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22 Ways to Apply Blooms Taxonomy to Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

22 Ways to Apply Blooms Taxonomy to Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
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Interesting summary of ways to use Twitter in teaching--nicely categorized according to Bloom's Tax.  Our school is a pilot school for BYOD in Fall 2013, so I'm putting together resources for teachers interested in using tools such as Twitter.

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and t

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 14, 7:37 PM

Sweet BYOD Batman! @teachingwthsou comes through again with a great resource!

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The corridor of uncertainty: Learning to focus

The corridor of uncertainty: Learning to focus | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
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Another interesting post from Alastair Creelman's blog--this time on the importance of learning to focus.  He wonders if we need to be teaching this critical skill in these days of multi-tasking.

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Jesse Desjardins - @jessedee

Jesse Desjardins - @jessedee | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
You don't make friends with bad PowerPoint presentations.
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Desjardins' latest "You Suck At Powerpoint" will definitely reach high school audiences--except the part about paying for professional layouts.  His points are emphatic, visually appealing, and memorable--something that he is urging everyone to strive for in their PPt presentations.  I highly recommend this slideshow.

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11 Teaching Strategies For Spotting The Blind Spots In Your Classroom

11 Teaching Strategies For Spotting The Blind Spots In Your Classroom | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
  via TeachThought When Stanford Professor Lee Shulman was first enmeshed in the research that led to Board certification of teachers by NBPTS, I asked him – in a hotel bathroom, of all places...
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Teacher Candidates (formerly known as "student teachers") arrive in our school next week.  A colleague was suggesting that we try sitting near the front of the classroom (if you have such a position) so that we can observe students as they respond to the TC.  This article will be useful for TCs and all teachers who are interested in thinking about their "blind spots." 

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11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
Next-generation apps that let users text, video chat, shop, and share their pics and videos are attracting teens like catnip.
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It's difficult for teachers and parents to keep up with where kids and teens are going in terms of social media.  This article includes a helpful list.

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8 tasty graphic organizers for primary sources

8 tasty graphic organizers for primary sources | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
Deb Brown, a good friend from the Shawnee Mission, Kansas district, shared a statement with me several years ago and it's rattled around in my head ever since. Primary sources belong to everyone. N...
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Great ways to use primary documents in classes: take a look at a photo accompanied by a series of questions designed to help students really "look" at this type of primary source. This type of exploratory learning is really appealing to students I've taught. Although this articles features American examples, I'm sure Canadian teachers can come up with similar artifacts for our students.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Four Helpful Web Search Strategy Tutorials

Free Technology for Teachers: Four Helpful Web Search Strategy Tutorials | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
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It's always great to have links to web search strategy tutorials.  Being a Nova Scotian, I was already familiar with Vaughan Memorial Library's (Acadia) tutorials.  I'll check out the rest this weekend!

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Everybody 'googles' everything. This tool might make you think!

Everybody 'googles' everything. This tool might make you think! | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
Employers 'google' you. Friends 'google' you. You 'google' you! We are constantly reminded of the importance of our online presence as day after day someone has their world changed by a careless tw...
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Daniel Edwards reminds us how important it is to teach students to curate their online presence.  He advocates  keeping separate social and professional presences and illustrates how Rebelmouse can help with this process.

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21st Century Information Fluency

21st Century Information Fluency | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
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A very rich inquiry process toolkit resource for teachers--check out the research query game in the "Question to Query" section.  Students drag and drop words from a research question into categories that help them recognize what makes a good query.  Terrific for library research classes!

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The Top Ten Challenges of Implementing New Technology - Getting Smart by Guest Author - digital learning, edreform, EdTech, education technology, professional development, technology

The Top Ten Challenges of Implementing New Technology - Getting Smart by Guest Author - digital learning, edreform, EdTech, education technology, professional development, technology | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
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My high school will be a "Bring Your Own Technology" school as of September.  I'll be referring to this list of challenges frequently!

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8 tips and tricks to get the most of Project Gutenberg

8 tips and tricks to get the most of Project Gutenberg | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
If you want to know how to explore Project Gutenberg more effectively and get books faster - here is a bunch of tips & tricks for your convenience.

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Download PG books, search more efficiently for vintage images...this article helps you get the most out of an amazing resource.

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Clip, Annotate, Markup and Permanently Archive Any Web Page with Scribble

Clip, Annotate, Markup and Permanently Archive Any Web Page with Scribble | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
scrible lets you highlight and annotate web pages and easily save, share and collaborate on your web research with others. Sign up for free!

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Scrible looks like a great teaching tool for teacher librarians and others: I can envision teachers requesting that students submit their annotated web research resources prior to their beginning an essay or project.  I'm eager to try this out!

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SLRE's curator insight, August 2, 2013 6:45 AM

Handig app om dingen die je op het web tegenkomt van aantekeningen te voorzien en te bewaren.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 7:54 PM

I haven't read this article but I'm seriously interested in the question implied in the title.....i.e. how to 'mark up' information and get them on the web.  In many cases, I think that's adequate for most people's purpose.

 

I have yet to find a tool that I found really comfortable for doing that.  Maybe this is it.

YB's curator insight, June 22, 9:12 AM

CROCODOC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmWcWbGnpt4

 

A.NNOTATE

 

מגוון של תכניות להערות על PDF

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/top-web-annotation-and-markup-tools/

 

 

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
"Psychology professor Louis Cozolino offers up an essay from his new book The Social Neuroscience of Education in this article for Greater Good. Understanding the whole child is essential in educat...
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The title says it all!  This article will make you stop and consider your own teaching and learning from the perspective of brain research.  

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it

“Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more.”


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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 15, 11:07 AM

This will be good to share at the beginning of the year. I think it will reassure some teachers, and light a fire under others:)

GwynethJones's curator insight, June 15, 11:55 AM

Like my friend Mary Clark said (She's a great follow!)  This is a really great graphic to share with teachers at the start of school! 


I'm also gonna share this on my New Teacher Survival Guide wikipage!

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Curating with ScoopIt.  #pasummit

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The corridor of uncertainty: Reading on paper or screen - what's the difference?

The corridor of uncertainty: Reading on paper or screen - what's the difference? | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
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An interesting look at our reading habits and preferences: on paper or screen.  One key finding in the research is that we tend to take reading on screen less seriously.  

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Holly Clark, Author at Edudemic

Holly Clark, Author at Edudemic | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
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A recent article by Google Certified Teacher Holly Clark asks the question "Do Your Students Know How to Search?".   She argues that we need to be teaching search skills and cautions that the new digital divide will be between those who can search and curate information and those who cannot.

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4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating

4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic When was the last time your students said“Wow, that worksheet changed my life”?  Can you even remember a similar cookie cutter classroom activity or assignment from your days as...
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Teachers at my high school are discussing learning goals: how to articulate them, communicate them, and assess learning outcomes.  We are fortunate to have a significant Arts component to our school curriculum, so we are frequently questioning the connections between creativity, learning and assessing learning.  This brief article states some obvious points, but also reminds us how critical it is to examine the substance within the well-crafted creative product.

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Blissfully Wired: 10 Rules for Digital Happiness

Blissfully Wired: 10 Rules for Digital Happiness | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
  via CNN I'm the Luddite professor: My students are not allowed to use cell phones or laptops in my classes. During the break, they can power up and engage in a text and email frenzy for ten ...
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Suzanne Smith's comment, September 26, 2013 4:43 PM
Interestingly, the author of this article teaches in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. She asks all her students not to use cell phones or laptops during class and then examines what happens in the classroom. I think we can all learn some very important things about ourselves and our communal lives from engaging in shared "time out" from our electronic devices.
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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David  Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
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An important reminder of the growing importance of content curation.  As a teacher librarian in high school, I find this aspect of my work has become more vital as students continue to be overwhelmed by the volume of information confronting them at the start of every new assignment.  Their default is often, understandably, to turn to the simplest source and skim the surface.  Good curation can help direct them to richer resources.

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eclection - Speed Dating For Books

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I'd like to try adapting this process for a class or lunch-time library activity. I'd been thinking about applying "speed dating" to reading and...voila!  A post on this idea the same day.  

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Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive

Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
Storytelling is the most effective to way to get your point across. Here are some expert tips for doing it right.
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Although this article targets a business audience, there are strong applications to teaching and learning.  We can introduce students to digital story-telling tools and use the pointers in this article to help them develop more effective presentations.

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:46 PM

The first part of the article is a story from the business world, but after that the information is very relevant for education and also for PR in education.  I will read this again to think about when I have to do a presentation for my library.

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- Create a Culture of Questioning and Inquiry

- Create a Culture of Questioning and Inquiry | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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It's good to be reminded before the new semester that we need to be nurturing a culture of inquiry in our classes.  Nancy White suggests some ways of doing this--of getting away from the "just-tell-me-what-I-need-to-do" response.  She also provides a short list of books on this subject at the end of her post. 

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25 hilarious street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading

25 hilarious street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
There are many ways to express that books are an essential part of our life. Using books as building materials is not necessarily the good way. Street art

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Astounding images...I'd love to see similar works of art on schools across Canada!

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Tania Sheko's curator insight, August 3, 2013 6:16 PM

Lovely book-related street art. wish we had more around Melbourne.

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Leveraging emerging technologies to create virtual libraries | eSchool News

Though still a relatively new concept, flipped learning is making an impact in classrooms across the country--and now, forward-thinking librarians are examining whether flipped learning and emerging technologies can transform traditional school...
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David Loertscher is developing a Virtual Learning Commons template that will be downloadable. Hurray!  This article takes you to that VLC site and outlines the "sections" of a VLC that will help you as a Teacher-Librarian develop one that suits the needs of your students and colleagues.  I can see how such a site will streamline the collaboration process between TLs and classroom teachers as well.

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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...

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Let's hear it for grit, empathy and initiative!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:53 PM

These align nicely with the information fluency dispositions we share at: 

http://21cif.com/resources/difcore/index.html

Nancy Jones's comment, July 7, 2013 2:32 PM
Love this. It is not about machines, but human qualities
Sancera's curator insight, July 9, 2013 9:55 PM

Easy to grasp the graphic ideas