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With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning?

With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning? | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it
At the Elizabeth Forward High School library in Elizabeth, PA, beanbag chairs have replaced study carrels, computers are everywhere, and instead of a cranky librarian telling kids to be quiet, there's a new music studio.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:56 PM

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Anne McLean's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:34 PM

School libraries need to be hip, cool and relevant to the demands of their school communities.  Kids love this modern approach and feel welcome in their school library.

Sue Kowalski's comment, February 23, 2013 11:25 AM
We need to empower ALL to be part of the CURATION that way they are MAKING and ENGAGING not just receiving
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Class size matters a lot, research shows

Class size matters a lot, research shows | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it
Can we stop pretending it doesn't?

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Heather Perkinson's curator insight, February 26, 6:02 AM

Although the research reviewed in this study focuses on elementary level class size, there are two elements that are relevant to high school educators: first, class size is especially important to low-income students who are already under-prepared, and second, that class size at the elementary level impacts achievement that can be traced right up through high school and influences graduation rates.

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The Evolution of Classroom Technology - Edudemic

The Evolution of Classroom Technology - Edudemic | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it

We’ve certainly come a long way but some things seem hauntingly similar to many years ago. For example, Thomas Edison said in 1925 that “books will soon be obsolete in schools. Scholars will soon be instructed through the eye.” I’m pretty sure this is exactly what people are saying these days about the iPad.

 


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Watch B.F. Skinner talk about the learning machine.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 19, 2013 2:54 AM

Concise overview of educational technology from 1650 until now. What's new?

Nataliasterns's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:41 AM

la evolución de las tic y la educación

Peg Becksvoort's comment, June 19, 2013 12:11 PM
Interesting to listen to B.F. Skinner talk about the machine for learning. He talks about the student moving at "his" own pace. This is, no surprise, the differentiated or Mass Customized Learning precursor.
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How Can We Build A School In The Cloud? | TED Talk

How Can We Build A School In The Cloud? | TED Talk | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it
What if we could all send our children to a school in the cloud as Sugata Mitra suggests in a new TED Talk? Would you go? What would it look like?

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Is it important to curate content? How is the content on Sugata Mitra's SOLE cloud-based schools managed? True, we do not need to know everything, but we need to have honesty, safety, and truthfulness in our information. Is there a place for school librarians in this curation?

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 30, 2013 7:09 PM

I absolutely love the way Sugata Mitra crafts his presentations.

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 2, 2013 7:23 AM

Interesting and provoking TED-talk by Sugata Mitra: can we build a school in the cloud? My question: can we build a school library in the cloud? 

josé krijnsen's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:52 AM

Interesting TED-talk by Sugata Mitra, can we build a school in the cloud?

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Common Core and Educational Technology

Common Core and Educational Technology | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it
Find and discuss 'best of class' ed tech resources to integrate in Common Core curriculum.
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Looking for ways to help your students improve their writing? This article relates several sites to Common Core Standards. Some apps are free, others are not.

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School Library Research Update - School Library Monthly Blog

School Library Research Update - School Library Monthly Blog | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it

This AASL session included two state-level studies (PA and NJ) and the newest results of School Libraries Count, and all three projects have useful online resources to study and share.


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This has a number of ecellent reports linked. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:59 PM

Reports on school library contribution to student achievement.

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 4, 2013 12:12 PM

Reports on school library contribution to student achievement.

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Librarians Use Social Networking Professionally More than Teachers and Principals, According to Report - The Digital Shift

Librarians Use Social Networking Professionally More than Teachers and Principals, According to Report - The Digital Shift | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it

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But, we are willing to share.

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In many Maine schools, one-fifth of students in poverty | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

In many Maine schools, one-fifth of students in poverty | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it
New census statistics reveal a large gap between have and have-not communities in the state.

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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No one said this is easy - we are quantifying and redefining the age-old process of learning. Given the importance of doing this in the terms of technology, it seems we can use graphic representations to help us think clearly in the new dimension.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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The Common Core: Who’s Minding the Schools?

The Common Core: Who’s Minding the Schools? | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it
Are new standards really leveling the playing field? Or is the game prearranged so that many, if not most, of the players will fail?

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Heather Perkinson's curator insight, June 10, 2013 5:58 AM

See also, this week's NY Times Learning Network, which invites comment and consideration of the Common Core controversy and includes links to many related articles and opinion pieces: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/teachers-what-are-your-thoughts-on-the-common-core-standards/

 

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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it
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Many studies have shown the value of having a full-time school librarian. There is mounting evidence that this is so. The next step is for school librarians to step up the plate with knowledge of what they can do and the self-confidence to do it.

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5 Free Web 2.0 Brainstorming Tools

5 Free Web 2.0 Brainstorming Tools | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it

Call it brainstorming, concept mapping or mindmapping, collecting and organizing thoughts using web 2.0 is a snap. Let’s take a peek at several free options.


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It seems that laying out a graphic organizer for specific topics should be obvious. The resources listed here will get you started. They also present the opportunity for a teacher to draw on their features to have learners create their own mind maps.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, February 13, 2013 3:38 AM

5 nice tools to brainstorm, mindmap, conceptualize, collect etc. and share it with others e.g. students

SLRE's curator insight, February 14, 2013 4:54 AM

Overzicht (Engelstalig) van een 5-tal gratis mindmaphulpmiddelen.

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:33 AM

A great basic list. You need to look at the comments to get more brainstorming tools

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With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning?

With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning? | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it
At the Elizabeth Forward High School library in Elizabeth, PA, beanbag chairs have replaced study carrels, computers are everywhere, and instead of a cranky librarian telling kids to be quiet, there's a new music studio.

Via Nell Ududec, Kent Wallén, Karen Bonanno, Lourense Das
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:56 PM

add your insight...

Anne McLean's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:34 PM

School libraries need to be hip, cool and relevant to the demands of their school communities.  Kids love this modern approach and feel welcome in their school library.

Sue Kowalski's comment, February 23, 2013 11:25 AM
We need to empower ALL to be part of the CURATION that way they are MAKING and ENGAGING not just receiving
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Five Tech Trends for 2013 that Every School/YA Librarian Should Know About

Five Tech Trends for 2013 that Every School/YA Librarian Should Know About | Education Issues - Maine&Beyond | Scoop.it
Tweet So I am turning on my crystal ball and attempting to take a look into the future, 2013, to give you a heads up on some trends that I think are going to appear in the coming year. The list is ...
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Tech trends that Maine librarians should know about. 

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