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Let the Librarians Lead

Let the Librarians Lead | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
When I was in the classroom, I yearned to have a colleague who knew my curriculum and could counsel me in literacy practices and effective and efficient technology integration.
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Librarians try, and try, and try. The problem is that many times that is not enough. Good  article on what we try to accomplish as librarians.

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Evernote's Scannable: A Powerful, Simple Scanning App for iPhone or iPad | Tech Learning ~ by J. Robinson

Evernote's Scannable: A Powerful, Simple Scanning App for iPhone or iPad | Tech Learning ~ by J. Robinson | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Evernote just got even more useful for me with its new iOS app Scannable. In many of my past posts regarding Evernote, I have made it clear that the Evernote note taking application is my everyday "go-to" app in both my professional and personal life. With all the smartphone apps, desktops apps, and browser extensions, Evernote makes note taking and web curation simple and easy.
Now, they've added an iOS app called Scannable. With this app, you can scan any document with your iPad or iPhone. You can then send it to someone by email, upload it to an Evernote notebook, place it in your photos, send it through the messaging app, or export it any number of your iCloud apps. It's rather simple interface is an added benefit.

Via Jim Lerman
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Maybe this is what I have been looking for! A Scannable IOS app where I can use my iPhone or my iPad to scan and organize all the papers that come my way! Time to test it out!

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The best children's books: Newbery, Caldecott winners announced - CNN.com

The best children's books: Newbery, Caldecott winners announced - CNN.com | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Your guide to the best children's and young adult literature for 2015 is here. See the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz and other book awards.
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Here is a reminder to stock the libraries and classrooms with these excellent texts.

 

 

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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual demonstration of how, for example, a process works. As teachers and educators we often find ourselves in need of such visual annotations and cues to enhance our students comprehensibility. There are several web tools that we can use to create screenshots and we have already reviewed some of them in past publications here. Today, we are introducing you to what we consider to be the best 4 web tools for creating screenshots. Besides being free, these tools are very simple to use and are also student friendly. They will allow you to  capture your screen, crop and annotate your pictures using  arrows, colours, shapes, text and many more.

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Four apps for annotating screenshots are discussed here. I like Snagit, where it is possible to save annotated screenshots to one's Google drive.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 30, 1:30 PM

Easy to use tools make incorporating screenshots and tutorials into your online class a snap. 

flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 5:38 AM

These all look good - much easier than using a combination of tools! Remember copyright though!

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 22, 10:57 AM

Para capturas sobre páginas web (além de edição e anotações sobre as capturas) a extensão Fireshot (browsers Chrome e Firefox) é, para já, imbatível.

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


Via Lauren Moss
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More Google search tips...

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Smith_Lin's curator insight, October 13, 2014 12:46 PM

All stuff we knew but a pretty way to show it

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 9:34 AM

students still need to be taught how to be effective searchers On Google. Here are some helpful tips/tricks to show them--and learn yourself.

Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

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NYPL Recommends: 100 Best Children's Books of 2014

NYPL Recommends: 100 Best Children's Books of 2014 | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library recommends the best children's books of 2014 in this interactive guide.
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Definitely the coolest list of books so far! Love the interactivity part of it.

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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...

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Always good to know.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, January 23, 3:43 AM

Blogging is a really important tool to help with literacy skills. Give it a try.

Denis Lundie's curator insight, January 23, 7:18 AM

Writing for the web, in all forms, is an essential communication skill. All languages should teach the techniques and rules that apply to writing for the web.

Dênia Falcão's curator insight, January 23, 12:37 PM

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Skype in the Library: Shannon McClintock Miller

Skype in the Library: Shannon McClintock Miller | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

The library is a place where communities come together to learn, create and collaborate. With Skype, your library becomes a global space, a place where anything can happen.


Via Karen Bonanno
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This is great where school districts allow it. Sadly, our school district does not let us use Skype.

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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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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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.

Via Karen Bonanno
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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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Tools of the Trade: My Essentials for Teaching, Learning, Collaborating, and Sharing

Tools of the Trade:  My Essentials for Teaching, Learning, Collaborating, and Sharing | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
I rarely write posts about tech tools in recent years, but I thought I would briefly share some of my "go to" resources that have become an integral part of my work since coming to Norcross High in...
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Iowa School Libraries : A Student Centered Vision - YouTube

What does a 21st Century school library look like in Iowa? What should administrators expect from Teacher Librarians? Video presented by Iowa Association of ...

Via Karen Bonanno
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Over and over we present the case that a well-run library, exposing children to excellence in literature and information literacy will raise test scores. Better than that, it will prepare children for success in their future educational experiences.

 

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


Via Lauren Moss
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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 9:34 AM

students still need to be taught how to be effective searchers On Google. Here are some helpful tips/tricks to show them--and learn yourself.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 9, 10:38 AM

More Google search tips...

Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

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Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images

Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a safe and easy way to find images for school reports? Just search and download properly attributed, copyright free images.

G Rated Images - Photos for Class uses Flickr safe search, and we do a little filtering of our own to help it out - Read More
Easy Attribution - When you click download, Photos For Class automatically cites the author and the image license terms - Read More
Creative Common Images - All images shown are to the best of our (and Flickr's) knowledge Creative Commons licensed for school use

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This is the easiest way to go. It's not scholarly, but it's reminding users that the images have been created by others and granting permission to be used.

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Luciana Viter's comment, November 26, 2014 5:29 AM
Extremely useful! Thanks for sharing!
Luciana Viter's comment, November 26, 2014 5:29 AM
Extremely useful! Thanks for sharing!
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Books We Are Thankful For

Books We Are Thankful For | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
We talked to librarians to find out the books they are most thankful for this year.
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Interesting list...

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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 | In the Library and out in the world | 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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Great list!

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rwestby's curator insight, December 16, 2014 2:15 PM

per John Evans

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?

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Via Skip Zalneraitis, Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Free? Yes! Check them out!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:49 AM

Nice selection of free apps for your Science Department.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, December 3, 2014 8:47 AM

Literacy teachers in the content area of science can benefit from this list.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, December 3, 2014 10:52 PM

Thx Skip

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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, 2014 4:44 AM

Utmärkt synonymlexikon nu gratis på nätet!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 9, 2014 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.

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

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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."


Via Jim Lerman
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Excellent lessons. Must be used.

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Deborah Fillman's curator insight, December 15, 2014 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. 

Tanyam's curator insight, February 23, 5:10 PM

I have not read all of this, but I have seen some ideas in here we could use in both our face to face and online teaching. Interesting to read the criteria Google use to evaluate resources