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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Get the seven steps (and a roundup of valuable resources) you need to help bring social media in your classroom.


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Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout

Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Composing a story from scratch comes naturally to some people. For the rest of us creating a story from scratch can be a struggle. Over the years I’ve found that using pictures helps a lot of students get started on crafting stories.


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Every Hero Has A Story...What's yours?

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GUEST POST by Jay Cross: Why Content Curation Should be in Your Training Skillset

GUEST POST by Jay Cross: Why Content Curation Should be in Your Training Skillset | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow. It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. It starts in a gallery. You expect the curator of an art gallery to know the collection and to: search out the best items select for the collection authenticate and …

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Curation is a great way to build your Personal Learning Network. Would like to get a little bit better with it.

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Adam J. Kovitz's curator insight, May 1, 10:55 AM

Excellent post on the many benefits of adopting content curation for your organization.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 4, 8:38 PM

Curation is also a great form of DIY professional development. 

Consultants-E's curator insight, June 27, 5:03 PM

If you don't curate content already, you may find this interesting.

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How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace | Edudemic

How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace | Edudemic | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
There is a certain magic found in rolling up your sleeves and tackling a project head on, an undeniable sense of empowerment that results from solving problems and manifesting big ideas. In essence, that’s the soul of the maker movement — creative individuals from all walks of life united by an insatiable desire to improve the world around them. Although synonymous with 3D Printing, it extends far beyond a single technology or buzzword. Truth be told, the maker movement represents the instinctual drive of our species to ascend ever upwards: to innovate, design, and construct a better tomorrow.

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Makerspaces are engaging and fun!

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How To Create Transparent Pictures in PowerPoint

How To Create Transparent Pictures in PowerPoint | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
Creating picture transparency is one of those zany things in PowerPoint that is technically impossible…you cannot directly add a transparency to a picture…but there just happens to be a workaround....

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 16, 2:04 AM

A useful tutorial on working with images in your presentations.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 10, 4:06 AM

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Stanislavat Tregub's curator insight, February 22, 5:23 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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Amazing Free PowerPoint Add-in for Motion Path Animations

To get slides to the front animation sequence, visit my blog here: http://bit.ly/1ykmNUt . This video shows a super cool animation add-in that I wish I knew ...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 30, 12:33 PM

See how you can easily add animations to your PowerPoint presentations.

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Aligning Objects Between Your PowerPoint Slides

Aligning Objects Between Your PowerPoint Slides | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
One of the most annoying and tedious PowerPoint tasks is aligning objects BETWEEN your slides so that stuff isn’t just floating around in your presentation…yes, everyone notices! So the question is...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 4, 2:00 PM

An excellent tutorial by Nuts & Bolts Speed Training on aligning objects in your presentations.

Bob Connelly's curator insight, February 19, 9:46 AM

I often obsess about alignment in my slides, even though they are usually minimalist, with little text or few objects. So something to make alignment between slides easier catches my attention!

 

I generally use Keynote over Powerpoint, so this won't be much help to me but might for those who do.

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Bunkr - Create presentations with Facebook posts, videos, Vine, Instagram, tweets

Bunkr - Create presentations with Facebook posts, videos, Vine, Instagram, tweets | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
Create elegant presentations with your web content like never before.

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Interesting ways to post!

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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, February 15, 10:37 AM

#presentacion_tecnicas

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Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, March 6, 10:55 AM

The interface looks  like Powerpoint.  You can access photos from a variety of sources including Dropbox, Facebook, or your computer.

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The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
The Distracted Generation Infographic: Tools and Tips to Get Children Refocused!

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Kent Lundgren's curator insight, August 20, 2014 7:26 AM

Något nytt i denna artikel om det "nya" digitala samhället? #digiskol

Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, August 21, 2014 2:22 PM

People always seem to be complaining about this... our children are distracted... who wants to read when they can play games, but in effect children tend to copy their parents. By instilling a passion for reading from a young age we can try to balance out the claim that the young children do not like books or reading. One story a day... just like the apple, helps develop the creativity in children. It doesn't hurt by having the children making up their own stories and writing them together with their parents! 

Coolwired's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:25 AM

Thanks to Susan Bainbridge for this timely and informative infographic!

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5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne writes: " Book trailers are short videos designed to spark a viewer's interest in a book. Having students create book trailers is an excellent alternative to traditional book report projects."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 27, 2014 11:12 AM

Student-created book trailers are a big goal of mine for the upcoming school year.  And here's a more recent post of Richard's which suggests a collaborative space to collect book trailers:   http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/06/why-book-trailers-are-great.html#.U62JH_ldWSo

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 4, 2014 7:58 AM

Great idea to share your ideas about books you have enjoyed.

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EDUCATIONAL MAKERSPACES | Teacher Librarian

Educational makerspaces (EM) and maker education (ME) have the potential to revolutionize the way we approach teaching and learning. The maker movement in education is built upon the foundation of constructionism, which is the philosophy of hands-on learning through building things. Constructionism, in turn, is the application of constructivist learning principles to a hands-on learning environment. Thus maker education is a branch of constructivist philosophy that views learning as a highly personal endeavor requiring the student, rather than the teacher, to initiate the learning process. In this philosophy of learning, teachers act as a guide for inquiry-based approaches to the development of knowledge and thinking processes. Upon reflection, it is natural to believe that the learner should initiate learning, as it is physically impossible for any teacher to mechanically rearrange and reinforce the physical neuronal pathways developed in the brain during the learning process.


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Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? - Edutopia

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? - Edutopia | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
Visit schools where project-based learning (PBL) is taking hold and you are almost certain to see teachers collaborating.

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Search by Reading Level Without Twurdy

Search by Reading Level Without Twurdy | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:57 PM

It appears that Twurdy, a search engine that provided lexile scores, no longer exists. Cool Tools for Learning has this new post that provides two alternatives to help students find leveled text, Google Advanced Search provides a search by reading level and Wikipedia is also available in Simple English.

More information on these tools is available in the post. Students may also use a tool called Readability-Score.com. Paste in the text and it will give you the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level as well as Gunning-Fog Score, Coleman-Laiu Index, SMOG Index and Automated Readability Index. For this tool to be useful students would need to understand what they are looking for. Find it at http://www.readability-score.com/

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Home of the Book Genome Project

Home of the Book Genome Project | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
BookLamp is a book analytic engine powered by the Book Genome Project. BookLamp's technology has applications in book discovery, reader advisory, and book suggestions similar to how Pandora.com analyzes music.
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How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News) | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
When I was 11 I loved designing web pages and playing Sim City. Adults in my life didn’t recognize these skills as valuable, so neither did I. Actually, I began to feel guilty for using my computer so much. In high school I stopped making web pages altogether to focus on sports. It wasn’t until c

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Great tips for students to use in their Academic Digital Footprints.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 4, 9:09 AM

"Whether it’s Minecraft or duct tape wallets, the kid-passions that seem like fads, if not totally unproductive, can alternatively be seen as mediums for experiencing the virtuous cycle of curiosity: discovering, trying, failing and growing." Zach Klein

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, June 4, 9:26 AM

The learning commons provides a perfect environment for experimentation , creativity and innovation.

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Defining Makerspaces: Part 2 - Renovated Learning

Defining Makerspaces: Part 2 - Renovated Learning | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Last week, someone criticized my makerspace as not being a “real” Makerspace because it does’t have power tools and suggested that I research what “real makerspaces” are.  Part one of my response to this criticism was my post last week http://renovatedlearning.com/2015/04/02/defining-makerspaces-part-1/ where I looked for definitions from a variety of research and writing on makerspaces.  Today, I’m looking at what the Twitterverse had to say.


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Stem Specialist's curator insight, June 15, 12:14 AM

It seems to me that a rigid 'definition' of a such a far reaching concept defeats the purpose of the movement itself. My sewing designs are as representative of the product of a maker space as NASA robots are. Part of the reason classrooms are so in need of maker spaces today is because of the tiny pigeon hole educational curricula have been forced into.

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5 Presentation Predictions for 2015

5 Presentation Predictions for 2015 | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

With 2015 fast approaching, I’m going to use my futuristic lens on once again, and offer my 5 presentation predictions for this upcoming year.


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Great predictions.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 24, 2014 10:59 AM

An interesting opinion/ prediction about what is awaiting those who are going to make presentations next year.

Arjun Rajagopalan's comment, December 24, 2014 10:50 PM
No question at all, we have come a long way from having Powerpoint as the king of the heap of presentation software. The variety of options on offer, and the range of capabilities are wide, diverse and individually tailored to the needs of presenters. The day of one-package-does-it-all is over. Microsoft themselves seem to have realised it and ar pitching Sway as the successor to Powerpoint. Interesting times ahead.
RATOMAHENINA HARRY's curator insight, December 25, 2014 1:39 PM

Merci a SCOOP IT Big boss . Merci a tous pour votre position et attitude " WE CHANGE THE WORLD " .

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How to Make a Cartoon of Yourself in PowerPoint

My newest tutorial video about ways to make a cartoon of yourself in PowerPoint, including using CrazyTalk Animator, which is a separate software you can get...

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Teresa Torné's curator insight, January 26, 4:44 PM

Afegeix el teu visió ...

David Swaddle's curator insight, January 28, 11:01 PM

CrazyTalk is so much fun! Here's a quick demo of what it can do.

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, January 30, 10:31 PM

Can you authors think of ways you can use this?

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Acclaim - video platform for education

Acclaim - video platform for education | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
Acclaim facilitates constructive, educational discussions and feedback around video content.

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flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 5:03 AM

This looks interesting but it would be useful to have a bit more information about it and a demo of how it works. I like the 'blackboard' style used in the video! 

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, March 12, 4:13 AM

Video lessons

Melinda Forest's curator insight, April 2, 2:12 PM

Keep an eye out for the Acclaim 2.0 new release this Fall 2015!

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Thematic - Create your own scrolling album for free

Thematic - Create your own scrolling album for free | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
Visit www.thematic.co to create your own free scrolling album to share with your friends.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 15, 1:07 AM

Thematic is a cool tool for storytelling and other presentations. Worth looking at.

Marco Favero's curator insight, February 15, 8:06 AM

Create beautiful visual stories

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No nonsense nonfiction: Tips for incorporating nonfiction into the ELA curriculum

No nonsense nonfiction: Tips for incorporating nonfiction into the ELA curriculum | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
Many school districts are going through a painstaking process of writing new curricula to meet the Common Core State Standards. One of the biggest changes

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To prepare students for college and career they need to read more non-fiction!

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Michelle Woodard's curator insight, January 24, 2014 9:12 AM

Painless ways to integrate nonfiction into the ELA curriculum. Sharing with my middle school special ed teachers Monday.

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Middle School Student-Parent Book Club - A Recipe for Success by Ann Hagedorn

Middle School Student-Parent Book Club - A Recipe for Success by Ann Hagedorn | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Ann Hagedorn writes: "When you say parents, middle school students, books, and reading some believe that it equals a recipe for disaster. Well, a few years ago a co-worker and I decided to try out this recipe- we created what we called a parent-child book club (still hate the name, but we couldn’t come up with anything better)."


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 25, 2014 1:19 PM

Love this idea! 

GwynethJones's curator insight, June 27, 2014 8:46 AM

I feel the same way, Mary! But it's brilliant!

Mark Hoffman's curator insight, June 27, 2014 11:08 AM

Great idea.

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Fight the "Zombie Librarians!"

Fight the "Zombie Librarians!" | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
Jennifer LaGarde's sold-out ISTE presentation, “How to Survive the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse!,” struck a chord among teacher librarians. Her talk hinged on a statement she'd once heard: “There are only two types of librarians: zombies and zombie fighters.”

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 10, 2014 5:18 PM

Great summary written by a great librarian, of an ISTE presentation by another great librarian! 

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Make the case for school libraries with our new impact studies infographic - Library Research Service

Make the case for school libraries with our new impact studies infographic - Library Research Service | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
Our new infographic presents highlights of all of LRS’s school library impact studies in an accessible and concise format. We hope this will be an effective tool for school library advocates!
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Using Google Docs for 21st Century Learning

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If you are a teacher hesitate to use Google Docs, this will take you step by step with templates and ideas. Online webinar recording sponsored by EasyBib.  Of course, check out Susan Oxnevad's website Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners - Google Docs

http://d97cooltools.blogspot.com/p/google-docs.html"


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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 20, 2013 2:16 PM

If you are a teacher hesitate to use Google Docs, this will take you step by step with templates and ideas.

Online webinar recording sponsored by EasyBib.  Of course, check out Susan Oxnevad's website Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners - Google Docs

http://d97cooltools.blogspot.com/p/google-docs.html

Susan Oxnevad's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:06 PM

Thanks for digging this up and sharing @ljdougherty!

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Why Social Media Isn’t Working For Your Library

Why Social Media Isn’t Working For Your Library | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
I'm hard-pressed to find a profession given to including the post-signature-line inspirational or motivational quotes more than librarians – well, maybe coming in a close second to teachers. At abo...

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