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Find free images online!

Find free images online! | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it
Images are an important part of the creative side of any teacher's work. We need to make use of quality image sources that are good, free, and easy to search through. The trick is to know what sour...

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Ethical use of information (and images is key!)

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SCIS's curator insight, February 11, 2013 6:06 PM

'We need to make use of quality image sources that are good, free, and easy to search through. The trick is to know what sources to recommend to students.' Judy O'Connell

Jo Laretive's curator insight, February 12, 2013 10:18 PM

A great overview of free online images.

Jane Schmude's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:35 PM

Yes, we all do need help with using images. In teaching, the library and home projects.

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New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy

New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it

“School libraries always have been interdisciplinary spaces deeply connected to the curriculum, instrumental in developing students' research and information literacy skills, and committed to creating an environment of free reading that supports lifelong learning and curiosity. These traditional roles and strengths are increasingly critical as society faces a deluge of digital information, and the lines between content user and content creator are blurred and even actively deconstructed.”


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Audrey Nay's comment, February 8, 2013 3:53 PM
Great description of SL's role
Christine Margocs's curator insight, February 10, 2013 2:37 PM

Libraries are great resources when teaching digital literacy.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 11, 2013 8:16 PM

Libraries are digital platforms serving the needs of schools and communities. 

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100 Things Kids Will Miss ( if they don't have a Teacher Librarian in their school)

100 Things Kids Will Miss ( if they don't have a Teacher Librarian in their school) | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it

To start with...

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology.

3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian.

4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly


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Librarians CAN and DO make a difference.

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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 23, 2013 4:07 PM
Let's use it (our unique skill set) :)
Lucy Beaton's comment, February 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Use it or lose it!
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:22 PM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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Find free images online!

Find free images online! | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it
Images are an important part of the creative side of any teacher's work. We need to make use of quality image sources that are good, free, and easy to search through. The trick is to know what sour...

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Sue Kowalski's insight:

Ethical use of information (and images is key!)

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SCIS's curator insight, February 11, 2013 6:06 PM

'We need to make use of quality image sources that are good, free, and easy to search through. The trick is to know what sources to recommend to students.' Judy O'Connell

Jo Laretive's curator insight, February 12, 2013 10:18 PM

A great overview of free online images.

Jane Schmude's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:35 PM

Yes, we all do need help with using images. In teaching, the library and home projects.

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18+ Videos Suggested for Back to School Faculty Meetings and other educational audiences

18+ Videos Suggested for Back to School Faculty Meetings and other educational audiences | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it
This post could be almost infinite: there is most certainly an extraordinary array of options for videos which expand educators’ understandings and inspire advances in 21st century learning. ...

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James Kennedy » 90-Second Newbery

James Kennedy » 90-Second Newbery | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it

Huge display of info on how to enter in the Pine Grove Library.  Tell the WHOLE story of a Newbery book in 90 seconds and WIN!  Great way to extend a novel with your class!  

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Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts

Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it

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Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it

The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.  From AASL


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Using PPT to create a Pecha-Kucha presentation

This tutorial describes how to create timed slides for a pecha-kucha presentation

 

Great alternative to traditional presentations.  Holler if you want to collaborate and make this work for you!


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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it
What Is a "Hangout?"

A Hangout is a web-based tool created by Google for communicating through video.

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5 iPad Apps to Help Students and Teachers Collaborate

5 iPad Apps to Help Students and Teachers Collaborate | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it
There are not an abundance of apps for the iPad that really encourage a worthwhile level of collaboration between students or between students and teachers. There are several that would allow stude...

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Advocacy Tools from NJASL - School Library Monthly Blog

Advocacy Tools from NJASL - School Library Monthly Blog | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it
NJASL (New Jersey Association of School Libraries) has developed an infographic (linked above) about the importance of school libraries and librarians in information literacy instruction, teaching of digital citizenship, ...

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We MUST be our own advocates!   Engage others through your passion!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 11, 2013 7:49 PM

Great Infographic that captures the data from the research. 

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TeachingBooks.net | Author & Book Resources to Support Reading Education

TeachingBooks.net | Author & Book Resources to Support Reading Education | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it

We have access to this amazing site through our School Library System and you can access through the Online Resources page on the library.  ANY PG Teachers want to plan a VIRTUAL AUTHOR FEST with the Library?  Looking for a few partners for this January event.  


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Amanda Todd case highlights issue of online bullying

Amanda Todd case highlights issue of online bullying | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it

The death of a Canadian teenager, who killed herself last week, has led to outcry around the world about online bullying.

 

Join our CHOOSE KIND campaign.  We have many initiative going on through the library.  Our student-led SBN (Stop BUllying Now!) Club meets Weds after school;  our iStaff just started Project Gratitude (I hope you rec'd a note of appreciation?) and we have several titles for book circles that will prompt powerful discussions about bullying and its impact. See Mrs. Kowalski to integrate BULLYING discussions into your next read.  


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Wonder by RJ Palacio - review

Wonder by RJ Palacio - review | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it

#lovethisbook @rjpalacios Tjala: 'The story was full of twists and turns that made it one of my favourites'...

 

We have multiple copies of this book for your class use.  Don't miss out on the #wonderofwonder


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Plagiarism | Common Craft

Plagiarism | Common Craft | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it

Simple and clear for your students.   Arrange a collaborative training on EASYBIB and we can provide powerful tools to empower a quality research process--for mini projects and more extensive ones.   Let's plan. 


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How school libraries have changed over the past 25 years! Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

How school libraries have changed over the past 25 years! Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Empowering Student Learners @ PG MS Library | Scoop.it
I'll be giving a banquet talk at the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) conference ...

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