La Gina Gross

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High School Librarian

I teach: Information Literacy Skills, Research, Literacy, Digital Literacy, Digital Storytelling

To ages: 13 to 16


September 1, 2013

Garbology is an exciting and interactive website that answers the question, “Where should my waste go?” It helps elementary-age students better understand how they can reduce trash and stop polluting. In addition to the interactive game, the “For Teachers” section includes nine lesson plans and five fact sheets; the “For Students” section includes a waste assessment and seven useful handouts; and the “For Families” section will inspire families to reduce and recycle. Grades K-8.

Tip: Garbology is the perfect addition to your Earth Day unit.

From Amer. Library Assoc. School Libraries Best in Teaching & Learning

August 18, 2013

Feedly is a new way to browse the content of your favorite sites, rss feeds, tumblr blogs and youtube channels. Instead of having to hunt down for information, feedly uses RSS to aggregate the contents of the news sites and blogs you like and deliver them as a fast mobile-optimized experience.

Feedly is an RSS news reader re-imagined for android phones and tablets. It makes browsing faster: the content of your rss feeds and blogs are transformed into pocket-sized cards which load very fast and are easy to browse.

August 18, 2013

I like it for a simple online resource young students.