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365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources

365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
365 things to make you go

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writing prompts? discussion starters? debates or research?

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:27 PM

Denise and Vicki are correct; these 365 things also make great writing and discussion starters.

netquester's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:32 PM

Excellent  way to start the day

Tui Needham, Career Development Specialist's comment, April 20, 2013 9:01 PM
Like this a lot, some goodies when running workshops and you want get people thinking.

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
“ From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.”
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... so much to learn about and to tryout...

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#STEM #Projects #Guide

Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

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Maximizing Use of Class Time in the Flipped Classroom Setting ^lodgemccammon.com ^ Dr. Lodge McCammon

Maximizing Use of Class Time in the Flipped Classroom Setting ^lodgemccammon.com ^ Dr. Lodge McCammon | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Flipping the classroom is about minimizing the amount of time we are spending on content delivery in the classroom so we can maximize time spent on challenging students to be active, while they collaborate and create. Video lectures are more effective for delivering content to students and can be 60-80% shorter than live lectures. So, if we are using video lectures, what should we do with all that extra class time? Challenge students to…
Walk & Talk
Get Up & Move
Collaborate & Answer Questions
Create Paperslide Videos
Create Lecture Videos
Create Music Videos

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Why Students Should Read

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Why Students Should Read
by Terry Heick
Lately, there’s something about reading that’s bothering me.
I’ve written about it before, but never quite said what I was trying to say because I’m not sure what I mean to say.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 11, 8:45 AM

I can't praise Terry Heick's article highly enough. Keep this with you because you will refer back to it over and over again. It's that powerful.

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The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship Infographic

The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship Infographic | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Digital access, commerce, communication, literacy and etiquette… What do these words have in common? Well, for starters, they are all components of digital citizenship. In fact, these concepts---an...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 4, 10:40 AM

Nice image to use not only during your digital citizenship lessons but as a poster for computer areas in the school.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 5, 9:48 AM

My pick for Infographic of the Week. ;)

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 2, 3:15 AM

The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship Infographic

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Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature | Collections | Library of Congress

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature | Collections | Library of Congress | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Listen to audio-recorded readings of former Consultants in Poetry Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Frost; Nobel Laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Czeslaw Milosz, and renowned writers such as Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood, and Kurt Vonnegut read from their work at the Library of Congress.

The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress dates back to 1943, when Allen Tate was Consultant in Poetry. It contains nearly two thousand recordings—of poets and prose writers participating in literary events at the Library’s Capitol Hill campus as well as sessions at the Library’s Recording Laboratory.

Most of these recordings are captured on magnetic tape reels, and only accessible at the Library itself. In digitizing the archive and presenting it online, the Library hopes to greatly broaden its use and value. The material featured on this online presentation represents a sample of this collection. The site will continue to provide additional items from this archive on a monthly basis over the next several years.

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Just in time for your April Poetry activities!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 21, 10:35 PM

Treasures of literature from the LOC.  Just a click away.

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, April 22, 12:50 AM

Goosebumps alert! Just spent a glorious hour listening to a lecture given by Kurt Vonnegut at the Library of Congress in 1971. The author also read from “Breakfast of Champions,” a book that wowed the preadolescent me when it came out, and set me on a trajectory to read everything Vonnegut would write. The last in my collection is the audiobook “If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?” a collection of commencement speeches and other advice Vonnegut gave to young people. Vonnegut has died. Professional readers narrate the speeches. I had never heard Vonnegut’s voice until tonight. The lecture is part of a newly digitized collection of author and poet talks that the LOC has posted online.  Next I’m going to listen to Ray Bradbury in hopes that he’ll reference “Dandelion Wine,” another novel that I loved when I read it in a high school english class. I’m spoiled today. I hear popular authors speak regularly on the New York City Public Library podcasts. But hearing the voices of great writers who have passed is a real treat. Thanks, LOC, for digitizing these lectures so we can hear them without making a trip to Washington D.C.!

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Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Bloom’s Taxonomy was created in 1956 under the leadership of educational psychologist Dr Benjamin Bloom in order to promote higher forms of thinking in education, such as analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, rather than just remembering facts (rote learning). It is most often used when designing educational, training, and learning processes.

Bloom saw the original Taxonomy as more than a measurement tool. He believed it could serve as a:

common language about learning goals to facilitate communication across persons, subject matter, and grade levels;
basis for determining for a particular course or curriculum the specific meaning of broad educational goals, such as those found in the currently prevalent national, state, and local standards;
means for determining the congruence of educational objectives, activities, and assessments in a unit, course, or curriculum; and
panorama of the range of educational possibilities against which the limited breadth and depth of any particular educational course or curriculum could be contrasted.

The original Taxonomy provided carefully developed definitions for each of the six major categories in the cognitive domain. The categories were Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. With the exception of Application, each of these was broken into subcategories. The categories were ordered from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract. Further, it was assumed that the original Taxonomy represented a cumulative hierarchy; that is, mastery of each simpler category was prerequisite to mastery of the next more complex one.

Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom, and David Krathwohl revisited the cognitive domain in the mid-nineties and made some changes. This new taxonomy reflects a more active form of thinking and is perhaps more accurate. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy improved the usability of it by using action words. The Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic includes some action words that are useful in writing learning objectives.

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This is a nice chart to share with your teachers. 

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Peter Rettig's curator insight, March 22, 7:26 AM

Very interesting, as I had forgotten about Bloom...

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: #BYOD Toolkit Provides Resources Necessary for Success

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: #BYOD Toolkit Provides Resources Necessary for Success | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
“ As Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) becomes and option for more and more schools, it is important to get the right pieces in place. A good place to start is the BYOD Toolkit which is part of the K-12 Blueprint for implementing successful technology initiatives. The Toolkit includes case studies, checklists, step-by-steps, program frameworks, forms, and presentations to help in planning and implementing a BYOD program at the school or district level.”
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Also has examples of AUPs from various school districts.
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Creating Book Trailers

Creating Book Trailers | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

Sometimes it's the last minute ideas that work the best! I had a teacher ask me to present something about creating book trailers to his students. I threw this Slides presentation together, added some sample Powtoons I'd made last week, and they loved it.


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Quick ppt for tips on creating a booktrailer.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, January 22, 11:50 AM

Great way to promote character trait "creative" as a conclusion to reading the book.

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, January 27, 7:49 PM

Great slides to start a convo about book trailers. 

Huish School Library's curator insight, March 2, 11:17 AM

Definitely one to try.

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Reading Is About More Than 'Evidence'

Reading Is About More Than 'Evidence' | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
When students approach reading as only an exercise in seeking out evidence, as the common core recommends, they risk missing out on the value of reading for intrinsic literary value, writes Mia Hood.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 4, 2014 10:13 AM

I love that this article goes beyond the CCSS catchphrase of "what does the evidence say?" Reading for all the "other" reasons has great validity: ideas, curiosity, emotional connection, etc. Worth sharing with your reading teachers and for delving a little deeper into what you REALLY want students to be able to do with the text.

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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 Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides)

How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides) | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself." But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web of resources out there, creative, interesting opportunities for learning-by-making abound for everyone.

Okay, so with all those resources, where should you start to build a makerspace? Here at EdSurge, we've rolled up our sleeves, put on our protective goggles, and built a Maker Guide from scratch, just for you. 

Read on for ideas from the educators and entrepreneurs who think making 24/7, including what is involved with project-based learning and making in the classroom and tried-and-true lessons from the field on starting your makerspace.

Making on a budget? We surely do. We've got ideas for stocking your space with resources from your arts and crafts closet, plus inspiration from educators working to bring makerspaces to low-income and all-girls classrooms.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 23, 5:00 AM

Great for library makerspaces as well!

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The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
We have, however, recently expanded upon our Makerspace offerings thanks to being inspired by several of my librarian friends in our amazing #TLChat PLN! Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.


I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library.  The grouping includes a Lego Creation Station, a Duct Tape Craft Cubby, and a Makey Makey Coding Corner."


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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, June 15, 1:57 PM

Makerspaces are coming to our County - Solana Beach is leading the way! 

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 16, 4:40 AM

Vooral de Duct Tape Craft Cubby spreekt me aan!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: An Open Letter To Principals (Before You Hire A New School Librarian)

The Adventures of Library Girl: An Open Letter To Principals (Before You Hire A New School Librarian) | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

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Share with campus administrators one and all!
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Teaching Geopolitics: Fantasy Football as a Learning Game - Mind/Shift

Teaching Geopolitics: Fantasy Football as a Learning Game - Mind/Shift | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

 "Digital technology made the task easy: rather than sifting through a week’s worth of newspaper clippings for the players’ standings and statistics, he could simply look online. At a glance, he saw where each player stood. Then it came to him: what if he wasn’t swapping Cutler and Brees, but China and Brazil? Just as fantasy football team owners draft, cut, and trade players based on their performance, his students could do the same with countries.

He’d replace passing yards and points per game with political crises and popular uprisings. Since he was struggling to get students interested in international developments, each country’s ability to fight its way into the news of the day would make it more valuable. Students could draft teams of countries—it didn’t matter if they were related—and compete for the newsiest cluster. Lackluster countries would quickly sink to the bottom and get traded, but if an earthquake or military coup struck, say, Indonesia, the student who was following the news most closely could snatch it up before anyone else found out. Nelson dubbed the game Fantasy Geopolitics."


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I like this idea as a way to get our students to follow world news. If we started it with 6th graders studying world geography, perhaps they would continue following the news as they grow older. I will share this with 6th grade social studies teachers as an activity the could have ongoing throughout the year. 

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Making Learning Interactive

Making Learning Interactive | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

Mary Alice Anderson:

 

"Last September I introduced the recently published Student Discovery Sets from the Library of Congress. These ebooks are collections of primary source sets designed to provide interactive, inquiry learning while introducing students to primary sources on common curricular topics."


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Share with ELAR AND SS teachers. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 8, 12:31 PM

Mary Alice Anderson is a great librarian and online teacher. Check out  Teaching Digital Media Literacy in the Content Areas: Teaching with Primary SourcesShe received a Top Online Educator recognition from Walter McKenzie's Surf Aquarium.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 9, 12:22 AM

Inquiry and challenge models work well at all levels

jane fullerton's curator insight, April 9, 8:59 AM

Love these ideas for using the Library of Cngress

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How to Fight Plagiarism in Your Classroom

How to Fight Plagiarism in Your Classroom | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
In 2011, Edutopia published an article discussing how to combat plagiarism. Four years later, we are still looking for ways to fix this problem. In this article, we’ll look at how to identify plagiarism and how to prevent it.

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Helping teachers create research assignments that "live in the moment" and have staggered project deadlines, and creative products, will go a long way toward solving the plagiarism problem. 

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 16, 8:18 AM

Since we all know that technology is not foolproof in detecting plagiarism, this article gives some great tips to combat this perennial problem. Share with your teachers!

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Public Domain

Public Domain | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.Completely free & made available by Pond5.
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Not just for project, but famous speeches, images, video and audio files that can be used for ELAR lessons as well as history.
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Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation | eSchool News | eSchool News

Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation | eSchool News | eSchool News | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
One great project to share with students that can better help them understand how and when they may use images created by others is the Creative Commons project.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 8, 10:38 PM

A really clear article that gives easy to understand info on

Creative Commons! A nice start!


You know I'm all about #4!

Share alike: if the creator allows other to transform their work, they may also state, if someone wants to transform the work, the created image must carry the same Creative Commons license as the one that was transformed. I call this the “pay it forward” option.

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2014 Recordings

2014 Recordings | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
As conference sessions conclude, the links below will begin to take you to the recordings. No results for a link could indicate the session has not been held y…
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Planning to watch Why Google Isn't Enough. Which presentations do you recommend for jh librarians?

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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

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encouraging digital citizenship
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THINK, and acronym for teaching digital citizenship.

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