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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a recently launched national digital library project that brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. To date, its open website portal includes access to more than 5.5 million text, image, sound, and moving image items from U.S. collections and one of AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning (2013).

 

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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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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 25, 3:55 PM

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!

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Periodic Table of Epic Reads

Periodic Table of Epic Reads | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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How cute is this?!?

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Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, July 13, 7:38 AM

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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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7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher

7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

"The following infographic from dailygenius.com makes sense, then, in that context of being able to sketch out what might be required of a digitally-savvy and competent teacher."


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Infographics & Information Literacy

Infographics & Information Literacy | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Presenting information, data, or library instruction content, in appealing and innovative formats offers librarians opportunities to engage students and library users in services, resources, and in...

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, June 14, 7:50 AM

An information literacy infographic 

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 15, 6:36 AM

Free tools for creating Infographics for school library professionals >> instruction - engagement - resources

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 15, 8:21 AM

Great graphic to place for continuing support and review!!

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Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Area High School Library Purges 13,000 ...

Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Area High School Library Purges 13,000 ... | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Students at Penn-Trafford High School [Harrison City, PA] made 96,000 trips to the library this school year. But as the school makes renovations, school leaders are getting rid of a lot of bookshelves, and the books they held.
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Brave move!  Bravo!

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Beyond the Maker Space | Backtalk

Beyond the Maker Space | Backtalk | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
How often do librarians find themselves trying to explain that the library’s mission is not about books but about information?
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Over-filtering in schools and libraries harms education, new ALA report finds | News & Press Center

Schools and libraries nationwide are routinely filtering internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires, according to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report released today by the American Library Association (ALA). CIPA requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ internet filtering software to receive certain federal funding.

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Excellent report to assist you in leading a conversation between the library services and technology departments. 

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Information Resources and Services

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Information Resources and Services | Piktochart Infographic Editor -
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Kudos to SHSU student, Zulema Garza, for this awesome piktochart of our textbook:
 Cassell, K. and Hiremath, U.  (2013). Reference and information services: An introduction. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.


Take a peek at the chart and you may decide you need to read the book yourself this summer.


Shared with Z. Garza's permission.

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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.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, July 27, 1:30 PM

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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Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How.

Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How.
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Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form

Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
TEST Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form
ISTE has long had available technology standards to help promote informed use of technology by students.

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 14, 7:19 AM

Great chart

Helen Rowling's curator insight, July 14, 10:53 PM

For digital learners this is a great way to view the standards DC.

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 19, 5:30 AM

Interesting and explanatory graphic on digital citizinship standards

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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Definitely worth printing this list to refer to when you are planning.

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tom jackson's curator insight, June 18, 6:25 AM

it can get confusing (for us, seasoned teachers) to recall which does what when we use these tools infrequently.  This user-friendly chart is a very helpful as it defines what to use for which purpose.

tom jackson's curator insight, June 18, 6:26 AM

it is confusing to recall which does what when we use these tools infrequently.  This user-friendly chart is a very helpful as it defines what to use for which purpose.

Libchelle's curator insight, June 18, 3:25 PM

Fantastic  table for students, teachers and parents. 

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 17, 7:11 PM

As if I didn't have enough to do this summer! Check these out, many are new to me!

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Check them out!

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Ninja Reflections on Education: Summer Learning Series

Ninja Reflections on Education: Summer Learning Series | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Sign up here to join the weekly summer learning challenge.
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How the Maker Movement is Transforming Educatio...

How the Maker Movement is Transforming Educatio... | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Learn how the maker movement can change your classroom and find project ideas for maker classrooms.
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Open Mic @ Your Library! | Programs That Pop - Library Journal

Open Mic @ Your Library! | Programs That Pop - Library Journal | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Open Mic @ Your Library! | Programs That Pop
Library Journal
At our high school library, in central Texas, usage stats were way down, both for services and reading of books.
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Several of my secondary campuses are doing this.  Open Mic nights are huge events and well loved by everyone.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, June 12, 12:53 PM

Several of my secondary campuses are doing this.  Open Mic nights are huge events and well loved by everyone.

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Coursera

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Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching. This course is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians.

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How awesome is this?  A free online copyright course - sponsored by Duke University!

 

"Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching. This course is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians."

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