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Read to Win the War: 13 Vintage Posters Promoting American Libraries

Read to Win the War: 13 Vintage Posters Promoting American Libraries | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Ever since the internet came along, our relationship to libraries has changed dramatically. But recent studies show that these institutions--pillars of the OG sharing economy--are still viewed as essential to American communities.

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Interesting to think of the audience they were trying to represent and reach out to.  Take a quick peek.

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vive les bibliothèques...

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Styles of Classroom Video Projects - A Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Styles of Classroom Video Projects - A Handout | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Check out this list.  It is a good breakdown of video tools for educational use.

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Free text to speech software with Naturally Sounding Voices -- Free NaturalReader

Free text to speech software with Naturally Sounding Voices -- Free NaturalReader | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
text to speech software for naturally sounding voices. Let your computer read most documents with naturally sounding voices and convert text to MP3, or text to WAV files, text to audio files, read text aloud, download free text to speech software now text readers, computer reader, Reader, online reader, talking text, voice text. naturally sounding voices, TTS, learning disability, reading disability, visual impaired, low vision, text to speech solutions, text to MP3, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Screen Reader, Dyslexia Software, Dyslexia.

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Test this out and see what you think.  I think it was definitely automated sounding, but not horribly so.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 19, 6:26 PM

Interesting free tool that could help with section 508 compliance. Only the paid versions of the program have the "natural" voices. 

David Swaddle's comment, May 19, 11:09 PM
I think the fact that they went for a professional 'real human' voice on their video says a lot for the product. When the manufacturer won't use it themselves you have to realise that it's not quite there yet.
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TWO SESSIONS: Increase Learning By Teaching Visually and Get Up and Running with My BrainPOP

TWO SESSIONS: Increase Learning By Teaching Visually and Get Up and Running with My BrainPOP | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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PART 1:

 

The simple act of adding visuals to your lessons can improve student recall by over 600% and improve the transfer of skills by 89%. Utilize the power of mobile and desktop tools to quickly and easily make your lessons sticky and begin the fun process of teaching visually.

Guest Speaker:
Arturo Guajardo, BrainPOP

Audience:Librarians and TeachersLocation:Region One ESC - Point Isabel Light House Room (East Wing on 2nd Floor) Date: June 22, 2015 9:00—11:00 a.m.

Workshop # 46750

 

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Get Up and Running with My BrainPOP

Simplify the way you keep track of learning with the “My BrainPOP” suite of features. Customize assessments; see quiz scores and class-wide analysis; review student concept maps; provide feedback on learning artifacts from games and activities; manage your classes; and more! Join us as we cover the ins and outs of My BrainPOP and show you how to get started with its offerings.

Guest Speaker:
Arturo Guajardo, BrainPOP

Audience:Librarians and TeachersLocation:Region One ESC - Point Isabel Light House Room (East Wing on 2nd Floor) Date:

June 22, 2015 12:30—3:30 p.m.

Workshop # 46751

 

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Edmodo in the School Library

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Edmodo in the School Library

This is a half day professional development training for Region One ESC librarians who are interested in using Edmodo in the school library. The goal of this training is to provide school librarians with a solid foundation of using Edmodo to enhance their opportunities to positively impact student learning.  Note: Introductory Level Course

Presenter: Dr. Laura Sheneman. Region One ESC

Audience:Librarians and TeachersLocation:Region One ESC - Point Isabel Light House Room (East Wing on 2nd Floor) Date:

June 8, 2015 1:00—4:30 p.m.

Workshop # 46743

 

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Teachingbooks.net - Live or Zoom (View Live Online)

Teachingbooks.net - Live or Zoom (View Live Online) | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Teachingbooks.netTeachingbooks.net joins our Library Cooperative for 2015-2016. 

 

If you read fiction and nonfiction books in any discipline or setting, TeachingBooks.net's database of instructional materials will enliven your K–12 reading and library activities.

 

Guest Speaker:
Nick Glass, Teachingbooks.net

 

Audience:Librarians and Teachers

 

Location:Region One ESC - Point Isabel Light House Room (East Wing on 2nd Floor) 

 

Date: June 3, 2015 8:30—10:30 a.m.

 

Workshop # 48883

Zoom Workshop#  48890

 

 

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Region One ESC Virtual Library Data Gathering

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Please share this link with people in your Region One ESC district.  I would love to update the original Google Map I created for the those who won the Little Free Libraries at the Fall Media Conference.  Since last fall I have heard from many librarians who have set up a Little Free Library in the school, in their city, or have encouraged other groups to do so.

 

Please share this link far and wide (Region One ESC only) so we can have a neat visual showcasing the impact we have had on promoting reading and providing reading opportunities for children across the Region One area.  http://goo.gl/forms/IFPV5D8HeL

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Workshop: Comprehension Strategies for Struggling Readers for School Media Specialists

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Comprehension Strategies for Struggling Readers for School Media Specialists

 

This session will offer strategies for school library media specialists to use to sup-port general education staff in providing Tier 1 interventions to students who are struggling with reading comprehension in one or more content areas. Media specialists will bene-fit from this session because it will give you ideas for read-alouds and for support-ing teachers who need ideas to meet the needs of struggling learners. Come pre-pared to learn of some research-based instructional techniques that will meet in-dividual learning styles of your students. You will view short video clips of teach-ers in the classroom using these reading strategies with students. NOTE: this session begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. and will go until 4:00 p.m. Please plan ac-cordingly.

 

Guest Speaker: Jeanette Reyes, Region One ESC

 

Audience: Librarians and Teachers

 

Location: Region One ESC - Point Isabel Light House Room (East Wing on 2nd Floor)

 

Date:

June 18, 2015 8:30—10:30 a.m.

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June 4th Workshop: Book Repair

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June 4th Workshop: Book Repair

 

This workshop will cover tips and techniques you need to repair and preserve library books to extend the life of your collection.

 

Guest Speaker: Kary Barth, KAPCO

 

Note: We need a minimum of 12 separate libraries participating, with a maximum of 25 individuals.

 

Region One ESC - Point Isabel Light House Room (East Wing on 2nd Floor)

 

June 4, 2015 1:00—4:00 p.m.

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Create Your Own Scoop-It!

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One of the reasons I use ScoopIt is to help me manage my professional social media accounts.  I can post on ScoopIt and it automatically feeds into my other social media accounts like Facebook pages, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

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Information Technology / Technology Conference 2015

Information Technology / Technology Conference 2015 | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Who's joining me at the Technology Conference?  Remember there is a library strand!

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Library Dragon - Displays

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Lorri's School Library Blog: School Library Media Center Bulletin Boards-(Check my other posts for more bulletin board images)
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Inspire your students to read this summer.
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2015 Region One ESC Fall Media Conference

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Mark your calendar for October 9, 2015.  This is a library conference you won't want to miss on beautiful South Padre Island!

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An Epic Guide to Student Engagement in the Classroom - A.J. Juliani

An Epic Guide to Student Engagement in the Classroom - A.J. Juliani | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
When I first saw this infographic (created by Dr. Roland Rios) based on Schlechty’s Levels of Engagement, it actually took me a moment to collect my thoughts. I quickly asked myself, “What the heck does student engagement even mean?” And then followed that with, “I wonder if my students actually have high attention and commitment, or …

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Check out this chart and evaluate how your students respond to you in the library.  What level of engagement are you striving for?

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 5, 10:54 AM

This says a lot about students who behave one way for Teacher A and make a complete 180 for Teacher B. What is the level of engagement in the school library? If it isn't near the top, what can we do to push it up there? This is an excellent poster to share with administrators and/or teachers who don't believe in independent self-selection...

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R U Going 2 Class? Strategies and Tools for Engaging the Texting Generation

R U Going 2 Class? Strategies and Tools for Engaging the Texting Generation | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Students and Smart Phones Go Together Like Reading and Writing. Let’s Put Them to Use in the Service of Learning! In the U.S., and increasingly abroad, students of high school and college age require a smart phone as a standard

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Many of your students have phones.  Here are some strategies to use them as learning tools.

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Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

Jackie GERSTEIN: I absolutely love planning lessons from scratch.  I just got a job teaching technology units for a summer camp for elementary age students. I can design and teach whatever I want – planning for a different theme each week. Some of the themes I am planning are: Expanding and Showing Your Personal Interests Through Blogging, Photos, and Videos; Coding and Creating Online Games; Tinkering and Making – Simple Robotics; Hacking Your Notebook; and Creating Online Comics, Newspapers, and Magazines.  I have begun the process of planning these classes through reflecting on what the lessons will look like.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/



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Very important to me in my CPD

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Diseñando creativamente...Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To L... | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

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I like the comment that suggest also adding "Do they care?"

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Comprehension Strategies for Struggling Readers for School Media Specialists

Comprehension Strategies for Struggling Readers for School Media Specialists | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Comprehension Strategies for Struggling Readers for School Media SpecialistsThis session will offer strategies for school library
media specialists to use to support general education staff in providing Tier 1 interventions to students who are struggling with reading comprehension in one or more content areas. Media specialists will benefit from this session because it will give you ideas for read-alouds and for supporting teachers who need ideas to meet the needs of struggling learners. Come prepared to learn of some research-based instructional techniques that will meet individual learning styles of your students. You will view short video clips of teachers in the classroom using these reading strategies with students. NOTE: this session begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. and will go until 4:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly.Guest Speaker:
Jeanette Reyes, Region One ESCAudience:Librarians and TeachersLocation:Region One ESC - Point Isabel Light House Room (East Wing on 2nd Floor) Date:

June 18, 2015 12:30—4:00 p.m.

Workshop # 48803

 

 

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Welcome To Region One ESC Professional Development

Welcome To Region One ESC Professional Development | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Book Repair

This workshop will cover tips and techniques you need to repair and preserve library books to extend the life of your collection.

 

Guest Speaker: Kary Barth, KAPCO

 

Note: We need a minimum of 12 separate libraries
participating, with a maximum of 25 individuals.

 

Location: Region One ESC -  Point Isabel Light House Room (East Wing on 2nd Floor) 

 

June 4, 2015   1:00—4:00 p.m.

Workshop #46744

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Summer 2015 Catalog Library Services

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Teachingbooks.net Teachingbooks.net joins our Library Cooperative for 2015 - 2016. If you read fiction and nonfiction books in any discipline or...
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Region One ESC librarians, study our librarian's summer workshop catalog.  Find a friends or two and come join us!  There are many sessions that will appeal to teachers we well.  Please follow the embedded links to register.

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Current Requests for Proposals (RFP) | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Who's ready to submit a proposal at the national level?!
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Workshop: Edmodo in the School Library

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Edmodo in the School Library

 

This is a half day professional development training for Region One ESC librarians who are interested in using Edmodo in the school library. The goal of this training is to provide school librarians with a solid foundation of using Edmodo to enhance their opportunities to posi-tively impact student learning.

 

Note: Introductory Lev-el Course

 

Presenter: Dr. Laura Sheneman. Region One ESC

 

Audience: Librarians and Teachers

 

Location: Region One ESC - Point Isabel Light House Room (East Wing on 2nd Floor)

 

Date:

June 3, 2015 8:30—10:30 a.m.

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Welcome To Region One ESC Professional Development

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Don't miss our first professional development activity for the summer.  Teachingbooks.net

 

Teachingbooks.net joins our Library Cooperative for 2015-2016. If you read fiction and nonfiction books in any discipline or setting, TeachingBooks.net's da-tabase of instructional materials will enliven your K–12 reading and library activities.

 

Guest Speaker: Nick Glass, Teachingbooks.net

 

Audience:

Librarians and Teachers

 

Location:

Region One ESC - Point Isabel Light House Room (East Wing on 2nd Floor)

 

Date:

June 3, 2015 8:30—10:30 a.m.

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2015 Region One Technology Conference Library Strand

2015 Region One Technology Conference Library Strand | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
WEDNESDAY 2 Journey Through Reading Learn how to engage students through literary experiences by placing readers “inside the story”...
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Region One ESC librarians, please start scoping out which library related workshops you don't want to miss!  Plan wisely to make the most of your day(s).

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The Research Process

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The Research Process is a practical model for teaching research in the school library setting. Based upon accepted information management standards, The Research Process's six steps are intended to be embedded into content-area standards-based units of study through collaboration between teacher librarians and classroom teachers.

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2015 Region One ESC Technology Conference Library Strand

2015 Region One ESC Technology Conference Library Strand | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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I created a flip book to showcase the library strand at Region One ESC’s Technology Conference.  I sorted all of the submissions by presenter type to find all of the proposals submitted by a librarian/library media specialist.  Hopefully, the list is complete.


Please share this link with other librarians.  I am so thankful for the wonderful presenters who are representing Region One school libraries.  This flip book is a curation of topics created by and for librarians.  http://www.flipsnack.com/Sheneman/2015-region-one-technology-conference-library-strand.html


Please note we will also have some other Region ESCs sharing their library related expertise.

Fabi Fuentes and I look forward to seeing many of our librarians at South Padre Island May 20-22.  Please stop by to tell us hi and share with us the GREAT things you are learning.


See you soon!

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Laura Sheneman

Coordinator of Library Services and Instructional Resources

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."

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Ackroyd decided this wasn’t optimal. “People no longer have to come to a library to get information,” she says, “so the library has to get people coming in for different reasons. Students need somewhere to socialize, create things and collaborate.”

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 20, 11:41 AM

So many great ideas to take from this...

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 21, 9:57 AM

Now this is a great idea!