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A Quick Tip on Google Docs Formatting

A Quick Tip on Google Docs Formatting | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
“ This afternoon I was working on a document in Google Docs that included a list. I did want to use numbers for my list, but I didn't want to use the formatting that Google Documents was trying to force on me.”
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15 Great Timeline Creation Web Tools and iPad Apps for Teachers and Students

15 Great Timeline Creation Web Tools and iPad Apps for Teachers and Students | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it

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Building Belief in Libraries | Pivot Points

Building Belief in Libraries | Pivot Points | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
“ Librarians can’t assume that district leaders are believers, writes Mark Ray. Some get it; others don’t. Those who don’t may be listening for different information. If librarians align their words and work with top educational issues, miracles might just happen.”
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A Week of Making: What Making is Really About

A Week of Making: What Making is Really About | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
“ In some instances I think it's hard for some library staff to articulate the gains that teens make as a result of the making programs we provide. And, as a result it ends up that we talk about the actual printing activity and the printer and not the skills learned and/or improved on. It certainly can be difficult to speak to the learning instead of the "coolness" of the making. But it can be done. For example, think about:”
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How to Make Great Presentations With Pecha Kucha

How to Make Great Presentations With Pecha Kucha | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
“Learn how to make great presentations using the Pecha Kucha method, and download our custom Pecha Kucha PowerPoint template to help out.”
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 25, 2015 12:32 PM

Pecha Kucha is a great way for students to keep within specified time limits when doing presentations.  It also helps students organize their ideas.  If you haven't used it before, there is are step-by-step instructions on how to use it as well as helpful tips at the end of this article.

Te Aniwa Tutara's curator insight, June 25, 2015 3:42 PM

I will definitely be using this technique and I may even incorporate it into the assessment requirements for my students.  This was fascinating and interesting.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, June 26, 2015 3:28 PM

This article shares some great tips on how to complete a Pecha Kucha presentation using PowerPoint.

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How to Trigger Students’ Inquiry Through Projects

How to Trigger Students’ Inquiry Through Projects | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
When students engage in quality projects, they develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions that serve them in the moment and in the long term. There are several ways to start designing projects. Here are six steps that will help you get started.
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25 Ways To Promote Passion-Based Learning In Your Classroom - TeachThought

25 Ways To Promote Passion-Based Learning In Your Classroom - TeachThought | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
25 Ways To Promote Passion-Based Learning In Your Classroom

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Sue Alexander's comment, June 19, 2013 11:45 AM
Great scoop, Tom. A valuable list for all those interested in engaging learners.
Sue Alexander's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:49 AM

Remember, the key term in "student engagement" is student. 

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Easily Create Awesome Video Stories on iPad Using Doodlecast ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Easily Create Awesome Video Stories on iPad Using Doodlecast ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it

"Doodlecast for Kids is an iPad app that allows kids to draw on a whiteboard and record their voice while drawing; a kid's version for creating animated videos. Doodlecast for Kids has also a gallery of more than 20 story prompts to help struggling students. Students can either pick out one from the prompts or start from scratch."


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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:40 PM

Great app for early literacy building.

Rhonda Kay's curator insight, June 18, 2013 3:48 PM

Well...I might could use this. Kid at heart and all.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 19, 2013 4:59 AM

A great tool for primary kids so they can be creative with visuals and voice.

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Your School Library: Mobile, Flipped, & Curated

Your School Library: Mobile, Flipped, & Curated | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 12, 2013 9:20 AM

Your School Library: Mobile, Flipped, & Curated #ISTE13 Panel Featuring: @MentorMob @Scoopit @authorSTREAM‎& MORE!

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Transliteracy as a Framework for Participatory Practices of Learning

TransliteracyParticipatoryPresented by Buffy J. Hamilton, Ed.S.Iowa Association of School LibrariansSpring ConferenceApril 2013CC image via http://www.flickr.co

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Jackie Keith's curator insight, June 15, 2013 3:23 PM

transliteracy, participatory culture

 

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Recordium - Add Visual Notes to Audio Recordings

Recordium - Add Visual Notes to Audio Recordings | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
Recordium is a new iPad and iPhone for creating audio recordings. At first glance the app reminded me Sound Cloud. Like Sound Cloud, Recordium can be used to quickly create a spoken note or to record someone playing an instrument. Recordium can be used to trim the end or beginning of a recording. You can also snip out a middle portion of a recording and save it as a separate recording or trash it. Where Recordium gets interesting is in the annotation features. The app allows you to highlight and tag portions of your recordings. Your tags can even include pictures. Completed recordings can be shared to a number of services including Google Drive and Evernote.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 3, 2013 5:23 PM

I can see many uses for this tool!

Peggy Milam Creighton's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:36 PM

the visual tag feature is cool

Lucia Ernewein's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:23 PM

Has anyone tried this app?  It sounds great!

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Student Materials

Student Materials | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it

With our printable handouts, you can distribute information about plagiarism, proper citation, and paper writing to your students. Includes a list of the handouts currently offered in Microsoft Word format.


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Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation...

Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation... | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense of the curation conundrum (Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is?

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Video - Three Google Docs Formatting Tips

Video - Three Google Docs Formatting Tips | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
“ The transition from Word or Pages to Google Documents often prompts a lot of questions about formatting settings. In the video embedded below I address three formatting questions that I am frequently asked about in my email and in my workshops.”
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Building Belief in Libraries | Pivot Points

Building Belief in Libraries | Pivot Points | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
“ Librarians can’t assume that district leaders are believers, writes Mark Ray. Some get it; others don’t. Those who don’t may be listening for different information. If librarians align their words and work with top educational issues, miracles might just happen.”
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Eliterate Librarian: Technado: 60 Apps in (less than) 60 Minutes

Eliterate Librarian: Technado: 60 Apps in (less than) 60 Minutes | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 24, 2015 8:25 AM

Great Tech PD ideas!I


LOVE the idea of getting people out of their seats - you could also add a Sucks - Rocks - Not Sure section.

Gather a list of recent Ed Tech trends - post signs around the room & ask people to choose - Flipping the Classroom  - does it Suck? Rock? or Not Sure? Move to vote & let people shout out WHY. Small debate. If you think the term Suck will overtly offend, use Stinks. [grins] You can steal these huge posters (View full size - take to Kinkos)

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, June 24, 2015 7:23 PM

Fantastic idea! The Power point is well worth looking at. So many apps so little time...

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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
“ From scanning human teeth to designing clothes, making sparks ingenuity in students.”
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Good Read: Technology Is a Tool, Not a Learning Outcome

Good Read: Technology Is a Tool, Not a Learning Outcome | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
Something about this very simple list struck a chord with many educators. Author Bill Ferriter explains: "Kids AREN'T motivated by technology. Instead, they're
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The Adventures of Library Girl: School Library Annual Reports: Connecting the Dots Between Your Library And Student Learning

The Adventures of Library Girl: School Library Annual Reports: Connecting the Dots Between Your Library And Student Learning | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
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MIT--The 2 Most Underrated Leadership Skills includes storytelling

MIT--The 2 Most Underrated Leadership Skills includes storytelling | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
VideoLeadership is changing. A big part is the impact of the Millennials. They are less apt to respond to command & control and respond much more positively to a different kind of leadership. Even a recession has not cured them of this.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 18, 2013 7:25 PM

I found this article really interesting because it is not your ordinary run-of-the mill article about leadership. Recent MIT studies have identified 2 essential leadership skills that are completely under the radar.


The first critical leadership skill is sense-making. The way they talk about this in the article is being able to make sense of the environment and its rapid changes, then being able to operate from that sense-making. This leads me to think how important storytelling is in that process -- listening for stories, being able to make sense from them, extrapolate meaning from that, and then sharing stories with that meaning to bring others on board.


The second critical leadership skill the study identified is innovation. No surprises there and that does not really connect to storytelling. But what does connect is the section of the article talking about a leader's leadership signature -- their unique way of leading. Now storytelling comes front and center again. It's the stories you as a leader share, and the stories told about a leader, that defines that signature. As the article says, it's a leader's values, experiences, and skills that make up that signature. Again, I'm saying that happens through the stories that are shared.


So this is a provocative read. And it won't take you long. Think about the insights here whether you are a leader in an enterprise, a manager, entrerpreneur, or small business firm.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it


ozziegontang's curator insight, June 21, 2013 2:28 AM

Read Karen's Insight.  Relating to Leadership and reflecting on Lee Thayer's 4+ decades focused on Leadership and High Performance, leaders don't have a Vision, the Vision has them. And the story they share allows others to choose to be part of that Vision.


As Karen shares: "It's the stories you as a leader share, and the stories told about a leader, that defines that signature. As the article says, it's a leader's values, experiences, and skills that make up that signature. Again, I'm saying that happens through the stories that are shared."

Karen Dietz's comment, June 24, 2013 2:57 PM
Thank you Ozzie and I appreciate your sharing this piece :)
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Story Mind, Data Mind - Making Data Come Alive

Story Mind, Data Mind - Making Data Come Alive | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
Narrative Transport and Evaluative Mindset are Distinct Modes
Have you ever been “lost in a story?” It could be an exciting movie, an engrossing book, or a deep conversation with a ...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:11 PM

Colleague Andrew Nemiccolo just wrote this terrific article on narrative transport, storytelling and how to really convey data to make it stick.


I really like how he talks about narrative transport and how sharing data or information can't get youthere. Then he gives great tips for how to work with the data/information and 'storify' it -- either by finding stories to share about it or using storytelling elements to grab attention, keep people interested, and generate meaning.


If you ever have to deal with data in your business -- and who doesn't -- then grab this article and use these tips!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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The 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic

The 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
So what are the 8 characteristics of a 21st century teacher? Are they risk-takers, collaborators, and visionaries? Well, yes! Check out the image below to get a clearer picture.

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Library Staff's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:55 PM

Does risk-taking mean changing the way you do things? Shocking. Does collaborating mean some other teachers need to work with you? Unbelievable. And often impossible. Perhaps being a visionary means negotiating the bumps in the road without coming to a complete halt.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 18, 2013 2:42 AM
Collaboration.....love it. Collaborate with your librarian you may be pleasantly surprised :)
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 18, 2013 2:44 AM

Librarians need to be aware of this. We are needed more now than ever! Collaberation is what we do! 

 

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Getting Kids Engaged with Primary Sources | Cool Tools by Richard Byrne | The Digital Shift

Getting Kids Engaged with Primary Sources | Cool Tools by Richard Byrne | The Digital Shift | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it

"I vividly remember being disappointed during my first year of teaching: my students weren’t nearly as excited about primary source documents as I was. Primary source documents, as you know, offer readers a unique, real-world perspective, and I thought my kids would love delving into them. I soon learned that my disappointing results weren’t due to the documents that I’d selected, but rather how I was having students use them. That first year, they weren’t doing anything but reading them. Today, Web-based tools enable students to discover more primary sources than ever before and engage them in dynamic ways. The following items are some of my favorites."


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 23, 2013 2:46 PM

using primary scources in the correct way is extreemly important. Thanks for the links to some useful sites.

Casey Hugh McNealy's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:47 PM

This site provides links to useful websites along with analysis guides and quizzes for analyzing primary sources.

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10 Of The Best Free Curriculum Resources For Teachers

10 Of The Best Free Curriculum Resources For Teachers | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
10 Of The Best Free Curriculum Resources For Teachers

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, May 26, 2013 7:37 PM

10 recursos grátis para professores, de utilidade.

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Flipboard - Create your own magazine on your iPad or other Tablet

Flipboard - Create your own magazine on your iPad or other Tablet | 21st century school librarians | Scoop.it
Your Social Magazine. Available for iPad, iPhone & Android.

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