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The FBI has launched an Internet safety program for youths called FBI-SOS

The FBI has launched an Internet safety program for youths called FBI-SOS | Answers | Scoop.it

The FBI has launched an Internet safety program for youths called FBI-SOS...


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8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network

8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network | Answers | Scoop.it
Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other…...

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All sizes | The Ten Commandments of Twitter | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | The Ten Commandments of Twitter | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | Answers | Scoop.it
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.

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What is Content Curation: Top 10 blog posts 2012 you can't miss

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What is Content Curation?Content Curation is the process to discover, grab and organize digital content for a specific niche or matter.  The difference be (What is Content Curation: Top 10 blog posts 2012 you can’t miss

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Viral Facebook post revives library

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Viral Facebook post revives library Tribune-Review “There were very few books, and many of the books in the library were old — even when I was in school,” said Principal Theresa Cherry, a 1984 graduate of Franklin Regional High School.

 

Love stories like this one.

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What's Hot: The Latest in Library Products & Furnishings

What's Hot: The Latest in Library Products & Furnishings | Answers | Scoop.it

Some really cool things listed here........."Library Journal What's Hot: The Latest in Library Products & Furnishings | Library by Design Library Journal Library Automation Technology, 856-566-4121, www.latcorp.com.

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10 Books Making Creative Use of QR Codes

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QR codes are those square pixelated barcodes you may have seen popping up on consumer products, advertisements and even television shows.

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30 Simple Ways You Should Be Using Google | Edudemic

30 Simple Ways You Should Be Using Google | Edudemic | Answers | Scoop.it

Simple explanations of Google docs and uses in the classroom...Short and simple. I like this infographic.


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21st Century School Libraries

School libraries are the hub of the school, librarians are heavily involved in education, and changing technology means the library is actually more relevant than ever. Yep!


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good work. learned a lot.
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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

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Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again....A skill they must learn .


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Librarians on the Fly: Myth #7: Library Skills Take 15 Minutes to Master

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When school resumes each year, one common request I receive is for an overview of the resources in the library.... "Maybe for the first or last 15 minutes of class." These requests are not asking for a library orientation, rather a crash course in subscription databases.

 

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Major Announcement Could Change How You Buy Books

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On Demand, the makers of the POD Espresso Book Machine currently installed in fewer than a hundred bookstores nationwide, have announced new partnerships with Eastman Kodak and ReaderLink Distribution Services.

 

THIS COULD BE HUGE!

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21st Century Library Strategic Plan Survey

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In the summer of 2010 I began a series of Posts on various elements of 21st Century Library Strategic Planning. I published posts on Mission, Vision, Values, Goals and Objectives, etc. ... I have developed a brief survey of three questions to help me understand why these Posts are viewed more than others.

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Interview with Scot Gardner

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"Scot Gardner has written several critically acclaimed novels for young adults. His debut novel, One Dead Seagull, was followed by White Ute Dreaming, a powerful story of first love, mates, and a yellow dog. His third novel, Burning Eddy, was shortlisted for the CBC Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adults. Gravity was also shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award in 2007. The Dead I Know was published by Allen & Unwin in Australia in 2011; it is the first Scot Gardner novel to be published in Canada.
(Updated, August 23) The Dead I Know has just won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year 2012, in the Older Readers category. Congratulations, Scot!"

 

Scot also recommends a number of fiction books that may appeal to teens, particularly boys.


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ReadPlus Reviews YALSA Teens' Top Ten 2012

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Always a valuable place for reliable opinion, the ReadPlus blog has reviewed 8 of the YALSA Teens' Top Ten. The full list is:

Roth, Veronica. Divergent.
Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars.
Lu, Marie. Legend
Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Dessen, Sarah. What Happened to Goodbye.
Revis, Beth. Across the Universe.
Meyer, Marissa. Cinder.
Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races.
Forman, Gayle. Where She Went.
Cabot, Meg. Abandon.


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100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School

100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School | Answers | Scoop.it

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology. 3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian. 4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly..........


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 23, 2013 4:07 PM
Let's use it (our unique skill set) :)
Lucy Beaton's comment, February 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Use it or lose it!
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:22 PM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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57+ Content Curation Tools Resource – Awesome for Marketers, Bloggers, Educators and Students | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning

57+ Content Curation Tools Resource – Awesome for Marketers, Bloggers, Educators and Students | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Answers | Scoop.it
After Google’s crack down of microsites and thin sites, building an authority site becomes very daunting to many affiliate marketers and small businesses.

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America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong

"We found that about 8 in 10 Americans under the age of 30 have read a book in the past year. And that's compared to about 7 in 10 adults in general, American adults. So, they're reading — they're more likely to read, and they're also a little more likely to be using their library."

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Video Tutorials for iPads from MobileProfessor

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"iPad", a playlist created by MobileProfessor...

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How To Capture Ideas at Presentations and Events by Doing Visual Recording on the iPad

Robin Good: Rachel Smith explains in very simple words how you can use your iPad to capture and record visually the key ideas and concepts presented during a lecture, keynote, training class or presentation.

She provides a good round-up of four relevant tools that can be used for this task, analyzing their key pros and cons as well as providing logistic and technical advice on how to best organize and setup yourself for doing visual recording on the iPad.

As similar tools will provide more ready-made icons, templates and patterns available for this kind of real-time idea-capturing, this rare and pioneering visual recording work will begin to catch up even more rapidly.

 

Very useful. 8/10

 

Full article: http://www.teachthought.com/technology/how-to-capture-ideas-visually-with-the-ipad/

 

 

 

 


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Jon C's curator insight, March 28, 2013 8:51 PM

Visual note taking on the ipad

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Mind mapping technoques with IPad

designandtech's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:59 PM

Great ideas and excellent modelling from Rachel. I like her suggestion that you can practise using Youtube or TED talks and create your charts as you follow along. Amazing. Thanks for scooping, Rod!

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How Does Your Boss See You?: Proof That Principals Value Librarians

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Principals value their librarians. They also want them to be more visible leaders.

Those are just two of the interesting findings from a recent survey of 102 media specialists and 67 principals. In fact, 90 percent of the administrators that we surveyed think we have a positive impact in schools—and a large number also feel that our jobs are important.

 

I wish every principal felt this way about their library.


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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:06 AM

Os diretores de escolas nos EUA valorizam os seus bibliotecários. 90% dos administradores consideram que o trabalho desenvolvido pelos bibliotecários é importante e tem um impacto positivo nas escolas. Não obstante, os diretores também querem que os bibliotecários se tornem líderes mais visíveis. Estas são apenas duas das conclusões interessantes de uma pesquisa recente.

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Uma abordagem interessante a aplicar em Portugal. Perguntem aos diretores...
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The library: a community's place to gather

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Communities are repositories of a different kind of knowledge. If libraries understand their role as stewards of this, a knowledge that has been historically disadvantaged and underprivileged, then their role in the world of ebooks and free Internet becomes abundantly clear. In an era of greater access to conventional knowledge, libraries must facilitate community engagement by providing citizens access to each other and to local communal knowledge, and seek ways to provide space and opportunities for future creation and capture of this knowledge. Yes, yes, yes.


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Authors Who Skype with Classes & Book Clubs (for free!)

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Love Skyping authors.


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10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship | Edudemic

http://edudemic.com/2012/07/10-interactive-lessons-by-google-on-digital-citizenship/

 

Looks like a good group of lessons.


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Library Connects with Students

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New technology available at the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library is allowing students, classmates and professors with new ways to stay connected.

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