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Bounce – A fun and easy way to share ideas on a webpage

Bounce is a fun and easy way to share ideas on a webpage.
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Great way to add additional directions or information on a webpage for students. Guided practice for website evaluation? Highlight features of the online catalog or database

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Media Fluency

Lee Crockett of the 21st Century Fluency Project presents the 2 Ls of Media Fluency, which are a common language for educators and learners to share. This is a structured…
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Another great video explaining the skills we need to teach our students. Media fluency is summed up with two words, Listen and Leverage. They are the basics of understanding media and creating media.

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Reinventing Learning in the Library - TCEA's Lunch and Learn

Reinventing Learning in the Library - TCEA's Lunch and Learn | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
This site has been built to provide participants with access to the resources shared during TCEA's Lunch and Learn webinar bundle.
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Great ideas and resources for all librarians.

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The Librarian in the Middle: Sip and See Our New Books

The Librarian in the Middle: Sip and See Our New Books | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

Via Mary Reilley Clark
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I think I'll try this with books that cover the last grading period content. Research is the big push in our curriculum the last 6 weeks and there isn't enough of the library/librarian to go around. Perhaps some of the teachers will choose to use the books from the library in their classrooms instead of going to the computer labs. (There aren't enough of them to go around either.)

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50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Use some of these ideas in your library lessons. The ELA teacher will love it. 

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Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions \ The Lab

Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions \ The Lab | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
'Essential questions' are all too often lower order. And not that essential.

 

When we're working with schools on our Design Thinking School programme, one of the easiest ways to explain what we're looking for in the way a project is set, is whether the statement or questions being asked can be Googled easily: is this a Googleable or Not Googleable topic?


Via Dennis T OConnor
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I love this simple way to explain a good "essential question."

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, March 15, 2013 3:15 AM
I agree.. his work and videos are at www.shodor.org
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, March 15, 2013 3:15 AM
I agree.. his work and videos are at www.shodor.org
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 15, 2013 3:19 AM
Thanks, will take a look.
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TOP TEN REASONS TO HAVE STUDENTS BLOG ABOUT THEIR READING EXPERIENCES by Russ Anderson

TOP TEN REASONS TO HAVE STUDENTS BLOG ABOUT THEIR READING EXPERIENCES by Russ Anderson | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
About a year and a half ago, a few of my colleagues and I had our students begin blogging about their independent reading. Some students finished four posts a year. Some students finished ten. Some...
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Must get my virtual book club going!

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Are Librarians Still Important? | Scholastic.com

Are Librarians Still Important? | Scholastic.com | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
In a word, yes. In fact, they may be an administrator's most underutilized resource. Learn how schools are freeing them up to help students, faculty, and principals find the information they need.
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73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities

73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
A new Pew study looks at teachers' increased technology use, but also expresses educators' concerns about the digital divide.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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This article is more about use of technology in the classroom and access than it is about cell phone use. 

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, March 4, 2013 8:19 AM
True; the cell phone is just becoming a more ubiquitous tool in schools that once banned them entirely.
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Transitions to Digital Media | District Administration Magazine

Transitions to Digital Media | District Administration Magazine | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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Very good article in a journal for administrators! Nice to see advocacy in the right place!

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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: So...You Wanna Be A Good Digital Citizen

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: So...You Wanna Be A Good Digital Citizen | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
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Beyond Pockets of Excellence in Blogging

Beyond Pockets of Excellence in Blogging | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
There are many, many pockets of excellence in classroom/student blogging out there. These blogs are driven, coached and nurtured by educators who "get it". They get how blogging makes a difference ...
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Share with teachers...blogging in the classroom.

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Information Fluency

Lee Crockett of the 21st Century Fluency Project presents the 5 As of Information Fluency, which are a common language for educators and learners to share. This…
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Very nice video succinctly states the skills of information literacy.

Ask

Acquire

Analyze

Apply

Assess

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News Discovery: 23 Alternatives to Google Reader

News Discovery: 23 Alternatives to Google Reader | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
So the really big news yesterday, outstripping that of a new Pope is the news that Google is Powering Down Google Reader, which for many people is a total disaster.

Via Robin Good
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Anyone still using Google Reader? I'm going to move over to Feedly but may look at what Google + offers to take Reader's place as well. 

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Jen Fuhrman-Kestler's curator insight, March 28, 2013 11:15 AM

Will  be interesting to see how brands use the new version of Flipboard

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 31, 2013 3:30 PM

I recently moved all of my Rss feeds over to Feedburner. However FB doesn't display results in any kind of sophisticated graphic format. It might be time for another change! 

Ruth Bass's curator insight, April 1, 2013 12:24 PM

add your insight...

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About the Open Directory Project

About the Open Directory Project | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

The Open Directory follows in the footsteps of some of the most important editor/contributor projects of the 20th century. Just as the Oxford English Dictionary became the definitive word on words through the efforts of volunteers, the Open Directory follows in its footsteps to become the definitive catalog of the Web.

 

The Open Directory was founded in the spirit of the Open Source movement, and is the only major directory that is 100% free. There is not, nor will there ever be, a cost to submit a site to the directory, and/or to use the directory's data. The Open Directory data is made available for free to anyone who agrees to comply with our free use license.


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Table of Contents for the WWW. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 12, 2013 6:47 PM

This directory is curated; editors select the content and place it in categories. As the site says, there are over 5 million sites, over a million categories and almost 100,000 editors.[i] There is a lot to browse. Fortunately for younger searchers, the content is, for the most part, safe (some information is suggestive).


[i] Dmoz.org, accessed on March 5, 2013, http://www.dmoz.org/.

Neo Puesto Pal'dinero's comment, March 17, 2013 5:07 AM
there is so much to browser
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Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu - The Digital Shift

Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu - The Digital Shift | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

By Kathyh Ishizuka

 

"The ability for classrooms to beam in authors, subject experts, and fellow students from around the world has been one of the great advantages afforded by Skype. Commonly used by librarians and other K–12 educators to provide real-time engagement for their students, the service just got better. As of today, existing members of Skype in the classroom or new registrants can use Skype’s Group Video Calling free of charge.

 

"A feature previously available only to paid Skype Premium subscribers, Group Video Calling allows users to connect via Webcam with up to 10 parties. Skype’s blog post details instructions for signing up for free video calling. (Authentication may take 48 hours)"


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Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ... | Video on TED.com

"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011.
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Poetry Slam!

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Information Fluency Video

Information Fluency Video | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
We received so many requests for videos of the Fluencies, we have created one for each of them. Here is the Information Fluency video. Please share this link with your friends and colleagues. More ...
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School library and student achievement | Infographic

School library and student achievement | Infographic | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

This infographic captures the impact of the school library and the school library staff on student learing, reading and academic achievement.


Via Karen Bonanno, Ann Vega
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Nice one to post on your webpage. 

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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:20 AM
Very good stuff
Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:20 AM
Very good stuff
Cindy Rogers's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:53 AM

This graphic speaks for itself.

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Bookish Pinterest Directory

Bookish Pinterest Directory | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
The Bookish Pinterest Directory is the place to find book-related Pinterest boards and connect with libraries, librarians, authors, publishers and others using Pinterest. This Pinterest directory i...

Via GwynethJones, Ann Vega
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Good list of Pinterest boards for librarians

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Linda Dougherty's comment, February 21, 2013 7:18 PM
Now to go pin this on my Pinterest boards!
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 23, 2013 9:53 AM
Brilliant! Thank you
Anne McLean's curator insight, February 25, 2013 11:43 PM

More great uses for Pinterest

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Booktalk Resources

Booktalk Resources | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

If you are interested in getting started creating and sharing booktalks there are a number of great locations that you can visit to begin. Here are a few excellent online book talk resources that librarians, teachers, and students can use to get started on booktalking:

 


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Beth Walker Mustar's curator insight, February 20, 2013 9:46 AM

A great list of "go-to" resources.

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Getting Started with Primary Source Research for Teachers and Students

Getting Started with Primary Source Research for Teachers and Students | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
The National Archives Digital Classroom: Primary Sources, Activities and Training for Educators and Students.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 17, 2013 5:19 PM

Check it out!!!

 

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 20, 2013 4:04 AM

Useful overview of resources, tools, activities and more [in English] related to USA education, but also interesting for others

lfredric's curator insight, February 20, 2013 9:34 AM

Excellent links for research  LF