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Find free and fair use photos

Find free and fair use photos | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Foster good digital citizenship skills by directing students to find fair-use photos.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 23, 12:59 PM

Great list to share with your teachers! I also have a list on my Wiki!

Adding some new ones to my wiki...cool!

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Kirkus

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Kirkus' editors have sifted through all of this year's books to tell you which rise to the top. Check out the best children books of 2014.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 1, 2014 10:37 AM

Do you have parents asking about books for their children? Here's a great list to share - maybe some of them flew under YOUR radar, too!

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Excellent Tips to Stimulate Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Tips to Stimulate Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Creativity block, similar to writer's block, is a mental state that makes you feel incapacitated and unable to generate new ideas to move the process of whatever you are working on ahead. I believe we have all experimented creative blocks at some point in our work but the good thing is that there are several good ways we can use to overcome this block. The visual below from Gonzalo Gomez features some ideas to help you unleash your creative thinking. Here are the ones that stood out to me:

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Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom | Edudemic

Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom | Edudemic | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
As the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development points out, today’s educators face a catch-22 — they must “help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets.” Fortunately, teachers have a solution to this dilemma in differentiated instruction.

A differentiated classroom accommodates the heterogeneity of students by tailoring instruction to each student’s backgrounds, interests, skill, and readiness levels. Read on to learn more about differentiated teaching, why it works, and how to implement it in your classroom.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:27 AM

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Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, November 6, 2014 10:23 AM

When we engage in whole child teaching and/or teach with the mindset that "Everyday I must do my best teaching so that students may do their best learning," we are putting differentiated instruction into action.  Differentiated instruction says to each child, "I care about you, and how you learn."

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 7, 2014 10:10 AM

People who do not teach may not understand the varied differences in pupil and how personalization is a must and how we should also take account of cultural norms. just saying...

 

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Reading Is About More Than 'Evidence'

Reading Is About More Than 'Evidence' | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
When students approach reading as only an exercise in seeking out evidence, as the common core recommends, they risk missing out on the value of reading for intrinsic literary value, writes Mia Hood.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 4, 2014 10:13 AM

I love that this article goes beyond the CCSS catchphrase of "what does the evidence say?" Reading for all the "other" reasons has great validity: ideas, curiosity, emotional connection, etc. Worth sharing with your reading teachers and for delving a little deeper into what you REALLY want students to be able to do with the text.

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Read and Write | the BEST Google Extension and Add-On for GAFE - YouTube

http://www.TeacherCast.net | TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network Jeff sits down with Jason Carroll and Martin McKay of TextHelp to discuss how their...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 30, 2014 12:24 PM

Add ons for literacy using Google apps in your classroom!

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 30, 2014 12:34 PM

App from Chromeweb store using Read and Write to make sense of digital text!

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New Efficient Social Media Librarian: 10+ Awesome Resources to Populate Library Social Media – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Efficient Social Media Librarian: 10+ Awesome Resources to Populate Library Social Media – Stephen's Lighthouse | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, October 23, 2014 4:49 PM

Great list of social media sources for the "lazy" librarian - not really lazy but it sure is nice to find a list like this already compiled! Visit the website and thank Stephen Abrams for the info!

Natarsha Miller's curator insight, October 24, 2014 8:22 PM

Thanks for this article!

Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 2014 7:59 AM

Great resources.

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21st Century Students Use 21st Century School Libraries

Created using PowerPoint by Marta Stirling and Joan Upell, SDSL School Library Coordinators Based on evidence and resources submitted by the 2014 21st Century School Library Award winning...

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Introducing Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

Introducing Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

The goal of the model is a student-centered learning experience that yields self-knowledge.


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The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote | Edudemic

The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote | Edudemic | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Although Evernote already is a fairly well-known app, very few educators realize its potential building and sharing student portfolios. Having a well-organized e-portfolio is important: It can follow students from one grade to the next and prepare them to record their future accomplishments.

There are plenty of ways to create an e-portfolio, and we feel Evernote is the best. Not only is it a feature-rich platform, but its free price tag also makes it a cost-effective solution for even the most frugal classrooms.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, October 22, 2014 6:01 AM

The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote I Edudemic

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A Handy Chart on Traditional Vs Authentic Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Chart on Traditional Vs Authentic Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Today I spent sometime reading this white paper from Educause Learning Initiative entitled "Making the Grade:The Role of Assessment in Authentic Learning". While the paper discusses at length the the concept of assessment and its relation to students learning, I particularly found the chart in page 6, see below, of particular interest. It captures the essential differences between two models of assessment : Traditional Assessment model (TA) and Authentic Assessment model.

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PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems - An Ethical Island

PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems - An Ethical Island | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Can kids solve real life problems that affect our world? Sure! Why not? Many of you know the 7 sterile steps to PBL. How about adding a little more to the 7 steps? Here are a few ideas about how to solve real-life problems with your class.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 21, 2014 5:37 PM

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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, October 22, 2014 9:30 AM

Love this.

HJJP's curator insight, October 22, 2014 9:55 AM

Many problem solving frameworks and formats... I like this one... simple enough... but as complete as needed.

 

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, December 8, 2014 10:55 AM

Kathy Schrock rocks.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:56 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

Fiona Tavares's curator insight, January 5, 11:00 AM

Including use of Tellagami 

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8 unique advantages of web-based mind mapping tools

8 unique advantages of web-based mind mapping tools | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
If you're looking for a low-cost way to try out mind mapping, then a web-based mind mapping tool is a great place to start. Here are 8 unique advantages.

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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:28 PM

Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

ayuso.salva's curator insight, October 29, 2014 10:58 AM

Un buen listado.

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50 resources for using an iPad, Android tablet in class

50 resources for using an iPad, Android tablet in class | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Seeking tips for using mobile devices in class? Check out these articles, how-to guides and tutorials.

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Julio Hinojo Lopez's curator insight, November 13, 2014 10:57 AM

Una pena que las nuevas tablets de la Junta de Andalucía no permitan la fácil instalación de cualquier app de nuestro interés!!! :(

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The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video - Mind/Shift

The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video - Mind/Shift | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Videos have already become an important part of modern education, whether through well-known education platforms like Khan Academy or content created by teachers for their students’ use. Video tutorials can help students with questions on homework or test preparation. However, students are finding the value in creating tutorial videos themselves for other students.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 4, 2014 11:28 AM

The statistics show that we will continue to consume more online #video through more devices over the next few years. In fact, if your company is not using video in your marketing your missing out on this #trend and #business #marketing opportunity. Our children know this world of mobile content better than we do because most of us did not have digital content growing up. It's all our children know. Our children are #teaching us about #education and how they want to learn.Our children are guiding us to understanding what works today.How many parents are helping their children with#digital #homework? 

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why? | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 30, 2014 7:35 PM

The importance of being curious...

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
TEST The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration
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Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates access, transparency, and opportunity.

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Matt Smeller's comment, October 24, 2014 12:19 AM
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Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 2014 7:49 AM

Types of connectivity.

Nancy White's comment, October 29, 2014 3:57 PM
I continue to believe we must move beyond talking about technology integration. Its about learning. Lets focus on what matters. Here is how I adapted the chart: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2013/05/30/from-technology-integration-to-learning-by-design/
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A Giant List Of Really Good Essential Questions

A Giant List Of Really Good Essential Questions | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

Essential questions are, ask Grant Wiggins defines, “‘essential’ in the sense of signaling genuine, important and necessarily-ongoing inquiries.” These are grapple-worthy, substantive...


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, October 19, 2014 12:14 AM

Excellent questions, especially those in the Social Justice section. These questions can be used with different populations or age groups and can lead to engaging conversations.

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Teacher librarians roles | Pinterest

Teacher librarians roles | Pinterest | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Teacher Librarian Roles by Deb Schiano

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 22, 2014 9:06 AM

More advocacy on why we need good school librarians

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Four ways to advocate for school libraries | eSchool News |

Four ways to advocate for school libraries | eSchool News | | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
School libraries are centers of learning--but librarians have to demonstrate their importance when it comes to student learning.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 26, 2014 11:57 AM

I'm ALL about advocacy, baby!

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 26, 2014 9:31 PM

Michelle Luhtala provides an excellent summary of areas we can focus on to build support for fully staffed, funded and open school libraries. As Kid President would say, "Let's get out there!"

Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 27, 2014 6:58 AM

Simple article but useful.

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Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code - theguardian.com

Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code - theguardian.com | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
I am a proud geek and father of three young children. I taught myself to code Basic at the age of 12 on my father’s Commodore 64, and I actively encourage my children to be enthused by the notion of building with digital tools. But I don’t necessarily agree with the notion that every child must learn how to code.

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asli telli's curator insight, October 23, 2014 5:22 AM

Code, Program or both?

Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:25 AM

Have been reading a lot about coding lately. "programming" as opposed to "coding"

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Top 5 Citation Manager Tools for Academics and Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 5 Citation Manager Tools for Academics and Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
The first thing you want to start thinking of when you start your graduate studies is to find a suitable citation manager to help you organize and store your references. This is something that will save you a lot of time and effort down the road. In this post, I want to share with my fellow student researchers some of the top citation managers out there. Most of universities worldwide support one of them. Check out your university library and see which of the citation managers below it supports. That will make it easy for you to organize and store the references you come across in your university library.

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