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Walled World

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We chart the routes of, and reasons for, the barriers which are once again dividing populations

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Great content source for world history investigations.

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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, January 8, 11:36 PM

This is exactly why I am interested in collaborative online international learning as well as adaptive learning. 

 

What are the opportunities to integrate bridge building learning activities in an cirriculum, via online learning?  Any subject any time.  Even better, how to empower students to create self-directed study accross 'walls'? Gaming?

 

What types of stories will 'retell' this scenario? Reframe perspectives?  What mediums can they be told through to reach the appropriate audiences?

Caterin Victor's curator insight, January 9, 4:00 AM

 Unfortunately,  for our    security, we  must  live  in a Walled World

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 14, 9:48 PM

It appears India is constructing a 2,500-mile long fence around its neighboring country Bangladesh. The barbed wire fence may have been built due to that fact India has one of the largest populations in the world and they do not want the struggling people of Bangladesh to enter their country. Also, areas around the fence are becoming dangerous, with more than 1,000 people killed by border patrol and criminals. There are not many jobs in Bangladesh and the people are having trouble finding clean drinkable water. Lastly, the people may be fleeing into India hoping to find work and an improved lifestyle.  

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The Mission of Librarians is to Empower - The Digital Shift

The Mission of Librarians is to Empower - The Digital Shift | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
empower - give (someone) the authority or power to do something – Oxford Dictionary of American English Someone whom I greatly admire recently set me thinking about the mission of librarians. David Lankes has that effect on many of us. In a talk late last year at the Digital Library Fall Forum, Lankes recast the usual …
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RawShorts - Explainer Video Software

RawShorts - Explainer Video Software | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

RawShorts is the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective solution for producing professional-looking explainer videos, animated presentations, demo & marketing videos for business.


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Free resources are always good for schools and libraries.  This doesn't look as slick as Animoto, but would be great for short explainer video projects that teachers, librarians and even students could create. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks fairly easy.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 9, 12:31 PM

RawShorts lets you create an animated video presentation adding your own content and using a wide choice of templates and graphics. The developers are aiming at business users but the tool can be perfectly applicable in education as well. 

Free account is available.

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, January 10, 11:43 AM

Interesting...

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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Mfaculty's curator insight, December 24, 2013 11:02 PM

I just 'test drove' this online application - it was very fast and accurately caught my spelling errors. As a basic tool for students, I think it is, or will be, one that they can use before they turn to the writing tutors. I don't advocate trying to replace professional writing tutors with this (or any other) online tool, but it would certainly reduce the number of common errors made in student writings.

 

Since it is a free service, I would recommend educators consider giving it a test drive in their writing courses to determine whether or not any value is added in doing so. While there are plenty of word processing tools avialble for students to use in order to hone in on their writing, this one is free and seems to adequately, and quickly, perform the basics.

 

Not really an endorsement, as much as a recommendation for other to consider testing for themselves.

Gary Yarus ---> a #WaveOfAction Media Project's curator insight, December 28, 2013 12:40 PM

For other writers.  I tried it on a recent article I wrote and found it very helpful.

ella88's curator insight, January 29, 5:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstedeā€™s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

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Educational Leadership:Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The New School Library

Educational Leadership:Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The New School Library | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Great thoughts here from Doug Johnson on reimagining school library spaces.  The new library is a learning commons; vibrant, busy and essential to the educational process. Smart schools have 21st century libraries with highly qualified, dynamic school librarians.

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Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music

Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent ...
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Downloading Is Mean! Content Industry Drafts Anti-Piracy Curriculum for Elementary Schools | Threat Level | Wired.com

Downloading Is Mean! Content Industry Drafts Anti-Piracy Curriculum for Elementary Schools | Threat Level | Wired.com | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Did you know that, for grade-schoolers at least, cribbing from a classmate on a test or cheating on a homework assignment isn't as bad as copying copyrighted works from the internet?
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Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

"The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."


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Marian Royal Vigil's comment, September 11, 2013 4:49 PM
Great, Maria. Thank you.
BI Media Specialists's curator insight, September 13, 2013 10:51 AM

What a great list of apps for iPad classrooms!  Check them out and tell me what you think!

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:02 AM

A good up to date resource for teachers and parents.

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WATCH: Can Science Show Us How To Banish Burnout?

WATCH: Can Science Show Us How To Banish Burnout? | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Is mindfulness a remedy for burnout? A provocative new study suggests it just might be.
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Being fully present and centering are remedies for many ills.

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Paper Versus Pixel - Issue 4: The Unlikely - Nautilus

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Turning A Library Into A Maker Space

Turning A Library Into A Maker Space | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
If you think libraries are just about checking out books youre in the wrong century. A new feature of one Connecticut library is a place where people...

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, August 18, 2013 8:56 AM

Another way to foster creativity and innovation. 3D printers may not be the answer for most school libraries just yet but there are many other options that will appeal to 'hands on' learners.

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Step G… Seven Steps To Website Evaluation For Students… Good Links

Step G… Seven Steps To Website Evaluation For Students… Good Links | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Welcome to a this seventh in a series that is must read for any  educator wanting to facilitate web page evaluation by students.  It includes a new step in web evaluation information along with a p...
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This is part of a series of posts on website evaluation.  I recommend reading the other six.  I like the simplicity of this guide.

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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

Our students are like cowboys living in the wild wild west. Without any guidelines or structure they can get in a lot of trouble. Armed with a concrete plan for teaching about appropriate use you can guide your students to become better digital citizens, who will learn how to build their digital presence in a positive and productive way.


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Maria Persson's curator insight, August 25, 2013 8:40 PM

Starting at the beginning (of the year or thier school life) makes sense - then this becomes part of the dialogue right through their academic and working careers.

Maria Persson's comment, August 25, 2013 8:41 PM
If only we could be consistent right through their entire educational lives...it will happen!
Kimberly House's curator insight, September 4, 2013 3:43 PM

I like the idea of packing this into the first week of school. It needs to be followed up, of course. My bigger worry is how much to teachers and parents know about these topics? They need to be incorporated into the training as well.

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Google Cuts Authorship in Search Results by 20-40%

Google Cuts Authorship in Search Results by 20-40% | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Getting your face on Google's search results pages via authorship is getting harder. New authorship algorithms aim to display photos for authors Google considers relevant and interesting and cut down on pictures of lesser quality authors.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, January 15, 11:55 AM

In mid-December, Google rolled out new authorship algorithms designed to display authorship for what they consider relevant and interesting authors, Google has confirmed to Search Engine Watch:

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Walled World

Walled World | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
We chart the routes of, and reasons for, the barriers which are once again dividing populations

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Marian Royal Vigil's insight:

Great content source for world history investigations.

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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, January 8, 11:36 PM

This is exactly why I am interested in collaborative online international learning as well as adaptive learning. 

 

What are the opportunities to integrate bridge building learning activities in an cirriculum, via online learning?  Any subject any time.  Even better, how to empower students to create self-directed study accross 'walls'? Gaming?

 

What types of stories will 'retell' this scenario? Reframe perspectives?  What mediums can they be told through to reach the appropriate audiences?

Caterin Victor's curator insight, January 9, 4:00 AM

 Unfortunately,  for our    security, we  must  live  in a Walled World

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 14, 9:48 PM

It appears India is constructing a 2,500-mile long fence around its neighboring country Bangladesh. The barbed wire fence may have been built due to that fact India has one of the largest populations in the world and they do not want the struggling people of Bangladesh to enter their country. Also, areas around the fence are becoming dangerous, with more than 1,000 people killed by border patrol and criminals. There are not many jobs in Bangladesh and the people are having trouble finding clean drinkable water. Lastly, the people may be fleeing into India hoping to find work and an improved lifestyle.  

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Top 50 School Library Blogs

Top 50 School Library Blogs | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
See our Top 50 School Library Blogs for great insights and content from school librarians.
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21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates

21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

Our students need to be comfortable with the information technologies that are inextricably linked to the 21st century skills the work place requires, and teachers need to help pave the way.


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Jean-Claude Domenjoz's curator insight, November 15, 2013 1:19 AM

Liste des compétences:

http://www.imls.gov/about/21st_century_skills_list.aspx

 

VISUAL LITERACY

Demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate, and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made

 

Peter Evans's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:47 AM

I'd suggest a lot of the more innovative university programmes are already doing much of what is suggested here. One thing to emphasise is supporting students to use digital tools specifically for learning as they generally already know how to use these tools. In otherwords, while students may often be digitally competent, they are often less digitally literate in terms of learning processes. Also, what refer to PDAs - surely old tech?

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, December 1, 2013 11:14 PM

Sound advice for teachers to incorprate these core competencies in their teaching programmes.

 

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Educational Leadership:Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The New School Library

Educational Leadership:Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The New School Library | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David  Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
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National Geographic Found

National Geographic Found | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

"FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public.  We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location."


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elianna sosa paulino's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:27 AM

I think that is a manigficient photo i can't believe that these phoos nev been published and also missing their original location.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:31 AM

These pictures are awesome. It would be nice to know the locations of some of the pictures to compare them to images now.

 

Jonathan Lemay's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:05 PM

this is amazing!

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India Art n Design Global Hop : Birmingham’s New Library

India Art n Design Global Hop : Birmingham’s New Library | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Whoever said that a library is a boring silent reading room? The new library at Birmingham, which opens its doors to the public tomorrow, is a beautiful building that integrates the culturally and architecturally rich ethos of Birmingham city...

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Seems like an excellent model of what a 21st century library should be.

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India Art n Design's comment, September 5, 2013 2:10 AM
Hey ,mary & marian thank for more updates do follow us on twitter n facebook.
Marian Royal Vigil's comment, September 5, 2013 10:05 AM
You're welcome and I'll be sure to do that! Beautiful work here.
India Art n Design's comment, September 6, 2013 3:18 AM
Marian please do stay connected and share your view and ideas. we would try to make think much better and simple ,which is only possible through individual feedback & opinion.thank you.
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Turning A Library Into A Maker Space | 21st Cen...

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If you think libraries are just about checking out books youre in the wrong century. A new feature of one Connecticut library is a place where people...
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Step A... Seven Steps To Website Evaluation For Students... Promoting Digital Citizens

Step A... Seven Steps To Website Evaluation For Students... Promoting Digital Citizens | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Welcome to a new series that is must read for any  educator wanting to facilitate web page evaluation by students.  It will include information along with a poster for each step you can use in the ...
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Short, simple series of guides on evaluating websites.  I think they would be useful as a guide to developing deeper instruction in evaluating resources.

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Infographics

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6 steps of questioning
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Beautiful infographic of questioning techniques.

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Zeega - create and share interactive videos

Zeega - create and share interactive videos | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

Zeega is a new form of interactive media, enabling anyone to express themselves by easily combining media from the cloud. Make the web you want. Zeegas work across all platforms, from iOS to Android to Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari. A Zeega can play inside Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and other apps.


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Tom Cockburn's curator insight, August 25, 2013 4:55 PM

more of a monologue than dialogue at first sight but maybe I've missed something about the interaction...still learning

Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:53 AM

awesome teaching and learning tool!

Melanie Faizer's curator insight, March 10, 9:57 PM

Zeega.com is a great example of storytelling through aggregating and curating, and in addition, embedded, automated attribution. It removes much of the burden of copyright. From a storytelling perspective, it has limitless possibilities, but one of the challenges is finding that story worth telling. Some Zeega examples are beautifully executed; too many are (from a journalistic perspective) one-dimensional in their execution and not thought-provoking. We are still new at curating content, and it shows. Curating is another form of narrating: the story still needs a point, a trajectory.