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How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual

How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I knew about the OCR in photos.  I did not know about the OCR .pdf function.  Awesome!

Ken

 

 

Are you a digital packrat? Are you in need of a searchable repository for everything you want to recall later? Does the idea of automatic OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for all your scanned PDFs get you excited in a way only seriously organised people could ever understand? If so, Evernote is the tool you need right now – and we’ve got the perfect manual to get you started using it like a professional.

 

Downloads are free from MakeUseOf - just tweet about the product you want. -JL

 

 


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Charles Myers 's comment, May 15, 2013 5:09 AM
Agree totally!! We're using now as a digital portfolio for kids... (well.. starting next school year) :)
Charles Myers 's comment, May 15, 2013 5:09 AM
Agree totally!! We're using now as a digital portfolio for kids... (well.. starting next school year) :)
Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, May 15, 2013 2:02 PM
Hanks everyone, it really is a fantastic tool and I am still finding ways to use it better. It certainly helps to stay better organized.
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Create a bibliography - Using Word

Create a bibliography - Using Word | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Create a bibliography based on common citation formats in Word 2013. APA, MLA, Chicago, and more.

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This is good to keep handy. You never know when someone will ask you for this information.

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4 crucial education points LeVar Burton made at ISTE ~ Education DIVE

4 crucial education points LeVar Burton made at ISTE ~ Education DIVE | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

by Roger Riddell

 

"The Reading Rainbow host spoke to a packed room on technology, the importance of fostering a love of reading, and more.

 

"During his 30-minute talk, Burton made four crucial points about education, technology, and the importance of fostering a love of reading in students. But you don't have to take our word for it — read on and find out."


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"Literature brings the innovation of tomorrow" and so much more!

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ClassTools.net

ClassTools.net | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

description by EdSurge

 

"Russel Tarr, a teacher in France, has a Pinterest-like school tools board that rivals the stuff of legends and has earned high praisesfrom influential edublogger like Vicki Davis. His site, Classtools.net, has recommendations for free, low-tech tools from graphic organizers to video game makers."


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Quite a collection of tools there!

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malek's comment, June 19, 8:03 AM
useful tools
Dana Hoffman's comment, June 19, 9:20 AM
yes I thought so too.
Nancy Jones's curator insight, June 19, 5:49 PM

The ultimate collaboration, sharing information from France. Good stuff!

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10 iOS Apps That Make Your Pictures Talk

10 iOS Apps That Make Your Pictures Talk | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Almost everyone shoots photos and video. But how many people shoot multimedia? More than you might think. Multimedia apps -- a hybrid that blends still ima

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High quality copyright free images

High quality copyright free images | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly!
All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design and free of copyright restrictions.


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Beautiful images!

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 7:30 AM

Thx Nik Peachey! Pictures for Projects

maria mora's curator insight, June 26, 10:11 AM

Imágenes Creative Commons

Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 8, 9:51 PM
Great collection of really interesting and thought provoking images. ~
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Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life ~ brain pickings

Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life ~ brain pickings | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

"Life loves the liver of it. You must live and life will be good to you."

by Maria Popova

 

"The light of the world has grown a little dimmer with the loss of the phenomenal Maya Angelou, but her legacy endures as a luminous beacon of strength, courage, and spiritual beauty. Angelou’s timeless wisdom shines with unparalleled light in a 1977 interview by journalist Judith Rich, found in Conversations with Maya Angelou (public library) — the same magnificent tome that gave us the beloved author’s conversation with Bill Moyers on freedom — in which Angelou explores issues of identity and the meaning of life."


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The light of the world has definitely grown a little dimmer with the loss of this great woman.

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Margaret Bradley's curator insight, June 2, 3:56 PM

A great teacher

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Comment Bubble - React to Video

Comment Bubble - React to Video | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

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Seems interesting... but how easy is it? Only by testing it out!

 

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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, May 24, 4:28 PM

Useful to give feedback to student´s video projects.

Dovid's curator insight, May 28, 8:58 AM

Live graphs for videos... useful tool...

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, May 29, 6:15 PM

I have a feeling that there will be many more video projects next year with the implementation of iPads. This is a great tool to use when commenting on a video. 

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50 Apps That Clarify 50 New Ways To Learn

50 Apps That Clarify 50 New Ways To Learn | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

"Learning through play. Self-directed learning. Flipped learning. Mobile learning. Collaborative learning. Social learning. It’s all here. Alone, none offer the turn-key approach to education that textbooks have traditionally turned to, but that’s part of the strength. As education technology grows, we can adapt to new learning models that take advantage of the fragmented but enormous potential of self-directed, creative, collaborative, and almost entirely mobile learning."


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Never stop learning.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 3, 6:27 AM

timely and thorough!

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Libraries as valuable as ever - Washington Observer Reporter

Libraries as valuable as ever - Washington Observer Reporter | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Libraries as valuable as ever
Washington Observer Reporter
I live with a school teacher librarian, so I am well aware that today's libraries are far from the Dewey Decimal-driven institutions of the past.

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You have to be there, whether physically or electronically, to discover what is available. Just do it.

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Feeding Our Students' Reading Interests with RSS

Feeding Our Students' Reading Interests with RSS | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

The title is a bitGuest blogger Troy Hicks, an associate English professor with a technology focus, presents RSS as an essential tool for bringing students reading material that interests them, and how to use it for leveraging critical reading practice.


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After reading the blog I realized the article is not what I expected. However, the idea of using  RSS to feed students' reading interests does seem interesting.

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, March 24, 11:14 AM

Love this idea~

Les Howard's curator insight, March 24, 11:35 AM

Great idea from Troy Hicks

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, March 24, 7:32 PM

Many adults do not know how to use RSS as a tool to sift through the mass of information available on the web. Great idea for supporting the Standards and teaching kids how to acquire digital information quickly and efficiently.

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Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

posted by Med Kharbach


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Great ideas!

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Olivia Jackson's comment, February 20, 7:22 PM
I really like how students are asked to pose questions and do teaching in many of these "alternatives." It also seems wise that the teacher can help students as they're doing the work.
Danielle Howard's comment, February 20, 7:32 PM
Even though this chart is not directly related to PBL, it makes you think about everyday assignments that are formatted the same way. The students are posing the questions and offers alternatives to traditional assessments.
Olivia Jackson's comment, February 20, 8:58 PM
These ideas are actually "connecting" to topics in some of my other Education classes (EDCI461, for example). I see the connection to PBL, too!
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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 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.


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Useful posting, must check out these sites.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 25, 1:44 PM

Each category is linked to the standards. A brief outline of the websites and tips for use are included. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, March 26, 8:56 AM

American School Library Association #AASL publishes "best websites for teaching & learning 2013".

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 27, 8:22 AM

Thank you, Karen Bonanno for sharing this.  The sites are linked to standards for easy transitions to teachable connections.

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7 reasons librarians should edit Wikipedia

7 reasons librarians should edit Wikipedia | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Have you been looking for more ways to contribute your knowledge and information science skills to the world? You should come edit Wikipedia with me. I'm an active Wikipedian. In the last few month...
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Makes a lot of sense, wish I had more time.

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How To Build Your Professional Learning Community - Edudemic

How To Build Your Professional Learning Community - Edudemic | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Professional development used to mean one thing: inservice days. Oof. We sure have come a long way, haven’t we? Especially in the realm of connecting with other like-minded individuals around the globe. We’re no longer limited by what is offered geographically nearby, so we can get into what really interests us as educators, even if …

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This is one infographic that perfectly sums it up. One problem: conferences are way beyond a lot of folks' means. Oh, how I wish I could have attended ISTE !

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New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

"Below is a handy visual you can share with your students to help them learn about how to critically judge online ( and offline) content. The information included in this visual is based on Google Safety resources as well as on an article I shared here a couple of years ago."


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I wish someone would create one of these graphics with the language of a fourth grade student. It would be so helpful.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 27, 3:21 PM

This is one of the most important skills in learning in the 21st century.

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 29, 3:43 AM

Learn how to critically judge content (online and offline) via this graphic

 

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, July 4, 11:29 AM

Nice and very engaging

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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... ~ Langwitches

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... ~ Langwitches | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

by Silvia Tolisano

 

"It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. Not being familiar with online digital rights and responsibilities (hey, teachers did not grow up with the Internet being around), educators are wading through uncharted waters (hey, I did not know that I could not just google an image to use. If someone puts it up online it is free for the taking). That does not mean they can close their eyes and pretend life is the same or that the same rules apply to online versus offline use of copyrighted material with their students."


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I will be sharing this with a lot of people!

 

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 12, 7:44 AM

Planning on sharing with teachers  in Aug. 

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Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different.

Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different. | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving. Snead’s multifloor stack systems can still be seen in many important libraries built in that era, for instance at Harvard, Columbia, the Vatican,...

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I disagree with several parts of the article but do agree that libraries will remain as long as the communities that surround them want them. But then, who wouldn't want a library?

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 28, 4:03 PM

Important to reflect on this statement from the article - "Libraries will only survive if the communities they serve want and need them to."

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ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint

ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Free audience polling add-in for PowerPoint that uses audience members' mobile devices for voting and displays results live in your slides.

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I could see myself using this at a staff presentation. I like the fact that the voting is anonymous.

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, June 9, 6:27 PM

Check out this audience polling tool that can be used from within PowerPoint. Students can use their mobile devices to cast their votes!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 14, 6:03 PM

For the die-hard MS Power Point fans...

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 7:34 AM

Thx Nik Peachey! Realtime polling in powerpoint!

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Public Library Tries to Bring Readers Back From the Internet With Billboards

Public Library Tries to Bring Readers Back From the Internet With Billboards | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Using social media 'visuals' to advocate school libraries :-)


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Very clever MPL! Now let's get that campaign everywhere!

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Chris Kiesow Vollmer's curator insight, June 1, 6:12 AM

This is from awhile ago but I just found it now on Scoop.it!  Clever marketing MPL.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

 Julie Coiro writes: "An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, the results definitely got our attention."


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A very timely article, especially when I am presently coming up with a way to explain this to fifth grade students.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 22, 10:42 AM

While we teach website evaluation in the library, it's essential for librarians and teachers to continually model how to critically evaluate sources. 

Matt Weld's curator insight, April 23, 5:17 PM

Evaluating online sources is probably one of the most important daily skills for students to learn.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

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Makerspaces and libraries definitely seem like a good match.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 3, 7:02 AM

41 resources for (school) media specialists on Makerspaces: updated version

Tricia Adams's curator insight, May 9, 5:52 AM

Useful resources if you're thinking of having a makerspace in your library

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
You spend, like, half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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Always something new to learn!

 

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:54 AM

Some great tips. Really love that I can use my iPhone as a level (# 9), and that I can make my phone into a portable laptop by using ANY bluetooth keyboard with it.

Ivor Nidea's curator insight, April 6, 2:10 AM

You'll still be on the NSA easiest to hack list though.

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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
February 16, 2014
Knowing how to develop a bibliography and cite the resources you drew on  in your research papers are two elemental skills for any student researcher. Correct and accurate...

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Excellent collection of tools for teachers and students. I will include these in my campaign to get teachers to ask students to cite.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 21, 12:13 AM

Time for me to start trying some of these. 

Jan Watts's curator insight, February 25, 2:13 PM

It is essential that students are able to cite the sources of their information. These tools are great support for this....

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 1:22 AM
10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers
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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Essential Google Drive Skills For Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Essential Google Drive Skills For Teachers | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"This school year I've worked with a few school districts that are using Google Apps for Education for the first time. A lot of what I have done with those school districts is help to get the teachers acclimated to using Google Drive. When I sat down to plan an upcoming Google Drive training session I thought about some of the essential Google Drive skills that teachers need in addition to creating documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Here are five essential Google Drive skills that I think teachers and students need."


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I wish our district would use Google Apps.

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Einar Sveinn Árnason's curator insight, January 22, 2:51 AM

Ágætis verkfæri

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 25, 9:36 AM

We have to make sure everyone is on the same page at least at a basic level of use for any adoption we want to use school wide. 

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Z is for Zero tolerance for plagiarism: The ABCs of Information Literacy - Book Patrol

Z is for Zero tolerance for plagiarism: The ABCs of Information Literacy - Book Patrol | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
literacy, information literacy, libraries, reasearch, infographic (Z is for Zero tolerance for plagiarism: The ABCs of Information Literacy - http://t.co/OSeSL6ztGH via @Shareaholic)...
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I would have used "Gathering" instead of Google for the letter G. As much as I do not teach students to exclude Google as a search tool, I insist they use other databases (Nettrekker, Discovery Ed, & other encyclopedias) first.

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