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YourNextRead: Book Recommendations (USA)

YourNextRead recommends your next book. YourNextRead provides a book recommendation system showing aggregated book reviews, updated by real peoples opinions, in a simple visual map, helping you to decide 'What Should I Read Next?'. Perfect for both bookworms and casual readers!
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Adults and children - check here for your next book to read.  Add in a title you love and see what titles it suggest as your next read.

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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."

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Ackroyd decided this wasn’t optimal. “People no longer have to come to a library to get information,” she says, “so the library has to get people coming in for different reasons. Students need somewhere to socialize, create things and collaborate.”

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 20, 11:41 AM

So many great ideas to take from this...

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 21, 9:57 AM

Now this is a great idea! 

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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
From scanning human teeth to designing clothes, making sparks ingenuity in students.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Love this quote, "Educators are now focusing on how the maker movement can be truly meaningful: it’s not about where making is happening, but about how creating, experimenting, and collaborating impact education. In addition, some high schoolers tinkering their free periods away can discover a passion—sometimes leading to a future educational focus or even scholarship money."

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 5, 4:42 PM

Great article about the variety of ways Makerspaces can take up residence in your library!

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LeBron James is reading 'Divergent' during the playoffs

LeBron James is reading 'Divergent' during the playoffs | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
LeBron James is carrying on his playoff tradition of reading as a way to tune out the noise of the playoffs this season, tackling the Divergent series from author Veronica Roth.

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What do your students read to relax and distress during finals, state testing, and other intense times?  I personally love getting lost in a book!

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Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text

Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Selecting Text For Comprehension In the previous literacy posts in this series I identified a few guiding questions that stem from the research: Do students...

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Graphic Design Essentials to Build Good Lookin’ eLearning

Graphic Design Essentials to Build Good Lookin’ eLearning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Your course design should look as fresh as your content! Try your hand at applying these principles to every eLearning project you create

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Librarians,

You can use these tips for eLearning activities and also for your library website.

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, May 1, 2:45 PM

"While a great eLearning design can act as a tonic and engage the learner at an optimum level, a bad eLearning design can lull the learners to sleep. "

Sue Alexander's curator insight, May 2, 2:28 PM

Great advice for any visual information we present in any setting.

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The future of (school) libraries. Carol Koechlin and David Loertscher on Today's Schools

Carol Koechlin and David Loertscher, recently in Melbourne for the SLAV conference, talk about the future of libraries. On Today's Schools. Channel 31 ...

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Quick 7 minute video about the future of libraries.

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Summer Learning Loss Statistics + Tips To Promote Learning All Summer Long

Summer Learning Loss Statistics + Tips To Promote Learning All Summer Long | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Did you know most students lose two months of knowledge in the summer? Find more statistics and how to promote summer learning in our guide.

Via Beth Dichter
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My challenge to all of the Region One librarians is to help your students download apps/bookmark/etc. associated with our Virtual Library components.  Host a DIY family night or some other similar event.  Help your families learn ways to keep their children learning for the summer.  http://www.esc1.net/virtuallibrary

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 29, 10:15 PM

The summer reading slump...as teachers we know that learners will lose skills if they do not use them during the summer. This article (which includes a lengthy infographic) shares statistics about what may happen over one summer (and also shares long- term consequences).

Did you know that a learner at the end of Grade 6 whom has experienced summer learning loss over the years may be 2 years behind their peers?

Or that 2.6 months of math skills are lost over the summer?

Many schools are starting to prepare summer packets with the hope that learners will complete them over the summer. You may find that information in this infographic is worth sharing with parents. They may not be aware of the consequences of how much summer learning loss may impact their child.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians (L.A. Teachers Too!)

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians (L.A. Teachers Too!) | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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infographics for school librarians

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Take the Pledge / Home

Take the Pledge / Home | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Check out President Obama's Future Ready pledge.  Has your local superintendent signed the pledge?  Now, go back and read the pledge again.  Notice how you as a librarian can impact each one of the 7 tenets found in this pledge.

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Makerspaces in School Libraries

Makerspaces in School Libraries: An IGNITE presentation for LSC 531 at the University of Rhode Island. Link to my Libguide to follow within the next week ...

Via Karen Bonanno
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Across the nation school sponsored STEM initiatives are on the rise to encourage students to explore the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  School libraries typically provide access to many of the tools necessary for STEM projects such as access to computers, devices and the Internet.  What are you doing in this area?

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, April 29, 6:36 AM

Interesting - useful if you are planning a makerspace in your library

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Teacher Librarian Roles

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Teacher Librarian Roles | Piktochart Infographic Editor
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What do you think? Agree or disagree? Is anything left off?
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Discovery Education Of the People | Space Day 2015 | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Discovery Education Of the People | Space Day 2015 | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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A Live Tour Inside NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

2015 is an exciting year for planetary exploration with a number of important NASA missions and significant discoveries. In celebration of Space Day, join us on May 1st, live from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to find out more about NASA’s missions, their cutting-edge discoveries, and why it is important for us to continue to explore the solar system.

This 30 minute virtual field trip begins at 1:00 PM (ET) and is appropriate for all grades. Submit your questions ahead of time – you never know, it may get asked live on air!

Friday May 1, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM (EST)

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Are you planning and communicating your feedback criteria? Here is our Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design, an infographic to help you plan better assessments.

Via Beth Dichter
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Great tool as a reminder about the kinds of feedback we should provide.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 23, 12:37 PM

What two components are necessary for good assessments? This post states:

1. Activity or Performance

2. Feedback Criteria

Using Bloom's Revised Taxonomy the infographic looks at each level of Bloom's and provides a short explanation of the focus as well as possible assessment activities AND grading and feedback criteria.
The image (above) show the ''higher levels of active active thinking." Click through to the post to see the full infographic and more information.

Matt Vernon's curator insight, May 5, 2:32 PM

Nice info graphic for Blended Model Design and think through. Just add toolsets , curated content and PD

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An Epic Guide to Student Engagement in the Classroom - A.J. Juliani

An Epic Guide to Student Engagement in the Classroom - A.J. Juliani | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
When I first saw this infographic (created by Dr. Roland Rios) based on Schlechty’s Levels of Engagement, it actually took me a moment to collect my thoughts. I quickly asked myself, “What the heck does student engagement even mean?” And then followed that with, “I wonder if my students actually have high attention and commitment, or …

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Check out this chart and evaluate how your students respond to you in the library.  What level of engagement are you striving for?

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 5, 10:54 AM

This says a lot about students who behave one way for Teacher A and make a complete 180 for Teacher B. What is the level of engagement in the school library? If it isn't near the top, what can we do to push it up there? This is an excellent poster to share with administrators and/or teachers who don't believe in independent self-selection...

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Building a Free Library of Interactive Resources

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Building a Free Library of Interactive Resources | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Wouldn't this be amazing?  I hope it comes to fruition.

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Emilio Ruano's curator insight, May 4, 1:08 PM

As the online dependency continues to grow, the new generation should embrace the opportunities provided by the global connectivity

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Getting Started with LiveBinders.mp4 - YouTube

A very quick overview of getting started with LiveBinders

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Do you have a Livebinder for libraries?  Share it here.

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What's the Future for Mobile Devices in the Classroom? [#Infographic]

What's the Future for Mobile Devices in the Classroom? [#Infographic] | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Students and teachers speak out on what they want for the future of moblity in this survey from Project Tomorrow.

Via Becky Roehrs, Stephania Savva, Official AndreasCY, michel verstrepen, Juergen Wagner
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 4, 3:25 PM

Students, parents and teachers want to use mobile devices in the classroom-but teachers worry about fair access for all of their students...

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Forget Online, Think Blended

Forget Online, Think Blended | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Instead of chasing online learning K12 should concentrate on blended learning.

Via EDTC@UTB
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Librarians, you can think of using a blended model for some of the professional development you offer.  Possibly you begin a workshop with some face to face time.  Then move online to continue your conversation through Edmodo, a blog, a Facebook page, etc.  Later, you can consider meeting again face to face to showcase the learning.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, May 4, 11:39 AM

A little clarification to share

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Good Professional Development Mirrors Good Teaching

Good Professional Development Mirrors Good Teaching | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
“I went to a workshop on active learning, and we just sat and listened all day!”

“I attended a ‘differentiated instruction’ seminar, and we all did the same thing at the same time!”

“Why can’t we ever get professional development days that actually use good instructional practices?”

These kinds of comments, all too commonly voiced by teachers, underscore one of the greatest frustrations teachers have with professional development. Often, professional development that claims to be all about great teaching and learning doesn’t employ the very strategies it claims to promote. This can have some significant negative impacts. Teachers may question the value of the strategies being taught, feel devalued themselves, and quickly shut down. It doesn’t take long in a PD setting like this before teachers display all of the typical characteristics of disengaged learners: texting, playing games on their phones, having side conversations, and even being actively disruptive.

So, perhaps you’re a teacher leader or administrator who will be leading professional development for colleagues. Or, perhaps you are looking to hire a consultant to lead adult learning in your school or district. What are some key elements of effective professional development? Not surprisingly, they are the same kinds of qualities we hope to see employed in classrooms with students. If you are leading professional development yourself, consider how these elements might strengthen your work. If you are bringing in an outside consultant, you might ask questions about these elements.

Via Miloš Bajčetić
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Librarians, be sure to remember you are modeling "good teaching" whenever you lead professional development on campus.  Think about your adult learners' needs.

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USHS Guest Speaker Dr. Teri Lesesne 41315 « United Independent School District

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Look at this jewel I found online.  Enjoy!

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TeachingBooks.net | Author & Book Resources to Support Reading Education

TeachingBooks.net | Author & Book Resources to Support Reading Education | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Teachingbooks joins the Region One ESC Library Cooperative this fall. 

Tour TeachingBooks' Newest Features

Join Nick Glass, TeachingBooks Founder & Executive Director, for this 10-minute overview webinar, to learn simple and powerful ways to directly enrich your existing literacy and library programs.

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TCEA 2016 Convention & Exposition

TCEA 2016 Convention & Exposition | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
The five-day TCEA Annual Convention & Exposition is one of the largest educational technology conventions in the nation and the largest in Texas. Every year, thousands of educators from across Texas and the United States converge in Austin, Texas for quality professional development, a superior exhibit hall, and networking with their peers. From nationally-known speakers and hundreds of hands-on workshops and concurrent sessions to special events and a 900-booth exhibit hall, attendees experience educational technology at its best.
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Librarians, let's get your ideas submitted!

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TexQuest Basics: Training Notes

TexQuest Basics: Training Notes | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
TexQuest Basics TRAINER GUIDE Created by Education Service Center, Region 20 for TexQuest. ESC-20 serves as the TexQuest Support Center. The content in this module is intended mainly for library media specialists, teacher leaders, instructional technologists, and curriculum specialists who w
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Have you been asked to lead a workshop at the end/beginning of the school year?  TexQuest has a great outline here for you to adapt to your own needs.  You can modify the concept to fit any of the digital tools/databases you want to highlight for your faculty. 

 

With the coming of the new Texas Teacher appraisal system, your role as an instructional leader is more important than ever before!  You have the change to step up and be the superhero that helps them use technology and move from Developing to Proficient.  Step up and lead!  The students of Texas need you to help their teachers be student focused.

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A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Centur...

A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Centur... | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills ~ Educational Technology and... http://t.co/1MZLn7odpC
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"Jackie's set of attributes featured in this chart chime in with Giroux's view of education as a way of producing citizens who are 'critical, self-reflective, knowledgeable and willing to make moral judgements and act in a socially responsible way.'"
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Maker Workshop – Leadership Academy Online | School Library Journal

Maker Workshop – Leadership Academy Online | School Library Journal | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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MakerSpaces are a HOT topic in school libraries.  Check out this event.  http://www.slj.com/maker-workshop/#_

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