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Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discove...

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Why we need to be saving all libraries

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Via Barb Stripling: "At this moment we are facing a serious threat to school libraries, and thus to the entire library ecosystem."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 17, 1:44 PM

Libraries can be great places. They are human spaces with adults who help children in schools. It is more than the books, but they are important as well. They let us travel in our imagination.

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School Library Journal’s Top 10 Cool Tools of.....

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School Library Journal’s Top 10 Cool Tools of 2014
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How To Download Project Gutenberg eBooks Directly To Dropbox ? - Internet Growth Engine

How To Download Project Gutenberg eBooks Directly To Dropbox ? - Internet Growth Engine | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Project Gutenberg offers you over 40,000 free ebooks. You are free to download them to your device or you can read them online anonymously. They don’t charge any registration fees and this is the only website which Richard Matthew Stallman supports.
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The 20 Most Popular TED Talks in 2014 ~ Educati...

The 20 Most Popular TED Talks in 2014 ~ Educati... | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
After releasing TED in Ideas a few days ago, TED shared today its selection of the most popular talks of 2014. Some of the talks featured here were also part of an earlier list I created yesterday entitled "Best 5 TED Talks for Educators".
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10 school librarians to follow on Twitter | On ...

10 school librarians to follow on Twitter | On ... | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
We were fortunate enough to meet some truly incredible school librarians in 2014.
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New to Twitter? You can be a follower or a tweeter. Try following these people to get started. Follow me also @DrLauraSheneman
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Best Books 2014: Core Nonfiction

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The best nonfiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal's columnists

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 18, 4:38 PM

A great list for non-fiction (mostly adult) readers that includes business and consumer health titles as well as memoirs, poetry, and sci-tech. I had a lot of fun just reading the descriptions...

GwynethJones's curator insight, December 21, 1:09 PM

Brilliant!

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Introduction to the SAMR Model Video | Common Sense Media

Introduction to the SAMR Model Video | Common Sense Media | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Watch Common Sense Media's Introduction to the SAMR Model video to help you make informed decisions.
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Simple overview of the SAMR model.  Easy to follow.  Short enough to share with your team.

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#twitterchat: Why Teachers Like Learning Models

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"Recently, #cohort21 hosted a twitter chat on a topic near and dear to our hearts: learning models and frameworks.

We have our own ideas about what they’re so important, but this isn’t about us, is it?

This being 2014, the #twitterchat conversation, of course, quickly turned to SAMR and TPACK, and educators shared their favorite versions, how they used them, and what future needs in the space might be. Archived twitter chats make for wonderful quick reads, and can include some gems (the Starbucks analogy, for example), so, here you go. #twitterchat: Why Teachers Like Learning Models, all in one place."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 10, 9:32 PM

What happens when you host a twitter chat the the topic turns to learning models and frameworks? Check out this post that takes a twitter chat that discussed this topic and then storified the discussion.

If you don't know about SAMR (check out the image above) or TPACK you may find posts in this Scoop.it on each (just type in the keyword). And you may find yourself participating in one of these twitter chats down the road!

Aileenexa's curator insight, December 12, 6:02 AM

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Edutopia's Top 10 for 2014

Edutopia's Top 10 for 2014 | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
By the numbers, our community was all about tips and strategies in 2014, even as members' thoughtful, passionate conversations exploded across our social media channels.

Via Amy Burns, Juergen Wagner, Miloš Bajčetić
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Revisit Edutopia's most accessed articles for 2014.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, December 11, 1:18 PM

List of worthy Edutopia articles!

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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers

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December, 2014
Critical digital literacy is one of the essential required competencies for the 21st century educator. In an era of unprecedented personal publishing, infobesity (information obesity)...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 12, 11:40 AM

I love how a good graphic can cram in deep amounts of information in a pleasing "digestible" way and this one is no exception. This is one worth sharing when you're talking to teachers or administrators about your role in teaching digital literacy and how important it is.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, December 19, 10:56 AM

This is a nice breakdown which delineates different ways to approach information in an accessible fashion,  These skills go hand in hand with the research process to make students generate new knowledge and opinions.

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Revised Mathematics TEKS: Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison

Revised Mathematics TEKS: Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Texas librarians, share this updated Math TEKS side-by-side comparison with your math teachers.

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Google Brings ‘My Maps’ Custom Map Creation To Google Drive

Google Brings ‘My Maps’ Custom Map Creation To Google Drive | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Google's My Maps tool for building custom drives, trips and routes on its Maps product is now integrated into Google Drive, which means you can build custom..

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I am using a custom Google map to track the spread of literacy initiatives across our region.  Exciting to watch it grow!

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, December 11, 5:15 AM

Something for Geography teachers...

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5 Tips for Creating DonorsChoose Projects

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I was first introduced to DonorsChoose a few years ago when they had the promotion with Starbucks where gift cards were given out to patrons to spend on projects.  I had several successful projects...

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Here are some helpful hints for getting started with Donor's Choose.  Get your project funded!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 9, 9:40 PM

I haven't done one of these. I'm probably like the last one!

But I'm intrigued after I helped fund Jennifer LaGarde's 3D printer last summer!


I used to have 18 Apple computers in my school library - Like almost an Apple history! In 1997 we had PowerMacs 5200's, then blueberry iMacs, then eMacs - now I only have 4 left....and they're my PACs!


I really would like at least 4 iMac desktops to do iMovie editing, video production, and graphic design. I know that's not considered cool anymore w/ the Makey Makey movement but dag, it's what I want.

I asked my Supervisor last week if I had any chance in the future to get 4 desktops and she was like ....nope. [sad face]

What do you think? It's too much $$ for donor's choose, right?

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1,400 Free Ebooks and Movies For Your Kindle or iPad

1,400 Free Ebooks and Movies For Your Kindle or iPad | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
If you got a new ereader or tablet for Christmas--or if you have an old one that needs an infusion--Amazon and Apple would be happy to sell you ebooks and movies to fill it. Or you could just load up on these free goodies instead.
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Over 50 Academic Search Engines and Databases f...

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Over 50 Academic Search Engines and Databases for Educators and Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Valores y tecnología en la buena educación curated by Sonina Darder
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Might find some of these handy!
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A Very Good Plagiarism Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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Future of Learning and Technology 2020: Preparing for change

The education landscape of 2020 will be characterized by the blurring of boundaries. Learning anywhere and anytime will be commonplace in many different ways based on the ubiquitous and innovative use of technology. Our organizations face a duality of change—conceptual and technological—regarding the practices of education and learning. The practices of teaching, presenting and learning will undergo fundamental change as it responds to global, social, political, technological and of course, learning research trends. Will your organization be ready and prepared to take advantage of these seismic changes to education, learning and technology?


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Learn When to Use JPEG, GIF, or PNG with This Graphic

When working with images, certain file formats may be better than others, depending on what your goals are. This infographic showcases the best uses for JPEG, GIF, and PNG file formats.
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Excellent tool for choosing best picture format.
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Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers

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Massive Open Online Courses Infographic

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MOOC (noun) – Massive Open Online Course, a term used to describe web technologies that have enabled educators to create virtual classrooms of thousands of students. Typical MOOCs involve a series of 10-20 minute lectures with built-in quizzes, weekly auto-graded assignments, and TA/professor moderated discussion forums. Notable companies include Coursera, edX, and Udacity. The Massive Open Online Courses Infographic why are MOOCs so popular, how companies and universities serve MOOCs to the masses and what people are saying about MOOcs.

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20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

“ Comic Strips and Cartooning can be a Fun Way for Students to Explore Learning Topics There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the”


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Marja Oilinki's curator insight, December 12, 7:12 AM

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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube

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TEST 25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube
by TeachThought Staff
As both hardware and software design improve, the possibility of mobile learning is increasingly accessible.

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Great list!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 12, 1:10 PM

Anybody notice a theme in my last few posts? I love year-end "best of" lists so I can't help but share them out...

When you have system folks questioning the value of unblocking and/or using YouTube, you'll have these to share. Happy viewing!

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Dichotomous Keys Murder Mystery

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How fun is this?  A Dichotomous Keys Murder Mystery!  Your students will love solving this crime.

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Interactive Math Glossary

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Texas librarians, share this resource with your math teachers.

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Digital CitizenShip: Social Media AND Privacy

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. . Digital CitizenShip: Social Media AND Privacy I wrote already about "Privacy" on my blog posts Privacy In The Digital World-SHOULDN’T We Talk About It!?, Smartphone pictures pose privacy risks ...

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Interesting.  Learn about a little more about the resources you use and the kinds of data they gather about you.

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