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An Extraordinary Partnership

An Extraordinary Partnership | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Very proud! Page 38 of the March/April Library Media Connection features an article I wrote! An Extraordinary Partnership. It describes the resulting cafe and digital lounges that were created in our high school libraries in partnership with the departments of library services and child nutrition.

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Spring Extravaganza!

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It's not too late to join us for a FREE workshop featuring Donalyn Miller.  Come on down to the Rio Grande Valley.

 

February 13, 2015

Region One ESC

Workshop #43900

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The importance of school libraries - recent articles, news and sources of inspiration

The importance of school libraries - recent articles, news and sources of inspiration | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
YA author Nicola Morgan has just published an impassioned case for libraries, especially school libraries. She explains why libraries are vital even in these days when ‘it’s all online’.

Via Karen Bonanno, Dennis T OConnor
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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, January 27, 7:30 PM

Russell Brand and I agree on at least one thing: Schools without libraries are a disgrace.

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Celebrate Black History Month with Britannica School!

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Celebrate Black History Month with Britannica School!

 

Looking for some interactive lessons and classroom content for Black History Month? Please join us for this special webinar to learn about the great resources that Britannica School has to offer you and your students! During this 60-minute webinar, you will also learn how to set up Collections in My Britannica—a quick and easy way to share Britannica resources with your students and fellow educators.

Choose the date that works best for you:

Tuesday, January 27 @ 3:00 PM Central TimeThursday, January 29 @ 4:00 PM Central Time

Certificates Provided!

Register for either date today!    https://attendee.gototraining.com/1rq37/catalog/5513937927398024704

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25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Recently I moved over from Dropbox to Google Drive and found a few unexpected benefits. At first I had a little trouble managing the space since the 1TB on my

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I can't live without Google Drive.  I especially love that I can access it from my phone when I am visiting sites.

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, January 20, 1:53 AM

Neat set of tips for Google Drive. Nothing new at this stage but just another chance to summarise some useful techniques.

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The Speaking Wall

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At Cambridge Judge we've long since abandoned any attempts to elicit views on our information and library services via email. Nor do we expect to receive many comments or opinions on our social med...

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Get your flipcharts out and put them to good use.  I know the students would love to use them!

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Lisa Burkhalter's curator insight, January 30, 6:59 PM

Idea for media centers

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Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
RT @xiketa: Best #Apps for #Teaching & #Learning #2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) http://t.co/rvQDNw6U6J #edapps
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"The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. "

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Excellent Tutorials to Help You Create Presentations on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Tutorials to Help You Create Presentations on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Excellent Tutorials to Help You Create Presentations on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/qsCNv5CPPt
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Lots of screen shots on this site to help guide you through the steps.

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50 Online Early Readers (with audio)

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I found an awesome website that has over 100 early readers with audio! The site is Unite For Literacy and I took the first 50 of the books and created a Symbaloo webmix for my class. The best part ...
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Excellent Chart Featuring 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Chart Featuring 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Excellent Chart Featuring 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/bWGI3yKc4E
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Meet The Classroom Of The Future

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When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.


Via Pippa Davies @PippaDavies , Suvi Salo, Anu Ojaranta
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What do you think of this model?

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Wron Ga's curator insight, January 18, 1:56 PM

Moim zdaniem komputery w klasach powinni byc poniewaz urozmaicaja nauke jak i wyobraźnia rozszerza sie u dzieci i poznaja technologie które beda sie  rozwijac w przyszłych latach

Wron Ga's curator insight, January 18, 1:57 PM

Komputery w klasach jak najbardziej jestem za tym. Urozmaicaja wyobraznia jak i uczą sie nowinek technologicznych gdzie w przyszlosci beda sie one rozszerzac .

Ghostthinker GmbH's curator insight, January 21, 9:49 AM

Great way of changing old habits! 

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Ten Books to Use to Talk About World Peace (and not just with children) by Susan Hansen

Ten Books to Use to Talk About World Peace (and not just with children) by Susan Hansen | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Peace is not just the absence of war. For real peace to happen everywhere in this world, we need to work on the way we see each other and the way we think about each other and get rid of what is ca...
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The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age

The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians chart a new course in Vancouver Public Schools

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Leading the way!!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 9, 4:43 PM

This is a very uplifting article about how a cohort of librarians took control of their situation and made positive (and lasting) steps to improve their standing in the district. There are lessons here for others as well - way to go, Vancouver, WA!

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 11, 7:45 AM

Inspirational case studies!

Wron Ga's curator insight, January 18, 1:39 PM

Kursy w bibliotece, super pomysł, nawet Ci najbiedniejszi na pewno chętnie z tego skorzystaja. Pomogą w nauce jak i w dalszym zyciu .

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6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology

6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Facebook and Twitter may be ubiquitous, but there are many other social media tools out there that can enhance teaching and learning. Here, three educators share their favorites.

Via Teresa Pombo
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Great list of tools for any line of work.

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2015 Poster Sessions at Region One ESC

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Come see the exciting work of Region One ESC librarians.  They will use poster displays to showcase their best practices.

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6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology

6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Facebook and Twitter may be ubiquitous, but there are many other social media tools out there that can enhance teaching and learning. Here, three educators share their favorites.

Via Elizabeth E Charles
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Interesting: "some instructors have felt resistance from students when they try to incorporate common social media tools into the classroom.  'For a lot of them, it's their friends on Twitter, and they don't really want to share their homework or talk with their teacher on Twitter'"

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We Were Wrong – A Lesson on Early Grade 21st Century Learning

We Were Wrong – A Lesson on Early Grade 21st Century Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

"Driving Question: How early does equal access to 21st century learning start?

Prior to this project, we thought of academics and 21st century skills as separate things. Following a linear approach, first students needed to master important literacy skills, and then we could enhance the learning with integrated projects like "Stray, Stray, Go Away." We even worried that maybe 21st century skills would distract from the foundational skill like learning to read. It was thought that one was more important that the other, and guess what? We were wrong."


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Thought provoking.  Our youngest students can accomplish so much!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 19, 7:52 PM

What happens when you take a kindergarten class and create a project-based learning opportunity on a local issue? In this case amazing success.

What is critical is to provide appropriate scaffolding so that all students (included English Language Learners) are comfortable and able to help with the presentation.

If you have concerns about implementing PBL in your classroom this article may help you realize that it can be done, even in kindergarten. Click through to the post to read this uplifting article.

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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning

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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning
by Nigel Coutts, thelearnersway.net
Ed note: Part 1 of this 2-part series can be seen here; note that some of the language has been slightly revised from the original post by Nigel.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Ready to start brainstorming your next innovation?

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 20, 8:21 AM

I find this process very closely related to the research process so doesn't it make sense that this is a great fit for libraries? Maker spaces? 

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Sixty-five terrific social media infographics

Sixty-five terrific social media infographics | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

"These infographics communicate essential information to help marketers make sense of social media and how people use it to share information and ideas ..."


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Take some time to scroll these various infographics  related to social media.

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 19, 9:32 AM

A great resource!

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A Good Collection of Classroom Magazines for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Good Collection of Classroom Magazines for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
"A Good Collection of Classroom Magazines for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning" http://t.co/CmoFGPbQ4t
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Definitely worth a look.

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Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum

Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
What should a curated piece of content look like? Paint the perfect post with these five elements.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 15, 8:59 AM

Curation is something I have been slowly learning to do better and I really enjoyed the tips given in this infographic. Anyone using these tips already?

Gina Tucker's curator insight, January 15, 8:33 PM

How to maximize the imapct of your curated post! 

Liliana Suleiman's curator insight, January 19, 4:26 AM

#ContentCuration made simple.

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Another 50 Online Readers (with audio)

Another 50 Online Readers (with audio) | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Here is another 50 readers from Unite For Literacy (find the first 50 here) They work on the iPad, read to the kids, and are available in various languages. Set 2 click here or click on the picture...
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Check out these digital books.

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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
“Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.

Via Dennis T OConnor, Miloš Bajčetić
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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, January 13, 2:58 PM

I particularly agree with point 9. Long winded responses are generally scrolled by to the next comment.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, January 15, 1:59 AM

This is a most valuable and important infographic on online netiquette on discussion boards. Some of the important pointers are that one should not capitalize all the letters in a word or more. Somehow in our haste to post our points of view, we capitalize entire words to grab attention, which in itself is bad netiquette! Also, I liked the one that suggests that we should be polite towards others. In our haste to pitch in an interesting debate, we repeat questions and statements. While participating in online discussion forums, we also need to respect another's point of view. Great infographic though!

Auntie Etta's curator insight, January 15, 12:18 PM

#JoinTheTalk http://auntietta.org What are some of your favorite "Rules of Netiquette?

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A Wonderful Tool to Help Students Cite Internet Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Tool to Help Students Cite Internet Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

Internet Citation Organizer is an excellent graphic organizer provided for free by Read Write Think. Students can use this fillable PDF document to help them record bibliographical information of the resources they use from Internet. These pieces of information can later on be used to properly cite and reference online materials and websites.


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Might come in handy for some students - if you still have them write out the bibliographic information.

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Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own

Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.

Via Linda Alexander, Dean J. Fusto
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Keep on reading aloud.  Everyone enjoys a good story!

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, January 9, 10:51 AM

This study points out that we should limit the online time in the classroom and make sure teachers (tutors) are reading to children and given them time to read on their own. 

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School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian - YouTube

Support over 50,000 school librarians making a difference every day in our schools. Join the conversation. #SchoolLibrariesMatter
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School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian. Support over 50,000 school librarians making a difference every day in our schools. Join the conversation. #SchoolLibrariesMatter

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