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Teacher Librarian Tips | American Libraries Magazine

Teacher Librarian Tips | American Libraries Magazine | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Not everything you need to know about school librarianship is taught in graduate school. No matter how comprehensive the training for school library certification is, there are a few aspects of teaching that may still surprise you.

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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...

 

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 


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Mayra.Loves.Books's insight:

Great ideas presented here! I have used Wordle before, but I had not thought of using it in the ways listed. Can't wait to try them.

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Russell Taylor's curator insight, May 16, 4:00 AM

I use Word Clouds regularly on my VLE (Moodle) courses.  They do need explaining sometimes, which makes me think they are less valuable than some other graphics, but there are lots of ideas here I am going to try.

M Bresson's curator insight, May 21, 10:18 AM

Des idées pour utiliser les nuages de  mots en classe dans toutes les disciplines. Créer une discussion, partager, comparer, proposer des hypothèses, travailler le vocabulaire, etc.

Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, December 2, 10:36 AM

Creating word clouds is always enjoyable  and engages students and teachers.

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Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian? A CSLA Film - YouTube

This advocacy film about California teacher librarians illustrates how we nurture student interests, integrate technology, teach information literacy, prepar...
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Very well put together! I'm glad to see website evaluation  tips I teach our fifth grade students!

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'School libraries play a huge part in pupils' education'

'School libraries play a huge part in pupils' education' | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

In a society where one in three homes has no books owned by the children in them, it is essential that youngsters can find them elsewhere.

 

Recent research emphasises this importance. A study by the Institute of Education (2013) found reading for pleasure ‘to be more important for children's cognitive development between ages 10 and 16 than their parents' level of education.’


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Perfectly written.

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WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, October 31, 8:56 PM

Yeeeesss!!! When I give away cheap paperbacks to kids in my Book Discussion Groups, they fight to get them. Some students can't believe they get their own book to keep.

Jessica Billeci's curator insight, November 5, 12:41 AM

"In a society where one in three homes has no books owned by the children in them..." Wow this statement makes me sad, but the article is hopeful.

Lauli Mulinganiza's curator insight, November 10, 3:19 AM

lets us cooperate to make sure that students are getting information in library without problem

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Teacher librarians roles | Pinterest

Teacher librarians roles | Pinterest | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Teacher Librarian Roles by Deb Schiano

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 22, 9:06 AM

More advocacy on why we need good school librarians

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Getting 'REAL' with web evaluation - tips and tools to develop information literacy

Getting 'REAL' with web evaluation - tips and tools to develop information literacy | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
This is the second post in the series on developing critical and information literacy. The first post explored the need for critical literacy when learning from the web. This post explores strategi...

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, October 13, 3:47 PM

A really useful website that will help to teach website evaluation.

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10 + 1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging | MiddleWeb

10 + 1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging | MiddleWeb | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Blogging is an essential element of teaching and student ownership in Pernille Ripp's classroom. Here's her 10-step process.

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Most of what you need to get your students blogging is included here, even the parent letter.  Great job, Pernille Ripp!

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom ~ TeachThought

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom ~ TeachThought | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

by onlineuniversities.com

 

"The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs."


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A deceiving title and some broken links but some useful information is presented nevertheless.

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Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book ...

Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book ... | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Book Trailers are an excellent way to communicate the excitement of reading while promoting new or favorite books. Digital book talks or digital storytelling are examples of 21st century information skills in practice.


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Excellent tutorial.

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WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 10:57 PM

I've been adding links to student-made trailers into our Destiny catalog, for other browsers to watch!

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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Good to have this.

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Mary Starry's curator insight, August 30, 3:21 PM

A faculty member can never have too many resources for images.

MrBieb's curator insight, September 2, 4:49 AM

Een heel bruikbare lijst om je voortaan geen zorgen meer te maken over het rechtmatig gebruik van foto's/afbeeldingen.

Ana Fernández's curator insight, September 2, 5:23 AM

¿Eres consciente de la importancia de utilizar imágenes de uso libre en tus proyectos?  ¿Alguna vez te has parado a pensar en los problemas que pueden derivarse del uso de imagenes de terceros? ¿Sabías que Google Imágenes permite filtrar las búsquedas por el tipo de licencia?

En este artículo nos presentan una selección de estos bancos de imágenes libres de derechos que nos serán de gran utilidad.

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How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad

How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

I really want to learn how to do this.This article will show you how to easily convert any website into a PDF on your iPad using the bookmark tool.


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I really want to learn how to do this.

 

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How do you keep up? Part 1: slideshare & authorSTREAM — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

How do you keep up? Part 1: slideshare & authorSTREAM — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
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 NeverEnding Learning.

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21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Extra tips

Your iPhone can do all sorts of magical things that you probably aren't aware of. Here's a list of some of the iPhone's coolest hidden features.

 
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Here some extra tips for the iPhone.

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer?  Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app.  If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.


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Good list.

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Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, June 23, 12:21 AM

Thank you!

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 1:49 PM

Adding to your toolbox!

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 11:12 PM

Here's my "to-do" list:

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Merriam-Webster Online

Merriam-Webster Online | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

description by The Scout Report

 

"Every writer needs a dictionary. The Merriam-Webster app provides "America's most useful and respected dictionary," plus synonyms, antonyms, example sentences, and many other bonus functions. It's free, it's easy, and it's available for iPhone and iPad (iOS 7.0+) as well as Android (2.3.3+)."


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The M-W app should be part of the chromebooks we have at mps. I wonder if it can't be installed because it's Android not chrome... Some chromebooks take android apps, but would this one? If you read this and know the answer please drop me a line. I would like to make a suggestion to have the MW app added if it's compatible.

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Anita Rissler's curator insight, November 8, 4:44 AM

Utmärkt synonymlexikon nu gratis på nätet!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 9, 8:44 AM

This one is my favorite online dictionary. Easy to use.  Definitions understandable even for kids.

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Let's Talk About Cool Stuff Librarians Do - BOOK RIOT

Let's Talk About Cool Stuff Librarians Do - BOOK RIOT | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Read Marilyn Jackson's This Book is Overdue, then let's talk about Cool Stuff Librarians Do.
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Disclaimer: This article caught my attention because of the Tshirt. I want it!

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Tuesday Tech Tips – Collaborative Learning with Google Maps

Tuesday Tech Tips – Collaborative Learning with Google Maps | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
This week’s Tuesday Tech Tips was written by guest blogger Nikki D Robertson.  Find Nikki on Twitter at @NikkiDRobertson:  EdCampATL CoFounder, #TLChat Moderator, TL News Night Anchor, School lib turned Inst.

Via Karen Bonanno
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This is the perfect idea for creating useful content. I will be trying it out.

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Dênia Falcão's curator insight, December 10, 7:58 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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A Giant List Of Really Good Essential Questions

A Giant List Of Really Good Essential Questions | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Essential questions are, ask Grant Wiggins defines, “‘essential’ in the sense of signaling genuine, important and necessarily-ongoing inquiries.” These are grapple-worthy, substantive...


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Excellent questions, especially those in the Social Justice section. These questions can be used with different populations or age groups and can lead to engaging conversations.

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

 

"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

 

"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


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Excellent lessons. Must be used.

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Deborah Fillman's curator insight, December 15, 8:47 PM

This is a pet peeve of mine--schools are still not teaching kids how to do this properly, with disastrous results. Whether you homeschool or send a child to school, these lessons will help them use the Internet more effectively (and responsibly) for research projects. 

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MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials

MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
A list of online resources used to compliment Google Docs workshop given by MaryFran Lynch.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 1, 1:35 PM

This is exactly what I need so I can patch up a few holes I have in my understanding of Google docs. I bet I am not the only one.

 

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Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list

Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

If you are tired of looking for great alternatives to Prezi – look no further, because I have the ultimate comprehensive list of PowerPoint alternatives right here.  No more boring presentations. With this list you can pick the perfect presentation tool or software for your presentation (be it on stage in-front of an audience or online for sharing).
We tested these 10 different alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint and summarized what we thought about each one.


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This is pretty much an ad for emaze, but it's good to know what is available commercially in terms of presentations.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 25, 11:49 AM

It is obvious that a commercial alternative (eMaze) says that eMaze itself is the best option. isn't it?



Claudie Graner's curator insight, August 17, 7:27 AM

It is no more just about PowerPoint...

Recep's curator insight, August 21, 10:28 AM

this is truly amazing. 

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MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials

MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
A list of online resources used to compliment Google Docs workshop given by MaryFran Lynch.

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This is exactly what I need so I can patch up a few holes I have in my understanding of Google docs. I bet I am not the only one.

 

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Bring Them Back Overdue Library Book Parody - YouTube

Let It Go parody. Overdue book video from 2013-2014.

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Funny! I will share it with our fifth graders on the first library day.

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Chris Kiesow Vollmer's curator insight, August 30, 11:58 AM

Will see what the other librarians think.......

TheBookishBee's curator insight, August 31, 11:21 AM

Gotta remember to play this at the end of the school year for book return!  Of course, they'll really be SICK of FROZEN by then!

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How many words is this picture worth?

How many words is this picture worth? | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

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Wish I knew the context of this photo or where it came from. Is it digitally altered? The photo was shared, but no original source given. Yes, the picture is worth more than a thousand words, and as a teacher I can see the possibilities of using this in the classroom after a study or refresher about the life of MLK. As a librarian, not knowing the source bothers me tremendously. I hope someone who reads this will add the missing information.

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Jim Lerman's comment, August 25, 5:15 PM
@ MayraLovesBooks. I've only been able to find this url as a source for the picture. I tried using Google Reverse Image Search and with TinEye. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvqlwD3CcAAYW00.jpg
Mayra.Loves.Books's comment, August 25, 9:35 PM
That is what I did Jim Lerman , and it bugged me that I could not find a source for it! I will let you know if I find the source.
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12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy

12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

NAs quick and facile as searching the internet can be, there are ways to be even more efficient, more search-savvy. It's our responsibility to teach kids how to find and research information, how to judge its veracity, and when it's time to ask for a grownup's help.

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Worth remembering.

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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic)

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic) | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as one may think. The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have.


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I think I am, I think I am!

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 19, 8:33 AM

Characteristics of a digitally competent teacher (and school librarian) [infographic]

Glenda Morris's curator insight, July 19, 2:55 PM

Applies equally well to a digitally competent teacher librarian