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The Most Famous Book Set In Every State

The Most Famous Book Set In Every State | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
From California to Illinois to New York, these are the most famous books that take place in every state in America.
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Very interesting graphic.  I would love to see a children's and YA version of this as well.

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Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discove...

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Why we need to be saving all libraries

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 16, 2:46 PM

Via Barb Stripling: "At this moment we are facing a serious threat to school libraries, and thus to the entire library ecosystem."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 17, 10:44 AM

Libraries can be great places. They are human spaces with adults who help children in schools. It is more than the books, but they are important as well. They let us travel in our imagination.

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School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73

School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73 | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
With the digital revolution, information access, use, and communication have changed along with the definition of literacy. Accessing and collecting...

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Catch a glimpse of a modern school library.  : )

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 1, 2:16 AM

A list of things you may encounter when you visit your school library.

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 6, 5:20 AM

The 21st century school library: more than just books and borrowing

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 7, 11:02 PM

Some great tips for 21st Century libraries

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TLA 2014 Speaker Handouts | Texas Library Association

TLA 2014 Speaker Handouts | Texas Library Association | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Here's a list of workshops from TLA. Some have handouts included. Great resource to browse through.
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Teens and Libraries in Today’s Digital World

Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet Project, discussed the project’s research about younger Americans and how libraries fit into their lives.
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Whoa! This is wonderful!!
Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, April 12, 4:23 PM

Fabulous data

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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School - YouTube

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School was crowdsourced by Dr. Judi Moreillon and Dr. Teresa Starrett using funds provided by the Tex...
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Wouldn't we all love to hear our principals and leaders say something like this? Happy National School Library month! I hope someone let's you know you are appreciated this month. If not, then let this represent all of the unspoken words and pats on the backs from the millions of students and staff we all serve daily. Keep up the great work! We are changing lives!
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Word Search Maker

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Word Search Maker. Make your own Word Search using your words! Don't miss our 'fun options' for an even better puzzle!

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Great go-to website to make word searches.

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BiblioBeiriz's comment, March 28, 4:19 AM
it didn't work wit me.. I will try again later
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39 Tools To Turn Your Students Into Makers From edshelf

39 Tools To Turn Your Students Into Makers From edshelf | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
These web, desktop, and mobile apps will help your students become makers, inventors, builders, and programmers.

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Juan Legarda's curator insight, March 23, 7:59 PM

The more we share, the more we learn…and therefore the wider we make the scope of possibilities for our students to discover!

Helen Rowling's curator insight, March 24, 11:30 PM

A vast variety for students to explore

Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 27, 3:21 PM

Great selection of apps - going to take me a while to explore them all.  For those interested in STEM - a lot of potential here.

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The Price Is Right at Unite for Literacy | American Libraries Magazine

The Price Is Right at Unite for Literacy | American Libraries Magazine | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Don't pass this up!  100 free ebooks for PreK-1st.  English titles, but audio available in multiple languages.  Grab the MARC records from CLiC, and thereby obtain automatic links to the Unite for Literacy content.

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Handy Chart Featuring 11 Good Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy Chart Featuring 11 Good Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 5, 10:45 AM

I love this handy guide to digital storytelling tools complete with an explanation of what it is and how students (and teachers) can use it. Another great post (complete with link to the Google Docs version)

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 5, 2:20 PM

This list comes with a handy Google docs download.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 6, 7:13 PM

Handy list when looking for something different. 

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How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement

How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Research shows four out of 10 workers are disengaged globally. In the U.S., the situation is worse. According to the latest State of the American Workplace Report, 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less [...]

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Several hidden gems in here for engagement in any industry.  Determine to try one or two for your workplace - even if you only have volunteers who assist you.

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Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, February 7, 7:34 AM

They understand what employees are thinking.

They create an intentional culture.

They demonstrate appreciation for contributions big and small.

They support career path development.

They engage in social interactions outside work.

They know how to communicate the organization’s stories.


Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 4, 3:35 PM

Some good examples of how some companies are dealing with employee engagement.  Some of the best answers are straight forward - recognition, open communication, integrity.

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 5, 9:50 PM

When Engagement is missing as evidenced by 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less...what you do?

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Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?

Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important? | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?

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Encourage parents you know to pass on the key habit of reading 20 minutes a day.  What a difference it makes! 

 

Now think about it professionally.  If you read 20 minutes a day about your profession, can you imagine all of the background knowledge you'd be building!

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SCIS's curator insight, February 23, 2:35 PM
From stephenslighthouse.com Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 25, 10:45 AM

This is an excellent visual. An analogy would be to meditation where we set time aside for reading or meditation and adhere to it.

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Libraries As Interfaces, Extending The Possibilities | LIANZA 2012 Keynote

Libraries As Interfaces, Extending The Possibilities | LIANZA 2012 Keynote | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
My keynote presentation at this years professional organisation for the New Zealand library and information management profession (LIANZA). My abstract: The opportunities to connect to audiences an...
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This keynote is dated 2012, but it still rings true.  I like this idea.  The internet is not a destination for people to go to and stay.  It is an intersection or crossroads.  People go there (to a website) and then travel off to other places from the website.  Where does your website send your patrons?  What connections are you making?

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Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One

Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written and curated by Master Curator Robin Good and published on MasterNewMedia:
"Many such curation tools also appear to be very similar to one another, especially if evaluated exclusively from the type of news streams or visual collections that can be produced with them.

The most limiting factor of all, in making an effective selection when it comes to content curation tools is the lack of a proper evaluation framework, identifying the specific requirements and needs that need to be met by the content curation tool to be selected.

I am now publicly sharing this list of selection criteria, complemented by relevant questions to be asked when verifying the availability of these features to help both individuals, small organizations and companies evaluate better, and in a more systematic fashion, their ideal content curation toolset.

Here the features-list, organized into 21 groups. (*I have marked with HS those features relevant only to hosted content curation services.)
1. Import and Export functions
2. Content Organization
3. Clipping Abilities
4. Integrated Search
5. Content Monitoring - News Discovery
6. Filtering
7. Display formats
8. Arrangement
9. Navigation
10.Editing and Formatting
11.Ownership - HS
12.Collaboration - HS
13.Private Collections / Streams - HS
14.Intelligence - Memory
15.Crediting and Attribution
16.Preservation - Archiving
17.Distribution options
18.SEO - HS
19.Reach (for hosted curation platforms) - HS
20.Integrations - API - HS
21.Branding - White Label - Design Customization - HS..."

Each group is analyzed with more informations. Read full, useful and interesting article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-selection-criteria-to-evaluate/

(Hat Tip to Robin Good: @Robin Good )

 


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 18, 10:40 AM

Great tips to help you pick the best curation tool.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 5:34 AM

Now we need to curate content curation.

Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, March 24, 10:15 AM

mega post do Robin Good!

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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What an AMAZING layout of videography tools and sites.  Excellent resource!

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carldowse's curator insight, Today, 3:57 AM

An excellent categorised collection of video tools!

Vicki Mast's curator insight, Today, 5:00 AM

Check out this great resource for online video tools.

Yuly Asencion's curator insight, Today, 6:13 AM

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Innovations at Monticello High School library recognized ⋅ Charlottesville Tomorrow

Innovations at Monticello High School library recognized ⋅ Charlottesville Tomorrow | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 13, 11:24 PM

This library has transformed itself into a 21st century learning commons with impact on student learning.  Some great ideas at this school library.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 14, 11:20 PM

Love it! :-)

Maria Richards's curator insight, April 14, 11:32 PM

Reviewed and endorsed by Lynn Hay. 

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A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC]

A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC] | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe. 


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 15, 5:22 AM

Shared via social media, naturally. ;)

Clay Bergen's curator insight, April 15, 11:04 AM

As I started using the Internet in 1990 I'm one of the early adopters! Ha!

Serge Dielens * Soci(et)al Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, Today, 5:34 AM

Qui peut prédire la suite?

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Wonderful Visual Featuring The Three Versions of Bloom's Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wonderful Visual Featuring The Three Versions of Bloom's Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

"I have been sharing several visuals on Bloom's Taxonomy over the last couple of years but I  never came across a graphic that captures the essence of the three versions of Bloom's taxonomy as the one below. Actually, Bloom's taxonomy comes only into two versions, the original which was created by a  committee of educators chaired by  Benjamin Bloom  sometime in the 1950s of last century. During the 1990s another group of educators and cognitive psychologists led by Lorin Anderson ( a former student of Bloom) updated the original version to make it convenient with the learning needs of the 21st century."


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Great side by side graphic of Bloom's original, revised, and digital taxonomies.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 4, 3:31 PM

The digital Bloom's will likely continue to evolve like the original one has over time. That is essential in moving our learning and thinking ahead.

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, April 5, 6:29 PM

Creating - the concrete,pictorial, abstract progression of deep comprehension  leading to higher level applications and with feedback, more creation! 

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Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia? | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…

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SCIS's curator insight, March 26, 4:37 PM

Surely the arguments about Wikipedia are well and truly over?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 10:30 AM

Information fatigue is an interesting way of understanding what is happening. The torrents can overwhelm.

Helen Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 2:16 AM

Today's students practice digital information literacy skills all the time

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A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

"Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If you still recall, some previous versions of this wheel have already been featured here in Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section .

As you can see, the wheel outlines a wide variety of verbs and activities related to each thinking level of Blooms taxonomy coupled with iPad apps that go with it. These apps are supposed to help teachers and students better cultivate these different thinking levels in their use of iPad apps. And because the the visual is not hyperlinked, I went ahead and provided the links for each of these apps in the lists below. Enjoy"


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Check the apps you use against this taxonomy.  What level do you personally spend a lot of your time at?  What level can you push your students to try?

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, March 27, 6:36 AM

Thanks for sharing; this one is a winner.

Jon C's curator insight, March 27, 4:33 PM

This could be useful resource to connect the old Bloom's taxonomy to new resources out there on the iPad. And a nice visual to boot.

Eileen Sepulveda's curator insight, April 15, 12:29 PM

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School Library Staff Survey

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Please take this staffing survey from AASL.
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Tips for Creating a “Mock BoB” | SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books

Tips for Creating a “Mock BoB” | SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Whether you’re hearing about SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books (BoB) for the first time, or you’ve been a longtime fan of the virtual elimination contest that pits the best kids’ books of the year against one another, the online tournament can be a fun way to engage students, while increasing their literacy skills. Here are some tips for creating your own mock BoB.
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To find the Best Books at your library.  Could be fun during school library month or national children’s book week.

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An Extraordinary Partnership

An Extraordinary Partnership | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Very proud! Page 38 of the March/April Library Media Connection features an article I wrote! An Extraordinary Partnership. It describes the resulting cafe and digital lounges that were created in our high school libraries in partnership with the departments of library services and child nutrition.

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School Libraries in Action (1961)

Line of children (junior-high-age) entering classroom. Librarians in planning meeting, all women. Kids in front of library display board "Books Away!", showi...

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Great view of the past and how our role has changed.  Many of the key elements are the same, but are in an updated format.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 26, 12:47 PM

A promotional video about what happened in school libraries in the '60s in the USA. 

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Promoting your school library - YouTube

This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers. The film gives...

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Well-made and very well thought out presentation.  The importance of a trained librarian is very evident here.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 10, 12:13 AM

This is great! Could someone make one for UK school libraries please :) 

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, February 10, 12:17 PM

Let's video-write our ideas - youtube's last fashion :)

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 7, 11:50 PM

ALIA Schools promotional film advocating the role of school libraries and teacher librarians.

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Content Curation by Robin Good | ZEEF

Content Curation by Robin Good | ZEEF | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Content curation is the art of finding, selecting, contextualizing, personalizing and illustrating relevant information items on a specific topic and for a specific audience
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Awesome visual of various curation tools categorized by their abilities.

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