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The Find, Fill, Follow, Focus, and Frame Curation Skills

The Find, Fill, Follow, Focus, and Frame Curation Skills | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Buffer I came across a good post from JuastAdandAk the other day. it covers many of the the things we talk about on the blog and podcast. What I really liked though is their break down of the five core steps of curation (also the graphic is great as well) 1. Find : Track other digital curators to emulate / learn from. I had a call the other day with someone asking if we had a what I consider a listening platform in our tool. We don’t and we haven’t built on for 2 simple reasons. It’s easy (beyond easy) …

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No matter what your field is, you should be a curator.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 1, 2014 7:59 AM

A nice write up about what is important in curation. 

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:00 PM

Great infographic on the steps to effective curation.

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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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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

Aspirational Librarianship | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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 ...

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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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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

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Remember you are a teacher-librarian.

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[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
This infographic might guide you with tips for creating online courses with offline material.

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Ideas for providing PD to your teaching staff.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 28, 2:45 AM

I love this infographic!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 11:12 AM

Great tips!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 11:12 AM

Great tips!

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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Good reference tool.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 26, 9:37 AM

Great tool to figure out how to do infographics. They're getting more popular all the time.

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 26, 6:22 PM

Great document for building a good info graphic with a layout that is going to get the results you want.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 2, 3:29 PM

This article helps you determine the best layout for the type of infographic you may be creating.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search for Publicly Shared Google Docs, Slides, and Spreadsheets

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search for Publicly Shared Google Docs, Slides, and Spreadsheets | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Everyone needs to know these tips.  You can find amazing products/presentations online that people are willing to share.

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, February 18, 2:52 AM

Clear instructions.

Tammy Thomas's curator insight, February 21, 10:45 AM

Aikin,

 

Here is a wonderful time saver for searching...  It is the best way to search for lesson plans  & more with publicly shared Docs. Just type site:docs.google.com "Example Topic" into Google Search. 

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School Librarian Advocacy

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Excellent letter written on behalf of Texas School Librarians.  Thank you, Julie Briggs!

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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

As with any tech tool, it can seem daunting to introduce this into your classroom at first. If you don’t know where to start, try one of these five creative ideas.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Have any of you used Skype in your library? 
Authors Who Skype with Classes & Book Clubs (for free!)

http://www.katemessner.com/authors-who-skype-with-classes-book-clubs-for-free/ ;

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Kelly's curator insight, February 23, 11:00 PM

While Skype offers an additional option, it is limited by the 1:1 connection (unless you pay for an upgraded version) as well as the inability to screenshare, etc. However, it may be a very good option when looking at international connections and low-cost alternatives and should not be summarily dismissed.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 3:17 AM

As always you just have to have rich imagination and ideas how to use tools for creative and useful educational purposes  and it works!!! :)

Jennifer Kleiner's curator insight, Today, 3:34 PM

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Top 10 Websites To Learn Coding Online | Techno Sensations

Top 10 Websites To Learn Coding Online | Techno Sensations | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Looking for online study resources? Love programming and coding languages? Well, here is a way to learnt hem for free, for all those with keen interest in it.

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Bookmark this site!  It will come in handy now and for next year's hour of code.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 10, 6:46 PM

There are only 1 0 people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.

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Library Services and Instructional Resources / Spring Extravaganza

Library Services and Instructional Resources / Spring Extravaganza | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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We still have some FREE spots available for our librarian professional development event. 

 

Region One ESC, February 13th from 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Come join us and bring a friend! 

 

Visit the website to see the agenda for each 1/2 of the day.  You don't want to miss this!

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School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students

School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Libraries present an interesting conundrum to policy makers and patrons alike. A Pew Internet study, for example, showed just how mixed-up the sentiments

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Interesting research results cited here.  "The report went on to investigate commonalities such as the link between highly trained library staff and student success, digital adoption in the schools and book checkouts, and more. Interestingly, mobile device use and after-school access to the libraries’ digital materials played a key role in this year’s findings."

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, February 10, 12:51 AM

Evidence, again...

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ALA Presidential Candidates Present Their Platforms | ALA Midwinter 2015

ALA Presidential Candidates Present Their Platforms | ALA Midwinter 2015 | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
The American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Candidates’ Forum, held Saturday evening, offered an opportunity for the four candidates running for the 2016–17 ALA presidency to present their platforms and answer audience questions. Candidates Joseph Janes, James LaRue, JP Porcaro, and Julie Todaro discussed their philosophies and history of service—both within and outside ALA—and answered questions on subjects ranging from their membership in ALA’s Freedom to Read Foundation to the relevance of current library education and job prospects for future librarians. Barbara Stripling, ALA president from 2013–14, moderated the forum.
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Voting will take place from March 24–May 1, online or via smartphone; individuals who are unable to vote online due to a disability, or who are without Internet access, can obtain a paper ballot by contacting ALA customer service. Only current ALA members in good standing as of January 31, 2015 are eligible to vote.

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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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The Impact of Assigned Reading on Reading Pleasure in Young Adults

The Impact of Assigned Reading on Reading Pleasure in Young Adults | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Stacy Creel, Assistant Professor, School of Library & Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi
Creel, Stacy.

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Interesting.  Do you offer choice?

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Finding the Right Narration Style for an eLearning Course - Business 2 Community

Finding the Right Narration Style for an eLearning Course - Business 2 Community | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Before beginning work on a new eLearning course, there are a number of details to hash out. Who is the intended audience and at what level is their knowledge of the subject matter?

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Audio tips for online PD you create.

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Download the 2014 Australian School Library Survey Report - Softlink

Download the 2014 Australian School Library Survey Report - Softlink | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
2014 Australian School Library Survey Report links library resourcing to literacy. Download the report provided by Softlink.

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Australia school libraries have strong leaders.  See what you can learn from them.

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SCIS's curator insight, February 25, 8:49 PM
In 2014, Softlink conducted the fifth annual Australian School Library Survey. This report outlines the findings from the 2014 Australian School Library Survey into Australian school library budgets, qualified staffing levels and NAPLAN literacy results.
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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES]

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES] | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
5 free templates that will teach you how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint.
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This looks simple enough. Let me know if you try these templates.
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Why Infographics are Good for ELearning

Why Infographics are Good for ELearning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

"Graphics can often make or beak an online course. Rarely today do you see a course that doesn’t contain any relevant images – although I have unfortunately come across some. Luckily most elearning will make use of graphics, but sometimes they are not implemented properly."


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Infographics are useful for a variety of purposes.  What tool do you use to create them?

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online4ed's curator insight, February 18, 9:49 AM

Sharing with my students creating infographics this week!  

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 18, 10:43 AM

As we consider different types of platforms of writing and communicating, infographics are a form that should consistently be modeled and created by students. If we are preparing our students with the ability for future success infographics will be one of the main ways information will be shared and conveyed.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, February 20, 10:13 AM

Infographic on infographics! Love it!

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How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker

How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Why is it easy for some people to learn to read, and difficult for others?

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Check out this article.

 

"When Hoeft took into account all of the explanatory factors that had been linked to reading difficulty in the past—genetic risk, environmental factors, pre-literate language ability, and over-all cognitive capacity—she found that only one thing consistently predicted how well a child would learn to read. That was the growth of white matter in one specific area of the brain, the left temporoparietal region. The amount of white matter that a child arrived with in kindergarten didn’t make a difference. But the change in volume between kindergarten and third grade did."

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2015 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner | Texas Library Association

2015 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner | Texas Library Association | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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And the winner is........!  Watch the video to see the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award, a children's choice award for 3rd-6th grade readers in the great state of Texas.    29,674 children voted for this title!  The video also reveals the three runners-up.

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

Beth Holland writes:  "When every student has the potential to carry a global library on the device in his or her pocket, the role of physical libraries may become even more important, not just a place to house resources, but one in which to create meaning from them. (Emphasis added.)


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At one of our recent library advisory committee meetings, we discussed the changing role of the library.  This is a very well written article that discusses some of the ideas that were shared by those in attendance. 

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Mary Clark's curator insight, February 11, 10:24 AM

Imagine the spaces we could design if the focus were on creating meaning! I am going to work this into my 60 second pitch for school libraries. 

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms,...


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Keep this list of learning models, theories, and technology terms handy.

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5 Simple Questions To Encourage Student Voice | The Curious Creative

5 Simple Questions To Encourage Student Voice | The Curious Creative | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
This is a recent resource I have shared on Twitter that has proven really useful and very popular with educators. Thanks to Rebecca Alber and Edutopia for

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Such simple questions!  Think of ways to use this at team/department meetings also.

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Carmen Ramos's curator insight, February 9, 2:24 PM

Wie stelle ich durch Fragen sicher, dass Studierende dabei sind?