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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 15 Great Places to Find Free Webinars

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 15 Great Places to Find Free Webinars | Information in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, March 3, 2013 11:27 AM

Julie Greller has compiled a varieity of webinars one can use to improve themselves or a group of peers.  What really makes webinars unique is the ability to participate live or observe later anytime, anywhere as well as at one's own pace. 

 

The list includes webinars like Discovery Education, Simple K12, PBS Teachers, Shelly Terrell's Free Friday Webinars, edtechteacher, and others.  Another webinar series I would suggest checking out is LiveBinders' Knowledge Sharing Place http://goo.gl/R7jY0

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 30 Web Sites to Teach You About Technology Integration

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 30 Web Sites to Teach You About Technology Integration | Information in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Still, I try to use what we have to prepare our students for when they graduate and go out into the world. No matter what they will do in their career, whether it's an auto mechanic or a lawyer, they will need these digital skills. If you are still wary about technology, it is time to jump into the water. We don't want you and your students left behind.


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What should an Administrator expect a School Library Media Specialist to be

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What should an Administrator expect a School Library Media Specialist to be?


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Rita Godwin's curator insight, April 20, 2013 10:54 PM

Great infographic that shows the many roles a school librarian has. Great tool to post or share with an administrator.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 18 Fun Resources to Help Kids With Vocabulary

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The League of Extraordinary Librarians: media specialists are leading the way as tech superheroes

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Meet the latest tech superheroes: school librarians. According to School Library Journal’s 2012 School Technology Survey, media specialists are leading the charge to bring new media, mobile devices, social apps, and web-based technologies into our nation’s classrooms.

 

So far, the results have been pretty impressive: 87 percent of school librarians report that they’re in charge of their library’s technology, with 60 percent adding that they’ve also introduced it into the classroom. Furthermore, 44 percent now serve on their school’s tech team, and in these budget-troubled times, when many library positions are on the line, that role may mean increased job security. In fact, 55 percent of the elementary, middle, and high school librarians that responded to our survey say that their tech skills have increased their value in administrators’ eyes.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 24, 2013 5:09 AM

Librarians are tech superheroes as well!

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101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers That You Should Know About

101 of the best web 2.0 tools for teachers by GoEd Online.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 18, 2013 1:15 PM

Intersting list for teachers beginning to use EdTech in their classrooms. 

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Playing by the Book: What eBooks Do Best

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The workshop that I'm giving at this week's Sandbox Summit is called Play by the Book: Exploring Classic Stories in Games, and it focuses on developing game opportunities in classic stories like Hansel and Gretel.

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5 Education Apps That Don't Exist (But Should) - Edudemic

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There are education apps for just about everything. But not all are very useful. Here's my wishlist of apps that we desperately need in education.

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, April 22, 2013 8:10 AM

Having been teaching with a tablet in my classroom for nearly a year it has become evident that the market for Education apps still isn’t quite right. I think this is most evident in the fact that the course I run training teachers to use an iPad effectively in the classroom features almost no ‘education’ apps. I do one session (out of 7) that revolves around subject-specific apps, but other than this, the apps that are used on a day-to-day basis are commercial, and often free.

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Family Literacy Day

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Information about what is happening in the MD of Foothills to celebrate Family Literacy. Check out the schedule... http://t.co/OOZUvZ3b
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 15 Great Places to Find Free Webinars

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, March 3, 2013 11:27 AM

Julie Greller has compiled a varieity of webinars one can use to improve themselves or a group of peers.  What really makes webinars unique is the ability to participate live or observe later anytime, anywhere as well as at one's own pace. 

 

The list includes webinars like Discovery Education, Simple K12, PBS Teachers, Shelly Terrell's Free Friday Webinars, edtechteacher, and others.  Another webinar series I would suggest checking out is LiveBinders' Knowledge Sharing Place http://goo.gl/R7jY0

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 340+ Sites with Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts for the iPad

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 340+ Sites with Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts for the iPad | Information in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Great links to tips, tricks and shortcuts for the iPad from Julie Greller. As she states, there may be some duplicates, but all are selected by a media specialist. As well as links to many sites there are also some videos including one on Setting up Shortcuts for iPhone and iPad and Seven iPad Keyboard Tricks. 


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2013 World Airsoft Media Specialist Summit - Popular Airsoft News

2013 World Airsoft Media Specialist Summit - Popular Airsoft News | Information in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Dr. Airsoft sent in an email for those who are interested in attending the 2013 World Airsoft Media Specialist Summit (War MeSS) which is a new tradition for the airsoft media during the SHOT Show.


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Here's to another fun night in VEGAS!  Hope we can make it in 2013!

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20 Ways to Use Edmodo

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AnnaB's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:06 AM

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carldowse's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:11 AM

Edmodo provides a simple to set-up, easy to use virtual learning environment which is especially suited to smaller groups. It's a hosted service (unlike Moodle) and works quite well on mobile devices. If you're thinking of offering a blended learning package to your learners then it's a good place to start.

Anne-Mart Olsen's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:12 AM

I found that edmodo was particularly useful, as student easily identified with the platform.

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Wow to create a (classroom) Community: Edmodo

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Edmodo is a free web tool that allow Teachers to easily create a Community (under Parents permission) for their Classrooms

Where to start? Create a free teacher's account here

 

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 24 Infographics For Teacher-Librarians and Media Specialists

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@Joe_Mazza @pammoran @shannonmmiller @cybraryman1 Have u seen these? http://t.co/NkvrBexz

 

 


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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 12, 2013 8:06 AM

Links to TL infographics

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The 7 types of social media specialists

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Over the last few weeks, I've sat in a bunch of meetings where the skill set of social media specialists have been a hot topic.


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What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists

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What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists StateImpact Florida What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists · House Committee Approves Bill Creating Three High School Diploma Options · House Speaker Says New Tests May Not Be...

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Web 2.0 Projects - The Lesson I Never Learn

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"I work with a teacher to develop a project facilitated by educational technology…usually utilizing various web 2.0 sites. It will be the most awesome project ever! Students will create images, videos, soundtracks and everything else known to man. As the students say, “It will be epic!” I do my planning making sure the sites are functional, student accounts are created, etc. I create a demo project to demonstrate to the students. If their project is going to be epic…mine is going to be epic-er! Then, the teacher asks me the dreaded question…the one I am never prepared for."


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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, April 22, 2013 8:02 AM

Library Observatory is an interactive tool for searching and visualizing the DPLA collections, accompanied by an interactive documentary that weaves together history, visualizations, and audio about the making, use, and enduring significance of library data and the collections they describe.

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New Survey Uncovers Big Trends In Online Learning - Edudemic

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Who actually buys education technology? What do teachers think about online learning? A new survey details the major trends in online learning.

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, April 22, 2013 8:01 AM

The role of online learning in education is a hot topic right now. But who is actually taking advantage of this service? Teachers? Students? Who is using it bolster their academic endeavors? What are current and former online students saying about the process? A new study is out from the great folks at HotChalk (big fan, great name) and it takes an in-depth look at trends in online learning, who is buying edtech, where they’re buying it, the popularity of print vs digital media, etc.

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Introduction - Issues ...about Change, Professional Learning Communities: What Are They And Why Are They Important?, Volume 6, Number 1

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UNESCO launches online course in Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue

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(news from UNESCO website) UNESCO supports the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and Intercultural Dialogue University Network in the launch of an online course in MIL and intercultural dialogue...
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22 Great Places If You Teach Research Skills - A Media Specialist's Guide

22 Great Places If You Teach Research Skills - A Media Specialist's Guide | Information in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Are you looking for great resources to teach students how to do research online? Then check out this post. The links range from resources geared to elementary school to middle school and high school. How do you create a bibliography? Evaluate a website? Learn new search techniques? These and other skills are available in the links provided.


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Couchigian's curator insight, January 22, 2013 7:43 PM

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom | Information in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"How Much Did Steve Jobs Change the World? You might be reading this on your iPhone, iPad or computer, but whether or not you have a Macintosh or a PC, Steve Jobs is responsible for so much of the technology we are using today. Did you know that Windows computers copied the drop-down window interface from Apple computers? Yes, all true. So today, when the power went out in the school and we couldn't get on the Internet, I noticed what an important part of my life technology has become. Talk about making a dent in the world. Jobs' legacy will live on in generations to come. Here are 39 sites for using one of Jobs' greatest innovations: THE iPAD."


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Couchigian's curator insight, January 22, 2013 7:43 PM

Wonderful Ideas! Students enjoy the subject so much more through an Ipad!!

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TRENDS: Students Are Fleeing Liberal Arts - How It Could Hurt the U.S.

TRENDS: Students Are Fleeing Liberal Arts - How It Could Hurt the U.S. | Information in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

By Steve Yoder

 

"If there’s one thing liberal arts colleges offer, it’s critical thinking. That might be why this spring Occidental College is offering a course called Liberal Arts at the Brink? Navigating the Crisis in Higher Education.


The course examines whether college liberal arts curricula like its own can survive in a time of high unemployment and rising student debt.

 

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[Will] college liberal arts curricula l...survive in a time of high unemployment and rising student debt?

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The number of liberal arts colleges nationwide has dropped from 212 in 1990 to only 130 today, according to a study this summer in the journal Liberal Education.

 

The National Center for Education Statistics says the share of students matriculating with a liberal arts degree, as a percentage of all graduates, dropped slightly from 2004 to 2010 from 3 to 2.8 percent."

 

Read more at http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/01/09/Jilting-Liberal-Arts-Can-Hurt-the-US-to-a-Degree.aspx#iGlxHkXgrvFWy8Tf.99

 

Related posts by Deb via REVELN:

 

We’re in a Bubble – It’s Higher Education   Right Sizing Your Education Options

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:47 PM

Are we becoming "job" driven or are we becoming an economy of individuals?  It may another signal of the dawn of the freelance and electronic/independents economy, which may also mean we either self-fund and study what we want to study, curriculum or not.  ~ Deb

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Edmodo vs Blogging

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Edmodo vs.Blogging in the classroom.


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Karen Sampson's curator insight, June 17, 2:54 PM

I like this site for our Middle School teachers. The teachers need advice and choices on how they will integrate the new 1:1 iPad Airs in their teaching and how students will share their thoughts and work. This site gives a thoughtful comparison between what features blogging and Edmodo offer.