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ReadWorks.org

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"ReadWorks serves a need. We have a reading crisis in this country, and...rather than curse that darkness, ReadWorks offers help - tons of it.I urge you to share this website with every teacher you know. It's free."

- John Merrow, Education Correspondent for PBS NewsHour


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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning

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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning
by Nigel Coutts, thelearnersway.net
Ed note: Part 1 of this 2-part series can be seen here; note that some of the language has been slightly revised from the original post by Nigel.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 20, 8:21 AM

I find this process very closely related to the research process so doesn't it make sense that this is a great fit for libraries? Maker spaces? 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, January 20, 4:52 PM

Ready to start brainstorming your next innovation?

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UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture | AC Library News | Scoop.it

This post describes the principles of Universal Design for Learning and how they naturally occur when a full cycle of learning, including ideas related to the flipped classroom, are used within the instructional process.


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Chris Carter's comment, May 14, 2013 10:26 AM
Thank you, Martin!
Michele Ivanisevic's curator insight, May 14, 2013 11:35 AM

Vary the ways you present information/how students learn, vary the ways they can express themselves, and provide meaningful ways to engage students in their learning.

Chris Carter's comment, June 30, 2013 12:30 AM
All true.
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Flipped classrooms can improve STEM education

Flipped classrooms can improve STEM education | AC Library News | Scoop.it
Across the nation there is a growing movement to discard the “teacher-knows-all” mentality for a new educational model: the flipped classroom.

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Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution

Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution | AC Library News | Scoop.it

There has been a growing buzz around a recently coined phrase " Flipped Classroom". This term starts to take root in education as more and more educators are discovering it. So what is this all about and what are its advantages in learning and teaching?


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 27, 2013 7:41 AM

introductory ideas on flipping the classroom.

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The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education

The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education | AC Library News | Scoop.it

This post describes how The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture can be used to support maker education and tinkering with the focus being on students acquiring more process-oriented “how-to” skills, skills needed to develop and enhance creativity and innovation.


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Sonia Barreira's comment, March 2, 2013 6:15 AM
Tenho a impressão que trata-se de um nome novo para uma ideia antiga, sem desqualificar, ao contrário, creio que nomear pode fortalecer o conceito!
Vicki Butler's curator insight, May 14, 2013 11:54 AM

This links back to a series of blog articles on flipped classroom and different scenarios. Well worth a read or an rss!

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:47 PM

Thank you for sharing.

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The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture « User Generated Education

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture « User Generated Education | AC Library News | Scoop.it

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A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge

A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge | AC Library News | Scoop.it
December 5, 2014
Bloom's taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge are two popular conceptual learning frameworks. They both approach the learning process from relatively different stands:Bloom's taxonomy seem...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 8, 2014 2:13 PM

This is a simple visualization that will help you bridge Bloom's to DOK. Share with teachers!

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A Quick Guide To Teaching Hour Of Code 2014

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TEST A Quick Guide To Teaching Hour Of Code 2014
by TeachThought Staff
What is Hour of Code?
Hour of Code is a week-long promotion of the teaching and learning of computer coding.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 8, 2014 5:04 PM

This may be a little last-minute for those of you that like to plan in advance but good for sharing anyway. Enjoy!

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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking | AC Library News | Scoop.it
December 7, 2014
When it comes to differentiating critical thinking from creative thinking, things get a little bit blurry as there is now consensus as to what really defines these processes. This...

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Yvonne Krishnan's curator insight, December 9, 2014 4:27 PM

A fantastic infographic that solidifies the differences between these two sought after ways of thinking.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 14, 2014 7:56 AM

Great visualization of the ways we may encourage and nurture thinking.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, December 19, 2014 12:05 PM

Since we need to be encouraging (and teaching) both kinds of thinks, visuals like these will reinforce the metacognition of our students.

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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube

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TEST 25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube
by TeachThought Staff
As both hardware and software design improve, the possibility of mobile learning is increasingly accessible.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 12, 2014 1:10 PM

Anybody notice a theme in my last few posts? I love year-end "best of" lists so I can't help but share them out...

When you have system folks questioning the value of unblocking and/or using YouTube, you'll have these to share. Happy viewing!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 12, 2014 2:15 PM

Great list!

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52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

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TEST 52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015
by TeachThought Staff
What are the best apps for your classroom? The best little bits of software to use tomorrow, in your school, to make your classroom go?

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 15, 2014 9:49 AM

Keeping those "best of" lists coming - but this one looks ahead (and who would expect less from TeachThought?) Keep your eyes out for these - one a week for 2015!

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The Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech: 40 Ways to Improve Your Writing

The Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech: 40 Ways to Improve Your Writing | AC Library News | Scoop.it
At the root of all good writing lies an understanding of how sentences are built. In kindergarten, we learn the fundamentals of grammar and the basic concepts of how sentences are constructed. For most of our elementary and secondary training in writing, we are taught simply to improve those grammatical and mechanical skills. A good writer, however, understands the complexities and rhetorical effects of how modifying sentence structure (known as sentence "schemes") improves the flow, interest, a

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:05 PM

This is a fantastic re-imagined periodic table for ELA - and why not put it up right next to the original? Great idea for a classroom poster.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, December 19, 2014 9:38 AM

This is an interesting way to examine the teaching of writing skills.

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10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year | Edudemic

10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year | Edudemic | AC Library News | Scoop.it
Last year, Edudemic published a list of the most essential and popular educational tools used in modern classrooms across the globe. While many of 2013′s contenders retain top spots for 2014, there are a few new and noteworthy tools that made it onto this year’s list, and some of last year’s mentions have shifted in the rankings. We highly recommend taking a look at these “battle-tested” teaching tools; some of them may be a perfect fit for your modern classroom.

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Educational Technology Guy: The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

Educational Technology Guy: The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 | AC Library News | Scoop.it

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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, January 18, 10:41 AM

Educación y TICs

Deborah Rinio's curator insight, January 20, 1:55 PM

Did you know libraries can facilitate learning for most, if not all, of these skills? Ask your librarian how he or she can help you instill these skills and values in your students.

Russell Taylor's curator insight, January 23, 5:40 AM

Seems to me that most of the key skills are covered here for the modern workforce, so why don't we see educational institutions taking a lot more notice of these and make the necessary investment?

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Flipped Classroom

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The flipped classroom provides avenues for teachers to become facilitators of learning and move away from the sage on a stage approach to teaching. The foundational concepts of instructors guiding...

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Flipping the Classroom Requires More Than Video

Flipping the Classroom Requires More Than Video | AC Library News | Scoop.it

Ultimately, success with a flipped class is a combination of understanding the pedagogical goals and using the technology and method to support them.


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A Model for the Flipped Classroom

Created for a presentation - geared for those working with HS and college age students.

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Francisco Gómez's curator insight, March 19, 2013 12:29 PM

Flipped learning makes a lot of sense! Use face-to-face time for higher-value activities.

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Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education

Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education | AC Library News | Scoop.it

The Flipped Classroom, as most know, has become quite the buzz in education.  Its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently.  The purpose of this post is to:

Provide background for this model of learning with a focus on its use in higher education. Identify some problems with its use and implementation that if not addressed, could become just a fading fad. Propose a model for implementation based on an experiential cycle of learning mode


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An Illustration of Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

The Flipped Classroom: The Full picture is not about watching videos as homework.


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s comment, September 26, 2013 3:01 AM
Thanks Elene for so great explanation and insight of the topic.
Francois Adoue's curator insight, October 11, 2013 7:21 AM

For this first scoop, some basics with the Flipped Classroom concept, during 2 years (at least we will give you some topics about this concept during an Eu project with France, Spain, Germany and Turkey)

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 7, 8:01 AM

Diseño completo dela tarea...An Illustration of Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture | @scoopit via @jackiegerstein http://sco.lt/...

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The Library Voice: I Created A Little Makerspace To-Go.....It Even Includes A Makerspace Mobile Too!

The Library Voice: I Created A Little Makerspace To-Go.....It Even Includes A Makerspace Mobile Too! | AC Library News | Scoop.it
RT @shannonmmiller: New post...I Created A Little Makerspace To-Go.....It Even Includes A Makerspace Mobile Too! http://t.co/JDF2ZfEmi6 #tl…

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 8, 2014 9:29 AM

I love this blog post from Shannon Miller about setting up a Maker Space - complete with pictures. Anyone can set up a Makerspace in their library media center. You don't need a 3-D printer or high tech gadgets - just a DIY attitude and various odds and ends. Enjoy!

Don Wilson's curator insight, December 8, 2014 4:02 PM

This blog post shows MakerSpaces don't have to be buildings.

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Top 10 eLearning Trends For 2015 Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Top 10 eLearning Trends For 2015 Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | AC Library News | Scoop.it
10 eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 Infographic shows elearning professionals what to follow in the coming year.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 9, 2014 11:16 AM

Comprehensive infographic with some trends to watch for 2015. Interesting information worth thinking about.

Itsdevelopmental's curator insight, December 10, 2014 4:01 AM

A good list  - no surprises here and what has changed from 2013, 2014?

Lucila Pérez's curator insight, December 10, 2014 8:16 AM

Proyecciones 2015 sobre E-Learning: Aprendizaje Personalizado, Gamificación, Realidad Aumentada, Aprendizaje Móvil, entre otros

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This Is How to Create A Library in Google Scholar

This Is How to Create A Library in Google Scholar | AC Library News | Scoop.it
December 6, 2014
We have recently started a series of posts on Google Scholar. The purpose of these posts is to help teachers and students make the best of this educational search engine through...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 10, 2014 9:32 AM

This is a quick and easy article with a tip that will have long range benefits! Share with teachers - especially those earning higher degrees.

emlsearch's curator insight, January 4, 3:00 AM

Library in Google Scholar

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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers

Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | AC Library News | Scoop.it
December, 2014
Critical digital literacy is one of the essential required competencies for the 21st century educator. In an era of unprecedented personal publishing, infobesity (information obesity)...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 12, 2014 11:40 AM

I love how a good graphic can cram in deep amounts of information in a pleasing "digestible" way and this one is no exception. This is one worth sharing when you're talking to teachers or administrators about your role in teaching digital literacy and how important it is.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, December 19, 2014 10:56 AM

This is a nice breakdown which delineates different ways to approach information in an accessible fashion,  These skills go hand in hand with the research process to make students generate new knowledge and opinions.

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70 Apps Every Professional Should Know About and Use

70 Apps Every Professional Should Know About and Use | AC Library News | Scoop.it
Best Apps for 2015 - Career Apps - The Muse: We're all about that app life. And you should b...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 18, 2014 2:58 PM

There were many on this list I'd never heard of so take a peak and see if there's something here that will be beneficial to you...

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iPad Coding Apps for Students | Listly List

A list of iOS apps that can help your students learn to code. Some fun games to try, for ages 3 and up. | Hopscotch -- Hour of Code Edition! Programming for kids. Make games, stories, animations and more!, Tynker - Learn programming with visual code blocks and build your own games, Treehouse: Learn Programming and Design, ScratchJr, Codecademy: Code Hour, Codea, Kodable, Daisy the Dinosaur, Lightbot - Programming Puzzles, and Cargo-Bot

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