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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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From the article: "In November 2012, the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project released a study that surveyed 2,067 Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers. It found that while most teachers agreed that the Internet provides a wealth of information to students, they also said students often don't have the digital-literacy skills to wade through that information." That's why, more than ever, librarians are needed in schools!!

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:09 AM

Good article to share with your teachers who are looking to improve student research skills to meet standards.

Maria Persson's comment, June 17, 2013 11:00 PM
If this happens in the early years of learning it will not be such an issue at the tertiary level where plagiarism is still a real problem!
Maria Persson's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:07 PM

A number of great points that are both practical and theoritical in terms of how to assist students' understanding of digital literacy skills, preparing them for the future, increasing their understanding of what the future might bring! 

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley on TED

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

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The end of the "talk" is not seen in this video, but Boys, is he good

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:01 PM

He is right on target...Brilliant!

Lorena Saltos Dueñas's comment, May 17, 2013 11:03 AM
That`s really true, his focus makes us to react.
Dr. Steven F. Simmons's curator insight, May 18, 2013 1:12 PM

Great TED talk regarding education.  Some the key points I liked:

- Teaching is a creative profession.

- Educaitonn is about learning.

- Role of the teacher is to facilitate learning.

- Education is not a mechanized industrial system, but a human system.

- Role of Education Leaders is not command and control, but creating an institutional culture of possibility.

 

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Google Play for Education: Google goes after Apple’s K-12 stranglehold with cheap apps, tablets

Google Play for Education: Google goes after Apple’s K-12 stranglehold with cheap apps, tablets | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

"Today at its I/O event, Google announced Google Play for Education: A version of the Play store that is aimed and curated for young kids.

 

"Applications that are in the Play for Education store are sorted by age and genre. So, users can find math-based applications that are appropriate for their kindergartener, who wants to learn more math.

 

"However, what is most interesting about Play for Education is the ability for administrators to send out applications to their entire tablet fleet. So, if a school wants to send an app to their 200 Nexus 7 devices, they can do so, by simply inputting the group’s name. The app will be pushed out by Google."


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Alex Wade's curator insight, May 16, 2013 5:42 AM

It seems as if the ongoing battle between Google and Apple knows no limits.

Silvia Gallardo-Martin's curator insight, May 16, 2013 5:52 AM

This is a lovely tool for those having to teach younger learners

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:59 PM

Thank you for sharing

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10 Best Free Screen Recorders

10 Best Free Screen Recorders | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

The free screen recorders available out there have been listed by us below. You’re probably here because you want to prepare a presentation for the boardroom or class...


Via Baiba Svenca
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Can't wait to try these.

 

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Delis Than's curator insight, July 8, 2013 2:21 PM

add your insight...

 
congerjan's curator insight, August 9, 2013 7:14 AM

Give students the right tools and they will innovate!

Elena Evtukh's curator insight, February 26, 5:24 AM

Современному педагогу необходимо уметь создавать дидактические материалы. Бесспорными помощниками в этом могут стать программы для захвата изображения и записи видео экрана.

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12 Advanced iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn -- THE Journal

12 Advanced iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn -- THE Journal | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Are you and your students really getting the most out of the iPad? FETC speaker Luis Perez lists 12 little-known tips, tricks, and settings to supercharge your iPad use.

Via John Evans
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Great tips here!

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State Of America's School Libraries

State Of America's School Libraries | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Providing our children with the best educational resources and empowering all our children to access, evaluate, and use information for academic and personal learning - this is the critical mission of school libraries and librarians.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:50 PM

Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association, gives an overview of the state of play for school libraries in the USA. Constant cut budgetary cutbacks will have a long term effect on the education of our young people.

 

"School librarians make a significant difference in student achievement and their work is a critical component of the success of all of our children."

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 17, 2013 5:17 AM

Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association, provides overview of the situation of school libraries in the USA.

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 11:26 AM

Maureen Sullivan é a presidente da Associação Americana de Bibliotecas (ALA). 

"The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with 58,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information."

Providing our children with the best educational resources and empowering all our children to access, evaluate, and use information for academic and personal learning - this is the critical mission of school libraries and librarians.

Proporcionar aos nossos alunos os melhores recursos educacionais e capacitá-los para aceder, avaliar e usar a informação em contexto académico ou pessoal-  é a missão fundamental das bibliotecas escolares e bibliotecários.

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Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Nonverbal Texts

Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Nonverbal Texts | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Standard 9 of the Common Core State Standards underscores the importance of students reading and writing about complex literary and informational texts, skills critical for "college and career readin (Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Nonverbal...

Via Darren Burris
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The points provided here are not new, but they offer new tie-ins to the common core and give great examples. Some people have been teaching this way for quite a while.

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9Slides iPad App

9Slides iPad App | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Professional Sales & Employee Training Tool, to create interactive presentations for ipads, iphone, android and more.

Via Nik Peachey
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Beside using it for blended learning, it can be a good way to practice for a  presentation.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:27 AM

9 Slides enables you to import presentations, add video commentar from your iPad and then export your finished presentations to the web. Great tool for creating flipped learning or for completing project work assignments.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 23, 2013 11:35 AM

Use this one to record your presentation along with your lesson ppts and post  them to your website. Students who miss class will be able to get the whole presentation, not just your slides. This would also be helpful to parents helping students with homework as well. 

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The T/L Weekly Special Report: Does a full-time school librarian make a critical difference in boosting student achievement?


Via Lourense Das
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So true...

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Guided Inquiry Design: Tools for Learning How to Learn -- Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | edWeb

Guided Inquiry Design: Tools for Learning How to Learn --   Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | edWeb | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Presented by Leslie Kuhlthau Maniotes, PhD, effectiveness coach in the Denver Public Schools

 

"One main goal of Guided Inquiry is to have our students increase their awareness of learning how they learn.  How do we help students to become aware of their own learning through the inquiry process?  How do teachers assess this learning?  Guided Inquiry Design includes a comprehensive set of tools embedded through the inquiry process. These tools have multiple functions. They are used to help students become aware of how they learn through inquiry and, at the same time, give teachers a formative assessment of the learning. In our community’s next webinar, we will showcase the tools in Guided Inquiry Design, explore the depth and reach of their use, and explain how to implement tools throughout the inquiry process.  Join Leslie Maniotes, NBCT, MEd, PhD is a Teacher Effectiveness Coach in Denver Public Schools, on February 26th for an exploration of Guided Inquiry Design tools to help your students learn how to be better learners."


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Brigham French's curator insight, July 19, 2013 2:42 PM

Identifying the different methods students learn in guided inquiry to help differentiate the material to meet all the different needs of the students. 

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Free Fonts: Ultimate Collection 2012

Free Fonts: Ultimate Collection 2012 | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Here it is the long-awaited panel of free fonts for the year 2012! We have tried to gather a large collection of fonts for all occasions. You can download them for free, and some can even be used for commercial purposes.

Via Mark Strozier, Vicky Hennegan, Rui Guimarães Lima, Jim Lerman
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Toresa Slater's curator insight, January 12, 2013 10:49 AM

Beautiful Free Fonts...

TechWombat's curator insight, January 13, 2013 5:04 AM

Free fonts for everyone!

Katie Frank's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:21 PM

I'll take free fonts everytime! :)

 

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SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos

SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

SlideTalk makes it easy to publish, edit and share PowerPoint presentations, business presentations, tutorials, eLearning material, education material and documentation of events as talking presentations, thanks to using high quality text-to-speech and image processing software to hide from you all boring details of creating a talking video, and leaving you free to focus on the creative and pedagogical tasks.


Via Baiba Svenca, Jim Lerman
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I wasn't too thrilled with the voice-over, but I can forsee utilizing this tool eventually. 

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:02 AM

This is a great find - if it works.    Could be very useful for trainings curriculum and documentation.

Karen Dietz's comment, January 31, 2013 4:01 PM
Thank you for all the input Videoworld, Beth, and Mayra!
Robin Good's comment, February 10, 2013 5:29 AM
Baiba, my mistake and my apologies. I mixed up one post of yours with another and got myself confused. I have deleted my comments and I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.

Keep up the great curation work.
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Introducing Textual Evidence in the Elementary Common Core Classroom | Roz Linder.com

Introducing Textual Evidence in the Elementary Common Core Classroom | Roz Linder.com | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

"The lesson? Don’t ‘hide’ skills in the text. Model it and explain it as a skill andthen teach students to apply it to text. This changes the accessibility  and lets all students have access to the skill set regardless of their reading capabilities. Scaffold in the text and gradually increase the complexity then."


Via Mary Clark
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Step by step directions using picture books that will lead students to find textual evidence.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, January 16, 2013 1:25 PM

This would work for middle school as well.  Modeling is key!

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achievethecore.org: Professional Development


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Mayra.Loves.Books's comment, May 20, 2013 8:54 PM
This is a great website we all have bookedmarked at our school. Check it out!
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Scoop.it Pros: Laura Brown on curation and the display of information

Scoop.it Pros: Laura Brown on curation and the display of information | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Being a content curator is all about displaying information. We don't create the content, we display it. We share it - and people read it. But, first you have to display it. There are several skills involved in displaying content.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Great points made by Laura Brown on the topic of curation, and excellent tips on how to make the content more attractive.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:09 PM

Curation is all about finding reliable sources of information.  Laura Browns tips on the process of curation will help us all step up our game. 

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How to Create Killer Pinterest Graphics with PowerPoint

Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add high quality graphics to your blog posts? You can do it in 10 steps with PowerPoint!

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I've got to try this!

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James Harlan's curator insight, April 16, 2013 4:53 AM

Just always be creative!!!

Harsha Monga's curator insight, April 19, 2013 9:20 AM

How to make attractive PPTs for Cheap 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, April 27, 2013 2:47 PM

Very well done slide presentation.

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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).

The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency...


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Looks good, now it's time to try those tools and their capabilities for differentiation.

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maite collados's curator insight, January 14, 11:24 AM

Las infografías son una herramienta muy útil por su factor visual: en poco espacio y de forma visulamente agradable y atrayente, engloba datos y relaciona conceptos.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 30, 7:50 AM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl




Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 30, 2:45 PM

apps

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22 Filmmaking Apps for the iPad & iPhone

22 Filmmaking Apps for the iPad & iPhone | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

"For this feature we have rounded up some of the best and most useful Filmmaking Apps that our Deal Leader Steve Jobs has approved for the App Store. As more filmmakers explore the possibilities with these powerful mobile devices, we are sure this list will continue to grow.È


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:25 AM

Always handy to have a list like this! 

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Prezzip: Prezi templates & more

Prezzip: Prezi templates & more | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Prezzip offers Prezi presentation templates & more. With mixing and matching our visuals you can optimize your presentations.
Unique; all our visuals are free-standing! Clipping paths, isolated.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:47 AM

Templates and more by prezi experts

Jo Blannin - Innovative Learning's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:44 PM

And try these great templates that are built into the  Prezi now...

MeeMetICT's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:15 AM

Veel templates voor Prezi, maar ook afbeeldingen sets.

Een aantal gratis en een aantal betaald. Mooie Prezi style graphics.

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Trading Card Creator - ReadWriteThink

Trading Card Creator - ReadWriteThink | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept.

 


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I will definitely try this!

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catherine ball's curator insight, January 8, 2013 1:22 PM

I think this is a great idea for encouraging game-based learning.

Margareta's curator insight, January 8, 2013 5:29 PM

I think this is a great idea for encouraging game-based learning.

MissPelayo's curator insight, January 15, 2013 1:55 PM

it would be nice to try this one...

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Day in the Life of a School Librarian

Presentation for LIANZA Library Assistants Day highlighting the range of tasks undertaken by school library teams and linking the intersections between schools

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Would be interesting to compare with an elementary school librarian's day.

 

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Melissa Cooper's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:01 AM
Times have definitely changed
Deborah Welsh's curator insight, March 5, 2013 6:42 PM

Intense but realistic.

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:43 PM

Um Dia na Vida de um Bibliotecário Escolar.

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Roselink, Juergen Wagner, Let's Learn IT, Doug Joubert, michel verstrepen, Jim Lerman
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Some of the tricks are well known, but there are a few to learn & use.

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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

Annika Hultén's curator insight, May 17, 2:56 PM
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Spanish Language Arts, Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects | commoncore-espanol.com


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We will be testing this out at our school.

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Six [totally awesome] Web Presentation Tools for Teachers at a Glance

Six [totally awesome] Web Presentation Tools for Teachers at a Glance | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Below, you will find a link to a table I’ve made that puts information about these sources into an “at a glance” format. You’ll be able to easily reference what the tool is, what it does, and how it could be used in the classroom. You will also get access to links for the actual websites so that you can sign up and start creating! Before you do that, though, I’ve also got links to some examples on the final page for your perusal. (Keep in mind that these are just samples, not Pulitzer or Golden Apple material.) It is my hope that my own hours of time narrowing the field of free web tools will help others in their teaching, and help some new surfers to get up on that wave. Try to learn and implement one new thing this year… even that is a huge accomplishment. Come on in, the water’s fine! At the live session, you even get me to come around, assist you, and personally answer your questions about how these contraptions work…


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Must try SPICY NODES !

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Alex Graham's comment, August 1, 2012 10:54 PM
Great Resource! Thanks for sharing!
Alex
Celebrity English
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Charlotte's comment, August 3, 2012 10:33 AM
May I also add Present.Me that allows you to attach a video of yourself presenting to your powerpoint presentation. I use it to send to my class when I cannot be there for their lessons. Genuis.
Baiba Svenca's comment, August 3, 2012 12:01 PM
I agree Charlotte! Present.me is awesome, I use it too. And Prezi, and many more tools.... But that was the author's choice. I like the annotations and tips very much!
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Internet Search to address Common Core

Internet Search to address Common Core | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

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When you must use Google ... remember this.

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