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Kate DiCamillo becomes new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature - Christian Science Monitor

Kate DiCamillo becomes new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature - Christian Science Monitor | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Washington Post Kate DiCamillo becomes new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Christian Science Monitor The special position known as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature was created by the Library of Congress in...
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A great ambassador for young people , actually for all who understand the power of words.
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5 Free Tools for Creating & Sharing Audio Recordings Online ~ Free Technology for Teachers

5 Free Tools for Creating & Sharing Audio Recordings Online ~ Free Technology for Teachers | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"Adding an audio message to your classroom blog or website can be a good way to help deliver important messages to your students and their parents. Posting an audio message, even if it covers the same content as a written message, can increase the chances that a visitor to your blog will take notice of something important. Adding an audio message to your blog or website is not difficult to do. Here are five free services that you can use to add an audio message to your blog or website."


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, December 27, 2013 11:03 PM

librarians, teachers, or students could  record book  talks. Link to them with QR codes in your books.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Metta - Create Multimedia Presentations and Save Them In Google Drive

Free Technology for Teachers: Metta - Create Multimedia Presentations and Save Them In Google Drive | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"Metta is a digital presentation tool that has been featured here in the past. Metta allows you to combine videos from YouTube, pictures from the web or from your desktop, text, and voice recordings to create a presentation. The latest Metta development allows you to save your presentations in your Google Drive account. To use this option log into Metta by using your Google account athttp://metta.io/create and leave the “Connect to Google Drive” checkbox on."


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Wish our school district used Google Drive & google docs. The possibilities of Metta + Google seem fantastic.

 

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators

Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
In K-12 education, it's a challenge to navigate the copyright and fair use waters. What can educators use? How can they use it? VideoAmy has collected some fun, engaging videos to help teachers and students understand the confusing subject.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Lourense Das
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This animated presentation is very good, albeit fast. I wonder if there is a similar one for school students. The younger we get kiddos to understand the purpose or the idea behind copyright, the easier to explain all the ramifications later when the students are older.

 

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Lourense Das's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:45 AM

9 free videos on copyright, ethical use of information; creation, remixing, mashing up and reuse of information

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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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Excellent article!

 

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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I wish I could get this as a poster.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

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Prezi of 60 CCSS Resources - Awesome collection


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I will be sharing this with our staff.

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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 3:45 PM

Just what I always wanted! I do want to use this for educational use. It is a great thing to share. Thank you so much for putting this together! 

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48 Common Core Standards-aligned Teaching Tools

48 Common Core Standards-aligned Teaching Tools | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
A collection of websites & mobile apps that are aligned to the Common Core Standards and can be used in the classroom by K-12 teachers.

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Love EdShelf!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:00 PM

Some free, some paid, but a great list of sites to share with teachers!

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Narrativs

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Stories that move us

Description by New Learning Times

 

"Everyone has a Story to Tell
Do you have a story you would like to share? Do you enjoy reading short stories?Narrativs believes that everyone has a story to tell and aims to connect people all over the world through storytelling. Narrativs has created a digital space where aspiring writers can gain support for their work and receive constructive criticism. On the Narrativs website everyone is invited to submit a poem or short story – fiction or non-fiction. The Narrativs editing team provides feedback on the submission and the author is encouraged to make the necessary changes. After the piece goes through the editing process the story is then published on the Narrativs site and readers can rate and write comments in reaction to the story. This new publishing format allows one to learn about the world from many different perspectives by reading this diverse collection of stories.

 

"Social Entrepreneurship 
Narrativs aims to give everyone a voice, not only by creating a platform for writers to share their work, but also by financially supporting non- profit projects that promote literacy. Founder, Rachel Ngoc Anh Bui was inspired to develop Narrativs after listening to a global responsibility-focused speech by the prince of Norway. Narrativs plans to gather the best stories from the site to publish in a book. The money that the book generates will be given to groups that aid education in developing countries. The Narrativs team hopes to inspire others to find ways to develop businesses that make the world a better place. The team has been visiting schools in the United States and motivating students to create businesses that are socially responsible. Narrativs is creating a valuable narrative around both digital authorship and global citizenship."

 


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This sounds so powerful and I am now on my way to try it.

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Margaret Waage's comment, August 31, 2013 1:58 PM
I love this idea because it is true. What I love even more is the idea of sharing narratives because that experience is what connects us to each other.
mtmeme's curator insight, August 31, 2013 3:01 PM

Interesting type of support!

harish magan's comment, September 3, 2013 8:16 AM
It is indeed very powerful and wish to study deep on the subject.
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Common Core & PARCC - see attached file for info on PARCC field tests in MA

I saw this summary of the Common Core. I thought it was an excellent introduction into one of the major education policy changes taking place in the Commonwealth. Please know that with new standa...


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Google+ for Schools- A Must Read Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google+ for Schools- A Must Read Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

"Google+ for Schools is a short guide created by Eric Curts, a Google certified teacher. I have just finished reading it now and thought you might be interested in having a glance as well.This document walks you through a step by step process to learn everything you need in order to start leveraging the power of this social networking platform in schools."


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A must read, especially for the folks who won't allow our district to use Google+   !

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Robert Kibaya's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:43 AM

#web2icm #CommunicationWB

Robert Kibaya's comment, September 9, 2013 10:46 AM
@harisha Surely it is and makes life easy
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:25 PM

Thank you for sharing. I use Google + in my classroom.

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A Fabulous Flow Chart on How Students Should Use Images from The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Fabulous Flow Chart on How Students Should Use Images from The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

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Makes the point: excellent.

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Barbara Atherton Udall's curator insight, July 26, 2013 6:40 PM

Too complicated for my kids, but great to share with teachers!

Dr. Christine Van Hamersveld, Director of Libraries & Instructional Materials - Pasadena ISD's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:42 PM

Great to share with students - the how and why of citing images from the web.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:53 PM

flow chart on how to use images from the web

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Here's The Full Text And Video Of Obama's Speech On Trayvon Martin Today | Business Insider

Here's The Full Text And Video Of Obama's Speech On Trayvon Martin Today | Business Insider | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama surprised reporters in the White House briefing room Friday, delivering remarks on the case involving the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 20, 2013 1:47 AM

I find Mr. Obama shows his greatest strengths when addressing imatters related to race.

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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning.


School librarians are critical to the success of digital learning initiatives, and they deserve a place at the table in discussions about digital learning: That’s the message behind a new awareness campaign that targets K-12 superintendents and other senior school district leaders.


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:39 AM

El rol del bibliotecario/a en el aprendizaje digital.

Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, January 1, 2014 7:27 PM

In 2013 I learned about Maker Projects and Student-created information. Wonder what will emerge in 2014?

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:06 AM
Why school librarians are critical to digital learning
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"When in doubt, go to the library"

"When in doubt, go to the library" | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
When in doubt go to the library...the school library media specialist is so on board with this

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Of course!

 

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How little libraries get people reading - Independent Online

How little libraries get people reading - Independent Online | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

There's no card catalogue or late fees. The informal lending libraries work under a simple principle: “take a book, return a book.”


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I will be setting up my little library soon!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 24, 2013 3:18 PM

A great community idea to encourage your neighbourhood to read.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:07 AM

Lovely idea

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Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts

Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/ 

 

(Unearted by Andres Taborga)


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Quick collection of tools to create infographics. 

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Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 2014 3:48 PM

Good tools to make Infographics

becool's curator insight, May 4, 2015 6:40 AM

Infographics voor zij die er nog steeds zot van zijn.

Sahana Chattopadhyay's curator insight, May 4, 2015 11:59 PM

Infographics are great tools to present curated and focused content from a specific perspective. 

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Libraries in Unlikely Places | LISNews:

Libraries in Unlikely Places | LISNews: | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
...on horseback, in supermarkets, in vending machines, on burros, in Walmart stores, etc. BookRiot has put together a list of unlikely locations for libraries. For example, here's the pack horse library in Hindman Kentucky.
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Excellent photo & article to pair with That Book Woman by Heather Henson and David Small.

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Literacy standards are falling, so why are we closing libraries?

Literacy standards are falling, so why are we closing libraries? | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Today’s report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) makes for depressing reading about the state of numeracy and literacy in England (Scotland and Wales weren’t subj...

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, October 9, 2013 8:33 AM

Sad to see the things like this... :-(

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 11, 2013 5:58 PM

Hear, hear to this quote from the article - "Well stocked libraries staffed by knowledgeable professionals who are able to support and understand the educational needs of children can play a key role in ensuring high levels of literacy amongst the next generation"

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:30 AM

Every librarian should make sure that everyone reads this. 

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Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic

Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

 

 


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I know I can use this!

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 29, 2013 11:36 PM

Handy tool.

Alexis Tzormpatzakis's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:01 AM

I always needed a fast way to do this. I hope it helps

Danniella Garces's curator insight, October 6, 2013 6:09 PM

las quiero

 

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Mapping Media to the Common Core » What do you want to CREATE today?

Mapping Media to the Common Core » What do you want to CREATE today? | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
RT @wfryer: more resources & ideas related to visual literacy on Mapping Media to the Common Core http://t.co/5Y1szLf539 :-) #moedchat
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I have been following Wes Fryer for quite a while now. Here is an example of why.

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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 Reilley 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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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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100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers)

100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it
Whether you're a librarian or just looking to learn, these are some of the best blogs on the planet when it comes to education. From 1 to 100, each blog has a different take on what you should know about today's libraries and learning.

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A great compilation of blogs

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Lisa Price Moorehead's curator insight, July 28, 2013 10:55 PM

All educators should do what we expect our students to do -- learn from each other!  Gain knowledge from the experience of others! 

Jan Watts's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:47 PM

Looking to expand your personal learning networks or explore the blogosphere?  Just what you needed.....

Jan Watts's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:48 PM

ooking to expand your personal learning networks or play in the blogosphere? Look no further.....

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic] | In the Library and out in the world | Scoop.it

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Would be great to use short picture books and compare...

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Elena Savina's curator insight, December 2, 2015 5:33 AM

инфографика, как сделать хорошую историю.

Mary Westcott's curator insight, March 1, 10:14 AM

Maybe a tad too complex for our young students, but still a nice way of understanding the foundations of storytelling!!

Marisa d's curator insight, March 11, 12:22 AM

Maybe a tad too complex for our young students, but still a nice way of understanding the foundations of storytelling!!