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Close Reading: "The Ultimate Goal"

Really, another post on Close Reading?  Oh, yes! And here's why. I had the privilege of hearing Kate  Roberts (@teachkate) passionately illuminate Close Reading at a session at Teachers College Wri...

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Mary Clark's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:58 PM

“When you are able to read closely you are doing three things at once:

Lens – What am I looking for? (examples:  text evidence, word choice, structure, figurative language)Patterns –  What patterns do I notice?  (Not to pick out one just one word, but to look across the text to determine ‘What does the author tend to do?’)Idea -What is the big idea that this author is writing about?   (not just confirm previous thinking)”  (Kate Roberts, 6/26/2013, Teachers College Writing Institute)

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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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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, 6:21 PM

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

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 29, 6:43 AM

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

 

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, July 4, 2:29 PM

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, 10:44 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, 7:03 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, 9:27 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, 9:03 PM

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

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 10:34 AM

Thx Nik Peachey! Realtime polling in powerpoint!

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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

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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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Helen Rowling's curator insight, July 15, 1:59 AM

Easy as...References using Word ...Remember to change to APA sixth Ed or other  as relevant to community  format.

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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, 11:03 AM
useful tools
Dana Hoffman's comment, June 19, 12:20 PM
yes I thought so too.
Nancy Jones's curator insight, June 19, 8:49 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

Via Timo Ilomäki, Aki Puustinen, Anu Ojaranta
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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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Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 9, 12:51 AM
Great collection of really interesting and thought provoking images. ~
gregmhagar's curator insight, July 22, 8:57 AM

Always on the lookout for legal high quality free images to use. Sweet!

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, July 22, 6:36 PM

Thanks Nik for sharing this.