
Other sections help school and community leaders explore
real, effective strategies for moving education forward.
MORE INFO: www.eschoolnews.com/reform
Instill Creativity in Your Classroom
A shared vocabulary helps teachers
and students know what it means
to “be creative.” See how Guilford’s
time-tested model of divergent thinking
makes planning and doing creative
projects more meaningful in your
classroom. Candace Hackett Shively
offers definitions, practical strategies,
and Web 2.0 project examples.
Building Tech Leadership
Despite a transient population of
students and staff, the American
School of Bombay has embedded
a culture of tech integration through
a distributed leadership approach.
Shabbi Luthra, the school’s director
of technology, and Paul Fochtman,
superintendent, explore the six elements of this successful model.
How Do You Define Innovation?
What does innovation mean to you,
and how do you seek it out in learning
and teaching? ISTE’s Special Interest Group for Innovative Learning
Technologies posed that question to
members recently and received 53
diverse and thoughtful responses. Lisa
Sjogren, SIGILT communications chair,
summarizes the findings.