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Project-Based Learning Research Review

Project-Based Learning Research Review | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Studies have proven that when implemented well, project-based learning (PBL) can increase retention of content and improve students' attitudes towards learning, among other benefits. Edutopia's PBL research review explores the vast body of research on the topic and helps make sense of the results.
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12 Great Ways to Download and Convert YouTube Videos for Your Classroom | Tech the Plunge

12 Great Ways to Download and Convert YouTube Videos for Your Classroom | Tech the Plunge | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
There are many ways to download YouTube videos to your computer. Why would you want to download YouTube videos?

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, January 17, 5:02 PM

Are school libraries in your school district still whisper-only zones? Probably not. Libraries - academic and public -- aren’t just places to quietly, solely access information anymore. They’re places for collaboration, exploration and creation of knowledge in print and other platforms. Glimpse the possibilities with this article. Raise the ceiling on your school libraries with the learning commons approach!

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How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Librarians may be a teacher's best resource when it comes to implementing inquiry-based teaching strategies.
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Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum

Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
What should a curated piece of content look like? Paint the perfect post with these five elements.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 15, 8:59 AM

Curation is something I have been slowly learning to do better and I really enjoyed the tips given in this infographic. Anyone using these tips already?

Gina Tucker's curator insight, January 15, 8:33 PM

How to maximize the imapct of your curated post! 

Liliana Suleiman's curator insight, January 19, 4:26 AM

#ContentCuration made simple.

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iLibrarian » 5 Free Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

iLibrarian » 5 Free Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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School vs. Learning: Divergent or Convergent

School vs. Learning: Divergent or Convergent | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
I have been thinking a lot about the "traditional" model of school and how people actually learn. If done the wrong way, school can actually go against what is needed for learning.  There are a lot...

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 30, 2014 8:42 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Lyne Leblanc's curator insight, December 30, 2014 9:06 AM

Est-ce que l'école n'a pas l'obligation de favoriser l'apprentissage de tous?

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, December 30, 2014 5:32 PM

This idea has been around a long time.  When I was an undergraduate, I had some friends state to me something along the lines of: "Now that I've finished my assignments, I can start pursuing my education."  The network of schools and programs for struggling teens started in the 1980s were based on many of these ideas, and so far as emotional growth along with academics, the emphasis was on helping the struggling students learn who they are and what they can do with it.  The motivation at that time was very much along the line of what the author calls learning.  Many of them are still doing that. -Lon

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How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

If you’re anything like me, you learned how to use programs like Photoshop and Gimp out of necessity to do minor changes to photos. You might have even dabbled in some easier graphic design projects for your own website, but it takes you hours to get the image or the design looking just right and you’re left exhausted. You might even spend time looking up tutorials on how to achieve a certain effect and still have trouble re-creating it.

 

In short, while you do know your way around the programs like Photoshop to a certain extent, it takes you forever and there’s absolutely no way you’d call yourself a graphic designer. But then, you’re surfing around the web and you noticed some really cool infographics on things like fashion, music and food and you can’t help but wish that you could create something like that; even if it’d take you a week....


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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 31, 2014 9:51 AM

If you’re anything like me, you learned how to use programs like Photoshop and Gimp out of necessity to do minor changes to photos. You might have even dabbled in some easier graphic design projects for your own website, but it takes you hours to get the image or the design looking just right and you’re left exhausted. You might even spend time looking up tutorials on how to achieve a certain effect and still have trouble re-creating it.


In short, while you do know your way around the programs like Photoshop to a certain extent, it takes you forever and there’s absolutely no way you’d call yourself a graphic designer. But then, you’re surfing around the web and you noticed some really cool infographics on things like fashion, music and food and you can’t help but wish that you could create something like that; even if it’d take you a week....


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=infographics


Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, December 31, 2014 4:02 PM

Always good to have a way to create good designs.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, January 12, 7:52 AM

In short, while you do know your way around the programs like Photoshop to a certain extent, it takes you forever and there’s absolutely no way you’d call yourself a graphic designer. 

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Here’s how a real teenager uses, and doesn’t use, social media

Here’s how a real teenager uses, and doesn’t use, social media | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 10, 2:09 PM


Mathew Ingram:  "A description from 19-year-old Andrew Watts provides a fascinating glimpse into how some teenaged users approach different social-media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat."

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A Beautiful Visual on Reading Tips to Use with Students

A Beautiful Visual on Reading Tips to Use with Students | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, January 9, 2:42 PM

be Social:  
https://www.facebook.com/JakartaWebDeveloper

Carla Kessler's curator insight, January 11, 9:34 PM

Make a poster for your classroom with this. #Reading Tips

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, January 13, 12:47 AM

I like.

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Open Access the key to ivory towers

Open Access the key to ivory towers | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
One Australian university is pushing the boundaries of unrestricted access to its scholarly research.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Alternatives to Google Image Search - Comparison Chart

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Alternatives to Google Image Search - Comparison Chart | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
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What Motivates Teachers? - Mind/Shift

What Motivates Teachers? - Mind/Shift | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

"A recent Gallup poll of 170,000 Americans — 10,000 of whom were teachers — found that teaching is the second most satisfying profession (after medicine). Ironically, the same Gallup poll found that in contrast to their overall happiness with their jobs, teachers often rate last or close to the bottom for workplace engagement and happiness.

“Of all the professions we studied in the U.S., teachers are the least likely to say that their opinions count and the least likely to say that their supervisor creates an open and sharing environment,” said Brandon Busteed, executive director of Gallup Education, at the Next New World Conference.

This is a troubling trend at a time when schools need to continue to attract high quality educators. “If the perception in our country is that teaching is not a great profession to go into, we certainly aren’t going to be encouraging really talented young people to be thinking about the profession of teaching,” Busteed said in an interview with Stephen Smith on the American RadioWorks podcast."


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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, January 21, 2:58 PM

Most of the ex-classroom teachers I know (including myself) say what they miss most from their teaching experience are the kids.  Even and sometimes especially those that are challenging. -Lon 

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 20, 11:05 AM

Great infographics for students and educators.

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Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism

Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

"New analyses of the hundreds of thousands of technical manuscripts submitted to arXiv, the repository of digital preprint articles, are offering some intriguing insights into the consequences—and geography—of scientific plagiarism. It appears that copying text from other papers is more common in some nations than others, but the outcome is generally the same for authors who copy extensively: Their papers don’t get cited much. 

 

The map above, prepared by ScienceInsider, takes a conservative approach. It shows only the incidence of flagged authors for the 57 nations with at least 100 submitted papers, to minimize distortion from small sample sizes. (In Ethiopia, for example, there are only three submitting authors and two of them have been flagged.)"


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How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015

How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015 | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

We never stop learning. But unlike our school days, when our brain is constantly challenged and exercised to become better, our adult lives don't make time for this. In 2015, give your brain a boost. It's easier than you think and takes only a few minutes of your life each day


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tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 2014 6:08 AM
Worth a try
Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, December 25, 2014 12:41 PM

Might be useful for reading

 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, December 26, 2014 9:53 PM

Some great habits to pick in the new year. 

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NatGeo Maps on Google

NatGeo Maps on Google | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. National Geographic Maps publishes more than 100 new print maps annually and is a leading developer of digital map content found in websites and award-winning mobile apps. All proceeds from the sale and licensing of National Geographic maps go to support the Society's vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs. www.natgeomaps.com


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 8, 2014 8:33 PM

Have you ever wanted an archive of all the fabulous maps produced by National Geographic?  And what if you could preview a digital version of all of these NatGeo maps seamlessly on Google Maps?  That is exactly what this gallery delivers.   

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, December 25, 2014 7:03 AM
happy holidays
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, January 1, 9:57 PM

Very US focused but a good source of many maps

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Socratic Smackdown, a Game from the Institute of Play

Socratic Smackdown, a Game from the Institute of Play | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

"Teacher-tested, student-approved games for difficult-to-learn skills and concepts"

The visual above comes from the materials and there are additional strategies that are not shown.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 8, 9:28 PM

Here is a print-and-play games from the Institute of Play that you may find helpful in your classroom.

Socratic Smackdown helps students practice "argumentation around any topic or text." You may use it to help students become self-directed learners. There is a great video that quickly walks you though the process and you may download a pdf that provides Game Basics, Game Play, Student Resources and Teacher Resources. This game is geared to students from Grades 6 - 12.

Below are some of the rules of the game (found in the pdf).

* Create teams of four to six players and provide a topic, text or issue that will be discusses as well as a question set

* Share that discussion skill strategies are part of the game

* Set chairs in fishbowl pattern when ready to start

* Choose one student from each team to play

* Have 2 or more students as scorekeepers who will use Socratic Smackdown Scorecards

* Coaching cards will be used by students not keeping score, or by all students after the end of the match (if all are also scoring)

* Students "play" for 6 minutes and Scorecards are collected

Playing Socratic Smackdown with students will help them develop discussion and debate skills, a component of Common Core Speaking and Listening,  and a rubric is also provided.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 9, 5:34 AM

Método de Discusión ... socrático Smackdown, un juego en el Instituto de Reproducción |scoopit travésBethDichter http: //sco.lt / ...

Sue Alexander's curator insight, January 18, 2:10 PM

Thanks again Beth, for sharing your toys. Students learning critical thinking and CC literacy skills while having FUN? Yes!

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WizIQ Recordor: Create, Share Powerful Video Lectures for Flipped Classroom

WizIQ Recordor: Create, Share Powerful Video Lectures for Flipped Classroom | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
We have launched WizIQ Recordor: an amazing lecture-recording software designed exclusively for your teaching needs.

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Murielle Godement's curator insight, January 21, 8:07 AM
Pour sonoriser des présentations PowerPoint.
Nelly's curator insight, January 21, 1:09 PM

un plugin pour powepoint façon MIX

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 24, 7:50 AM

We have launched WizIQ Recordor: an amazing lecture-recording software designed exclusively for your teaching needs.


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Create video sentences

Create video sentences | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Crumbles are kinda like reaction GIFs with a way bigger vocabulary... and all you have to do to make one is type.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 6, 12:13 PM

This is an interesting tool for creating composite video sentences made up from a collection of clips. You can type in a sentence or select words from the dictionary.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 6, 3:49 PM

Diseñando frases párr La vídeos ...Create video sentences | @scoopit via @NikPeachey http://sco.lt/...

elvira duran's curator insight, January 7, 6:29 AM

Divertida proposta per crear frases a partir d'escenes de pel·lícules..

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The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age

The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians chart a new course in Vancouver Public Schools

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, January 9, 5:15 PM

Leading the way!!

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 11, 7:45 AM

Inspirational case studies!

Wron Ga's curator insight, January 18, 1:39 PM

Kursy w bibliotece, super pomysł, nawet Ci najbiedniejszi na pewno chętnie z tego skorzystaja. Pomogą w nauce jak i w dalszym zyciu .

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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DailyEnglish's curator insight, November 16, 2014 4:16 AM

Nous sommes toujours en train d'ameliorer nos methodes pour apprendre l'anglais aux etudiants lors des séjours en immersion anglaise dans des familles anglophones en France .... nous ne restons pas sur nos acquises, nous cherchons proposer à vos enfants des cours tous les matins qui sont engageants, interessants , interactives et qui correspondent au Monde du 21 siecle et aux futurs besoins de vos enfants , pensez vous que  vos enfants vont apprendre l'anglais avec un bled  ? un annabac ? des worksheets ? pendant leurs vacances scolaires ? ou est ce qu'il faut chercher les methodes mieux adaptés , qui les stimulent et qui les excitent ?

Daily English, pour apprendre l'anglais dans des familles anglophones avec enfants , trouve toujours des methodes pour faire progresser vos enfants en anglais et pour reussir leur avenir

A bientot

Sally Cornan

www.dailyenglish.fr

Mardi's curator insight, December 22, 2014 10:56 AM

A list of Google features

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How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Student know how to play school like it's a game, but if teachers change the rules, they just might appreciate it.
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