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Blind Date with a Book!

Blind Date with a Book! | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

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Via Janet Kenney on the Google + TL Chat community.  This would be so popular in high school!

Rebecca Lainey Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 2013 1:55 PM

Here's another reading incentive idea--make students go on a 'blind date' with a good book.  This would definitely work well for high schoolers.

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Fantastic Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship Education in Your Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Fantastic Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship Education in Your Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Here are some fantastic resources for teaching digital citizenship education in the classroom.
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Great resources to have on hand for you, teachers, and parents.

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Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Resources for parent presentations on digital citizenship.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: digital citizenship

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: digital citizenship | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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This is a "digital citizenship" search result of posts to Educational Technology and Mobile Learning . Lots of resources from posters to videos. 

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.
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Resources for teaching digital citizenship.

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How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
You may have seen my post on "Talking QR Codes" and here's another tip for adding your own voice to a QR code.  RecordMP3 is a fantastic site that lets users record their voice using the microphone...

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Just what we need to have students' booktalks/reviews linked to qr codes inside the books.

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 6, 11:22 AM

The power of your #voice... Use it!

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Want to leave a clue QR for your kids as they work through an assignment?

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 16, 12:27 AM

Great idea to make it more interesting for the students.

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Librarians on the Fly: Why Educators should have these Apps on Their iPADS

Librarians on the Fly: Why Educators should have these Apps on Their iPADS | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

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I learned about a couple of new apps and I like the description of use by educators on each. Share with your teachers. 

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Great Interactive Tutorials to Raise Search Savvy Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Interactive Tutorials to Raise Search Savvy Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
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Interactive tutorials to use in teaching web search and evaluation. 

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A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images - OEDB.org

A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images - OEDB.org | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
I'm often asked where to go to find high-quality and hi-resolution still images for reuse so I've put together this guide. There have been several new ima
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While many of these image resources are known, this is a very nice list with explanations of licensing and search strategies. 

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Every iOS 7 Trick You Will Need for iPhone Utopia - MakeUseOf

Every iOS 7 Trick You Will Need for iPhone Utopia - MakeUseOf | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
From putting folders in the dock to blocking incoming calls, there are lots of iOS tips and features that many new and veteran users are still unaware of. Though iOS is nearing its eighth incarnation, iOS 7 is only a year old and still bearing many new fruits in terms of productivity if you know…

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I need to learn to use some of these features. 

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11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth

11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth by Saga Briggs, opencolleges.edu.au There’s a certain class of mistakes that all educators can eliminate with conscious effort, and in this post we outline 11 of them.

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An article to share at the beginning of the year and midterm. ;-)

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 5, 7:48 AM

Yes, I saw myself in some of these! As school librarians are morphing more and more into the role of teaching, this is an excellent article to read and reflect upon. The author not only points out the bad habit but suggests ways to alter it into a good one. 

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How a Raccoon Became an Aardvark

How a Raccoon Became an Aardvark | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
On Wikipedia, the wisdom of the crowd often rules—as insensible as the crowd can be.
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Students Learn Best When You Do This

Students Learn Best When You Do This | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Students Learn Best When You Do This
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Teachers and librarians all need to read this again before school starts or before planning lessons....

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- Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites With Educational Portal

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.
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Nice list of  Web2.0 tools for the under 13 set or when you want the students accounts under your  main account.  Some fees apply.

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JLG Booktalks to Go 2014 - LiveBinder

Children's Literature booktalks and resources for teaching them
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Great resource that matches booktalks with extra websites and information to enrich the experience.

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Best iPhone and iPad apps to help you learn a new language! - iMore

Best iPhone and iPad apps to help you learn a new language! - iMore | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

"Looking for the best iPhone apps and Best iPad apps to help you learn a new language? No matter what language you want to learn, there are hundreds of options available in the App Store. Whether you're getting ready to travel the world or just feel it's important to know another language, it's never too late to learn. Luckily, the days of having to pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars for online or tape courses are long gone. However, that doesn't mean all language learning apps are created equal. These are the language learning apps for iPhone and iPad that we think are the absolute best!``


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I'm thinking it may be time to learn Spanish. 

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encouraging digital citizenship

encouraging digital citizenship | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
encouraging digital citizenship
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THINK, and acronym for teaching digital citizenship.

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Creative Commons and Flickr - a solution found!

Creative Commons and Flickr - a solution found! | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
I've written before about the amazing collection of Creative Commons images that are available on Flickr, which are perfect for students (and teachers!) to use when creating any sort of visual cont...
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Yea!  Easily attribute CC images found on Flickr! 

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Terms of Service Cheat Sheet for Parents & Teachers - Edudemic

Terms of Service Cheat Sheet for Parents & Teachers - Edudemic | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
If you have email, iTunes, Facebook, or any other online account, then you are familiar with Terms of Service; you know, those excessively long, confusing legal documents that we all click “accept” on so that we can download the latest episode of...
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Add to digital media literacy/citizenship lessons.
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Hashtags, Twitter Chats and TweetDeck for Education

Hashtags, Twitter Chats and TweetDeck for Education | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Twitter chats are one of the best ways for educators to connect with other educators, exchange and debate ideas, ask for help and provide assistance, find new resources and take action. The challen...
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Primary Source Sets | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Primary Source Sets | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Sets of primary sources on baseball, Jamestown, Jim Crow laws, the Civil War, immigration, Spanish exploration, and the Dust Bowl from the Library of Congress including photos, maps, manuscripts, audio files, films, sheet music, and cartoons.
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Share this link with social studies teachers. 

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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 | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

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As if I didn't have enough to do this summer! Check these out, many are new to me!

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Check them out!

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Part 1: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit ~ 21st Century Educational Technology for Learning

Part 1: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit ~ 21st Century Educational Technology for Learning | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"Welcome to a post and the summer of 2014… at least in the USA. I have a real treat for you in the next two weeks. I will be sharing some of those websites I feel should be in every teacher’s toolbox! I have forty… maybe more… and I am sending out ten new ones in each post. Remember I am picking these from thousands.  It is my way of saying happy summer!   First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS."


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Teaching and Learning toolkit

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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 | Information for Librarians | 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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Planning on sharing with teachers  in Aug. 

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 12, 9:23 PM

I will be sharing this with a lot of people!

 

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Ten Pointers Promoting Academics In Online Discussions.. Digital Citizenship Series

Ten Pointers Promoting Academics In Online Discussions.. Digital Citizenship Series | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I am certain will help you, and many others, as you facilitate online discussion forums to promote real learning.   First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or...
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Great post. Useful for online discussion in any content area.

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Solar Panels Drain the Sun's Energy, Experts Say

Solar Panels Drain the Sun's Energy, Experts Say | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Scientists say that solar panels not only collect the sun's rays to convert into energy, but also force the sun to produce more energy.
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Good bogus article to use in your website evaluation lessons.

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