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Excellent Checklist for Online Professional Learning

Excellent Checklist for Online Professional Learning | AC Library News | Scoop.it

NoMarch 7, 2015
Today we are sharing with you this interesting checklist designed to help educators, teachers and school leaders evaluate online tools for professional learning. This checklist is part...


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 11, 1:57 PM

No kidding - this is an excellent tool when considering online tools to share with your staff. Well worth bookmarking and referral.

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A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without

A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without | AC Library News | Scoop.it
Whether you're a student, educator, executive or a scientist, Google offers online services and products that help everyone remain as productive as possible. There are many Google services that have come and gone through the years, but a few of them -- like Gmail, Google Drive and of course Google Search -- stay even more…

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 12, 9:43 AM

Whether you're going Google as a district or just want to leverage the tools more effectively, this is an excellent place to start!

Mrs. PH's curator insight, March 13, 12:10 PM

Great tools for everyone

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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques
by TeachThought Staff
As frequently as a chef needs to check a sauce for taste, teachers should check for understanding.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 19, 8:44 AM

I love the idea of frequent, seamless snapshots of understanding being taken throughout the school day/month/year instead of following the stress-inducing, false-positive kinds of testing in which we are currently heavily invested. This is a post you will want to read and share with classroom teachers!

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22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about

22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about | AC Library News | Scoop.it
March 23, 2015
Over the last weekend, we spent sometime curating what we think are some of the best Chrome apps and extensions for teachers and students.Our selection is based on the reviews we have...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 24, 9:25 AM

I was already aware of many of these tools but did not realize they were part of the suite of apps available through Chrome. 

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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers | AC Library News | Scoop.it
If you're designing an eLearning course, you need to keep the entire process as organized as possible. Stay focused with these 10 eLearning resources.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 16, 8:56 AM

If you are finding yourself in the position of making suggestions for blended learning tools, this is a great place to start. Some are free and sound easy to use - others may require an investment in funds as well as expertise to get up-to-speed with the tech requirements. If you have a Tech Specialist in your building, share this article and start a conersation!

Cyril BRUNEAU's curator insight, March 17, 7:14 PM

Voici une liste d'outils à tester qui seront d'une aide confortable pour la création, l'animation ... de vos cours en Elearning.

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How to Hook up an iPad to Printer - iPadable

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Apple iPad can be used to do a lot of things such as take pictures and videos and then edit them or you can go and play a lot of nice games, or you can can just go online and browse the Internet or maybe integrate yourself into social hubs like Facebook, Twitter or Google.

But sometimes you also use your iPad for productivity, and create some files, documents, tables, graphs and so on. The main advantage of the iPad is on course its portability. You can take it to the meetings and write your memos and sketches directly on it. And the good thing is that this portability means that you are able to have it with you, all the time with all the documents and files you need.

In case you decide to change some of them you’ve also a sync option that helps you get the same version in all your devices (iPad and Desktop or Laptop). So basically there is no need for printing your documents since you have it with you all the times in digital format. Still, for those of you who really need to actually print some things, here are the ways to Hook up an iPad to Printer and get going.

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10 Must Read Books on The 21st Century Literacies

10 Must Read Books on The 21st Century Literacies | AC Library News | Scoop.it
February, 2015
The literacy landscape is rapidly evolving to the extent that we can no longer expect what it will be like in the next coming years. Regardless of the nomenclature, whether you call...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 20, 4:00 PM

With links to amazon.com if you want to buy any of them or simply read more about what's inside!

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Get 500 Free Books on Coding

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February 27, 2015
Coding is one of the most demanded skills in the 21st century learning. There is a growing need for teaching students the fundamentals of coding and computer programming not only...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 2, 8:25 AM

Good luck getting through this extensive list. I would suggest hitting the site when you have time to put your feet up, sip a favorite beverage, and browse. It could eat up your entire day...trust me.

Janice Phillips's curator insight, March 2, 10:51 AM

Guess we may need to learn this or maybe an app would be a good idea.

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50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

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50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers
by TeachThought Staff
Google Chrome is, increasingly, where it’s at.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 3, 8:50 AM

Includes a well-done video explaining extensions. This is a superb selection to get you started but remember that the more you download, the slower your computer will work. Choose wisely, grasshopper...

Michael Jongen's curator insight, March 8, 7:24 PM

Useful information if you are working in a Google Docs school

 

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A Beautiful Classroom Poster On Steps for Good Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Classroom Poster On Steps for Good Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | AC Library News | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Education Matters - (tech and non-tech)
See on educatorstechnology.com

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Julie Disbrow's curator insight, March 7, 12:12 PM

This is a nice visual for students

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31 Sources Of Royalty-Free Images

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31 Sources Of Royalty-Free Images
by TeachThought Staff
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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8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom

8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom | AC Library News | Scoop.it
What Is Problem-Based Learning?
by TeachThought Staff
What is problem-based learning? One definition, if we want to start simple, is learning that is based around a problem.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 11, 2:51 PM

I absolutely LOVE this article and accompanying infographic. This is a great conversation starter with teachers in your building who might want to play but didn't know where to start. Think of what a classroom teacher and media specialist could do with this!

Natarsha Miller's curator insight, March 17, 11:14 PM

This is a solid article and breaks down "what problem based learning is"

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Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | AC Library News | Scoop.it
March 17, 2015
Blended Learning is one of the major learning concepts that came about as a direct result of the impact of technology integration in education.In blended learning students and teachers...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 19, 8:23 AM

I LOVE this Infographic that shows what blended learning is so you can better understand it yourself and help you help teachers make the leap!

Fran Bove's curator insight, March 23, 9:06 AM

A neat info-graphic that explains blended learning to teachers.

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Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children

Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children | AC Library News | Scoop.it
Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 19, 1:59 PM

I love that this author makes the distinction between teaching reading and developing a love of reading. One does not create the other...

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Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation

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Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation
by TeachThought Staff
This post is promoted by Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition, who asked us to talk about the credibility of information research in a digital world.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 24, 10:57 AM

Lesson 1: Not all sources are created equal... This is why we need a certified, professionally-trained library media specialist in every school.

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5 Good iPad Apps for Learning Vocabulary - EdTech & MLearning

5 Good iPad Apps for Learning Vocabulary - EdTech & MLearning | AC Library News | Scoop.it
Below is a list of some useful iPad apps to help students learn new vocabulary in interactive and engaging ways. Unlike the old plain vocabulary learning, these apps enhance students learning of new vocabulary  through a variety of engaging actives such as : playing games, using flashcards to build word lists, working on brainy quizzes and many more.

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7 Classroom Resources for Pi Day

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In this collection, Matt Davis rounds up some of Edutopia's favorite Pi Day resources for teachers.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 4, 4:32 PM

Planning for Pi Day? This year has a most auspicious event at a particular time of the day (true Pi aficionados already know about it). Check out these resources in an updated blog post that orinally posted in March, 2013.

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3 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers

February 17, 2015
For those of you who haven’t seen them yet, Google for Education has recently added some interesting posts covering a bunch of handy features to use on your Google Drive. Here are...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 19, 11:18 AM

These are great tips for teachers and students! From searching for published documents on the web to citing sources within a Google doc - these visual aids will have you using Drive in  new ways!

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Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | AC Library News | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 27, 3:16 PM

Very interesting blog post with accompanying infographic that explains what "deeper learning" is all about. Of course, you'lll have to buy the book if you want the full story but the infographic in this blog post will have you wondering what's inside.

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Kids and Family Reading Report

Kids and Family Reading Report | AC Library News | Scoop.it
A national survey of children and their parents exploring attitudes and behaviors around reading

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 2, 4:20 PM

A report well worth reading.

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[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | AC Library News | Scoop.it
This infographic might guide you with tips for creating online courses with offline material.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 28, 2:45 AM

I love this infographic!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 11:12 AM

Great tips!

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Great tips!

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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

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