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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digitally based classroom?

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The infographic looks at the cornell system of note taking as well as other methods. A good read for those considering how to build up their own or students note taking skills. 

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Bring on the books: The 100 best books of 2014 (so far) grades 4-12

This list includes some of my top 2014 picks for readers in grades 4-12.
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springfieldlibrary - home

springfieldlibrary - home | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Enjoy exploring this high school library website.

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Classroom in the Cloud: Technology as a Learning Environment

Classroom in the Cloud: Technology as a Learning Environment | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
An under-utilized high school library becomes a constant learning organization and a place of cloud literacy where students send their avatars into 3-D virtual classrooms.
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Great transformation of the school library!

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Building Advocacy for your School Library Progr...

Building Advocacy for your School Library Progr... | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
In advocating for our school library programs, we must identify our stakeholder priorities, develop a mission statement that aligns with our district and school mission, develop programming that will meet the needs of our stakeholders and collect...
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Work on your elevator speech. What do school librarians do?
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Adobe Education Exchange

Adobe Education Exchange | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Apply now. Get free Licenses for certain Adobe products, like PhotoShop Elements and Captivate.
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School Librarian of the Year Finalist Andy Plemmons: Expecting the Miraculous

School Librarian of the Year Finalist Andy Plemmons: Expecting the Miraculous | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary School in Athens, Georgia, strives to “expect the miraculous”—his school library’s motto, an idea drawn from Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medal-winning book.

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2014-2016 Technology Lending Program Grant from TEZ

2014-2016 Technology Lending Program Grant from TEZ | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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2014-2016 Technology Lending Program Grant

 

The purpose of the 2014-2016 Technology Lending Program Grant is to award grants to Texas public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to implement a technology lending program to loan students the equipment necessary to access and use electronic instructional materials. The grant period is from October 1, 2014, through August 31, 2016.

 

The Competitive Grant Selection Lists webpage contains the list of applicants that have been preliminarily selected for competitive grant programs administered by the Division of Grants Administration at TEA. You can view the list for the 2014-2016 Technology Lending Program Grant by clicking on the grant program name under the 2014-2016 school years.

 

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Help Wanted: Librarians, Sea Captains

Help Wanted: Librarians, Sea Captains | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Labor shortages are expected for scores of professions, including some surprising ones, like librarian and sea captain, according to the Conference Board. Some shortages result from growth outpacing the number of people trained. Others reflect young people shunning the field.

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Choose land or sea.  If you choose land, I know some great places you can earn your MLS online!

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School Librarian of the Year Finalist Colleen Graves: The Whole School is Her Classroom

School Librarian of the Year Finalist Colleen Graves: The Whole School is Her Classroom | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Colleen Graves, teacher librarian at the Lamar Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas, calls herself a “teacher, a maker, a tech geek, and a book geek.”

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Way to represent Texas!  Congratulations, Colleen Graves!

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Books for Teens Application | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Books for Teens’ mission is to empower the nation’s at-risk teens to achieve more by providing them with free high quality, new, age-appropriate books.
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New Digital Learning Playbook

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Check out Project Tomorrow! Great survey data to guide your ed tech decision making. www.tomorrow.org
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How to Analyze a Primary Source

How to Analyze a Primary Source | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
A primary source is a first-hand account of a time-period or event. It includes newspapers, letters, memoirs, music, court cases, records and anything else that took place at the time you are researching. Historians, students and...
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Good outline.  Written from a student's perspective.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 25, 10:44 AM

Excellent tips on understanding how to analyze a primary source from Wiki-How.

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Great list of steps to share with students and teachers.

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Codecademy

Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.
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Thanks to Google, girls like you at U.S. public high schools who complete this 12‑hour JavaScript curriculum will receive a $100 DonorsChoose.org gift code to put toward awesome resources for your classroom.

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Three More Tips to Borrow for Using Edmodo in Your Library

Three More Tips to Borrow for Using Edmodo in Your Library | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, we introduced you to Shannon McClintock Miller, super teacher-librarian and a huge fan of giving students access to technology in
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Be a TEACHER-librarian!

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Marvelia Barrera's curator insight, September 29, 1:30 PM

the teacher in me!!!

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The Heart of the School: Iowa’s Van Meter District Plans Library Expansion

The Heart of the School: Iowa’s Van Meter District Plans Library Expansion | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Shannon Miller, district librarian and technology specialist at Iowa’s Van Meter Community School District, is renowned for putting her school library at the front and center of learning. Now the school, which serves 852 K–12 students, is making that focus a physical reality with a planned multimillion dollar library expansion.
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Forward thinking design of the school library.

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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology ...

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology ... | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
If you run a classroom, school, district, or country, you need to know how to properly integrate technology in education. This should help.
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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Excellent article about the importance of libraries.

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Virtual Read-Out Videos | Banned & Challenged Books

Virtual Read-Out Videos | Banned & Challenged Books | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Sit back and enjoy some great stories.  Banned Book Week!

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Michelle Colte Named School Librarian of the Year

Michelle Colte Named School Librarian of the Year | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

School Library Journal has revealed the winner of the first School Librarian of the Year Award. Library media specialistMichelle Colte of Hale Kula Elementary School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, snagged top honors for her “innovative use of technology and exceptional community engagement,” according to the announcement made today.


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Congratulations!  Can't wait to learn more about Michelle Colte!

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Free Webinar Registration

Free Webinar Registration | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
When:  2:00-3:00 (CDT), Thursday, September 11 Who:  Educators, librarians, creators, and their attorneys  Why:  Copyright is a complex topic, yet being knowledgeable about copyright is...
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High school media center to emphasize 'Barnes & Noble' feel - Gateway News

High school media center to emphasize 'Barnes & Noble' feel - Gateway News | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
High school media center to emphasize 'Barnes & Noble' feel Gateway News According to the preliminary design, the media center would be located at the main entrance to the building rather than tucked in a corner, a change Library Media Specialist...

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Educated Kids Grants

Educated Kids Grants | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Kellogg Foundation seeks opportunities to invest in early child development, reading proficiency, high school graduation, and meaningful employment.
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Anybody focusing on early childhood library patrons this year?
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I Love My Librarian Award | At Your Library

I Love My Librarian Award | At Your Library | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.
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Go for it!
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Librarians on the Fly: Webby Wednesday - PEGGO

Librarians on the Fly: Webby Wednesday - PEGGO | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Might come in handy.  

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Tools for Analyzing Primary Sources and Close Reading | EDSITEment

EDSITEment contains a variety of links to other websites and references to resources available through government, nonprofit, and commercial entities.
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Primary sources - good resources!

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Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, July 27, 1:31 PM

Great list of resources!