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Interactive school mural uses apps to reveal information to students - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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Interactive school mural uses apps to reveal information to students
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
School librarian Amy Kulp reads to first graders in front of the new library mural at Watershed Elementary School Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

Via Carol Koechlin
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This is similar to the Aurasma app.  Look how this school turned a mural into an interactive learning environment.  There are so many possibilites for this kind of thing.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, December 5, 2013 1:31 PM

Library transformed to address the interests and needs of the school community. Wow!

Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, December 6, 2013 6:18 AM

This is so cool. I want one. 

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Digital Citizenship in Schools shared a... - Digital Citizenship in Schools | Facebook

Digital Citizenship in Schools shared a link.
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Be intentional. Help your students establish their digital footprint.
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The School Librarian as Learning Alchemist | American Libraries Magazine

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RT @aasl: The School Librarian as Learning Alchemist from @amlibraries: http://t.co/daUYLkTtJN
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BINGO!  "Even as some schools move to virtual collections, the op­portunities for school librarians to influence learning will actually increase."

 

" The school librarian of the future will be the learning alchemist in the school, directly involved in transforming the physical and virtual spaces for learning in the school, leading shifts in technology and media-enhanced learning, and build­ing robust partnerships with community anchors."

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The Hidden Advantages to Digital Libraries - edWeb

The Hidden Advantages to Digital Libraries - edWeb | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Digital libraries are much more than just eBooks! This webinar provided an overview of the various resources available to begin a digital library, as well as ways to share these resources with your teachers and students.
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I watched this live yesterday.  It provided a good overview of what a digital library can be.  The video is available for archived viewing.

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Demco.com -  FREE Grants Search

Choose Demco for all your library supplies! Enjoy superior customer service & more
than 50,000 products including security labels, book carts and library furniture.
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Grants for Librarians | Scholastic.com for Librarians

Grants for Librarians | Scholastic.com for Librarians | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
List of grants available to librarians
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Scholastic Reading Club announces James Patterson's $1.25 Million Pledge to Libraries

The Scholastic Reading Club announces James Patterson's $1.25 Million Pledge to Libraries. Nominate your school to receive a grant from James Patterson to support your school libary!
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Apple to streamline iPad resource sharing in schools

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"Apple is revamping its iPad deployment strategy to make it easier for schools to share tablets among students, according to an official email obtained by MacRumors.


Under the forthcoming system, apps can be assigned to a tablet without an Apple ID, meaning schools can distribute an app to a large number of tablets at once instead of having to input IDs one by one. "


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This will be good news to many librarians I know.

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A Free Professional Learning Community Exploring eBooks for K-1

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A Free Professional Learning Community

Exploring eBooks for K-12

Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources

Exploring eBooks for K-12 is a professional learning community (PLC) that provides teaching ideas and discussions about the use of eBooks in schools and helps educators work together to speed their adoption. In this innovative online community, you can stay connected, share ideas, and get support from colleagues on how to integrate eBooks into teaching and learning. You can post questions, start discussions, and get feedback from experts and peers on the issues and challenges you face every day.

As a member of the community, you'll receive:

Invitations to free webinars on new ideas and successful practicesFree CE certificates for attending and viewing webinarsAccess to a resource library with webinar recordings, free resources, and quizzes to receive a free CE certificate for all past webinarsOnline discussion forums where you can connect and collaborate with other educators and experts

Join the Community

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Maker Education Activities

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The Maker Movement is a technological and creative revolution underway around the world. Fortunately for educators, the Maker Movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power...

Via Beth Dichter
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Librarians - Makerspaces can be a good fit for your library.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 5, 6:09 AM

Jackie Gerstein has created a new website that explores the Maker Movement. If this is an area that you would like to explore you will find 10 areas that you can explore:

* Paper Circuits

* Squishy Cirtuits

* Bare Conductive Paint

* Sew Electrics

* Operation Game

* Toy Take Apart

* Soldering Projects

* LittleBits

* Makey Makey

* Hummingbird Robotics

Each of these areas leads to a webpage and the ones I checked out included a number of videos to help you understand the topic as well as some documentation and additional resources.

She also includes a brief video that helps you understand what the Maker Movement is (and you hear from learners involved in a number of projects). In addition there is a ThingLink (based on the image above) that provides  links to additional resources.

The Maker Movement provides learners with opportunities to create something that is new to them. It is authentic learning and learners will go through iterations as they work through the process, and potentially experience failure that will help them become successful.

James Walker's curator insight, March 6, 9:40 AM

Many school have closed down the shop classes to focus on testing prep. The maker movement is now revitalizing the shop class.

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March Madness!

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Texas School Library Standards Update - Call for Steering Committee Volunteers

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Information Technology / Technology Conference - Call for Presenters

Information Technology / Technology Conference - Call for Presenters | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Planning for the 21st Annual Region One Technology Conference is well under way.  We are now accepting presentation proposals. Sessions are limited to 45 minutes or 90 minutes and will be scheduled starting at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 through noon on Friday, May 22, 2015.  


District Personnel: 
District personnel who present a MINIMUM of 90 minutes will have their $125 conference registration fee waived. 

If you are a school district employee and would like to present on any day of the conference - Wednesday, May 20 through Friday, May 22, 2015, complete the online Presenter Proposal Form and submit it for consideration. Deadline March 20, 2015. 

NOTE: School district presenters must agree to present a minimum of 90 minutes (for
           two separate days if applicable) in order to have their registration fee waived.
           All presenters will be notified if their session is selected or declined.

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Ready to start your own ScoopIt?

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I'll help you!  It's a great tool to build your digital professional profile and to reach out to those who share your professional interests and passions.

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Aspirational Librarianship

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In the September/October issue of Knowledge Quest, Buffy and Kristin coauthored an article that suggested that there was a widening gap between the standards and expectations AASL promotes and the ...

Via Buffy J. Hamilton
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How about you?  Do you aspire to meet the AASL standards?

 

"I aspire to what AASL considers “excellence”, keeping that as a potential goal while looking at the reality of the situation on the ground."

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Library Services and Instructional Resources / Reading Campaign(s)

Library Services and Instructional Resources / Reading Campaign(s) | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Check out the titles we selected for Region One's Big Read.


The Big Read is a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts to restore reading to the center of American culture.  The premise of the program is to develop community-wide reading programs centered around the shared reading of one book. 

 

We have modified it for our purposes.  The Region One Library Advisory Council has selected one title per campus level.  Providing a Big Read opportunity will allow Region One students to participate using culturally relevant literature about the border region where they live.

 

Join us!

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SLJ Reviews of 2015 Youth Media Award–Winning and Honor Books

SLJ Reviews of 2015 Youth Media Award–Winning and Honor Books | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
The winners are in, and once again, SLJ predicted many of the top Youth Media Award winners and honor books. Check out the reviews of all the winning and honor books.
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Find your next good read on this list of books.

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Check out how this librarian shares her resources with the students and teachers.

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TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab

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An inspiring inside peek into the Kaechele Library Maker Space, part of the TinkerSpace series that looks at art studios and maker spaces.

Via Carol Koechlin
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Great pictures and descriptions of how this librarian created a makerspace.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, March 12, 11:40 AM

Awesome...what else can I say! A true learning commons working with staff, parents and students to 'make' learning happen :)

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How to get kids to read independently

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Findings and analysis of an annual survey on reading habits of young people.

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You might find a few gems in here.

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Read All Day : Teachers Remake Taylor Swift's Shake It Off - YouTube

The OAS staff shakes it up to a school favorite to surprise our students as we celebrate Read Across America Day, a day filled with reading, book shopping an...
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Get ready to smile and sing along!

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The Hidden Advantages to Digital Libraries

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The Hidden Advantages to Digital Libraries

Presented by Heather Lister, middle school librarian and a certified Instructional Technology Specialist in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Thursday, Mar. 12 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
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Digital libraries are much more than just eBooks! In this webinar, middle school librarian Heather Lister will overview the various resources available to begin a digital library, as well as ways to share these resources with your teachers and students. She will explore the many resources she uses to build her digital library of eBooks, websites, and databases. Attendees will hear about the many advantages of digital content - including specific tools and features that help support students of various abilities and interests.

As librarians and teachers, we face the challenge of providing students with resources that address both their curricular needs and their diverse academic needs. Find out how a digital library can provide your students and teachers with information at a wide range of reading levels, many with features that add additional support or extension activities. Join Heather for this interactive session to learn how you can use a digital library to support a wider range of your students and teachers. She will field questions from attendees after her presentation.

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8 Ways to Engage eLearners [Infographic]

8 Ways to Engage eLearners [Infographic] | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
The 8 Ways to Engage eLearners Infographic provides 8 tips that will leave your learners energised and primed to look at your learning in a different light.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Engage-ME%21

 

 

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

 

https://gustmees.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/practice-21st-century-assessment-flowchart-page2-pdf.pdf

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 


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terry clarke's curator insight, March 4, 11:01 PM

Superb graphic of the 8 steps important to engaging e-learners, along with an excellent collection of links providing more tips for the teacher/professor whose course includes distance-learners. I certainly could have used this information my last half dozen years as a Marshall Graduate College professor/lecturer!

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 5, 10:54 AM

This infographic shares 8 excellent tips on how to keep your online learners engaged.

RESENTICE's curator insight, March 6, 7:57 AM

8 astuces pour dynamiser les parcours de formations en ligne et les rendre plus attractifs...

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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators!

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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Gener

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I'm not sure about the pricing.  But, if you are looking for a list to help you get started exploring infographics, this one is a good start.

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Standing TALL Award | Texas Library Association

Standing TALL Award | Texas Library Association | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Know an outstanding Texas school librarian or library leader who deserves to be recognized?  Keep reading to find out how to nominate him/her.

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