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Spotlight on Sue Fitzgerald | ThingLink Blog

Spotlight on Sue Fitzgerald | ThingLink Blog | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it

Today we are celebrating Sue Fitzgerald, a connected educator and a member of the first group of ThingLink Expert Educators! We got to know and love Sue when she participated in the ThingLink Teacher Challenge over the summer. Meet Sue’s Digital Self.

 


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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it
February 16, 2014
Knowing how to develop a bibliography and cite the resources you drew on  in your research papers are two elemental skills for any student researcher. Correct and accurate...

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Jan Watts's curator insight, February 25, 2014 5:13 PM

It is essential that students are able to cite the sources of their information. These tools are great support for this....

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 2014 4:22 AM
10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 29, 2014 12:49 PM

Excellent collection of tools for teachers and students. I will include these in my campaign to get teachers to ask students to cite.

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Digital Curation

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Tips, tools & resources for using digital curation tools in an educational context.

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Naomi Bates's curator insight, February 2, 2014 11:18 AM

curated Pinterest site of all things digital curation

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YA Books and More: Curated Booklist/Booktrailer Using Thinglink

YA Books and More: Curated Booklist/Booktrailer Using Thinglink | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it

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Naomi Bates's curator insight, December 16, 2013 2:47 PM

Use Thinglink in a variety of ways to curate any topic or curriculum.  Interactivity makes this site stand out!

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Share Infographic

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:05 PM

Beautiful way to share how to create a book trailer--by Naomi Bates

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The 3 Biggest Ways Pinterest Is Changing - Edudemic

The 3 Biggest Ways Pinterest Is Changing - Edudemic | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it
From adding analytics to changing the design, Pinterest is changing and since it's so hot with educators, this is some useful info to know about!

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QR Codes Are Dead, Toppled by Easy-to-Use Apps | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age

QR Codes Are Dead, Toppled by Easy-to-Use Apps | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it
qr codes are history. invisible ink and augmented-reality apps are replacing the clunky codes, offering vast potential for marketing, if employed intelligently.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

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Gale is well known for its library databases.  The Gale Virtual Reference Library offers thousands of its print titles in eBook form with a reading platform that features audio, download and printing as well as the ability to read on a variety of devices. 


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Q: How to Connect Critical Thinking, Research, and Information Literacy?

Q: How to Connect Critical Thinking, Research, and Information Literacy? | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it

The value of what might be called “fan literacies” to the teaching of skills and concepts related to a range of curricular content, including (so far) writing fiction, the Hero’s Journey, and digital literacy/netiquette.


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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:19 PM

Como relacionar Pensamento Crítico, Pesquisa e Literacia da Informação?

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Literacy in the Digital Age

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A directory of literacies.


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Jane Schmude's curator insight, April 1, 2013 8:03 PM

This is a good resource for teachers, teacher librarians and teacher educators.

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Infographic: eReading on the Rise

Infographic: eReading on the Rise | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it
News and Info for Library Partners

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SCIS's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:39 PM

eBook reading is on the rise accross every age group.' Nearly a quarter of all readers aged 16 and up reported reading an eBook in 2012, up 16 percent from 2011'.

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“Best of” Lists for Children’s and Young Adult Books | Reading Public Library | Librarians are lifelong learners

“Best of” Lists for Children’s and Young Adult Books | Reading Public Library | Librarians are lifelong learners | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it
It's that time of year! "Best of" lists galore. NY Times, Horn Book, School Library Journal, and the NY Public...

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 19, 2012 7:43 PM

The best of the best of a wonderful crop of children's and YA books published 2012.

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51 Interesting Ways to use QR Codes to Support Learning

"Hopefully this Interesting Ways resource for QR (Quick Response) Codes will spark some ways you can use them to support learning. As with all the resources please share with your colleagues and consider adding your own ideas to continue to develop them"


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, March 26, 2014 2:03 PM

Some useful tips from Down Under! 

GwynethJones's curator insight, March 29, 2014 10:10 AM

Woot! LOVE Me some QR Codes!

Sue Osborne's curator insight, April 1, 2014 7:21 PM

Hoping to use some of these in the library.

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Fair Use in Libraries - A Best Practice Guide

Fair Use in Libraries - A Best Practice Guide | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it
Hat-tip to BoingBoing for alerting us to a new Code of Best Practice in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, which is free to download from the ARL website (Fair Use in Libraries – A Best Practice Guide: When is it appropriate for a...

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Most Popular Content | Social Media Today

Most Popular Content | Social Media Today | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it
Many studies don’t really reveal the motivations behind content sharing but a study by New York Times shows that 49% say sharing allows them to inform others of products they care about and potentially change opinions or encourage action. 94% carefully consider how the information they share will be useful to the recipient.

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Naomi Bates's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:53 AM

really good information about content sharing/curation

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How To Enable Google Now For iOS In Google Apps Accounts -- AppAdvice

How To Enable Google Now For iOS In Google Apps Accounts -- AppAdvice | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it
Google Now launched yesterday, though Google Apps users might have trouble accessing the new service.

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John Purificati's curator insight, April 30, 2013 6:46 AM

Google has finally hooked up with iOS.

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22 Ways to Apply Blooms Taxonomy to Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

22 Ways to Apply Blooms Taxonomy to Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it

"I have been writing profusely on Blooms Taxonomy here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning but have never thought that Twitter can be tied to it until I came across this wonderful graphic from Teachbytes. Honestly I am so much inspired by the great work Aditi has been doing in her blog and particularly  this idea of connecting Twitter to Blooms Taxonomy has got me in AWE. Have a look at this graphic and share it with your colleagues. I am pretty sure you will love as much as I did. Enjoy"


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What Is Blended Learning? These Videos Will Get You Started - Edudemic

What Is Blended Learning? These Videos Will Get You Started - Edudemic | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it
We talk about it a lot, but never give enough detail. So let's get right down to it. What is blended learning and what should you know about it?

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HarperCollins Lanches Teen Site Epic Reads | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News

HarperCollins Lanches Teen Site Epic Reads | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it
HarperCollins has just unveiled a new website and community aimed at teens called Epic Reads.
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Amazon Alters Rules for Kindles in School Libraries

Amazon Alters Rules for Kindles in School Libraries | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it

Amazon has apparently created new rules governing the use of its Kindle ereader in school libraries. The website of the ecommerce giant states that content cannot be loaded across multiple devices at one time, and an Amazon rep told at least one school librarian, Buffy Hamilton, that ebooks cannot be ported to more than one device. Amazon also requires that each Kindle be tethered to its own account.


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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | MindShift

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | MindShift | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it

A new Project Tomorrow report surveying principals concluded that they want to hire new teachers with creative ideas about how technology can be leveraged to create authentic and differentiated learning experiences. But student-teachers report that their tech training focuses only on simple management tools. At the same time, the report concludes that those who have the biggest influence on new teachers — veteran educators –  don’t always embrace new ways of using technology to engage students.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 17, 2013 5:22 PM

Interesting stats: "Only half of current working teachers believe they can use technology to motivate students to learn, compared to 75 percent of incoming teachers. Only 17 percent of current teachers believe technology can help students deeply explore their own ideas, compared to 59 percent of incoming teachers. And 26 percent of current teachers believe students can use technology to apply knowledge to problem-solving, compared to 64 percent of aspiring teachers."

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, March 20, 2013 11:04 AM

Great insight into Professional Development.

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School library infographics: research and advocacy

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Sometimes you need the visually attractive, embeddable, tweetable version of the elevator speech.


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Leslie Lilly's curator insight, March 22, 2013 10:26 AM

Great tool!

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:12 PM

Great for advocacy now.....Teach students how to create infographics to 'show' their understanding of what they know about a topic they have researched.

Carey Leahy's comment, March 22, 2013 6:59 PM
Seems more like a poster. Most infographics have statistics.
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Streaming Ebooks: A New Distribution Model for Schools

Streaming Ebooks: A New Distribution Model for Schools | Cool Library Information | Scoop.it
One ebook, one device, for one child is not ideal for K-12 Schools. Digital book streaming may be one way to provide schools access do ebook libraries. StarWalk Kids Media is one company distributing ebooks to schools via internet streaming.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 2, 2013 4:46 PM

An interesting way to look at making ebooks available and affordable in a school setting. It isn't a book, it is software that can be streamed.

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 3, 2013 2:10 AM

Streaming ebooks: interesting option for school(s) libraries