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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | lead.libr.edu | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer?  Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app.  If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.


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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 2014 1:49 PM

Adding to your toolbox!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 14, 2014 9:06 AM

Good list.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 2014 11:12 PM

Here's my "to-do" list:

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Education Is Harmful When You Measure the Wrong Things

Education Is Harmful When You Measure the Wrong Things | lead.libr.edu | Scoop.it
Measure the wrong things and you'll get the wrong behaviors.

This simple statement succinctly characterizes why the American education syste
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Passion and Purpose

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David Coleman has made it perfectly clear there is no "room" in the Common Core for such trivial matters as students' thoughts, feelings, and personal reflections. Coleman may claim his emotionless Common Core will improve the career readiness of students but there is ample evidence that what employees think and feel has a direct impact on worker…
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If science is going to save the world, we need to make it open

If science is going to save the world, we need to make it open | lead.libr.edu | Scoop.it
The last few weeks have been a momentum time in the sciences: not because of a breakthrough in gene therapy or quantum computing, but because world leaders have twice called for scientific papers to be made freely available to all.
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Why Proficiency Matters

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Illustrates the difference between education proficiency levels reported by a national assessment (NAEP) and individual state departments of education.
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What Educators Need to Know: How to Deal With a Difficult Principal

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As a teacher you may find it very difficult to work with your principal. Therefore this article provides tips for surviving the work place as you continue to invest in the lives of students.
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President Unveils New Initiatives During National Week of Making -- THE Journal

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President Obama has proclaimed this week a National Week of Making, unveiling a number of new initiatives, including a project involving more than 1,400 schools, almost 1 million students and all 50 of the United States.
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CURMUDGUCATION

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The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational "reform" while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education.
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The Disconnect Between Changing Test Scores and Changing Later Life Outcomes Strikes Again - Education Next

The Disconnect Between Changing Test Scores and Changing Later Life Outcomes Strikes Again - Education Next | lead.libr.edu | Scoop.it
Given the disconnect between test scores and later life outcomes we need significantly greater humility about knowing which schools are succeeding.
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Meanwhile, in New York Public Libraries

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New York's libraries are playing a vital role in teaching citizens digital skills.
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'Customer is always right' mentality could hurt colleges

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News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Education History | Funderstanding: Education, Curriculum and Learning Resources

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An introduction and source for more resources regarding our current education system and what it means prepare children for today's job market and society.
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WeAreTeachers: Finland’s A+ Schools

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Many of us have heard how awesome the schools in Finland are. How their students rock international tests in reading, math and science year after year. How respected their teachers are, and how motivated their students, But that wasn’t always the case.
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Matching degrees to jobs adds up to much higher lifetime earnings - eCampus News

Matching degrees to jobs adds up to much higher lifetime earnings - eCampus News | lead.libr.edu | Scoop.it
Labor and graduation data are especially valuable if they reveal how graduates of programs with various college degrees are faring in the marketplace.
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EdNext Podcast: Do Vouchers Reduce Incarceration Rates? - Education Next

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Paul E. Peterson speaks with Patrick Wolf of the University of Arkansas about his study finding that students in Milwaukee who received vouchers to attend private schools were 2-5 percentage points less likely to be accused or convicted of crimes than comparable students who attended public schools.
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What Happens When School Is Too Easy? - Foundation for Excellence in Education

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She was valedictorian, swim team captain & student body president in high school. Then came a reality check in college.
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Report: Higher ed requires drastic changes to remain competitive for students

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News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Time Matters: How We Use Flexible Time to Design Higher and Deeper Learning « Competency Works

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When learning is done on a deeper level, it takes longer to accomplish. Thus, learning experiences that allow students to delve into topics and apply their…
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Trend: Online learning going personal - Page 2 of 2 - eCampus News

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Personalized support and advising achieved through new advances in technology and data analytics are all recommended for helping today's online students.
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$1.5 Billion Per Year: The Cost of Educating the Unaccompanied Alien Minors Apprehended at the Border

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A state embraces the idea that not everyone needs to go to college - The Hechinger Report

A state embraces the idea that not everyone needs to go to college - The Hechinger Report | lead.libr.edu | Scoop.it
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dasani Johnson, a sophomore at Southern High School, is using a machine to create a baseball bat out of a piece of foam. Standing over her, as she readies to start the machine, are her teacher and two classmates. A little frustrated by all the attention she’s getting, she waves them off, …
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