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The 8 Roles of The 21st Century Librarian

The 8 Roles of The 21st Century Librarian | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it

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In public education, librarians are also hosts, crafts genuises, listeners, healers, and friends! :)

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, July 30, 2013 7:50 PM

I am a future librarian, it seems. Doing all this NOW!

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Nebraska democrats outraged over holiday float

Nebraska democrats outraged over holiday float | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
A float in the city of Norfolk's Fourth of July parade has sparked a lot of controversy. The float showed an outhouse with a dark figure using a walker on the outside.
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Summer program tries to reduce learning loss through reading - Waco Tribune-Herald

Summer program tries to reduce learning loss through reading - Waco Tribune-Herald | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Summer program tries to reduce learning loss through reading Waco Tribune-Herald The exercise is designed to stimulate the hippocampus — the portion of the brain that stores memories — as part of Summer Breakout, a wellness program that teaches...
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Hempfield's All Kids Theater reaches out to special-needs children, too - Tribune-Review

Hempfield's All Kids Theater reaches out to special-needs children, too
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Students listened to the hushed tones of “The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright” during story time at a summer camp session at Hempfield's All Kids Theater.
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Episode 41 SMART - Generosity Philosophy Podcast

Episode 41 SMART - Generosity Philosophy Podcast | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Episode 41 SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)… SMART has a simple concept. This nonprofit organization pairs up adults to volunteer with children for 2 one-on-one 30-minute reading sessions.
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Reading Rainbow Reborn - The Epoch Times

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Reading Rainbow Reborn
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Burton wanted to revive “Reading Rainbow” for the 21st century. It made sense. He said the original idea of “Reading Rainbow” was “to meet them where they are”—luring children to reading by touting books on TV.
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Adieu, Las Vegas - Library Journal (blog)

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Adieu, Las Vegas Library Journal (blog) When whatever flock of fools chose this place for an ALA conference dies and goes to librarian hell, for punishment they will be staked to the concrete outside the Las Vegas Convention Center to bake in the...
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A race to the bottom: MOOCs and higher education business models

A race to the bottom: MOOCs and higher education business models | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it

This is a critical examination of the claims that innovations such as massive open online courses (MOOCs) will disrupt the business models of the higher education sector. It describes what business models are, analyses the business model of free MOOCs offered by traditional universities and compares that model to that of paid online courses offered by distance teaching universities. The results of the analysis suggest that, in their present form, MOOCs are unlikely to address the challenge of reaching and assisting students from disadvantaged backgrounds and in developing countries. Nevertheless, MOOCs and the buzz surrounding them do signal a threat to the higher education sector, namely the widening gap between the skills of graduates of the educational system and the societal expectations from them.


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Authorities investigating 'sexting' case at Wheaton middle school - Chicago Daily Herald

Authorities investigating 'sexting' case at Wheaton middle school - Chicago Daily Herald | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it

Authorities investigating 'sexting' case at Wheaton middle school Chicago Daily Herald In addition, most students take a digital citizenship class as an elective in seventh grade.


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gwynethjones's curator insight, June 15, 10:16 AM

When sexting happens at the students home but the impact is felt at school - is that behavior actionable?  I'm still thinking about issues like this.

Sue Osborne's comment, June 17, 8:46 PM
My feeling is, if the relationship started at school and the students are in school together, the school (as well as students and parents) has a responsiblity to that student. Particularly if the images or scandal is being further distributed via the "schoolyard network" of peers. Once the students start sharing stuff with other students I think it becomes school and parent/home terrirtory. Because the kids are all so connected via social media the lines get blurred very quickly, which is why everyone needs to be aware and vigilant. Kids just don't seem to understand that split second decision to share someting inappropriate can ruin lives and reputations almost instantly.
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Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn – What Happens To Your Online Presence When You Die? [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn – What Happens To Your Online Presence When You Die? [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn – What Happens To Your Online Presence When You Die? [INFOGRAPHIC]

 

Do you realise, that everyone you know, someday, will die?

And I hate to be the one to break it to you, but at some point – hopefully in the distant, distant future – you’re going to leave this mortal coil, too.*

 

So here’s the big question: what happens to our social media profiles when we cease to exist?

 

Consider this: in the first eight years of its existence, 30 million Facebook users died.

 

30 million.

 

But that’s just the start. If the social network stops growing, the number of people who will have died “on Facebook” will surpass the living by 2065.

 

Add Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google and every other social platform into the mix and we could be looking at billions of virtual tombs.

 

You think your social media profile is dead now? Just wait until you’ve actually died.

This visual from WebpageFX looks at what happens to your online presence when you die.


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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 24, 12:00 PM

Probably not a topic of great popularity, but certainly a pertinent one for everybody. Clear legal implications.

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The History Of Social Networking Through The Ages [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

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The History Of Social Networking Through The Ages [INFOGRAPHIC]

 

What was your first experience with social media? Facebook? Twitter?

Myspace? LinkedIn?

 

Of course, the concept of social media goes back a lot further than these very modern, technological marvels. Before LinkedIn there was CompuServe, and even before the internet there were social networks of a sort in place in the form of pen pals and Roman forums.

 

And the dawn of social networking? Look no further than cave drawings, the Instagram of their day. This visual from Bixa Media looks at the history of social networking through the ages.


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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 26, 4:38 PM

Everything you wanted to know about the history of #socialnetworking condensed into a single infographic.

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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic

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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains the most important characteristics of a digitally competent teacher.

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Professor Write's curator insight, June 26, 1:05 AM

Forgot to add knowledge of digital teaching aids: www.professorwrite.com

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 26, 6:09 AM

I think these are also characteristics of a digitally competent learner. Teachers certainly need these skills before they can teach the next generation.

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Report: Reading to young children benefits brain development

A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, can help with language acquisition and literacy skills. But, the report says,...
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The Busy Librarian: Let's Get Busy with author illustrator Mike Boldt

The Busy Librarian: Let's Get Busy with author illustrator Mike Boldt | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Mike Boldt (@MikeBoldt), author of 123 Versus ABC (@HarperChildrens), stops by to talk about starting with scribbles, reillustrating childrens books, and Canada's beloved kidlit treasure (and ours), Mr.
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Voices of the Arts: Theater provides rewards on and off the stage - Appleton Post Crescent

Voices of the Arts: Theater provides rewards on and off the stage - Appleton Post Crescent | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Voices of the Arts: Theater provides rewards on and off the stage Appleton Post Crescent Confidence, poise and learning to overcome personal fears are repeatedly listed by Attic Theatre actors and technicians as benefits gained from a theatrical...
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Read more books to baby: It's just what doctor ordered - DesMoinesRegister.com

Read more books to baby: It's just what doctor ordered - DesMoinesRegister.com | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Read more books to baby: It's just what doctor ordered
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What Happens When Tech-Savvy Teens Help Cyberseniors? - Edudemic

What Happens When Tech-Savvy Teens Help Cyberseniors? - Edudemic | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it

"In school settings, teachers are older than students. Thus, there is always much discussion around the concept of what’s changed since the teacher was the student’s age, and what that means for education. We look at generational differences between multiple generations. We talk about the future of education: Is it mostly STEM based? Is it all digital?

 

Sometimes, it is important to remember that all of us need to learn different types of things throughout our lives, and that teachers don’t always take the form of an older, ‘more educated’ person in front of a classroom. The awesome video below is the trailer for a movie called “Cyberseniors”, in which teenagers team up with senior citizens to teach them about the internet. It offers some great takeaways, along with a solid dose of humor. Enjoy!"


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Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry | Now Enrolling

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Thanks to the Ministry of Magic and tech-savy professors of Hogwarts, we are now enrolling students into our online wizarding education program. (RT @LRWLee: Always wished you could get a Hogwarts education?
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#ISTE2014 Librarian Network Keynote Breakfast

Jennifer LaGarde aka Library Girl talks to the Librarians Network at ISTE2014 about how not to be a Zombie Librarian and more!
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Walter Dean Myers, Author Whose Gritty Tales Spoke to Youths, Is Dead at 76 - New York Times

Walter Dean Myers, Author Whose Gritty Tales Spoke to Youths, Is Dead at 76 - New York Times | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
New York Times Walter Dean Myers, Author Whose Gritty Tales Spoke to Youths, Is Dead at 76 New York Times Walter Dean Myers, whose realistic portrayal of the struggles of youths in the city made him a best-selling children's book author, and who...
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15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, June 14, 7:03 PM

Discussion board manners :-)

gwynethjones's curator insight, June 15, 10:32 AM

So many of these tips are just basic human common sense. But this is a nice package to start the conversation!

abyd's curator insight, July 2, 6:01 PM

Might be helpful setting out ground rules at the start

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Copyright for Educators & Librarians

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Copyright for Educators & Librarians is a free online class taught by Kevin Smith, Lisa A. Macklin and Anne Gilliland of Duke University, Emory University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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April 2013 Poster: School Libraries & Student Achievement | Teacher Librarian

April 2013 Poster: School Libraries & Student Achievement | Teacher Librarian | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Click on the poster to download the pdf version for printing.

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The Beginner's Guide To Google In The Classroom - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To Google In The Classroom - Edudemic | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Google offers a ton of solutions for students, teachers, and classrooms. Some products are intentionally designed for classrooms, others just happen to work well for that setting as well as many others. The Google Apps For Education and Google Play for Education are two tools built for teachers and students that encompass a ton of different …

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santoshthaver's curator insight, June 25, 12:27 AM

I want to know more about  google update . Thanks

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Library of Congress acquires black oral histories - USA TODAY

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The Library of Congress announced Tuesday it has acquired 9,000 hours of video interviews with 2,600 black Americans who define the black experience in America.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Thinglink Edu - Your Students Can Use Thinglink Without Email Addresses, Here's How

Free Technology for Teachers: Thinglink Edu - Your Students Can Use Thinglink Without Email Addresses, Here's How | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it

"Thinglink http://thinglink.com/ was a big hit in the workshop that I facilitated yesterday in Bettendorf, Iowa. Thinglink can be used to turn any static image into an interactive, multimedia image. Yesterday, we used PicMonkey and PicCollage to create collages about what a good learning environment looks like to us. After creating those collages we saved them as PNG files and uploaded them to Thinglink where we added videos, audio files, and links to articles to enhance our collages and make them interactive."


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christa appleton's curator insight, June 25, 7:42 AM

Thinglink is a great tool offering visualisation with links to related resources. It could be used by a teacher to provide resources to explore or even better by students to find and explain a subject or topic.