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24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning

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24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning by Mike Acedo 1. http://makezine.com/ Makezine.com is a major hub for the maker’s movement, providing amateur makers and educators with a plethora of information, resources, and project...

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So many fantastic resources here - fun too!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 30, 2013 7:36 PM

Turn your library into a space for creation and innovation.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:50 AM

Great ideas for library makerspaces!

Karen Taylor's curator insight, November 6, 2013 7:16 PM

Blows the mind! An awesome list of resources to transform your learners into inventors. These resouces can be used to teach problem solving skills, ignite children's imagination and facilitate project-based learning. Great resources to engage boys/male learners too.

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5 Ways to Encourage Inquiry-Based Learning

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By Kristine Scharaldi - Five strategies that encourage inquiry-based learning and provide ways for all students to be actively involved in the classroom.
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Fostering Student Questions: Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning

Fostering Student Questions: Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning | Future Learning | Scoop.it
Consider using at least one of these protocols -- QFT, Chalk Talk, Say Something, or the Harkness Discussion -- to foster student inquiry.
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Student doesn't understand why plagiarism is cheating

Student doesn't understand why plagiarism is cheating | Future Learning | Scoop.it
Teens are so used to sharing information online that many don't understand about cheating.
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Within Reach: 6 Education Trends Driving Classr...

Within Reach: 6 Education Trends Driving Classr... | Future Learning | Scoop.it
Report sheds light on trends that are reshaping teachers’ roles, providing a glimpse into the classroom of the future.
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What Were The Breakthrough Technologies For 2014?

What Were The Breakthrough Technologies For 2014? | Future Learning | Scoop.it
What Were The Breakthrough Technologies For 2014? Whether you’re a proponent of technology, are wary but willing, or against it entirely, it’s impossible not to be intrigued by its rapid development. While “technology” is a...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 5, 2014 7:39 AM

This is fascinating to me. As I read about the "breakthrough" technologies I think about what's going on in libraries, in schools, and in classrooms that contributes to this new knowledge and understanding. Are we really thinking about how to prepare our students to be successful in this world?

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 23, 2014 10:34 PM

Thx Susan Grigsby!

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7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success

7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success | Future Learning | Scoop.it

The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:48 PM

Must read.

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, May 2, 2014 1:57 PM

food for thought

Iris Velasquez P's curator insight, May 3, 2014 8:44 AM

Muy interesante y útil.

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | Future Learning | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

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I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

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Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, May 25, 2014 7:48 PM

I like no. 13 :-)

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 26, 2014 4:48 PM

These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 2014 9:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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9 Wonderful TED Talks on Re-imagining Schools

9 Wonderful TED Talks on Re-imagining Schools | Future Learning | Scoop.it
March 18, 2014
Is our education system broken? Answers to this question differ depending on the perspective from which each one of us looks at it and also in terms of what we mean by broken. This...

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50 Great Books For Teachers - Edudemic

50 Great Books For Teachers - Edudemic | Future Learning | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher, you probably don’t have oodles of free time on your hands (unless you’ve thrown lesson planning and grading your students’ work out the window!), but when you do, a good book recommendation is almost always welcome (trumped only by a good wine/beer/food recommendation!). I always enjoy a good ‘beach read’ when …
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Seven Types of Projects that Foster Powerful Learning

Research projects are an important tool for both instructing students and assessing whether students have developed critical knowledge and skills for college and career success in a 21st century world.…...

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Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, January 8, 2014 9:11 AM

Research projects have a new emphasis because of the expectations of 21st century learning and Common Core.  While teachers have always assigned projects, this article focuses on the practices that make project learning based learning a strategy worth embedding in curricula that will engage, provide rigor and relevance, and inspire learners.  A must read for anyone that calls themselves a "teacher".

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The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide

The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide | Future Learning | Scoop.it
There is a evil side of Google which revealed itself in the Filter Bubble, invasion of privacy, the lack of transparency, in the monopoly induction of behavior and especially in what is happening in the search environment.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:58 AM

People who use Google are given the impression that they are interacting with the data out there, but they are actually interacting with Google and its view of the world.

 

"They are prediction engines that constantly refine a theory about who you are and what you are going to do or want next. Together, they create an universe of data for each one of us."

"In a 2010 paper published in the Scientific American journal, Tim Berners-Lee warned about companies developing ever more “closed” products and “data islands”.

"Morville, in his book Search Patterns, says that the first and second results receive 80% of attention. The vertical approach suggests to the user the idea of a single result that fully answers the question, enclosing possibilities and preventing alternative realization."


Or in other words, is our acceptance of what we see in search results eroding our ability (or willingness) to consider alternatives and employ critical thinking?

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 16, 2014 8:21 PM

This is alarming.  We, as Teacher Librarians, need to be aware of the ramifications of this.

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:52 AM

My favorite statement, "we must always be aware and well informed about the intentions of companies, and never stop having multiple options for any service."

 

This article was an eye opener for me. I had never questioned Google before.

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type ...

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age (Theories of Learning.
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Google Forms for Beginners- Handy Visual Guide for Teachers

Google Forms for Beginners- Handy Visual Guide for Teachers | Future Learning | Scoop.it
 Google Forms is getting more traction particularly since the introduction of some useful features to its functionality. Now users can very easily insert YouTube videos into forms ; they can...

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We'll be using Google Forms in the library with our fourth graders.   I found this guide particularly useful for anyone interested in exploring Google Forms.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, October 31, 2013 10:11 AM

Very handy tutorial to help teachers get started with Google forms and docs which (hopefully) will lead to the paperless classroom!

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How to Set the Stage for Inquiry-Based Learning

How to Set the Stage for Inquiry-Based Learning | Future Learning | Scoop.it
Student-driven, inquiry-based learning takes place in a classroom environment where students are encouraged to not only develop their own questions, but also be able to lead their own investigations.
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A Personal Top 10 (or so) List of Top 10 (or so) Lists — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

A Personal Top 10 (or so) List of Top 10 (or so) Lists — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Future Learning | Scoop.it

This time of year we are flooded by best or Top 10 lists. I love them, but it’s easy to drown. So I selected My Top 10 (or so) List of Top 10 (or so) Lists listing my personal favorites in hopes you might find some of my choices interesting.

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How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution - Washington Post

How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution - Washington Post | Future Learning | Scoop.it
How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation didn't just bankroll the development of what became known as the Common Core State Standards.
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Fantastic Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship Education in Your Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Fantastic Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship Education in Your Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Future Learning | Scoop.it
Here are some fantastic resources for teaching digital citizenship education in the classroom.
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11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth

11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth | Future Learning | Scoop.it
11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth by Saga Briggs, opencolleges.edu.au There’s a certain class of mistakes that all educators can eliminate with conscious effort, and in this post we outline 11 of them.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 5, 2014 7:48 AM

Yes, I saw myself in some of these! As school librarians are morphing more and more into the role of teaching, this is an excellent article to read and reflect upon. The author not only points out the bad habit but suggests ways to alter it into a good one. 

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 14, 2014 9:06 PM

An article to share at the beginning of the year and midterm. ;-)

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Full-time School Librarians Linked to Higher St...

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"According to new research from Library Research Services, which reviewed standardized test scores from Colorado schools in 2005 and 2011, reading scores statistically increased when schools retained or gained a school librarian.

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Top Twitter Hashtags for Librarians

Top Twitter Hashtags for Librarians | Future Learning | Scoop.it
Are you ready to become a tweetbrarian? Twitter is a fantastic tool for engaging with other librarians, monitoring LIS trends and debates in real time, and gathering unfiltered insights and inspira...

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Carissa Davenport's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:06 AM

Interesting, I don't use twitter nearly as much as I probably should!

Glenda Morris's curator insight, May 30, 2014 4:49 PM

Some important Twitter hashtags for TLS

congerjan's curator insight, May 31, 2014 6:18 PM

Twitter is one of the best places to find out how other librarians are handeling the Common Core in their libraries and classes.

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School libraries change lives, says new report ...

School libraries change lives, says new report ... | Future Learning | Scoop.it
School libraries need to be protected from budget cuts because they play an essential role in improving academic outcomes and student well-being, according to a new report.
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10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools - TeachThought

10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools - TeachThought | Future Learning | Scoop.it

"Lesson plans can play a vital role in simplifying a teacher’s job, and also can ensure that classes are conducted in a seamless and efficient manner. A good lesson plan can be a great way for teachers to organize activities, highlight areas of focus, experiment with different ideas, and set goals for student achievement. With effective lesson planning, teachers can have a solid diagram to follow in order to stay organized and ensure student success.

 

However, a quality lesson requires time, commitment, and creativity to create. Unfortunately, time is not a luxury that teachers possess; as they already have enough on their plate in addition to the time and focus needed to produce a customized lesson design."

 


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Debra Evans's curator insight, March 19, 2014 7:33 PM

Always useful to consider these types of tools

Javier Marrero Acosta's curator insight, March 20, 2014 7:04 AM

Lesson planning

Helen Rowling's curator insight, March 25, 2014 7:47 AM

Take time to discover and get organised before the next parent teacher night!

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A Meeting of the Minds: The First Multiple Intelligences Library

A Meeting of the Minds: The First Multiple Intelligences Library | Future Learning | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Sam Fentress Architectural photography.
A school library in St.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:19 PM

What a cool idea! Check out this library.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 21, 2013 12:41 AM

The design is based on Multiple Intelligences theory - an interesting outcome.

Lourense Das's curator insight, December 27, 2013 9:53 AM

School library based on multiple intelligences theory #MI

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Learning Never Stops: 8 Incredible online museums for kids to explore

Learning Never Stops: 8 Incredible online museums for kids to explore | Future Learning | Scoop.it

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A great resource to pull up when the students ask if they can get on the computer during free time.

 

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Audrey's comment, January 9, 2014 3:21 PM
I like this.
Epict Italia's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:29 AM

da esplorare...

KatieMacDonald's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:27 PM

Something work checking out...

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Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? | Future Learning | 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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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 AM

It is important to take librarians into account when thinking about PBL and inquiry learning where working with information is in a important part! Collaboration is the key!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:05 PM

Collaboration is the key!

Jan Watts's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:55 PM

Well, are they? Twentyfirst century school librarians know stuff.