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Teaching Research Skills To Elementary School Children

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arch engines can streamline the process of teaching basic research to elementary schoolchildren who require expert guidance on how to navigate the Web -- and
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Get Caught Reading, sponsored by AAP

Get Caught Reading, sponsored by AAP | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it
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Welcome to Get Caught Reading, a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. Launched in 1999 and supported by the Association of American Publishers, GCR encourages you to order our free posters, read our newsletters, download our free videos, and join the thousands of celebrities, booksellers, teachers and librarians who continue to embrace this campaign across the country.
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A survey of who works in the book industry gives us a clue about why it's not diverse

A survey of who works in the book industry gives us a clue about why it's not diverse | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it
The demographics of America are changing. Here's a clue as to why the books we see on the shelves aren't changing along with it.
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Can library staff affect the diversification of the books on their shelves?

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Books in the home as important as parents education level: University of Nevada, Reno

Books in the home as important as parents education level: University of Nevada, Reno | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it
Whether rich or poor, residents of the United States or China, illiterate or college graduates, parents who have books in the home increase the level of education their children will attain.
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“The results of this study indicate that getting some books into their homes is an inexpensive way that we can help these children succeed.”

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How a 21st Century Librarian Enhances Student Learning -- THE Journal

How a 21st Century Librarian Enhances Student Learning -- THE Journal | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it
An award-winning director of library services shares her best practices for using LiveBinders, makerspaces and a variety of interactive tools to kickstart libraries in her district.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 22, 2015 3:28 AM

Teaching, makerspaces and more make the 21st century school library.

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The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it

" Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.


I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library.  The grouping includes a Lego Creation Station, a Duct Tape Craft Cubby, and a Makey Makey Coding Corner."


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Makerspaces are coming to our County - Solana Beach is leading the way! 

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 16, 2015 4:40 AM

Vooral de Duct Tape Craft Cubby spreekt me aan!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 7, 3:07 PM

Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

Sophie GAL's curator insight, March 8, 4:44 AM

Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Add Annotations to YouTube Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Add Annotations to YouTube Videos | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it

JuAdding annotations to YouTube videos is a good way to add little bubbles of information to a video or to create a series of choose your own adventure videos. A great example of using annotations in student-produced videos can be found here. In the video embedded below I provide directions for adding annotations to your YouTube videos. You can also find screenshots of the process in this post.


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Just in case you want to add commentary to YouTube videos - another fun way to use Web 2.0 tools!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it
Creating flipped video lessons is one of the topics that I frequently receive questions about in my email inbox. I've started putting together some videos about how to use various tools for creating and sharing flipped video lessons. In the videos embedded below I demonstrate how use EduCanon, VideoNotes, EDpuzzle, Versal, and Otus to create and distribute flipped video lessons.

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As we move toward using more technology in classrooms, we need good examples of online teaching using flipped learning. 

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:05 PM

These are great options for creating and sharing video lessons. 

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 25, 2015 5:15 PM

5 videos to help with Flipping your class.

Steven penn's curator insight, February 26, 2015 11:28 AM

Great videos

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Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations

Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a hot topic in the academic world, but it applies in all aspects of our lives. In a country and culture that values intellectual property, it is imperative that we are conscious of plagiarism guidelines and standards. The reality is, in many facets of life, when we make mistakes, we can claim ignorance. But when it comes to plagiarizing, there is little slack given; we are all expected to understand plagiarism guidelines and what constitutes a violation. While plagiarism is never considered acceptable, there are varying levels of severity with different types of plagiarism violations. So are you wondering…

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An important topic for all of us - but this graphic works best for secondary students. 

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Veronica Ontiveros's curator insight, December 15, 2014 12:54 PM

A neat infographic for the classroom :)

Sébastien Tranchart's curator insight, January 21, 2015 2:55 PM

« Citer ses sources conformément aux normes exigées » et «se conformer aux droits liés à la propriété intellectuelle » sont deux objectifs d’apprentissage du Profil TIC des étudiants au collégial liés respectivement aux habiletés consistant à « 3.0 Présenter l’information » et « 5.0 Exploiter les TIC de manière efficace et responsable » (source :  http://www.reptic.qc.ca/cadres-de-reference/cadre-de-reference-profil-tic-des-etudiants-du-collegial/).

 

Ce document peut donc s’avérer utile pour initier les étudiants, ainsi que les enseignants, aux différents types de plagiat.

 


Kathy Lynch's curator insight, February 6, 2015 6:04 PM

Thx Dr. Susan Bainbridge

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Classroom Learning 2.0 - 23 Things Link!

Classroom Learning 2.0 - 23 Things Link! | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it

Learning 2.0 is a discovery learning program created by Helene Blowers. Content and style for Classroom Learning 2.0 have been borrowed and duplicated with permission, under aCreative Commons License.

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This great resource was shared by Sabrina Nespeca in IMRA 8! She's challenging us to do the 23 Things! 

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How To Choose a Good-Fit Book - YouTube

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Fun animated (and short) video to show younger kids the 5 items to remember when picking a book. 

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Technology Integration Research Review | Edutopia.com

Technology Integration Research Review | Edutopia.com | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it

Technology integration can be one of the most challenging topics to find quality research on. The term itself is a broad umbrella for numerous practices that may have little in common with each other. In addition, technology tools change rapidly, and outcomes can vary depending on implementation.

 

Edutopia's tech integration review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results. In this series of five articles, learn about three key elements of successful technology integration, discover some of the possible learning outcomes, get our recommendations on specific practices and programs by academic subject and promising tools for additional topics, find tips for avoiding pitfalls when adopting new technologies, and dig into a comprehensive annotated bibliography with links to all the studies and reports cited in these pages.

 

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iMovie trailers - A Fun & Easy Icebreaker! - teachingwithipad.org

iMovie trailers - A Fun & Easy Icebreaker! - teachingwithipad.org | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it

"Here is a great ice breaker activity for you if you have a few iPads to use in your classroom.

 

You will need around one iPad per group of 2-6 students. Or, if you only have one iPad, create a trailer as a class.

 

iMovie trailers is a very fun and easy way to create awesome short videos. Your class will probably be able to finish within one to two hours."


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Fun way to use iPads for students to learn to collaborate, critically think, create and communicate - all with one activity! The 4 C's in action. 

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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, September 2, 2014 12:51 PM

Great way to use the 4 C's - critically think, collaborate, create and communicate! 

Carey Leahy's curator insight, September 3, 2014 8:12 PM

Need to try more of these to engage students with iPad technology.

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The White House and Michelle Obama Release $250M ‘Open eBooks’ App for Title I and Special Education Teachers (EdSurge News)

The White House and Michelle Obama Release $250M ‘Open eBooks’ App for Title I and Special Education Teachers (EdSurge News) | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it
Want to learn more? Check out our additional article with five more facts on the Open eBooks app!
Do you remember how it felt when you first read what would eventually become your favorite book? For many students, that’s a feeling that’s hard to come by—books aren’t always cheap or easily accessib
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Teaching Research Skills to Elementary School Children

Teaching Research Skills to Elementary School Children | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it

Search engines can streamline the process of teaching basic research to elementary schoolchildren who require expert guidance on how to navigate the Web — and the earlier, the better.

 

Elementary school is when kids first begin to learn how to learn. Kids start using search engines quite early on, making elementary school the perfect time to teach research skills that become a foundation for a lifetime of learning.

 

The base skill for all schoolchildren is the ability to sift content for relevance and accuracy. Here are five ways teachers can help improve this skill in elementary-age children.


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IMRA

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Hi IMRA's this is the IMRA Pinterest board - another way for us to stay in touch!

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Kathy Hickey's curator insight, March 22, 5:40 AM

Hi IMRA's this is the IMRA Pinterest board - another way for us to stay in touch!

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How to Ensure that Making Leads to Learning - School Library Journal

How to Ensure that Making Leads to Learning - School Library Journal | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it
Making is clearly an engaging activity for students. But are they actually learning anything? Annie Murphy Paul presents a compelling case based on cognitive research.

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We are hearing lots about the "Maker Movement" and how libraries are central to making it happen. 

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, May 31, 2015 7:52 AM

Well written article that looks at two forms of research to highlight when learners need direct instruction and when learners need more inquiry-based opportunities.

Allyson Panksep's curator insight, May 31, 2015 10:01 AM

Helpful tips...

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Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED

Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it

"Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage.

We now have programs and platforms that can transform learners into globally active citizens, opening up countless avenues for communication and impact. Thousands of educational apps have been designed to enhance interest and participation. Course management systems and learning analytics have streamlined the education process and allowed for quality online delivery.

But if we had to pick the top ten, most influential ways technology has transformed education, what would the list look like? The following things have been identified by educational researchers and teachers alike as the most powerful uses of technology for learning. Take a look."


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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 3, 2015 9:00 AM

I think they should be able to do both discuss their learning  and learn to choose the best app from their digital tool kits to get the job done.

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Epic! - Books for Kids

Epic! - Books for Kids | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it
Instant access to thousands of great kids books.
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Current books available on the iPad. FREE for educators and librarians! To get the most current books, however, there is a monthly fee but it is only $5.

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list – see below.  Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning.  Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do.

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Fun graphic to post in your library media centers! 

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heather bell's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:22 PM

Adding to our thinking around UDL and the opportunities we create for learning in our classrooms

Stacy Esch's curator insight, December 19, 2014 11:08 AM

Interesting. I wonder how many of these need to be taught in college?

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, December 29, 2014 4:50 PM

Great list!

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WeTip, Inc. Anonymous Crime Reporting Hotline - For A Safer America

WeTip, Inc. Anonymous Crime Reporting Hotline - For A Safer America | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it
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As more kids get online, we'll need to find safe ways for them to share knowledge. Many San Diego School have added it to their websites. WeTip says, "Help Put A Stop To Crime And Be 100% ANONYMOUS When Reporting Any Crime. Call 1-800-78-Crime Now! WeTip Has Live Bilingual Operators 24/7 No Machines, No Taping, Tracing NO ONE KNOWS WHO CALLED!"

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

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Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.

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Mary Kraus's curator insight, August 27, 2014 7:09 PM

Loved this the first time I heard it from Alan November at iNACOL last year!

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Nine online safety tips every parent should do for their children

Nine online safety tips every parent should do for their children | Instructional Media Resource Assistant (IMRA) Course of Study | Scoop.it
An expert’s e-safety advice on how to make the internet a safer place for your children

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