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Information Fluency is the ability to locate digital information efficiently, evaluate it effectively and use it ethically.

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31 Sources Of Royalty-Free Images

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31 Sources Of Royalty-Free Images
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In a digital world, images are everything–and that goes for the classroom, too.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 19, 11:13 AM

Great selection of resources for images under Creative Commons without worrying about violating copyright. Share with students but elementary teachers should, of course, preview the sites first!

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A Beautiful Timeline On The Evolution of Learning Technologies

A Beautiful Timeline On The Evolution of Learning Technologies | AC Library News | Scoop.it
February 16, 2015
"Human beings have always been seekers of knowledge. The minute we discover something new, we want to share it with others and move onto the next achievement. Since the beginning of...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 18, 10:34 AM

I love this timeline! This would be a great graphic to share when presenting to others about how technology has changed learning and teaching from hieroglyphics to brain implants, 3D printers, and wearable tech. Enjoy!

Carlos Oropeza's curator insight, February 18, 5:12 PM

Los organizadores gráficos son extraordinarios para transmitir y consolidar ideas y conceptos.

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50 Ways EdTech Benefits Teachers and Students

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By Tom Vander Ark - There are at least 50 ways new EdTech tools are helping teachers to create new learning environments and experiences for students.

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50 tips to develop and run your online courses

50 tips to develop and run your online courses | AC Library News | Scoop.it
In addition to the already full plates of educators, in-house online content and course development remains a challenge. With a healthy dose of optimism and motivation to better serve their current, digitally-inclined

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The Evolution of Blended Learning

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The concept of "blended learning", which was introduced as early as 2000, has assumed more importance than ever before and has transformed from a theoretical concept with rudimentary applications to an essential part of mainstream education...

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, February 15, 7:53 PM

The author points out very rightly that, "Blended learning is an evolving, dynamic organism that cannot be forced into a custom template, and that Good blending comes from establishing equilibrium between the learner and the learning objective".

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, February 15, 7:56 PM

The author points out very rightly that, "Blended learning is an evolving, dynamic organism that cannot be forced into a custom template, and that Good blending comes from establishing equilibrium between the learner and the learning objective".

Tony Guzman's curator insight, Today, 3:28 PM

How has blended learning changed over the past decade? This article helps identify some of the ways it has.

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Top 10 Education Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond

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The winds of education change were gusty in 2014: declining and inequitable public funding, a new demographic future, advancing technology, rethinking accreditation, the credit hour and the needs of a tough job market....

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The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius

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If you’ve been to this site more than once. you’ll know that (a) social media is everywhere and (b) it can be extraordinarily useful for teachers. Yet with only 26% of US teachers using Twitter, for example, there’s an industry-wide reticence to use social media in the classroom. There’s help though, and encouragement. And if …

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camille's curator insight, February 5, 10:57 AM

social working

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Educational Technology Guy: Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

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Do we really need learning objectives? « Connectivism

Do we really need learning objectives? « Connectivism | AC Library News | Scoop.it

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Ray Tolley's curator insight, January 31, 5:55 AM

A helpful discourse with some good responses - but I'm not sure how the outcomes would be controlled with a class of 6-yr olds.

Shafeeq Husain's curator insight, February 1, 8:06 PM

I learn as I experience. "Our learning occurs in a rich environment of diverse experiences – email, conversations, communities, workshops, tutorials, seminars, etc". As I prepare to deliver lessons, as a lecturer, I closely engage with the contents of lesson.  Why don't make students do the same.  Make them closely engage with lessons in a rich environment of diverse experiences – peer instruction, group presentations, dialogues, debates, etc

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Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask

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December 18, 2014
As I argued in an earlier post titled ”Critical Thinking Questions Based on Bloom's Taxonomy”, questioning is the key to critical thinking and through questions students  get...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 19, 2014 1:39 PM

I love the infographic that goes with this blog post but keep reading and you'll have some very good information about critical thinking questions to share with your teachers.

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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

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TEST The Learning And Design Principles Of Connected Learning
by Terry Heick
In 2015, no one should be hurting for compelling ed content.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 29, 2014 3:19 PM

I love this graphic because, to me, it is the personification of a school library in its design. Put a graphic of an active school library media center (or learning commons) in the center and you have the ideal 21st century model for that space. 

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30+ Websites to Download Free Photos

30+ Websites to Download Free Photos | AC Library News | Scoop.it
Last updated – January 14, 2015   If you are a blogger looking for free photos to use in your blog posts or a designer looking for free photography to use in your designs, then check out the websites below and you will find the best free stock photos.   All of the photos that […]

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 27, 3:24 PM

Since we're always looking for good image sites to share with teachers and students, this is a good page to bookmark!

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Dragon Dictation: A Must-Have App for Writers - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman

Dragon Dictation: A Must-Have App for Writers - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman | AC Library News | Scoop.it
I began using Dragon Dictation a few years ago when my work with a group of struggling writers left me searching for a tool that could help them get the great ideas they were sharing aloud onto a page. I wanted something elegant: a tool that wouldn’t interrupt students as they were speaking but rather, quietly capture what they were saying and flip it into text.

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Kerry Muste's curator insight, January 26, 9:09 PM

A useful tool for differentiation perhaps?

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, February 1, 12:52 PM

For those with Chrome, take a look at VoiceNote II for similar abilities.

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STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?

STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong? | AC Library News | Scoop.it
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 16, 2:41 PM

Excellent explanation of why we need to add the A (arts) to STEM.

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When They Read But Don’t Understand

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When They Read But Don’t Understand: The Leap From Decoding To Comprehension
by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education
How well are we doing in comprehension of text as a nation? You know the answer.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 16, 10:03 AM

Fascinating article by Grant Wiggins that will resonate with you and your reading/ELA teachers. His points are so obvious I never saw them before but I love how he points out that we, as teachers, like to tell students to re-read which is just as unhelpful as telling them to "think harder." If they are not comprehending in the first place, how will re-reading make a difference if we don't know where the gaps in comprehension exist? I'm looking forward to the promised subsequent posts on this.

PEARSON Foundation's curator insight, February 17, 11:20 AM

What you think?

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4 Archetypes of Top Social Media Influencers

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Did you ever wonder what traits are associated with the top influencers in your industry? An examination of the top social media influencers led to the following 4 archetypes.  Attributes of Social...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 11, 4:32 PM

This is an interesting article which will take some reading and re-reading to think about what the message is.

 

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36 Expert Theories About Social Media [Infographic]

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When Fast Company asked 36 social media experts for their bite-sized philosophies on social media theory, answers ran the gamut, from the snarky and facetious to the downright serious. Take all of th…

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Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, February 16, 6:21 AM

easier said than done of course - but I get the drift OK ..

karen mcgrath's curator insight, February 27, 4:58 AM
A useful guide for the classroom
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Top 5 e-Learning & EdTech Trends for 2015

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newer domain possibilities in education technology are also trending, reaching far beyond the MOOCs and doing online homework. The definition of Smart-learning is likely to come up in e-Learning 2015 in a way which involves simulated learning fields and personalized learning environments. We are looking at the top 5 big trends in Online Education and e-learning can change the face of education and learning in 2015 and beyond. Below are some key ideas for online educators as well as for teach-preneurs in E-learning and educational technology.

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Laura LT's curator insight, January 19, 3:13 PM

añada su visión ...

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Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations

Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations | AC Library News | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a hot topic in the academic world, but it applies in all aspects of our lives. In a country and culture that values intellectual property, it is imperative that we are conscious of plagiarism guidelines and standards. The reality is, in many facets of life, when we make mistakes, we can claim ignorance. But when it comes to plagiarizing, there is little slack given; we are all expected to understand plagiarism guidelines and what constitutes a violation. While plagiarism is never considered acceptable, there are varying levels of severity with different types of plagiarism violations. So are you wondering…

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Digital Gloss's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:06 PM

This is something every writer should think about...

Sébastien Tranchart's curator insight, January 21, 2:55 PM

« Citer ses sources conformément aux normes exigées » et «se conformer aux droits liés à la propriété intellectuelle » sont deux objectifs d’apprentissage du Profil TIC des étudiants au collégial liés respectivement aux habiletés consistant à « 3.0 Présenter l’information » et « 5.0 Exploiter les TIC de manière efficace et responsable » (source :  http://www.reptic.qc.ca/cadres-de-reference/cadre-de-reference-profil-tic-des-etudiants-du-collegial/).

 

Ce document peut donc s’avérer utile pour initier les étudiants, ainsi que les enseignants, aux différents types de plagiat.

 


Kathy Lynch's curator insight, February 6, 6:04 PM

Thx Dr. Susan Bainbridge

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Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Best Resources for 2015 | Edudemic

Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Best Resources for 2015 | Edudemic | AC Library News | Scoop.it

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

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I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, February 5, 3:45 AM

A helpful and creative checklist for self assessment

M. Begoña Arenas Romero's curator insight, February 6, 4:04 AM

quite a complete overview!

Light Core's curator insight, February 8, 6:45 PM

Are you and your company evolving and upgrading your skills? Why? Why not?

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List of academic databases and search engines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of academic databases and search engines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page contains a representative list of major databases and search engines useful in an academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, repositories, archives, or other collections of scientific and other articles.


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 19, 2014 9:28 AM

As always, double-check whatever you find on Wikipedia but this list is an excellent starting point for finding academic databases to use with your students. With just a quick glance I can tell that many of them are not FREE databases but if you're curating resources for your library it's useful to know what's out there!

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Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2014

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 19, 2014 11:17 AM

And those "top ** of 2014" lists just keep coming! This will keep you busy for a while!

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5 Great Google Plus Communities for Teachers and Educators

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January 7, 2015
Google Plus is a powerful social networking platform with huge educational potential for teachers and educators. I featured it yesterday among the the top 5 platforms that teachers...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 9, 4:16 PM

Going Google? Even if your district isn't going full on, this is a worthwhile list to share with teachers who want to expand their PLNs.

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Shakespeare Comes Alive: Apps to Create Performance - AP Lit Help

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Think back to your experiences learning Shakespeare when you were in high school. Rather than simply reading the play, the teacher probably told you that you would be performing it in class. While this sounds like it might be fun, it probably devolved into a few apathetic students standing at the front of the room reading in monotone voices.

Students learn Shakespeare when they perform Shakespeare. They understand his words when they can truly interact with them. Unfortunately, most of our students aren’t actors, and they really aren’t comfortable performing in front of their classmates. How can we get our students to engage with Hamlet & Macbeth in ways that won’t bore or embarrass them?

There are some amazing tools available for iOS devices that will allow your students to create projects that force them to connect with the text in fun and exciting ways.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 30, 6:59 AM

Very good post... not only for those who want to get The Bard into our students' heads, but also for those who merely want to get their students into reading and acting!!