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Teachers Embrace Digital Learning Strategies | MindShift

Teachers Embrace Digital Learning Strategies | MindShift | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

Today is the second annual Digital Learning Day, designated to bring attention to the benefits of technology for learning. As part of the effort, PBS LearningMedia has released a survey showing that 74 percent of teachers say educational technology benefits their classroom in many ways, including the ability to reinforce and expand content, motivate students, and respond to a variety of learning styles. Given these numbers, and despite increasing access, it’s not surprising that 68 percent of teachers still want more access to technology in the classroom. That number goes up to 75 percent of teachers in low-income schools.   Read more in this Mindshift article, with infographic on digital learning.


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 7, 2013 7:20 PM

Technology has definitely played a huge part in our schools, and I am always thankful for a task that makes our students' lives easier, and more beneficial to their critical thinking.

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No More Shh-ishing

No More Shh-ishing | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
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The Teacher's Quick Guide To Digital Scavenger Hunts

The Teacher's Quick Guide To Digital Scavenger Hunts | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
If you've got a smartphone or a tablet in your classroom, you're ready for the adventure to begin! By adventure I mean digital scavenger hunts.

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How do you know you've become a true leader?

How do you know you've become a true leader? | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

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Bookish Uses Big Data and Real Editors to Help Pick Your Next Book

Bookish Uses Big Data and Real Editors to Help Pick Your Next Book | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
Readers may be doing more of their book shopping online, but some recent studies suggest they still discover more books they want to read in bricks-and-mortar bookstores rather ...

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Fundamentals of Impactful SpeechScoop.it

Fundamentals of Impactful SpeechScoop.it | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
Some say that President Obama’s inaugural address this year trumped the one he delivered four years ago, and perhaps any he has ever given as Commander-in-chief. I am a strong advocate of women’s and gay rights, and I teared up when the president...
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The Latest Internet Security Threats You Should Be Aware Of

The Latest Internet Security Threats You Should Be Aware Of | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
Malware never sleeps. It certainly doesn’t celebrate New Year’s Day or get a hangover.

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Act Now! Funding for Adult and Family Literacy NCL National Coalition for Literacy

Act Now! Funding for Adult and Family Literacy NCL National Coalition for Literacy | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

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New: Common Core State Standards Mapped to the information fluency model

New: Common Core State Standards Mapped to the information fluency model | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards provide a framework for teaching information fluency in Grades 3 through 12. To help educators in this task, relevant information fluency competencies are mapped to the appropriate standards.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 22, 2013 2:43 PM

Click through the Blue headline for the crosswalk.  A pdf version is also linked on the page. 

Deborah Owen's curator insight, January 23, 2013 8:56 AM

Why is digital information fluency important? This page shows you how each step directly addresses Common Core standards! 

Doug Picirillo's curator insight, January 26, 2013 6:36 PM

Information fluency is not about learning to manage information, or even to communicate about information.  It is about about learning to discover and manage meaning and communicate effectively in a world awash in information.

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Just my random ramblings. You are welcome to follow. This latest post was spurred by an article about Elizabeth Forward School (Mary Beth Wiseman). Don't know what will show up here or when but I felt the need to post some of my thoughts on the changing face of librarianship and education.

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Project-Based Learning: Real-World Issues Motivate Students

Project-Based Learning: Real-World Issues Motivate Students | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

In a growing number of schools, educators are echoing Papert's assertion that engaging students by starting with the concrete and solving hands-on, real-world problems is a great motivator.

 

Students conduct research using a variety of sources, from the Internet to interviews with experts. They work on the project over an extended period of time -- six weeks or more -- because of the in-depth nature of the investigation.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 28, 2013 3:42 PM

This includes a couple of videos as examples of how PBL is happening in schools.

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Curating vs. Collecting on Twitter for the Education Professional

Curating vs. Collecting on Twitter for the Education Professional | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

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YK Chau's curator insight, January 8, 2013 9:05 PM

 

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has an interesting and highly visual post on collecting vs. curating with Twitter, and on the curation potential Twitter has in store for those involved in education.

 

She quotes Mike Fisher writing: "Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.

 

Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task."

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2013/01/03/twitter-as-a-curation-tool/# 

 

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Robin's curated posts hits it on the nail with the distinct differences and although I like the visual aspects of the post, I struggle with referring to Twitter as a curating tool.

 

It is certainly a critical tool for collecting, researching and having the conversations. I think there is a challenge on how to effectively curate with Twitter. I know many use Storify to do this which is often a re- representationof the tweets.

 

 I am very interested in how Twitter will use Summnify aand Posterous in the field of curation.

 

As a result, I really likw the distinctions made and the logic the author takes us through. I would  perhaps be a little more cautious with referring  Twitter as a curation tool.

 

Useful 6/10

Curated by Shirley Williams.

 

 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:03 PM

 

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has an interesting and highly visual post on collecting vs. curating with Twitter, and on the curation potential Twitter has in store for those involved in education.

 

She quotes Mike Fisher writing: "Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.

 

Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task."

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2013/01/03/twitter-as-a-curation-tool/# 

 

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Robin's curated posts hits it on the nail with the distinct differences and although I like the visual aspects of the post, I struggle with referring to Twitter as a curating tool.

 

It is certainly a critical tool for collecting, researching and having the conversations. I think there is a challenge on how to effectively curate with Twitter. I know many use Storify to do this which is often a re- representationof the tweets.

 

 I am very interested in how Twitter will use Summnify aand Posterous in the field of curation.

 

As a result, I really likw the distinctions made and the logic the author takes us through. I would  perhaps be a little more cautious with referring  Twitter as a curation tool.

 

Useful 6/10

Curated by Shirley Williams.

 

 

Baptiste Morch's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:49 AM

 

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has an interesting and highly visual post on collecting vs. curating with Twitter, and on the curation potential Twitter has in store for those involved in education.

 

She quotes Mike Fisher writing: "Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.

 

Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task."

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2013/01/03/twitter-as-a-curation-tool/# 

 

 

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Re-thinking School Library Media Specialists: Three Articles That You Should Read To Understanding The Newest Trends of School Library Philosophy

Re-thinking School Library Media Specialists: Three Articles That You Should Read To Understanding The Newest Trends of School Library Philosophy | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
While reading through a long list of articles for LIS 644 this week, I decided that a few of these are worth mentioning to you. If you ever wondered about the current and future role of the school ...

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Websites don’t kill newspapers, people kill newspapers.Scoop.it

Websites don’t kill newspapers, people kill newspapers.Scoop.it | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
.The newspaper. One of the most sacred institutions of the publishing world and one of its oldest, most respected methods of knowledge gathering and collection of popular opinion, dating all the way back to the first printing presses ever created.
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Ten Tough Questions for Digital Learning Day


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Deborah Owen's curator insight, February 4, 2013 1:02 PM

Justin asks really good questions about how we integrate digital tools. We should be looking for answers to these questions. The bottom line: Can we measure and demonstrate that the technology we use is actually enhancing student learning? Or is it just more of the same, but "easier" with a computer?

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4 Education Technology Trends Coming To Your Classroom

4 Education Technology Trends Coming To Your Classroom | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
3D printing, text messaging, and the many other trends are going to shape your classroom. Here's a look at what they are and how it'll all work.

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Khitam A Al-Utaibi's curator insight, February 7, 2013 9:49 AM

I don't think schools are ready, though the wave is breaking through the lives of the students already and teachers are left behind!!!

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Student Engagement in the Online Classroom - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Student Engagement in the Online Classroom - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
A veteran online instructor offers tips for keeping students interested and active.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:45 PM

Prompt and effective assessment keeps students engaged.   Chat rooms are vital!  Some good tips for educators in a virtual space.

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New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy

New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy | High School Education and Social Media | 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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School libraries have always been information centers, why, does it seem, that educators and administrators have forgotten this?

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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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Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries

Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
School libraries are essential to learning, and good design is seen as a central consideration in creating effective learning environments.

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There is so much to consider, not just your physical space (which is woefully lacking) but also the virtual space...so much too do, so little time!

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karen beck's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:04 PM

helpful for planning a new Learning Commons

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Discusses important considerations when designing the learning environment for modern, 21st Century school libraries.

Marci Milius's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:56 AM

Learning Commons

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New wave of education policies ahead in NC

Lawmakers will revisit some ideas that didn’t fly last session, including taxpayer support for private school education and changes to teacher tenure laws.

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Has anyone heard about a bill in the legislature allowing teachers to carry guns on school campus? I'm hoping this was a joke...
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T4L Vision Document

T4L Vision Document | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
Shout out to @T4LOntario for its doc that features why? + how? to transform library into learning commons #ptchat http://t.co/qSXsgETc

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, January 30, 2013 10:41 PM

Watch this website grow just like a true Learning Commons where everyone is learning from everyone else!

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Research/Writing - Hudson High School Library/Learning Commons - Library Home at Hudson High School

The home page will lead you to all the information that you need! Get help in research and writing: tips.
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Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back! | The Daring Librarian

Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back! | The Daring Librarian | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 29, 2013 11:15 AM

Living books are a great way to entice your younger slower readers, who like more interactive screens.  Make sure you have lots of iPads or e readers in your library!

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The Current State Of Plagiarism In Education - Turnitin plagiarism report

The Current State Of Plagiarism In Education - Turnitin plagiarism report | High School Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
Here's a fresh look at the trends in content matching, paper writing, and ways for teachers to prevent plagiarism in education.

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Web 2.0 Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected 10 annotation and bookmarking tools

 

 


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Chanelle Savich's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:46 PM

Thorough guide with step by step installation instructions as well as information about what differentiates each tool from the others. 

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Web 2.0, Annotation and Bookmarking tools