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Over 2 Million Historical Pictures Are Now Available on Flickr ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over 2 Million Historical Pictures Are Now Available on Flickr ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Bravesread | Scoop.it

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Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading

Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading | Bravesread | Scoop.it
"There's a future in books…and a book in your future!"

After a look at those vintage ads for iconic books, how about some vintage ads a

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The Nook Tablet Lives, With Help From Samsung

The Nook Tablet Lives, With Help From Samsung | Bravesread | Scoop.it
Don't call the Android Nook tablet a comeback for Barnes & Noble's shambling e-reader (Samsung and Barnes & Noble just gave the Nook a makeover, and you may not even recognize it: http://t.co/J3AQrVgxro...
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Educational Technology Guy: Google Calendar for Educators

Educational Technology Guy: Google Calendar for Educators | Bravesread | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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I use Google Calendar with teachers for online planning and scheduling media center events. 

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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | Bravesread | Scoop.it
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.
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Built in quizzes for assessment and collect web resources in one place!

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Lay Versus Lie : Grammar Girl :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Lay Versus Lie : Grammar Girl :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ | Bravesread | Scoop.it
Get Grammar Girl's take on lay versus lie. Learn when to use lay, when to use lie, and the past tense of both words.

Via Kenia Cris
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Lie or lay? 

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School Librarians as Part of the "Core" Team

School Librarians as Part of the "Core" Team | Bravesread | Scoop.it

Like most school librarians, Ms. Hearne has been trained both as a teacher and a librarian, a combination she thinks is perfectly suited to helping students and teachers as the Common Core State Standards presses them into inquiry-based modes of learning and teaching. She helps them find a range of reading materials in printed or online form and collaborates to develop challenging cross-disciplinary projects.

 

And like colleagues around the country, Ms. Hearne also plays important instructional roles often unrecognized by the public: as co-instructor alongside classroom teachers, and as professional-development provider for those teachers.


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Wondering how to put Common Core into practice? It’s easier than you think. | School Library Journal

Wondering how to put Common Core into practice? It’s easier than you think. | School Library Journal | Bravesread | Scoop.it

For the library media specialist, it's a matter of clustering. The Library Media Center is a super highway of information and the LMS could be considered the navigator and pilot all rolled into one.

 

See how implementing a clustering approach to arranging resources supports Common Core and its aim for teaching students more about the craft and structure of multiple texts. 

 

 


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The Global Roots of the Common Core State Standards

The Global Roots of the Common Core State Standards | Bravesread | Scoop.it

How do these new standards compare to those in high-performing nations?


William Schmidt did a comparative analysis of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, finding that they resemble those of high-performing, or “A+ countries” (defined as those that had their 8th grade students placing at the top of NAEP), and have more rigor, focus, and coherence than the standards they replace. In fact, he found a 90% overlap between the CCSS and the standards of the A+ countries.


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6 NonFiction Children's Book Awards--Finding NonFiction Texts for Common Core

6 NonFiction Children's Book Awards--Finding NonFiction Texts for Common Core | Bravesread | Scoop.it

View this helpful resource to find children's book awards that will help you find great reads among nonfiction, informational books for young students.


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Georgia Library Media Wiki - Common Core Georgia Performance Standards - CCGPS

Georgia Library Media Wiki - Common Core Georgia Performance Standards - CCGPS | Bravesread | Scoop.it

Georgia begins its transition to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in fall 2012. These new Georgia curriculum standards are based on a set of common standards that were developed by a group of education leaders from across the country. Forty-nine other states have also adopted the Common Core standards as part of their curriculum.


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Georgia Library Media Wiki - Common Core Georgia Performance Standards - CCGPS

Georgia Library Media Wiki - Common Core Georgia Performance Standards - CCGPS | Bravesread | Scoop.it

The Common Core standards bring a number of changes that will impact library media program


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Broadband Interactive Map | Georgia Broadband

Broadband Interactive Map | Georgia Broadband | Bravesread | Scoop.it

Broadband Data Development

 

This projects purpose is to develop information resources that will be useful in the planning and implementation of broadband and information technologies to increase Georgia’s participation in the digital economy.

 

The project is a collaboration among GTA, Sanborn, The University of Georgia and broadband service providers in Georgia and the regional commissions whose objectives are to:

 

Inventory and map broadband service availability statewide in partnership with all of Georgia’s broadband service providers.Inventory and map broadband service capabilities in Georgia’s Community Anchor Institutions (CAI) such as health care, education and public safety locations.Provide the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NITA) with inventory data updates every six months to be incorporated into the National Broadband Map.Provide an interactive online mapping tool for Georgia citizens, businesses and institutions to explore the information being collected and analyzed, which can be found at: http://digital.georgia.gov/map/

 

Click headline to access the interactive map full screen--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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School testing fatigue causes national movement to cut back

School testing fatigue causes national movement to cut back | Bravesread | Scoop.it
Teachers have been complaining for years that children are forced to take an excessive number of state-mandated exams that, if failed, can prevent students from advancing a grade level or even graduating from high school.

Via Mel Riddile
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Google Launches Redesigned Education Site | MindShift

Google Launches Redesigned Education Site | MindShift | Bravesread | Scoop.it

Google has revamped its site for educators, creating a redesigned repository for all its educational tools and resources for teachers, schools, and students.

The newest feature is News and Calendar, a listing of all events and deadlines for Google’s education endeavors.

Google also created an online booklet called Google in Education: A New and Open World for Learning, which lists the company’s initiatives and programs within the education realm, such as the Computer Science for High School program — university-created workshops for local high school and middle school computer science teachers teachers.

“We’re hoping educators will use this year-round for ideas on how to enhance teaching and learning,” said Google spokesperson Rachel Durfee...


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YALSA Maker Contest; NAACP Launches Literacy Campaign; Storia Is Streamlined | News Bites

YALSA Maker Contest; NAACP Launches Literacy Campaign; Storia Is Streamlined | News Bites | Bravesread | Scoop.it
GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND COMPETITIONS
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is looking for submissions forits 2014 Maker Contest.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 20, 2014 8:33 AM

Hurry! The deadline for YALSA's Maker Contest is September 1st!

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Web 2.0 teaching tools to enhance education and learning — Edjudo

Web 2.0 teaching tools to enhance education and learning — Edjudo | Bravesread | Scoop.it
A comprehensive list of the best web 2.0 tools and links, sorted via category, for teaching and learning with technology.
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Great resource for Web 2.0 tools...

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CPN English with Custi

CPN English with Custi | Bravesread | Scoop.it
Lay or lie: choose wisely! (Lay or lie: choose wisely! #verbs #grammar http://t.co/7cYD5wzLgk)

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Steal This Infographic: Librarians as Tech Leaders

Steal This Infographic: Librarians as Tech Leaders | Bravesread | Scoop.it
SLJ’s May 2011 cover featured the technology survey.
Librarians are leading the way in technology use, according to School Library Journal’’s annual technology survey.

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Okay...stolen AND shared! Enjoy.

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Liking this graphic...

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Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role

Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role | Bravesread | Scoop.it

Great read with helpful resources about the vital role Libriarians/Media Specialists will play in the successful adoption of Common Core Standards.


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SLJ Summit 2012: Nonfiction Authors Address the Common Core | School Library Journal

SLJ Summit 2012: Nonfiction Authors Address the Common Core | School Library Journal | Bravesread | Scoop.it

Among other mandates, the Common Core State Standards (CC) require students to “gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources” and “assess the credibility and accuracy of each source.”

 

Bottom line?  Librarians are a student researcher's new best friend.


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Education Technology, Digital Learning Not As Easy As It Seems

Education Technology, Digital Learning Not As Easy As It Seems | Bravesread | Scoop.it

A report from the Alliance for Excellent Education identifies four key challenges that public school district leaders must address in the next two years in order to successfully bring digital learning and education technology into K-12 classrooms.  Although written for the audience of a school disctrict, the same could be applied to a school or group of schools. (thinking of our Arch Indy Schools here)

 

When planning for "all things Common Core" and how ed tech will help students be successful with a more robust curriculum and higher expectations, read this document in the context of your plan for ed tech expenditures. 


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What Texts does the Common Core REQUIRE Students to Read?

What Texts does the Common Core REQUIRE Students to Read? | Bravesread | Scoop.it

I'm with Mr. Stuart on this one; the standards are vague with respect to text title selection.  This leaves the doors and windows WIDE open for teacher and student choice.  Nice!


Via Deb Gardner, Kelly Laun Williamson
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Common Core and Library Media Programs

Common Core and Library Media Programs | Bravesread | Scoop.it
“If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs [...], yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it” -Rudyard Kipling From what I know of the CCGPS, I can see why some teachers would be in a panic: Middle and High language arts...

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